Scone Thistle v Jeanfield Swifts AFC Match report
By Chris Mathews
Second half domination sees Swifts through to Semi finals
Jeanfield travelled to Scone for the Quarter finals of the Perth & District cup in what turned out to be a game of 2 halves.
This Scone team was a different proposition from the the one that took a 14-0 thrashing 2 weeks ago. Jeanfield started strong and after 7 minutes went in front as a free kick whipped in from Young wasn’t cleared. It eventually landed at sharpshooter McCleary’s feet who took a nice touch towards goal and then slotted it home GOAL 1-0 Jeanfield
Both teams pressed forward for the rest of the half with neither creating anything. Jeanfield did manage to double their lead on the 36th minute when Bell slotted the ball through to McCleary who hit the net for the second time of the game GOAL 2-0 Jeanfield
After stern words by the management team Jeanfield came out the traps flying. First goal came on the 52th minute when Grieve made a dart into the box and was brought down for a penalty. Jeanfield’s tops scorer dusted himself down and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot GOAL 3-0 Jeanfield
Grieve tasted blood as 3 minutes later he latched onto a Sime cross to head home his second GOAL 4-0 Jeanfield
Jeanfield became relentless with attack after attack. On the 62nd minute striker Mathieson flew down the left wing and drilled in a low cross which was controlled by Grieve. His touch was brilliant and he slotted home passed a helpless keeper for his hat trick GOAL 5-0 Jeanfield
Next up was McCleary who found himself in a wide left position on the 69th minute. His whipped in cross found the feet of Phillips who’s touch was almost identical to Grieve’s and he slotted it passed the rushing keeper GOAL 6-0 Jeanfield
Manager McCabe took control of the ball in the 76th and played a superb pass inside into Grieve who slotted home his 4th of the game GOAL 7-0 Jeanfield
The final 15 minutes of the game seen Scone get the upper hand as the Swifts took their foot off the gas. Scone found themselves through on goal on numerous occasions but Morrow stood strong and pulled off a few great saves. Worst part was when Marnoch was skinned by the veteran striker.
The ref who struggled through a hamstring pull on the 2nd minute of the game decided to play 5 minutes of injury time. Scone managed to get in with a ball over the top and a deflected shot looped over Morrow’s head GOAL 7-1
In the 94th minute Jeanfield’s McCabe took a free kick from the left which was won by Mathieson at the front post with a powerful header GOAL 8-1
Man of the match was a difficult decision this week as Grieve hit 4 goals however a decision was made to give it to McCleary for his Brace, 2 assists and endless running