Syngenta Juveniles sealed Regional Cup glory with a last minute goal against Airdrieonians BC. The Cumbernauld and Kilsyth DYL champions didn't have it easy though as they had to battle back from behind twice to see of their Central Lanarkshire YFA opposition. In the end though, Kieran McLaughlin's goal was enough to seal victory.
It was Airdrieonians who started the better of the two sides. Centre forward Cole Starrs drove into the box from the right and his shot flew past the keeper only to be crucially blocked by a Syngenta centre half to keep the score at 0-0 after two minutes.
Syngenta had their first chance of the half when Guy Lindsay was put through on goal on 10 minutes. His shot was not as he would have hoped however as it was straight at the keeper.
It was on 17 minutes that Airdrie finally opened the scoring. Cole Starrs did excellently to hold up the ball and in turn played a perfectly weighted pass to Euan Lindsay who did not hesitate to curl the ball first time into the near post from 20 yards.
Five minutes later Syngenta were back in the game through an exquisite free kick from Tristain McArthur. Aaron Whitelaw was brought down on the right edge of the box and McArthur stepped up to the task of taking the promisingly positioned free kick. His great effort flew over the wall and curled into the far corner with the keeper helpless to make his team level.
The teams were separated again through Starrs, who was having increasing influence on the game. He showed great determination to break into the box past defenders after picking up the ball and his powerful finish was past the keeper into the left side of the net from 15 yards to make it 2-1.
Airdrie were piling on the pressure up towards half time. Jed Young made an important save as he stood strong to deny Starrs after he was through on goal from a Jack Hart through-ball to keep the Juveniles in the game.
Young’s save would prove crucial when, after 33 minutes, Eli Allan shot from 25 yards into the roof of the net. Guy Lindsay’s shot was blocked and the ball fell to Allan who needed no invitation to smash the ball in through the fingertips of the opposition keeper.