Ramsdens Cup: Formartine create history

Formartine United created a small piece of history on Saturday when they defeated East Stirlingshire 2-0 to become the first Highland League side to win a Ramsdens Cup tie.

Deveronvale, Buckie Thistle, Wick Academy and Inverurie Locos have all exited the competition without making an impact since Highland League sides started to be represented two years ago. However, Steve Paterson’s side will be in Wednesday’s second round draw.

Daniel Park fired Formartine in front on 25 minutes and the win looked on when Cammy Keith slotted past Grant Hay four minutes from the break.

Both sides had chances in the second half, but the Pitmedden men triumphed and Paterson said: “It is great to create a bit of history in our first ever game against a senior side. We played well and we can look forward to the second round.”

Shire coach John Coughlin said: “We were a bit light on bodies but we still should have done better.”

More at: The Scotsman

by CRAIG P STEWART in the SCOTSMAN – Published on the 29 July 2013

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