Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Eagles in Great Escape

Cupar Eagles entertained Six Regular Guys in their last game of the season needing to take at least a point and hoping Kemback would lose to escape relegation.
Eagles were well up for this and confidence was at an all time high with a three match unbeaten run going into this last fixure. Beachope was first to threaten the Regular Guys goal with a rasping shot that flew inches over the bar and Pryde was unlucky with a snap shot as Eagles came out of the traps quickest. The first goal duly arrived for the Eagles after interlinking play involving Pryde and Beachope before Halley swivelled inside the box where he unleashed an unstopable shot past the keeper. McLuckie came on for Mullen midway through the first half. Regular Guys equalised soon afterwards but the Eagles went back in front when McLuckie beat two defenders and laid the ball to Halley where he made no mistake from six yards out to regain the lead. Marshall came on for Syme but the Regular Guys replied swiftly before the break to level matters once again.
In the second half play was bogged down into a midfield battle and with the wind getting up chances for both teams were restricted. Eagles made their final substitution with Martin coming on for Pryde. A great ball out of defence by Syme and Marshall was on it like a flash were he quickly found the unmarked Halley with a delicate chip over the Regular Guys defence where the yougster brought the ball down and scored with a glorious lob over the stranded Regular Guys keeper to the delight of the Eagles following. Parity was restored when a Beachope pass back was intercepted and although McGregor got a hand to the ball it found its way into the back of the net as the game finished in a three all draw.
With Kemback beaten the realisation of the great escape from relegation soon became apparent with joyous scenes within the Eagles camp.
Final Score: Cupar Eagles 3 Six Regular Guys 3
Eagles line up:
1. Roy McGregor
2. John Mullen
3. Ally Syme
4. Gary Pryde
5. Andrew Beachope
6. Craig Halley
7. Greg McLuckie
8. Tommy Marshall
9. Walter Martin