MY BOYS GOT OFF THE HOOK; JUNIOR CUP Sloan says Auchinleck lucky to get replay.Byline: STUART GALLACHER REPORTS
AUCHINLECK boss Tommy Sloan Thomas "Tommy" Sloan (born 13 October, 1925 in Barrhead, Renfrewshire) is a retired Scottish professional footballer who played as a right winger. He is most notable for being a member of the first Motherwell side to win the Scottish Cup, in 1951-52. admitted his side were lucky to still be in the Scottish Cup The Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, usually known as the Scottish Cup, is the national cup knockout competition in Scottish football. The trophy awarded to the winners has the distinction of being the oldest national trophy in the world. after coming from behind to earn a replay.
The West Super League team had the majority of possession for most of the match but Sloan felt if Bo'ness had taken their chances in the third round tie his side would have been out.
He said: "We took the game to them from the start and were the better side. But once they got the goal it gave them a confidence boost and it became a more even game.
"They started to look dangerous on the counter-attack and were clean through on our goalkeeper on a couple of occasions.
"But he did well to block them, especially after his mistake for the goal.
"I thought in the end we were the stronger side and if any team was going to win it, it would have been us. But it could have been a lot different if they had taken their chances when we were 1-0 down.
"Next week's match will be another tight one and we hope to have more of a cutting edge. I felt that's what we were missing."
Auchinleck started well and could have scored in 11 minutes when Craig Pettigrew found Chris Doolan in the box but he headed over the bar from six yards with nobody near him.
Bo'ness took the lead after 20 minutes against the run of play The term "against the run of play" is used in football (soccer) to describe an event or action against the flow of the game. For example, if team A is having all of the possession, all of the chances and are dictating the game, yet team B have one chance and score from it then that with an excellent counter attack.
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He cut the ball back for David Morrison who laid it back to Scott and his left-foot shot somehow went through the hands of keeper Adam Strain into the bottom corner.
Morrison then missed a glorious chance to put the home side 2-0 up five minutes before the break when he ran on to Scott's clever through ball but he shot straight at keeper Strain from 12 yards.
Bo'ness then passed up another good chance at the start of the second half when hitman Scott Brown Scott Brown may refer to:
Auchinleck then brought on striker Danny McKelvie for Brian Young after 63 minutes and the move paid off five minutes later when McKelvie was brought down in the box by centre-half John Tulley.
Sean McIlroy stepped up and blasted the penalty straight down the middle of the goal past keeper Greg Logan to level the tie.
The Ayrshire side almost snatched victory after 81 minutes but Bo'ness defender Fullerton cleared Brian Slaven's header (1) In a disk or tape file, a set of data that resides permanently at the beginning. It may be used for identification only (type of file, date of last update, etc.), or it may describe the structural layout of the contents, as is common with many document and database formats. off the line.
Bo'ness boss Eric Sinclair said: "At this level against the top sides you've got to take your chances and we could have killed the game off.
"But we are still in the Cup with everything to play for and look forward to next week's replay."
WE'RE AHEAD: Andy Scott is jokingly caught in a head-lock as team-mates celebrate his opener