Saints crash out of cup

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In an even opening 15 minutes where Saints were not really at their best, chances were few and far between and the only moves that bothered the Banchory defence were the high punts up the park.

Just as Saints were beginning to find their rythym, a mistake led to East End’s first goal.

Richard Stainer held the ball up in the middle of the park but his lay off went straight to an opponent who swung the ball wide for his winger to home in on goal and fire home an angled shot on 25 minutes.

Right on half time STAINER made amends when he headed home corner to make the scores level at half time.

Almost straight from the kick off a Saints clearance found SCOTT GARRETT clear on the right with the striker calmly lobbing the advancing East End keeper to level the game.

Banchory were now in charge and dominated play running the home defence ragged. Cammy Gray replaced Connor Scully and the substitute was in the thick of the action immediately. Several chances were scorned as Saints sprayed the ball around.

However, another mistake led to East End’s second goal.

Galashan who had come on for Ogston completely missed a through ball and with his defence caught square it was an easy task for the East End player to run through and dispatch the ball past Sim.

Worse was to follow two minutes from time when substitute McRae’s pass was intercepted allowing a move down the right and from the cross East End scored with a header.

In the second minute of injury time Shaun Carrol scored direct from a corner, but there was no time left for Saints to find a winner.

Three goals would normally be enough to win a game but Banchory must cut out these silly mistakes that cost them dearly.

Manager Carrol will have to sort this out in the upcoming League games to ensure Saints make a title challenge.