King Cup 2nd Round

 Dundonald   3  - Crossgates 4         Smith, McKenzie (2)                                                              

                                                        

The second round of the King Cup saw Dundonald drawn against local rivals Crossgate, a team they had beaten twice before this season, but the homeside knew they could take nothing for  

granted if they wanted to make it into the next round. The opening stages of this match match was a even affair with neither team managing to gain the upper hand but a goal mouth scramble allowed Dundonald to take the lead when Smith forced the ball over the line. The home sides lead didn't last long when poor kick out allowed the vistors to break forward and equalize. Crossgates got a lift from this goal and had Dundonald on the back foot but it was "the bell" who went in front when McKenzie fired Campbells cross into the net. A great run then a super pass by Rodgerson allowed McKenzie to score again before the break.

 

Half Time 3-1

Although Dundonald had a two goal lead this game was far from over and when McDaid mistimed his tackle inside the box, ex bluebell striker Scott Lawrie, made no mistake with the spot kick. Crossgates got themselves back on level terms when McAteer  pick the ball on the right cut inside before firing an unstoppable shot into the Dundonald net.

With the game even after ninety minutes thirty minutes of extra time was required to see if they could seperate the two the teams. Dundonald had a great chance to take the lead again, when a cross to the back post found Ness but the young midfielders header hit the bar. Crossgates make the most of this let off and when another lose pass, from Dundonald, allowed them the chance to break two on one they turn into the net. As the game drew to a close Dundonald striker Archie Campbell was denied twice by the Crossgate keeper.

Dundonald disappointing cup runs continues but as this game went on Crossgates looked the hungrier team and this was what got them into the next round.

 

Team

Lennox, Durie, Drummond, McDaid, Webberburn, Ness, Gay, McKenzie, Rogerson, Smith, Campbell.

Subs - Dair,Morrison,Laird