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Seven not heaven for Rovers as cup run ends


By Alan Beresford

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BUCKIE Rovers' dreams of a fourth round slot in the Scottish Junior Cup were crushed by visitors Blantyre Victoria on Saturday.

Ryan Matheson gave Rovers a glimmer of hope.
Ryan Matheson gave Rovers a glimmer of hope.

The South Lanarkshire side stuck seven past the Merson Park men, with Ryan Matheson (pictured) providing a brief glimmer of hope to bring the score to 3-1 in the second half.

Rovers co-boss Kyle Mackay felt that some controversial refereeing decisions could have cost the hosts dearly.

"We were 2-0 down at half time, one goal was offside and the other as handball, I felt," he said.

"It would've made a big difference going in at half-time 0-0.

"We got one back but they just rolled over us in the second half, we just didn't turn up. It was a disappointing result which I don't think was an honest reflection of the teams. Blantyre are a decent side but they're not that good."

Rovers have to pick themselves up for Saturday when Stonehaven are the visitors on league business, kick-off 2pm.


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