It was a game of two halves at the Jock Stein Centre in Hamilton. The away side, Wishaw Wycombe went in at the break with a two goal lead, however Mill United came out fighting in the second half and pulled the game level before grabbing all three points with a late injury time winner.
It was Wishaw Wycombe who got the game underway as both teams started strongly. The majority of the first half was end-to-end attacking football, however the chances being created weren’t enough to cause any concern to either goalkeeper.
Mill United were going for an over the top ball attacking approach, trying to use their height advantage, whereas Wishaw Wycombe kept the ball on the ground and tried to pass their way through the United defence.
Wycombe broke the deadlock when Cameron Browning won the ball with a sliding challenge on the touchline; he played the ball through to Colm Lafferty, who flicked the ball through a gap in the Mill United defence for Mark Kyle to slot it into the back of the net, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
It was two goals in quick succession for Wycombe. Fantastic football down the right hand side, a series of 1-2’s across the edge of the box before slipping the ball through to Josh Lindsay who’s shot was blocked, but the rebound fell to Mark Kyle, leaving him with the simplest of finishes as he hit the roof of the net to secure his second of the afternoon.
Mill United tried to get a goal back before half time. Kieran Mulvanney did well to stay strong in the corner, holding off two defenders but his cross hit the side netting.
Ross Brown was showcasing his skills when he found himself under pressure from Colm Lafferty and Josh Lindsay, instead of passing the ball he pulled off a magnificent roulette turn and then played the ball up the line to Ross Dunbar.
Wishaw Wycombe came close to making it 0-3 just before half time. Cameron Browning struck a free kick from 30 yards out, with Jack Campbell tipped his curling effort onto the bar.
The referee blew for half time. Both teams played very attractive football but chances were hard to come by, the few chances that Wycombe created were taken.