Late goal gives Edinburgh City another bite of the cherry

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A 93RD-MINUTE equaliser kept Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup in a thrilling tie at Ainslie Park that ended 4-4 against Fraserburgh.

The Capital side went ahead in eight minutes when Peter Stenhouse blasted home from 25 yards. Scott Fowlie equalised nine minutes later and Alan Mackintosh, the City keeper, brilliantly saved a Ryan Cowie penalty in 22 minutes. But, two minutes from the interval, he was left stranded when Graham Johnston flicked the ball over his head from the corner of the six-yard box.

The Highland League side went 3-1 up three minutes after the restart when Gordon Donaldson tried to block Graham Johnston’s shot and the ball spun over the keeper. City rallied, and Daryl Devlin’s 51st minute diving header made it 3-2.

Johnston lobbed Mackintosh from the edge of the box in 61 minutes and McConnell netted for the home side in 74 minutes but was given offside. City made it 4-3 in 81 minutes when Harrison headed powerfully in from close range. City attacked and were rewarded in the third minute of stoppage time when Donaldson stabbed home from a goalmouth melee.

The replay will be at Bellslea Park on Saturday.

Edinburgh City: Mackintosh, Caddow, Donaldson, Harrison, Paterson, McFarland, Devlin, Gair, Stenhouse, Torrance, James. Subs: Wilson, McConnell, Dingwall, Bain, Osbourne, Forsyth.

Fraserburgh: Leask, Paterson, McBride, Fowlie, Hay, M Cowie, Main, West, Chalmers, Johnston, Barbour. Subs: Z Davidson, Noble, R Cowie, S Davidson, Bruce, Dickson, S Cowie.