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Keith set for final fling

By Mike Collins

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KEITH are through to the final of the Aberdeenshire Cup final, where they will meet Deveronvale, on Saturday, September 10.

The Maroons upset the odds by beating Buckie Thistle 3-2 in the semi-finals.

Maroon Jamie Lennox was on target for Keith in their win over Buckie
Maroon Jamie Lennox was on target for Keith in their win over Buckie

Manager Darren Still hailed it as a terrific result considering he was missing six key players. "We showed all the qualituies I want to see in a team of mine," he added.

Summer signing Andy Anderson broke the deadlock in the opening minutes, only for Zander Sutherland to come up with a quick counter.

But Keith were back in front from a Jamie Lennox tap-in after 14 minutes.

Surviving waves of Buckie pressure, the home side extended their lead in the 76th minute through a Dean Donaldson penalty, and although Jags reduced the leeway from a Gary Clark drive, they could not find a third goal to force the match into extra time.

Assistant manager Gary Hake said: "We did enough to win the game comfortably. We should have had a stonewall penalty when Gary Clark went down in the box."

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