St Cyrus shunt Station out of Scottish Cup

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St Cyrus took on The Station on Saturday in the second round of the Donald McNair Scottish Cup.

The visitors were greeted by glorious sunshine on their arrival at St Cyrus park following the journey up from Alloa.

St Cyrus started the game strongly, putting early pressure on the opposition with a succession of corners and it was from a corner in the fifth minute they took the lead as BAYFIELD’s fierce delivery deceived the home defence and went straight in.

Shortly afterwards R. DALGARNO scored from close range following a free kick.

It was three in only 15 minutes after a great passing move resulted in Maddock playing in BAYFIELD who beat the goalie with a low shot that went in off the post.

St Cyrus continued to pile on the pressure and added a fourth when RODGER met a Massie free kick with a superb header that flew into the top corner.

HENDERSON scored his first goal for the club when he picked up the ball following a poor clearance and lobbed the ‘keeper from 45 yards.

St Cyrus completed an excellent first-half display when a ball over the top was controlled well by MURRAY who then fired through the keeper’s legs.

Half-time: St Cyrus 6, The Station 0.

It was seven in 55 minutes when MADDOCK raced through and slotted past the ‘keeper.

The away side didn’t give up and pulled back a goal following a defensive error.

St Cyrus made a host of changes with about half an hour to go with Smith, McIntosh, Sharp, and Jobson coming on for Graham, Henderson, Murray and Maddock respectively.

The Station were awarded a penalty when Smith was adjudged to have handled in the box and ‘keeper Dalgarno went the wrong way for the penalty.

St Cyrus soon got back on track as substitute McINTOSH finished well from the edge of the box. The scoring was complete when SHARP scored with a diving header from a great cross from Massie on the right.

St Cyrus made their final substitution with Ritchie coming on for the injured Wood with 10 minutes left and Ritchie went close to making it double figures when his header flashed just wide.

Kieron Massie was voted Man of the Match but any of the St Cyrus players could have been given the award.