Fettery feted in 10-man triumph

The Fettercairn team
The Fettercairn team

Golf Inn 2

Fettercairn 3

Ten-man Fettercairn took home the spoils from a keenly contested Piggins Cup final at Broomfield Park with two-goal captain Ryan Ritchie’s second-half header winning the day.

After a cagey opening Fettercairn took the lead in the 15th minute as RYAN RITCHIE headed home Kevin Rennie’s inswinging corner.

Fettercairn remained in the ascendancy and netted the goal of the day in the 27th minute as RENNIE ran from his own half to smash the goal past Golf Inn keeper Elgin.

Half-time: Fettercairn 2, Golf Inn 0.

If the first half belonged to Fettercairn the start of the second was certainly Golf Inn property as they launched a stern comeback.

On 48 minutes Fettercairn failed to defend a long ball which resulted in LUKE MYERS having the simple task of slotting into an empty net.

Golf Inn remained on top and had equalised by the hour mark. Kevin Hector swung in a free kick from the left and SEAN MUSTARD rose highest to nod home the equaliser.

There was a touch of deja vu about the eventual winner in the 72nd minute as RITCHIE once again powered home a header from another Rennie corner.

Fettercairn were reduced to 10 men shortly after as Kevin Duncan brought down Jack Rodger as he ran in on goal.

Golf Inn keeper Bryce Elgin was forced into a great save from substitute David Robertson as Fettercairn remained a threat on the counter.

Golf Inn threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Fettercairn defence without really creating a clear cut chance as the final few minutes plus injury time were seen out.

The League has thanked Montrose Roselea for the use of Broomfield Park and providing hospitality; and referee and linesmen for officiating.