Cowie win the derby

Cowie Thistle 5 AC Mill Inn 0

Saturday saw Cowie face up to local rivals, Mill Inn, for the second time in a few weeks.

The previous meeting ended with Cowie winning 3-1, so Mill Inn went into the game looking to salvage some pride and revenge. Cowie were looking to return to winning ways after a recent defeat to current league leaders Kincorth.

The game started at a frantic pace with Mill Inn starting the game with the bit between their teeth in an attempt to take the game to the home team. Unfortunately however the bright start did not bear any fruit as they failed to trouble Millroy in the Cowie goal.

Cowie started to take control of the game and took the lead when Bolton fed Adie down the line. Adie’s marker left him with plenty of space which allowed him all the time in the world to turn and advance towards goal before unleashing a left foot strike into the top corner.

cowie doubled their lead with a great passage of play which saw Bolton spread the ball wide to Fowler who went past the full back and crossed for Cahill to finish into the top corner.

Cowie continued to press and the third goal soon arrived when Adie was again given the freedom of Minerwell park to waltz through the Mill Inn defence and place the ball into the empty net.

Cowie should have made it four first half goals, when Fraser rose above the defenders at the back post to meet Adie’s cross but his header went narrowly wide.

Cowie were unlucky not to extend their lead early in the second half when Fraser met an Adie cross but the Mill Inn goalie managed to keep the goal bound header out.

The fourth goal duly arrived when Cahill picked up a lose ball and drove towards the Mill Inn goal before finding Barbour who controlled the ball leaving two Mill Inn defenders on the ground and smashed it into the net.

The closest Mill Inn came to troubling the home defence in the second period was when the error prone Matthews got himself into a tangle at the edge of the six yard box only for Millroy to come to the rescue and save his blushes.

Cowie wrapped up victory when yet another lighting attack was finished by Fraser who capitalised on a long ball from Millroy to blast the ball home to make it five.