Scottish Cup: Link Up 5-1 Tynecastle

No one would have predicted the final score, especially when the Broch found themselves a goal down after only three minutes, Tynecastle midfielder Jay Kilboy picking up a loose ball 20 yards out on the left and firing low into the far corner.

Thursday, 27th February 2014, 4:39 am

Link Up showed real grit to hang on at this stage and nine minutes in they were rewarded when McCrory threaded a pass through to BAILEY SIMPSON who coolly slipped the ball under the diving Briton to restore parity.

They then stormed ahead on fourteen minutes. B Simpson powered down the right wing, holding off two challenges before dinking a cross into the front post area for Douglas to head-flick into the middle of the box where McCrory headed home over Briton.

Five minutes before half-time, DOUGLAS notched the goal which his energy and pace on the left wing deserved, giving Link Up a two goal cushion at a crucial stage. A Link Up move broke down just outside Tynecastle’s box but Dyka battled back to regain possession before picking out Douglas’s run into the left of the box with an inch-perfect diagonal pass. Douglas cut inside a challenge before unleashing a thunderbolt high past the keeper.

A quality set play saw Cameron swing in his hallmark delivery for Broch skipper MASSON to outjump his markers and glance a perfectly judged header just inside the junction of the far post and bar.Another free-kick, from the other side of the box brought up 5-1, McCrory hammering a fizzing low drive just inside the far post.

Full-time saw loud, raucous cheers for the Link Up team from their much travelled band of supporters.

Colin Simpson, coach, said: “It was a good performance from the whole team and the whole squad played their part, at Fraserburgh Link Up, we’re more concerned about long term development for the lads, it’s a team game and we have good players around the team, players who score goals and also players who assist for the goals.”