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Brodick 12 Shiskine 1
The end of season Knockout Cup began with the preliminary round on Monday night with new sponsors John Copperwheat of Copperwheat Coffee House. In the preliminary, Brodick played a depleted Shiskine team and ran out comfortable winners with an emphatic score line of 12-1.
Brodick took an early lead when Owen ‘Pele’ Quigley swung in a free kick which was missed by Jake Leese in the Shiskine goal. Matthew Dobson scores his first of the night after he rifled one from the edge of the area into the top corner. Pele then scored again to make it 3-0 going into half-time.
Brodick switched keepers in the second half with Archie McNicol coming out and going back to his natural position up front. This led to some of the Shiskine players questioning if Brodick’s replacement keeper had met the league’s age credentials of being over the age of 14. After a closer inspection they realised it was Wooleys owner Matt Keir and the game was able to continue.
Brodick scored nine times in the second half with three different McNicols’ getting on the scoresheet. Archie bagged a hat-trick while little cousin Kyle also scored along with centreback Adam who also got in on the act.
Alan Murray also scored and Pele bagged his second of the game. Fraser Anderson turned one into his own net after an outstanding cross in from Babbies MacNeil.
Shiskine’s lone goal came when a ball struck a Brodick players hand and Ryan Armstrong pointed to the spot. Despite Keir getting a hand to Ali Brown’s penalty he couldn’t prevent it from crossing the line.
Dobson got his second of the game and referee Ryan Armstrong gave him the man of the match award for dictating play in the centre of the midfield. Brodick will now face Northend in the semi finals while Southend take on Lamlash in the other game.
Crunch play-off league decider
The football season comes to a dramatic conclusion today (Saturday) with a single play-off league decider. It will see Brodick aiming to complete four league titles in a row against Southend after they both finished the Arran Dairies League with 31 points.
The game is being played at the Ormidale Park at 4pm and it promises to be a cracking encounter between the two best teams in the league, Both teams are hoping for an enthusiastic crowd to offer them support.
Owen ‘Pele’ Quigley evades the opposition to surge forward with the ball. 01_B35footy01
Goal scorer Alan Murray advances the ball with Shiskine’s Fred Galbraith in hot pursuit. 01_B35footy02
Goalkeeper Archie McNicol comes out of the box to prevent a Shiskine attempt at goal. 01_B35footy03
Shiskine goalkeeper Jake Leese curtails an Owen ‘Pele’ Quigley attempt on goal. 01_B35footy04