Plucky Northend can’t deny Brodick a cup final place

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Arran Haulage Cup

Northend 1 Brodick 4

Arran Haulage Cup holders Brodick took a step closer to defending their title as they eased to a 4-1 win in Lochranza on Monday night in the semi-final.

Northend put up a spirited performance in the first half and took the game to Brodick. As half time approached the game remained at 0-0 but a heavily disputed penalty for handball gave Brodick the chance to open the scoring. Joel Small continued his fine goal scoring form to score his 8th goal of the season for Brodick from the spot and it remained 1-0 at half time.

In the second half  former Northend player Dominick Demazeux came back to haunt his old team as he got on the scoresheet for Brodick’s second. Ross Dobson got off the mark as well for the season as he scored Brodick’s third.

Another former Northend player turned Brodick player, Cameron Logan, also scored but it was at the wrong end to give Northend their only goal of the game. Adam McNicol completed the scoring and was also given the man of the match award by referee Sam Tattersfield for a strong performance.

Southend sweep to the final

Shiskine 2  Southend 14

In the other semi final a poor Shiskine display was fully taken advantage of by the Southend boys.

Shiskine scored two good goals through Donald Mulholland and Cameron Thomson. Ryan Armstrong and Liam Bremner both scored four goals apiece for the MBS boys. Lewis Kennedy also got a brace. Neil ‘Sonic’ Lucas opened his Southend account and Corey Allen, Danny Head and Gregor Crichton got the other goals.

Referee David Copperwheat gave the man of the match award to Southend central midfielder Mak Russell for a solid display breaking up play in the middle of the park.

The final will be played between Brodick and Southend on Saturday July 13 at 3pm with the venue to still be confirmed. Monday July 8 fixtures Northend vs Brodick 7pm, Shiskine vs Lamlash 6.30pm

Ross Dobson mounts a Brodick attack. 01_B27ewe01

A midfield tussle for the ball. 01_B27ewe02

Young Lachlan Campbell put up a good fight against the much bigger Northend defenders. 01_B27ewe03

Bryan McCallum pulls off a fine save in the Northend goal. 01_B26ewe04

A packed Northend penalty box as a corner comes in. 01_B26ewe05