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Aberdeenshire Shield: Keith finish with nine men but still beat Aberdeen University, Inverurie Locos oust Fraserburgh and Huntly defeat Turriff United

By Craig Christie

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KEITH had two players sent off but ended a run of three games without a goal to beat Aberdeen University in the Aberdeenshire Shield first round.

Przemyslaw Nawrocki broke Keith's scoring drought, but was later sent off. Photo: Becky Saunderson.
Przemyslaw Nawrocki broke Keith's scoring drought, but was later sent off. Photo: Becky Saunderson.

The junior side held their Highland League hosts at Kynoch Park to a goalless first half.

Maroons' top scorer Przemyslaw Nawrocki ended his team's wait of almost six hours for a goal by netting at the start of the second half.

The uni side levelled and Nawrocki picked up a second yellow card, putting the match in the balance.

But Dem Yunus picked the perfect time to score his first goal for Keith by notching a last-gasp winner, although the home side also had Kieran Yeats red carded at the end.

Keith progress to the quarter finals next month where they will host Banks o' Dee, who came back from 2-0 down to defeat fellow juniors Hermes 4-2.

Holders Fraserburgh exited the tournament after a 3-0 loss at Inverurie Locos.

The Railwaymen continued their fine home form this season to post goals by Kieran Shanks, Jamie Michie and an Owen Cairns own goal and book a home tie against Dyce.

Huntly signed former Aberdeen attacker Michael Dangana before their home tie against Turriff United and got an immediate return from their new recruit.

For it was Dangana - recently on trial at Keith - who scored the only goal of the match at Christie Park five minutes from half time.

Huntly now visit Deveronvale in the last eight and the final quarter-final is between Buckie Thistle and Formartine United, who both received first round byes.

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