Barrhead YFC 2003 Reds 3 Stenhousemuir 3 (Barrhead win 4-2 on penalties)
BARRHEAD YFC 2003 Reds’ dreams of lifting the Scottish Cup continue after they came through a hard fought quarter-final against Stenhousemuir at Cowan Park.
Both teams and spectators braved horrendous weather conditions during an exciting clash.
Barrhead started the match well and made the breakthrough early on when Sam Lochhead finished superbly.
There were chances to increase that lead in the first half with Andrew McIntyre going close with a great shot from 25 yards out. Stenhousemuir played their way back into the game and just before the break were awarded a free kick just outside the box from which they converted.
Stenhousemuir took the lead midway through the second half but Barrhead were soon back on terms when a well worked shot from Dylan Noone was saved by the keeper but Paul O’Hare was on hand to score with the loose ball. At full time it was 2-2 and the game went into extra time.
Stenhousemuir went back in front from a corner which was headed home from close range. Barrhead then threw everything they had at Stenhousemuir and got the equaliser five mins later with a wonderful solo run from Dylan Noone and his rocket of a strike was too hot for the keeper to handle.
Barrhead’s goalkeeper Noah Campbell was to be the hero in the penalty shootout with two top class saves to set Dylan Noone up to take the final penalty to put Barrhead through. which he did with confidence.
Barrhead 2003 Reds now progress on to the semi-final of the Scottish Cup for the second year in a row.
Scottish Cup quarter-final Harmony Row 0 Barrhead YFC 21s 1
BARRHEAD 21s reached the last four of the Scottish Cup with a narrow victory away to Harmony Row.
Barrhead could have been two up in the opening ten minutes when both Middleton and Haggerty missed from close range.
The home side grew in stature after those early scares and had the better of the first half with McMaster proving his worth in the Barrhead goal with two excellent saves.
Barrhead were dealt a blow when Etherson was caught late right before half time and he was eventually replaced by McGrory.
Barrhead were the better side in the second half. Middleton had a great chance on after 62 minutes when arriving at the back post he chose to go for power and pulled his finish a yard past the far post.
With nine minutes remaining and the tie heading for a replay a Bradley free-kick from the right hand side was flicked on in the box and McFarlane was there to fire in the winner from two yards.
Barrhead YFC u19s 5 Port Glasgow CSC 2
Goalscorers: Cochran, McWilliams (2), Cassidy, Rennie.
THIS was a comfortable victory for Barrhead and they didn’t look back after going 2-0 up early on.
Missed chances meant Port were still in game and they scored twice before half-time to level at the break.
Barrhead regained the lead and then Port had a man dismissed.
Barrhead controlled the rest of the game and were comfortable winners.