Wilson hands Hive a point with late strike

Stonehaven travelled to Milton of Crathes on Saturday to take on Banchory St Ternan, who needed at least a point and other results to go their way in order to ensure their PMAC Superleague safety.

The hosts started the better of the two sides and had a few half chances in the opening quarter of an hour.

It was the visitors who took the lead after 17 minutes, however, when Goate’s throw-in fell to Bellu whose low cross was turned in by Cormack at the near post.

McGregor had a good chance for the home side on the 23rd minute when a ball into the Hive box wasn’t cleared but the powerful effort was cleared well by the feet of Stark.

The home side had another chance on the half hour but the ball was just about cleared by the Hive defence.

Three minutes later, the visitors had a chance when Bellu played a ball to Cormack but he sent his shot over.

The Hive were under pressure again when Goate was beaten to the ball but the shot was pushed away by
Stark.

Half Time – Banchory St Ternan 0 v 1 Stonehaven

Stonehaven had the first real chance of the second half when Bellu put a great cross into the box which found Graeme Wilson but he could only head wide.

The hosts drew level after 69 minutes when a ball switched from right to left found McGregor unmarked and he fired low past Stark.

Unfortunately for The Hive, Banchory were not finished there and they took the lead when the ball wasn’t properly cleared and fell to Close on the edge of the box and he fired low into the bottom corner.

Wilson had an effort on the 81st minute when he struck a shot on the bounce but it went over the crossbar.

Berton had a great chance when a ball into the back post area from Mathieson fell to him but his header went wide.

The Hive got the equaliser on the 89th minute when the ball was switched by Robertson to Berton and his great low cross found Wilson who scored at the second attempt to give the visitors a point.