Galaxy rout Hillside to reach Piggins final

Fordoun Galaxy earned the right to try to defend the Piggins Cup with a comfortable win over Hillside in this semi final.

The match was moved from Fordoun because of the state of the Galaxy Bowl pitch.

Fordoun started with the wind at their backs and took full advantage when, after a well worked move down the right, the ball was whipped into the back post where Derry Simpson fired his side in front.

It wasn’t long before it was two when Nathan Keddie worked his magic to double his side’s lead.

The mist descended on Broomfield but this time it was the red mist as a flashpoint on the edge of the Hillside box saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Worse was to follow for Hiller when Kevin Hector fired the resultant free kick through the wall and into the back of the net.

The winger was a constant threat in the first half and hit the bar on two more occasions.

Fordoun added a fourth before half time when Darren Cruickshank slid home his first of the game.

With the away side having the advantage of the wind in the second half, Fordoun were ready for an onslaught but instead put the game to
bed.

James Mennie got the fifth when he fired home a rebound then captain Andrew Stirling worked his way into the box and fired in brilliantly from a tight angle.

Nathan Keddie continued to torment Hillside and added three more to take his tally for the game to four.

Darren Cruickshank was also in goal scoring mood and a second half double completed his hat-trick.

Hillside did grab a consolation before the end but it wasn too little too late and Fordoun will face Hudsons at the bome of Roselea JFC on March 30 in the Piggins Cup
final.

Fordoun: Jamieson, A Stirling, Mennie, L Cruickshank, Davies (M Deans), Hector (Thomson), D Cruickshank, Keddie, R Stirling, Simpson (Anderson) & McComiskie

Results from Sunday February 9

League - Golf Inn 18-2 @Bar FC; Northern Vaults 4-6 Lochside United; St Cyrus 6-0 Marykirk; The Old Bolag 0-4 Fettercairn.

Piggins Cup Semi Finals - Bervie 1-3 Hudsons; Fordoun Galaxy 11-1 Hillside.

League Fixtures for Sunday February 16 (10:45ko) - Hillside v Golf Inn (10:30ko); Bervie v Fettercairn; Hudsons v St Cyrus; Lochside United v Fordoun Galaxy; Northern Vaults v @Bar FC; The Old Bolag v MCT.