Last minute heartache for Galaxy

Fordoun Galaxy 3Clydebank Rovers 4

Fordoun had the chance to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup last week, and started brightly.

In the third minute Duncan sent a free kick which soared into the box. It was headed towards goal but was clawed away from the top corner by the Rovers ‘keeper.

But just one minute later Fordoun had the lead when a Murray corner was headed in by McCOMISKIE.

In 11 minutes Deans was sent in on the Clydebank goal but the ‘keeper made did well to save the winger’s shot.

The visitors were level in 17 minutes when an attacker waltzed through the home defence and slotted the ball past Milne.

In 20 minutes it got worse for Fordoun when a cross from the left was headed in at the back post to put Clydebank Rovers 2-1 ahead.

Galaxy got themselves level before half time when McComiskie was chopped down in the box and N. KEDDIE made no mistake from the spot.

Half-time: Fordoun Galaxy 2, Clydebank Rovers 2.

In 48 minutes Galaxy were back in front when a first-time pass from Murray sent McCOMISKIE clear and he gratefully accepted the chance to score his second of the game.

The lead only lasted four minutes, with the third goal a replica of Rovers’ second to level proceedings at three-all.

In 62 minutes Milne got off his line quickly to make a good save and in 85 minutes the ‘keeper made another good one-handed block.

But disaster struck when, with just a minute remaining and extra time looming, Rovers pounced on a Galaxy mistake to score the winner.

Fordoun had one last chance in stoppage time when an Anderson cross was met by Cargill but his shot was saved.

Fordoun: Milne, A. Stirling, Cruickshank, Cargill, Anderson, Deans, N. Keddie (Cuthill), R. Stirling (Thomson), Duncan (R. Keddie), Murray and McComiskie.

The full list of results involving Montrose and District Welfare League teams from January 13 is as follows.


Black Abbot v Montrose Athletic (Montrose Athletic walk-over as Black Abbot failed to raise a team); City Royal 0, Golf Inn 4; Hillside 5, Fettercairn 8; Hudsons 16, Marykirk 0; MCT 11, Bervie Caley 0; Northern Vaults 2, Picture House 4.

Jack Bryson Cup

Fordoun Galaxy 3, Clydebank Rovers 4.