Mayfield & Easthouses vs Linlithgow Thistle

Cairns Cup
April 25, 2015
Score: 2 - 3

Match Report

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Thistle secured a place in next Friday’s League Cup Final, after coming from behind twice and claiming the victory in the 92nd minute.

Having started sluggishly, the home dominated proceedings in the first 15 minutes.  Thistle then squandered a couple of golden opportunities before Mayfield & Easthouses scored from a set piece.  This was the only goal of the first period.

Into the second half, Robb fired first time from the left hand side of the box to cannon the ball in off the far post to draw equal.

The hosts hit back almost instantly, with a great goal.

Mitchell’s bullet header on 75 minutes brought the game level again.  The contest was expected to enter extra-time, before Ryan Russell’s cross ball was flapped at by the otherwise solid home goalkeeper, for Robb to clinically finish with an overhead kick.

This win puts The Thistle into the Cairns Cup Final, to be played at Spartans ground, Ainslie Park, next Friday night (7:45pm ko).