Following Banks O’Dee Albion’s superb victory in the SYFA Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup against Tynecastle under 13s, we spoke to captain, and man of the match, Lewis Duncan about his thoughts on the match.
This was the first Scottish Cup final Duncan had contested and he was delighted with the victory: “It feels amazing to win, we want to go win it again next year and we will have a good chance at doing that.”
His team found themselves behind at the break but the players never lost hope and were reassured by the manager: “We believed that we were the better team and we were told this at half time – all we had to do was keep our heads up and keep pressing for the next goal.”
Duncan then assured us that the team would receive a congratulatory McDonalds on the bus back home to Aberdeen. We later spoke to the manager who was delighted with his team: “It was frustrating for us to come into the break behind, we felt a couple of decisions went against us in the first half, we didn’t feel that we played as good football as we are capable of so we made slight changes and brought on Liam [Smith] at the start of the second half who took on board what we asked him to do and in the second half he was phenomenal.”
The gaffer then confirmed the rumours that he would stretch out for a McDonalds, much to the delight of the players.
Obviously our congratulations go to Banks O’Dee for an excellent performance and a fantastic win – we are sure we’ll see you back here next year to compete for back-to-back Scottish Cup titles.