Fairmuir made their way into the third round of the Scottish Cup after a thrilling 5-2 victory against Broughty United. Despite playing in the division below their hosts, Broughty lead twice in the match, but Fairmuir fought back and forced the match into extra time. In extra time, the hosts found the net three times, securing their place in the next round.
After a back and forth opening, the first goal of the game went the way of Broughty. With five minutes played, Doug Blackwood lifted the ball into the path of Haaris Ahmed who raced through on goal, and slotted the ball past the oncoming Adam Cameron.
The goal seemed to spark Fairmuir into life and the hosts should have been level after nine minutes. Graeme Stewart got in behind the Broughty backline, but the striker failed to hit the target from close range. The striker got on the end of a clever pass from Kai Guild moments later, but Broughty keeper Ross Baxley did well to block the shot.
Broughty would have doubled their lead after 17 minutes through Arran Ferry, but Cameron did well to tip away the strikers well hit effort. The hosts almost got their equaliser after 24 minutes. Liam Hunt’s free kick evaded everybody inside the crowded penalty area, before clipping the outside of the post and going out for a goal kick.
With 29 minutes gone, Fairmuir were level. Dean Cormack’s in-swinging corner was met by Guild, who headed the ball past Baxley from close range.
Neither side created a clear cut chance in the time remaining before the break. Fairmuir had seen more of the ball, but failed to find the killer pass on multiple occasions. Broughty on the other hand, looked dangerous on the break.