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Going out fighting

posted 10 Nov 2011, 13:15 by Ben MacKinnon   [ updated 1 Sep 2012, 14:31 by Sleat and Strath AFC ]
Sleat and Strath travelled to Aberdeen once more at the weekend in an attempt to make it through to the 4th round of the Fosters Scottish Amateur Cup. They once more faced an unknown side in Feughside AFC in the small village of Finzean.

In the first half Sleat and Strath seemed to be the better team, but were wasting shots. With 15 shots taken the Feughside goalkeeper only needed to make one save. Feughside had a former Highland League striker in their midst, and he was on hand to finish two decisive breakaways from the home team.

The second half was more of the same story, with Sleat and Strath applying more and more pressure. Feughside were again to be given two breakaway changes, but this time goalkeeper John Davie denied them with superb saves. Every shot by Sleat and Strath seemed to go straight to the Feughside goalkeeper, before he had to be replaced with 20 minutes to go after a clash with Connaire Yoxon.

The visitors' pressure finally paid off with 15 minutes to go as Ben Yoxon's strike found the back of the net. With only one goal in it Sleat and Strath went for broke, leaving just 3 men in defence, including the heavily injured Crick Rose, and throwing 4 up front to try and find an equaliser. But still they could not get the break of the ball and were unable to snatch a replay.

The team had done extremely well to get to this point of the competition, as they have done all season, and will take a lot of experience out of their Scottish Amateur cup excursion that they will take into next years campaign. With the season all wrapped up now we offer our congratulations to the club on all their success, and hope that next year - the club's 40th! - will be just as successful.