Super-sub Bremner wins Semi final place

Posted on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Spartans are into the Semi Finals of the King Cup following a thrilling 3-2 victory at home to First Division Leith Athletic.

Jack Beesley had the first attempt at goal, firing just over following an inch perfect cross from Keith McLeod.

Leith were awarded a freekick right on the edge of the box in the 6th minute following a handball by Kevin Sivewright. Kenneth Hall’s curling kicking was well saved by Chris Flockhart before Lewis Tracey fired the rebound over.

Leith took the lead in the 9th minute with striker Craig Hume collected a ball about 25 yards from goal, stepped forward and curled a neat strike into the net.

Spartans started the second half perfectly however and Donal Henretty tapped home the equaliser in the 47th minute after John Ferguson forced Iain Gordon into a good save.

Spartans then took the lead in the 57th minute. Donal Henretty turned provider as he dribbled his way to the by-line before crossing to Keith McLeod who controlled the ball and blasted it home.

Leith sub Greig Tulloch created the equaliser with his first touch of the ball in the 64th minute as he raced onto a long pass and crossed into the box where Jason Stevens rushed in to tap home.

It was another instant impact that decided the game when, former Leith player Willie Bremner, curled a neat strike into the corner of the net in the 75th minute just seconds after coming onto the park.

We will meet either Grenta or Whitehill Welfare in the Semi final, due to be played at the end of April.

Malt & Hops Man of the Match: Donal Henretty – he got the vital equaliser and set up the second goal. Another superb performance.

Team: Flockhart, Grant, Cennerazzo, Sivewright, MacKinnon, Motion (Bremner), Beesley, Whately, Henretty, McLeod (Manson), Ferguson (Martin) Unused: O’Donnell

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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