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Cumbernauld Colts claim League Cup glory over Bellshill Athletic

Cumbernauld Colts 2

McCaughey 33, Veitch 88,

Bellshill Athletic 0

  • Friday, 07 December 2018
  • Ochillview Park
  • Under 19´s
  • CSFA League Cup

Goals from Sam Kerr and David Veitch gave Cumbernauld Colts a League Cup final victory over Bellshill Athletic.

A first half strike from Kerr sent Colts on their way, before a late Veitch penalty secured the victory, at a wet Ochilview park.

Cumbernauld had started well, testing Bellshill stopper Ben McDougall with a flurry of early efforts, but he was well up to the challenge. Both sides had to take time, and adapt to the conditions they were playing in, which lead to a tight contest in the opening half hour.

On the 33rd minute, McCaughey put Cumbernauld ahead. McDougal’s short pass from the back was intercepted by the Cumbernauld frontman, and he made no mistake, firing it into the bottom corner.

  • Half Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 1-0
  • Bellshill Athletic

In the second half, Bellshill began to grow into the game, as they looked to resurrect their cup dreams. No side was able to make a breakthrough, as the game became a dogged affair in the middle of the park.

Bellshill’s best opportunity came just seven minutes from time. Reece Scobbie managed to burst through on goal, but smashed his effort off the woodwork. Bellshill were made to pay in the 88th minute, conceding a penalty with just minutes to spare. Veitch stepped up, and put it just beyond McDougall.

Bellshill put up a good fight, but in the end, failed to find that killer touch up front. Cumbernauld had found their form in front of goal however, and made their chances count.

  • Full Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 2-0
  • Bellshill Athletic

Lineups

Cumbernauld Colts
Bellshill Athletic
1. Nick Docherty
2. Jack Haughey
3. Stuart Burn
4. Lee O'Hara
5. Lewis Eaton
6. Lewis O'Neil
7. Jamie McCaughey
8. David Veitch
9. Sam Kerr
10. Sean Mahoney
11. Diamird McNally
12. Ayden McCormack
14. Kai Chambers
17. Kyle Gallagher
1. Ben McDougall
2. Reece McLure
3. Lewis Carmichael
4. Leiws Houston
5. Anton Dunlop
6. Ryan McGrath
7. Reece Scobbie
10. Robbie Mclay
11. Dean Cornes
12. Lucas Robertson
14. Lewis Roddy
15. Aohdan Berry
17. Jay Burrows
21. Bartek Gronkowski
22. Nico Maclachlan
23. Ruairidh Anderson
Star Player
Cumbernauld Colts
Bellshill Athletic
David Veitch was inspirational in the middle of the park for Cumbernauld. In a game that was played largely in midfield, it was vital that he turned in a good performance. He earned well above pass marks with his performance. Veitch’s hard graft and passes from the centre of the park were key for Cumbernauld. He got his reward in the end, with his goal securing the cup for the Colts.
Ryan McGrath turned in a solid display in defence for Bellshill. He showed calmness during the early Cumbernauld onslaught, and made numerus challenges to keep the opposition at bay, throughout the 90 minutes.
Magic Moment
Cumbernauld Colts
Bellshill Athletic
The celebrations after David Veitch’s goal were a highlight for Cumbernauld. They knew then, that they had secured the victory, and that cup glory was only moments away. The celebrations were frantic, and you could see what the goal meant to the players.
Ben McDougall’s early save from Sam Kerr’s goalbound shot was as good as it got for Bellshill. McDougall spread himself well to prevent the ball from curling into the back of the net. It boosted the rest of his teammates, and they came into the game, following the Bellshill stoppers inspirational save.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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