Wednesday 8th May:
With no League game this weekend, Scone travelled to Craigie Park for the quarter final of the DJ Laing East Region Cup v Broughty Athletic. Having won by a similar scoreline last Saturday few would have predicted a defeat of this magnitude at this stage of the competition. With regular keeper Josh Gorton injured, Scone had drafted in Josh Main for the remaining games of the season, with a couple of other key squad players also injured, manager Derek Lawson was still able to field a strong squad which makes the scoreline disappointing. Within 5 minutes the writing was on the wall when Josh Skelly scored the first of his evenings goals followed by Darryn Kesson on 20 minutes who scored the first of his and the first of 3 goals in 5 minutes. Within 2 minutes Ross McCord scored Broughty’s 3rd before Scone conceded a penalty on 25 mins taken by Josh Skelly. The half came to a close with Darren Kesson getting his 2nd of the evening just before the break on 43 mins. Max Avolio had a great chance for Scone just on half time but was unable to keep his shot on target.
Half time score: Broughty Athletic 5-0 Scone
As the rain continued to fall so did the goals although at a slower rate. On 53 minutes Josh Skelly completed his hat-trick before 2 mins later Bradley Smith scored. John Roberts added to Broughty’s tally on 64 mins before Louis Appere wrapped up the scoring on 74 minutes. Scone made a change on 79 minutes as young Darren Spence was given some game time replacing Andrew Mackenzie. If Scone have any desires to play in the Super League then they will have had a rude awakening of what to expect & will certainly have to perform better than this. We thank Broughty for their hospitality & wish them all the best in the semi final v Pumpherston or Kennoway Star Hearts for a place in the final v Carnoustie or Livingston Utd.
Full time score: Broughty Athletic 9-0 Scone
Man of the match for Scone: Andrew Mackenzie (sponsored by A&S Properties) on a day with little to cheer for the visitors, Kenzie once again caught the eye constantly working hard. After the match manager Derek Lawson (sponsored by Ronnie McNeill Painter/tiler & Lindsays Butcher) told Jaggie News: “It was an embarrassing performance, we let everyone down at the Club“. Next up for Scone is the last game in Section 2 of the Consolation League Cup v Luncarty at Brownlands Park on Saturday 18th May.