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Banks O’Dee have lifted the Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup after completing a memorable comeback to beat Tynecastle 4-1 at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium.
With just six minutes played, Banks O’Dee had a huge claim for a penalty. When Dan Morris nipped in front of Tynecastle goalkeeper Aaron Heap, Morris was taken out by Heap and, much to the dismay of the Banks O’Dee dugout, referee Hannah McLean pointed for a goal kick.
With the Aberdeen side clearly in the ascendency, the rising Kyle Dalling’s thumping header was well held by Tynecastle goalkeeper Aaron Heap.
Midway through the first half and against the run of play, Tynecastle took the lead. From a long ball over the top, Banks O’Dee goalkeeper Kyle Leiper was hesitant in clearing the ball and, from the resulting clearance, Kameron Jackson slotted the ball into an empty net.
Tynecastle winger Ivan Alapiki’s pace continued to cause Banks O’Dee all sorts of problems down the left channel, but his cross into path of the goalscorer Jackson but he was thwarted by Leiper.
With seven minutes of the first half remaining, Banks O’Dee captain Lewis Duncan went on a quite spectacular mazy run from his own half, beating three players in the process, before shooting wide. Banks O’Dee were then forced into an early change, Reece Wilson replacing Dan Morrice.
Impressive attacker Kyle Dalling’s downward header bounced wide in the last chance of an exciting first half as Tynecastle went into the break a goal to the good.