Two Inverurie Academy sides in Scottish Cup Action

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Inverurie Academy had two sides competing for a place in the last eight of the Scottish Cup with both sides having home advantage.

On Wednesday, the Under- 15s took on StAndrews & StBrides at Garioch sports centre .

The windy conditions led to the opening goal for the visitors when keeper Fraser Wiseman was left with no chance as a speculative shot crept under the bar in the 13th minute.

Inverurie pressed for an equaliser and, after going close twice, Jay Halliday darted down the right wing and sent in a cross which eluded the defence and Connor Killoh came in at the back post to steer the ball home.

Inverurie grabbed the lead when yet another good right flank run by Halliday ended with a cross to Adam Harper who had time to swivel and smash the ball past the visiting keeper.

With the game being played in the Lanarkshire sides half a third goal was inevitable and after two goal line clearances Andrew Simmond was on hand to bundle the ball over the line to further the Inverurie lead.

StAndrews & StBrides went on the attack from the kick off and Wiseman again made a good save.

In the 23rd minute , Adam Harper picked up a clearance from his defence and ran 40 yards leaving defenders in his wake before curling a right foot shot past the keeper into the bottom right hand corner.

Taylor Chapman in defence and Fraser Moultrie in midfield turned the score on the visitors and although numerous opportunities were, issued the game was over as a contest.

Wth a few minutes remaining the visiting keeper spilled a corner from the right and Taylor Chapman reacted quickest to stab home a fifth goal.

A 5–1 margin did not flatter Inverurie who recovered well from the early setback to put in a convincing performance to reach the last eight

On Thursday Inverurie Seniors hosted Calderglen Academy form South Lanarkshire and were well beaten 9-0 by an excellent side who are likely to be on of the favourites for the cup.