Home cup match played on 05 October 2019.
Kicked off at 2:00 PM

Fossoway managed to record their first victory of the season in this afternoon's Scottish Cup match against League One Freuchie at The Myre.

As the match progressed, Allan Moody's side stepped up a couple of gears whilst never hitting top speed to take control of the match that they, with no disrespect, seemed unlikely to become a Cup shock.

Fossoway were blessed to field nearly an unchanged side from last week's 3-3 draw at Kennoway, with the exception of the missing Liam Munro with Kieran Wilson dropping to left back and Jamie Forrester coming into the left hand side of midfield.

There was early talking points when Dan Kenny had an effort that appeared to cross the line before being cleared with the follow up also appearing to go in but the referee appeared to disagree - despite a visiting player close on hand later claiming the goal should have counted.

Freuchie's Hogarth had a good chance on the turn in the 13th minute, before Forrester himself had a similar chance at the opposite end moments later.

As the game progressed, the home side started to get a better grip of the game with chances again for Forrester in the 25th minute, Gourlay curling an effort over on 28, Jamie Farmer having an effort saved by the keeper from close range on 30 mins, Bertie Gonsales having a header held on 34 minutes, Damian Gonsales having a long range powerful shot kicked wide by the keeper and Charlie Marshall heading the following corner over on 36 minutes.

The deadlock was finally broken on 41 minutes when Bertie Gonsales was on hand to tap home at the far post from Forrester's deep corner.

The second half started with Fossoway stepping up a gear with Forrester through on goal in the 47th minute but couldn't beat the keeper with his shot, with Scott Sneddon's follow up effort also blocked.

Sneddon would atone a few moments later after great work by Gourlay on the right sent a pin point cross that gave Sneddon an opportunity to head home from close range.

The visitors managed to pull a goal back on 54 minutes from Wilson before Fossoway were forced into a change after keeper Mark Robertson and Bertie Gonsales collided going for a high ball into the box. The Fossoway number 4 coming off second best and having to be immediately replaced by Liam Murray with a nasty looking shoulder injury.

Kieran Wilson returned the daylight between the two sides when he sent a penalty into the top corner in the 70th minute, before good work from Murray set up Forrester to beat the offside trap and fire in a well-taken finish for 4-1. Forrester had further chances to add to his total but couldn't manage to beat the keeper again.

It was another sub, Andrew Reade who completed the Fossoway scoring when he rounded the Freuchie keeper with ease and tap home into the open goal in the 83rd minute.

Forrester again had two quick chances in two minutes but the visiting keeper came up top on both occasions beating Forrester on a one-on-one and also diving to his left to save Forrester's delicate sliding effort into the corner.

The game was looking comfortable going into the closing stages, but credit to the visitors Freuchie who kept battling until the end and they managed to score twice in the final few minutes to add some respectibililty to the score.

It was a good performance from Fossoway in a game that wasn't really seriously in doubt. It was good to get some goals on the scoreboard, but there could and should have been many more.

Good displays from all over the park with Charlie Marshall shining in central midfield alongside Martin Payne, but was only outshone by the creative Forrester who looked very bright, confident and created a number of good chances for himself and his team mates.

Best wishes and thank you to all at Freuchie for the rest of the season.

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