Local derby draw

Johnshaven took on league leaders Portlethen on February 11, with new signing Matthew Smith in goal.

In the opening minute a Portlethen header was saved by Smith at his near post.

In the 13th minute a fine solo run by Slavin ended with his shot going straight to the Portlethen keeper.

A minute later a free kick for Johnshaven by Dalgarno was played into the six yard box and a header from Scott Beedie went just over the bar.

In the 20th minute Shaun Blease played the ball through to Milne whose shot was saved at the second attempt by the Portlethen keeper.

Five minutes later a clearance from the keeper fell to Steven Smith whose first time shot flew past the post.

Johnshaven took the lead in 30 minutes. Slavin played the ball up to Scott Beedie and his shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced over the line.

A couple of minutes later Portlethen played the ball through and Matthew Smith came out of his area to make the clearance.

Portlethen then had the ball in the net but the referee deemed they were offside.

In the 41st minute a Shaun Blease header was saved by the diving Portlethen keeper.

Portlethen started the second half by pushing an extra man into midfield, which forced Johnshaven to go on the defensive.

On the hour mark Ross Blease was forced to make a block to prevent a certain goal from Portlethen.

In the 72nd minute Scott Beedie played the ball to Steven Smith whose shot was well saved by the diving keeper.

Portlethen equalised in 73 minutes. They played the ball across the goal and an unmarked player slammed it home from close range.

A minute later Matthew Smith was forced to come out and make a great block with his legs.

Johnshaven went on the attack and David Beedie who crossed the ball into the goal area and Steven Smith sent a scissors kick wide of the post.

A few minutes later a shot from Portlethen was blocked by keeper Smith and a shot from the rebound was cleared off the line by Dalgarno.

In 86 minutes Portlethen played the ball through the Johnshaven defence, leaving an attacker one on one but Smith brilliantly blocked the shot.

This was quickly followed by another great save by Smith when once again Portlethen were one on one with him.

In the dying minutes Steven Smith ran in on goal and his shot beat the diving keeper but went agonisingly past the post.