Fettercairn beat Vaults in Howden final

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Fettercairn deservedly lifted the Howdens League Cup last Sunday against Montrose side Northern Vaults.

The gale force wind spoiled things a bit but from start to finish Fettercairn were the dominant side.

The Vaults, however, were organised and defended really well throughout.

There were few chances in the first half, the best fell to Chris Robb who, when put through on goal, had his shot saved. The Vaults ‘keeper also saved a Darren Brewster effort and at the other end a header from a corner was a wide target.

In the second half Fettry pushed on even more, and after a few near misses and a couple of loud penalty appeals they finally took the lead in the 65th minute through striker Chris Robb who shot home from close range.

The pattern remained the same, Calum Beverage had a gilt-edged chance to clinch the cup but somehow managed to head the ball over the bar from point blank range after80 minutes.

The Fettercairn nerves were eased a couple of minutes later when Robb was barged over in the box to win a penalty. Robb duly got up and fired the spot-kick home. Andrew Taggart thought he had scored in the last minute but was ruled offside.

Fettercairn captain Ryan Ritchie was presented with the trophy by Howdens representatives Mark Gibson and Mark Tervet.

The Howdens Man of the Match trophy winner was Fettercairn’s Darren Brewster.

The Montrose and District Welfare League would like to thank Howdens Joinery for their continued support and attended the final and help make it such a success.