There was Cup fever this past weekend with the majority of the Mearns football sides taking part in various cup competitions.
SuperLeague side Stonehaven defeated Aberdeen University 2-1 in Juniors North Regional Cup as their improved form continues. Martyn Rollo’s side gained their first League points the week before with a 3-1 over Maud.
At the time Rollo told us: “The past few weeks have been a massive improvement of standard of play and I fully expect the results will follow suit.”
Cowie Thistle have progressed to the next round of the Kintore Trophy Centre Association Trophy (We never said the cup names would be simple) with a hard earned 3-2 victory over Newtonhill.
Bervie Caledonians also enjoyed cup success this weekend. Bervie beat Newburgh Thistle 4-3 after a period of extra time in the Rainbow City Taxi’s Stephen Shield. David Salmond earned man of the match for Caley following a brace from the striker. Bervie’s victory was made all the better as they played much of the second half, and all of extra time, a man down. Left back Rhurie McCallum was sent off for two bookable offences.
Caledonians official Facebook page said: “A great performance form the boys after they went down to 10 men against a strong Newburgh outfit.”
The entirety of the Mearns football sides weren’t successful in cup action this past weekend unfortunately. St Laurence were on the wrong end of an 11 goal thriller as they were defeated 7-4 by Sportsman’s club in the Rainbow City Taxi’s Premier Trophy.
Stonehaven Athletic also tasted defeated as Great Western United thrashed them 7-2 in the first round of the Dickie Trophy.
Ac Mill Inn were the only local side in league action. Inn have jumped to eighth position in the Divison One East with a 3-1 victory over Kaimhill United.
Mackie Rugby club were also meant to be in cup action this Saturday, with the 2nd group game of the Referees Cup scheduled against Huntly. However, due to Huntly’s inability to field a team, the game was called off.