Hudsons knock out Bervie in Piggins semi....

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Victorious Hudsons put Bervie Caley out of the Piggins semi-final after a hard-faught match which finished 3-1 on a heavy but playable pitch.

From the start it was a fast flowing game with both sides creating chances. Hudsons went ahead from a corner kick when the ball couldn’t be cleared and a Hudson player slotted the ball past keeper Wood at his near post.

Bervie nearly equalised when a Mark Duncan flock on looper over the Hudson keeper only for the ball to strike the bar and be cleared by a defender.

Hudson made it 2-0 when the left winger broke down the left and laid it back for the striker to score into the bottom corner.

Bervie kept battling but just before half time lost another goal to in 3-0 down.

Colin Forshaw replaced Stuart Beedie as Bervie tried to get back into the game.

Forshaw and Klescyk started to get more possession in midfield allowing them to get the ball to Jordan Grieg and Mark Duncan who were unlucky on a couple of occasions.

Bervie then replaced the tiring Strachan with Stuart Alexander and Bruce McSloy with Chris Sinclair and with 20 minutes left Martin Wood grabbed one back as he smashed the ball in from 25 yards parts a bewildered Hudson goalie.

With Bervie pushing for a second goal things bagan to get heated on the park with yellow cards being dished out to both teams and Mark Beedie was sent off when he kicked out at a Hudson player.

Some good goalkeeping from Bervie’s Wood kept the score at 3-1 with Andrew Nelson putting in a hard shift with soem crunching tackles and high energy.

Hudson also had a player sent off when he lashed out at Neil Beattie while he was on the ground.

A good second half performance by Bervie against Hudson who sit at the top of the Welfare League and are through to the Piggins Cup final.