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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scottish Cup Finals: Line-up Confirmed

TRYST will play Gracemount in the final of the Men’s Scottish Cup after two thrilling semi final clashes took place last weekend.

The top two teams in Scotland, Glasgow and Tryst, did battle in the first semi final which was supposed to be a close affair. But with Glasgow fielding just the bare seven players due to injuries and unavailabilities, Tryst ran out 40-32 winners.

Tryst started very strongly and opened up a 5-1 lead after just a few minutes, and Glasgow’s number of players reduced even further when their centre player got a red card during the first half.

To compound the problems, one of their court players as well as their goalkeeper picked up injuries, but managed to stay on court for the rest of the game.

Tryst kept the goal difference at around 7-8 goals and looked comfortable, but Glasgow fought on and reduced Tryst’s lead to 3-4 goals, mainly due to Danos Sagias with 17 goals.

However, they didn’t have the energy to get closer against Tryst’s full team.

Sagias was the game’s top-scorer, while for Tryst Mark McLaughlan scored nine and Gary McCafferty 7.

The other semi final was a closer affair, with Gracemount scraping past East Kilbride 30-29.
EK’s strength in attack surprised their rivals, but it wasn’t enough to make it to the final. Mick Lavery and Jose Benavidez both scored six for EK, while Christian Wolf (9) and Vincent Martinez (7) were Glasgow’s best.

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