Currie Star scored a late extra time goal to win the Ian MacKay cup final. Having trailed for the majority of the game, Currie Star came from two goals behind in what was an excellent spectacle and they, of course, were happiest as they lifted the silverware.
St Mark’s Park, home to Craigroyston JFC, hosted this cup final and it was Craigroyston who started the brighter of the two sides.
Only eleven minutes in and Craigy had the ball on the wing. A rather tame cross was delivered, however Currie keeper Daniel Barclay couldn’t deal with it and he dropped the ball at the feet of Rahman who forced the ball over the line to put Craigroyston ahead.
Currie responded very well and only ten minutes after they fell behind, they scored an equaliser. Nelson Egbule rose highest to knock the ball down to Adebayo who tucked the ball into the bottom corner.
Currie’s equaliser was the beginning of a crazy 15 minutes which saw three more goals.
After Currie scored, Craigroyston went straight up and raced into a two goal lead. Firstly, on the 25 minute mark, Finlayson picked the ball in the middle of the park and delivered a great through ball for Rahman and his initial effort was stopped by Currie’s substitute keeper Fraser Mill but the rebound hit the helpless Luff who diverted the ball into his own net, to put Craigy in front.
Two minutes later and Craigy doubled their lead. Finlayson, who picked up an assist for the second goal, claimed possession about 25 yards out and engineered space well before lobbing Mill expertly to put Craigy two in front.
Currie were not phased by conceding and responded yet again. They took kick-off and went straight up the park to pull a goal back. A good through ball from Thomas Luff found its way to Adebayo who chipped the goalkeeper to score his second and bring Currie Star back into the game.
The referee’s whistle brought to an end an exhilarating first half in which Craigroyston went in 3-2 up at the break.