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.
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.”