Wood and Formartine on Cove revenge mission as focus back on Highland League

Formartine United’s Garry Wood.

Formartine United’s Garry Wood is targeting revenge on rivals Cove Rangers tomorrow.

The Aberdeen side eliminated the Pitmedden men from the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win in the fourth round.

That victory has given the Highland League leaders a fifth round tie with Championship Falkirk a week tomorrow.

Wood was disappointed with the way Formartine performed in midweek and he is determined to make up for it when the pair clash again at Harlaw Park tomorrow.

If United could win they would be the first side to defeat Cove in the league this season and the first since Buckie Thistle on December 24, 2016.

Wood said: “I think we fell short on Tuesday night and too many of our boys under-performed.

“We had no complaints about the result in the end.

“It’s the perfect chance for revenge (tomorrow) and it’s good that we’ve got a game so soon after it.

“Hopefully we can put that right in the league game.

“The Scottish Cup is over for us and the league is our main priority now, so we’ll concentrate on that and try to move up as high as we can.

“The game might have changed if we’d taken one of our chances, but we have no complaints.”

Cove’s Harry Milne insists they have no plans of taking their foot of the gas and handing Formartine three points.

John Sheran’s team are five points clear at the top of the table and have played two games less than nearest rivals Fraserburgh.

And Milne felt Cove were not at their best on Tuesday despite the win.

He said: “It the furthest we’ve ever been in the cup as a club and we’re all looking forward to the game against Falkirk.

“We didn’t really play as well as we could have on the night.

“But it was one of those where we ground out the result and all the boys put in a shift. We knew if we all worked harder than they did then we’d go through.

“The league is our main focus for the season. They’ll be out for revenge, but I think we’ve got the quality to beat them if we turn up – we’ve shown that countless times.

“So we just need to make sure we are there and fresh.

“The blueprint at the start of the season was to get promoted, with the new stadium and everything.

“So arguably that makes this league game bigger than the Scottish Cup tie.”

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