Due to Kelty unwittingly fielding a cup-tied player, the East of Scotland Football Association decided to expel Kelty from the competition and reinstate Camelon. So we will play in the semi final at a date to be announced. We’ll face either Peebles Rovers, Jeanfield Swifts or Bonnyrigg Rose, with the latter two still to play their 3rd round match. Whoever it turns out to be, the match will be at Carmuirs Park.
Despite a really strong performance and hitting the woodwork a couple of times, Kelty came out on top in a close and hard fought Football Nation Qualifying Cup Quarter Final. We gave a good account of ourselves in the first half and were unlucky not to be ahead at the break. But Kelty came out the quicker team in the second half and scored within 7 minutes of the restart with a fantastic unstoppable effort. We kept pressing but a corner in the 81st minute resulted in Kelty doubling the lead and killing the game off.
Manager Gordon Herd said “We hit the bar twice but we just needed that little bit of quality in the final third to see us through. We’ve been undone by a magnificent strike and a great delivery into the box from a corner that we were maybe just a little bit too slow to get to. But I’m proud of the boys. They’ve given a good account of themselves. There were some magnificent performances but it’s frustrating. The boys are gutted. If we’d taken our chances in the first half it would have been a different game.”
|January 19, 2019||3:00 pm||Football Nation Qualifying Cup||2018-2019||90'|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|#||Player||Position||Goals||Assists||Yellow Cards||Red Cards|
|3||Ryan Lockie 16||Defender||0||0||0||0|
|9||Alan Docherty 12||Forward||0||0||0||0|
|12||Alan Sneddon 9||Forward||0||0||0||0|
|16||Ross Cameron 3||Forward||0||0||0||0|