Spartans put ri­vals to sword in derby

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Spr’hall Spartans.. 4 Fern­hill United.......3 Spartans and Fern­hill served up a rip roar­ing derby in the Sun­day Cen­tral AFL Health Re­wards quar­ter fi­nal.

It was the Di­vi­sion One side, Fern­hill, who struck first af­ter Faulds was deemed to have barged the United striker in the box and Don­nelly stepped up to coolly slot the ball home.

Spartans pushed for­ward in pur­suit of the equaliser only to spurn great chances.

In the sec­ond half Spartans con­tin­ued to push for­ward and their en­deav­our was re­warded when Cun­ning­ham found him­self in space, drove for­ward and smashed a low shot home.

United hit back af­ter their striker beat the off­side trap and calmly rounded the keeper.

Great play be­tween Reid and Neely saw Reid col­lect a re­turn pass and wrong foot a de­fender, be­fore steer­ing the ball be­yond the keeper.

Spartans edged in front when Dun­das found the goal from just inside the box and grabbed a fourth af­ter Cun­ning­ham out-mus­cled the Fern­hill cen­tre half.

Colin McGa­hey missed a penalty for Spartans be­fore Don­nelly headed home a United con­so­la­tion.

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