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Semi-final shoot-out agony for Buckie Thistle

By Craig Christie

PENALTY shootout heartache means no Aberdeenshire Cup final place for Buckie Thistle.

Kieran Adams' penalty miss sent Fraserburgh to the final.
Kieran Adams' penalty miss sent Fraserburgh to the final.

Ten-man Fraserburgh won at Victoria Park to progress to a final showdown with Formartine United in Aberdeen on October 4.

Buckie forced a marathon shootout with a last minute equaliser, and after nine kicks each it was Jags centre back Kieran Adams' miss which proved costly.

The Buchan visitors had midfielder Michael Rae sent off at the end of a goal-less first half, for an alleged stamping offence.

Even a man short, Broch took the lead through a deflected Ryan Cowie free kick shortly after half time.

Buckie couldn't make their numerical advantage count as they struggled to create chances but in injury time they forced an own goal from Fraserburgh defender Kieran Simpson to level things up.

The tie went straight to penalties and when both sides missed two of their regulation five kicks, it went to sudden death.

Adams was Buckie's ninth kicker and when he fired high over the bar, Fraserburgh were through to the final.

Jags will now return their focus to their league challenge with a trip to Clach on Saturday.

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