Milton AFC 1–1 Uddingston Anvil
Scottish Cup Round 5
The two teams have it all to do again after a great cup tie at Bluebell wood. Milton started the better team and took the game to the visitors. Milton suffered an early blow when after a shocking tackle striker McLaughlin had to be helped off the park, Murphy was the replacement.
Only on the park a matter of seconds, Murphy nearly opened the scoring but his effort was scooped off the line by a defender. The visitors gradually got themselves back into the match and started causing the Milton rearguard some problems. After 25 minutes Uddingston were awarded a penalty. Milton brought it on themselves by letting the winger run some 30 yards and then tackling him in the box, that put the visitors 1-0 up.
Shaddick was unlucky not to equalise just before the break but the keeper parried his shot round the post. Milton came out for the second half full of intent and Mitchell and Harris were attacking down both flanks. Twice Shaddick had net-bound efforts deflected past the post.
Then with 15 minutes to go Taylor sent Shaddick through. His shot was parried by the keeper but Murphy was on hand to put the ball into the net. Milton’s tails were up now and went at Uddingston. With a minute to go both Masterson and Shaddick were very unlucky not to snatch the winner. The replay goes ahead this Saturday.
Tickets are going fast for this year’s speakers night. John Rowbothan, Eric Davidson and Joe Camay are on the top table this year with Chic Grant MC for the evening. It will be held in Bannockburn Miners Welfare on Saturday 3rd March, tickets are £30.00 each. Please contact Pat on 07850998832 for more information.
Syngenta Juveniles 0–3 Milton Black
An excellent all-round team performance saw Milton dismantle Syngenta and pick up another three points in the Central League A Division.Early on, the front two of Jamie Lapsley and Ian Miller were putting the home defence under intense pressure and both went close with headed efforts after crosses from the right.
Milton eventually took the lead when another ball from Harry Fallen on the right wing wasn’t cleared and Ian collected it just inside the box, turned inside a defender and drilled the ball home.
Conal Philliben’s corners from the right were causing all sorts of problems and from another accurate delivery, Sam Campbell had loads of space to head in and double Milton’s lead.
Just before the break, Jamie and Ian combined well, but Jamie’s chip brushed the top of the bar and went over.
Milton continued to press at the start of the second half, and Harry had two long-range efforts saved, before Marc Kilgannon’s tenacity gave him a sight of goal, but his 25-yard shot slipped narrowly wide.
Syngenta began to see more of the ball as the half progressed, and keeper Ryan Pow got a fingertip to one shot that diverted the ball on to the post before it was cleared.
The points were sealed when another pinpoint corner by Conal landed perfectly for Jamie to head in against his former club. Jamie was agonisingly close on another two occasions, when balls across the six-yard box by Keir Esson and Jake Totten were just inches away from finishing touches.