Fordoun made the three hour trek to Morton face Slaemuir in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup. Kick off was delayed by 30 minutes as games over ran on the all weather pitch and finally got under way at 3:30.
The visitors came flying out of the traps, pressing Salemuir all over the pitch and taking full advantage of the excellent surface to play some delightful football. Two early chances were created for Dean McComiskie but Slaemuir managed to keep their goal in tact.
It looked as though Galaxy would live to regret the missed chances when the home side finally created a chance by David Jamieson did what David Jamieson does and kept them at bay.
Mid way through the half Michael Deans showed great determination to win and retain the ball on the left wing, eventually the ball was worked to Nathan Keddie who finished the move to give Fordoun the advantage which they retained at the interval.
HT Slaemuir FC 0-1 Fordoun Galaxy
Fordoun started the second half with the same tempo that they had the first and soon added a second goal when Dean McComiskie was thwarted as he rounded the home ‘keeper only for Kevin Hector to gather the ball and cooly stroke home.
The two goal lead didn’t last long and Slaemuir dumped a free kick into the Galaxy box and eventually the ball was forced home to make it 2-1.
Fordoun regrouped and went on to score twice more through Nathan Keddie and Dean McComiskie with Andrew Stirling and Darren Cruickshank’s dancing feet providing the assists.
Slaremuir struck again when a free kick was curled into the bottom corner to cut the lead to 4-2. However, it was Fordoun again who had the last laugh when Nathan Keddie rounded off his hat-trick to make the final score 5-2.
FT Slaemuir FC 2-5 Fordoun Galaxy
Fordouns first win on the road in the Scottish cup secured them a place in the quarter finals where they will face Clydeside United who overcame St Cyrus in an earlier round.
Fordoun: Jamieson; A Stirling; Mennie; R Deans; Cuthill; M Deans (Davies); Keddie; Thomson; D Cruickshank; Hector (Henderson) & McComiskie. Unused: Forbes
Results from Sunday February 23
Bervie 2-2 The Old Bolag
Hudsons 3-1 Fettercairn
Marykirk 8-4 @Bar FC
MCT 5-1 Lochside United
Northern Vaults 0-5 Hillside
Jack Bryson Scottish Cup Last 16
Slaemuir FC 2-5 Fordoun Galaxy
Fixtures for Sunday arch 2
MCT v St Cyrus
The Old Bolag v Northern Vaults
Matrix Cup - Quarter Finals (10:30ko)
Bervie v Hudsons
Fettercairn v Marykirk
Golf Inn v Lochside United
Hillside v Fordoun Galaxy
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