Formartine into semi final

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Formartine are through to the semi-finals of the Breedons Highland League Cup where they will travell to The Haughs to play Turriff.

United progressed thanks to a 2-1 win at home against Clach on Saturday.

The first half offered little in they way of entertainment with the majority of the 45 minutes being played in clach territory.

United started the second phase with a bit more pace and gumption than they had displayed earlier and at last it looked like the goalless period was coming to an end.

Rodger who always puts in a grafter’s shift was getting a bit more success in his runs through the inside right channel and despite some rather unsporting treatment from a Scott-Woodhouse and McGurk , Barbour was becoming more of a threat as time went on.

Breaking into the box from the left he had got the better of McLeod and looked in the mood to get past Scott-Woodhouse too until he was unceremoniously up-ended as he made the attempt.

The ref was on the spot and didn’t hesitate to award a penalty which Gauld buried low to the keeper’s left as the makeshift custodian elected to go right.

The ref had issued seven yellow cards in the match and two of those went to Clach’s Wilson as the visitors were reduced to ten men.

In the 80th minute after United had forced three corners in quick succession one was taken on the left by Smith.

The ball was blocked at the back post area and a scramble ensued The flyest and fastest in it was BARBOUR and he managed to squeeze the ball into the net at the base of the upright for the second.

Late on during time added for stoppages Clach sub Shewan finished a long break from defence by taking a pass from his right in his stride, controlling the ball and slotting it past the left hand of the advancing MacDonald from fifteen yards out for the reward of a consolation goal.

Formartine’s semi-final match with Turriff is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11.