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WATCH: Deveronvale manager Craig Stewart rues his team's missed chances at they lose at Formartine United and miss out on a place in the Aberdeenshire Cup final against Banks o' Dee

By Craig Christie

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DEVERONVALE saw their Aberdeesnhire Cup final hopes ended by a 3-0 defeat at Formartine United on Wednesday night.

Craig Stewart
Craig Stewart

Formartine advance to a showpiece match against Banks o' Dee, although Vale had opportunities in the tie at North Lodge Park.

Manager Craig Stewart said on his club's Twitter account that his team wasn't clinical enough with the opportunities they created.

"It's very disappointing getting beat in a semi-final," he said.

Read more: Relentless Vale sweep aside Strathspey.

"Given the chances we've had, I do think we've made a game of it but we've got to be more clinical in front of goal.

"We've had chances there, and I mean five, six, seven chances, and we've not capitalised."

Vale's top scorer Dane Ballard failed a fitness test on a rib injury and didn't play but 17-year-old Max Stewart retained his place after scoring in the 3-0 win over Strathspey Thistle on Saturday.

Grant Noble passed up a couple of golden opportunities for the visitors and it was Formartine who struck forst on the half hour, Scott Lisle heading home.

Deveronvale may have felt unlucky to be 1-0 behind at the break and they were stung just four minutes after the interval when former Aberdeen player Tyler Mykyta fired home.

Vale refused to give in and were denied by a good save, a goal-line clearance and an effort off the woodwork in quick succession.

Dan Park broke away in the final minute to complete the scoring for Formartine.

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