Eastvale 2-6 Cupar Hearts
Hearts storm past Vale and into the final.
Tuesday 7th June 2011.
Semi-final of Scottish Brewers Cup.
Cupar Hearts stormed into a 3 goal lead after 25 minutes against Eastvale in the semi-final of the Scottish Brewers Cup. The first came after only 5 minutes when a quick throw by Iain Boylan was flicked on to Michael Reilly by Scott Pryde and his low cross was fired home by Barry Sibanda from close range. Then 5 minutes later Scott Pryde hit the net from an acute angle to double their lead. An Iain O’Leary cross lead to goal number 3 after 25 minutes. Barry Sibanda failed to get his head to his cross but the ball fell to Stuart Nicoll and he beat his marker and finished with a fine left foot shot into the far corner. Moments later a rare effort on Cupar’s goal resulted in Eastvale pulling a goal back. Number 9’s low drive flew under the Hearts ‘keeper and into the net.
The second half saw Eastvale press a lot more and they got back into the game when they further reduced the deficit. A powerful header by the centre half following a corner kick gave Steven McEwan no chance. Their revival was short lived though as a Barry Sibanda header increased Cupar’s lead just 5 minutes later. With just over 15 minutes remaining Eastvale’s number 10 was given his marching orders for the sent shortly followed by their manager. Then moments later goal number 5 was headed home by Lindsay Sharp following an Iain Boylan corner kick. Hearts substitute Duncan Campbell sealed the victory in the dying seconds when he fired in a rebound off the ‘keeper from 12 yards.