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Coupar Angus AFC
Jeanfield Swifts AFC
Sat 12 Jan 13:30 - Cup Full time

Coupar Angus AFC V Jeanfield Swifts AFC Match report


Nine goals in 120 minutes and Swifts exit North of Tay cup

The Swifts wanted to get back to to winning ways in the new year against a difficult Coupar Angus team in a game which was poised to be a cracker.

Jeanfield and got off to a impressive start and within 10 minutes took the lead with a great lofted through ball from Player / Manager McCabe into wide man Sime. Sime controlled the ball brilliantly and whipped in a low cross. Bell latched onto the cross but could only control inside the box wide of the goal. Bell turned and found striking partner Booth who volleyed home the opener GOAL 1-0 Jeanfield.

Jeanfield continued to press in an attempt to double their lead, however it was short lived. On the 24th minute the Coupar keeper took a goal kick which was missed by leaping Henderson and bounced through to the Jeanfield defence. After a couple of ricochets the ball fell to Coupar player on the half way line. The player played a defence splitting pass through the middle to a gambling striker putting him 1 on 1 with rushing Morrow. The striker calmly slotted the ball into the net for the equaliser GOAL 1-1 Coupar Angus.

Jeanfield push from their centre to get their noses back in front and did so 5 minutes later. Again McCabe at the heart of things launching in a corner which was flicked on by Booth and Defender Hope threw his body at the ball forcing it into the net GOAL 2-1 Jeanfield.

Both teams attempted to play football for the remainder of the half with no real chances created.

Coupar Angus 1
Jeanfield Swifts 2

The second half began as the first half ended with both teams trying to play football and going for goal. The pitch was very heavy and both teams started to tire as the clock ticked away.

Coupar Angus started to get desperate and started throwing everything at Jeanfield which created many gaps. Most notable was when the Coupar keeper came way out of his box and lost the ball about 40 yards from his goal. Bell had only one thing in mind, however his legs had different ideas. He hit it as hard as he could towards the open goal, unfortunately he didn’t manage to reach it.

With minutes to go Coupar Angus put in a corner into the box which just wasn’t cleared and after it bounced about a little the Coupar centre half placed his shot into the corner of the net for the equaliser GOAL 2-2 Coupar Angus.

Jeanfield couldn’t believe they didn’t kill off the game and move through next round.

Full time
Coupar Angus 2
Jeanfield Swifts 2

Extra time started and due to both teams being tired it threw up 5 goals. From centre jeanfield‘ s substitute McLeary tackled the Coupar defender about 30 yards out and hit it first time bending it brilliantly over the keeper who was off his line GOAL 3-2 Jeanfield.

Within minutes Coupar equalised again Goal 3-3 Coupar Angus

Another 5 minutes Coupar continued to push for the win and for the first time in the game took the lead GOAL 4-3 Coupar Angus

With seconds left of the first half of extra time Jeanfield were more tired of both teams. Unwell McCabe again grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and hit a pile driver of a shot about 25 yards out passed the Coupar keeper to put his team back into the game GOAL 4-4 Jeanfield

Jeanfield took kick off for the second half of extra time and Lost the ball right away, it felt like the danger was over when Defender Hope recovered the ball. However he fired it a bit hard and awkwardly back towards his Keeper Morrow who was instantly put under pressure by Coupar striker. Morrow’s first touch let him down as it bounced away from him and he slipped trying to stop it falling to the Striker who then slotted it into an empty net GOAL 5-4 Coupar Angus.

For the rest of the game Jeanfield threw everything including the kitchen sink at Coupar who managed to hold out and seal the win.

Coupar Angus 2
Jeanfield Swifts 2

Coupar Angus 5-4 aet

Jeanfield will feel hard done by as they should have killed off the game but unfortunately walk away with nothing.

Man of the Match Scott McCabe

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