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Trinity are Lanarkshire champions after resounding win

Trinity HS 6

Scullion, McDonald (2), McCoig, Evans, Coll

Hamilton Grammar 0

  • Thursday, 29 May 2014
  • Cambuslang Rangers
  • Under 13´s
  • Lanarkshire Schools FA - League Play-Off

John Cox | YFS Central Region Journalist
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In what was expected to be a close game at Cambuslang Rangers' ground, Trinity blew away Hamilton Grammar in the u13's Lanarkshire schools cup final, defeating them 6-0. Scullion, McCoig, Evans and Coll scored the goals, along with two from Declan McDonald. 
A good crowd was at the game, and it started with Trinity looking the better side. Separate passes from Christopher McQueen and Max McWilliams were just too heavy for McDonald up front, with Murray Miller looking strongest in defence for Grammar. The opening goal however, came about ten minutes in. Sonny Coll had the ball on the left wing, he gave it Donaghie and after a scramble in the box, Liam Scullion put the ball in the net. A great start for Trinity.
Grammar would have their best spell of the game in the next five minutes. Euan Carmichael was on a good run until a strong tackle from McQueen stopped him. Soon after, Ross Smith played a good aerial ball into the box, however Scott Kelly was equal to it in the Trinity goal.
The second goal wasn't long in coming after the Grammar spell. Scullion again was in space, and he played in Declan McDonald who tapped it by the goalkeeper as he was coming out. 
For the next ten minutes, the game didn't have much in it. One or two half chances for either team, but not long before half time Trinity got their third. Scullion again the creator, he gave it to Darren McCoig and he hut a great shot over Horris and into the roof of the net. A great goal out of nothing.
  • Half Time:
  • Trinity HS
  • 3-0
  • Hamilton Grammar
Grammar had a point to prove in the second half, after Trinity being so dominant in the first. An attack from the front two was eventually well cleared by Clememts, however this would be one of the few remaining chances for them. Trinity broke away up the park, and after good play between Dylan Forrest and Declan McDonald, his shot was saved well at the near post by Horris. 
Forrest won the ball in midfield later, and a good pass to McDonald saw him go found the goalie, however his off-balance shot went narrowly wide.
With just over ten minutes left, Trinity were looking for another goal, and a pass to Kieran Evans saw him one-on-one with the goalkeeper. His initial shot was saved, but he got to the rebound first and hut it into the empty net. 4-0
Almost instantly after the fourth, Sonny Coll won the ball from a Grammar player, and he gave it to McDonald on the edge of the box who drove the ball into the bottom corner.
With little time left, Trinity scored a truly remarkable goal to round off their victory. Evans won the ball in the middle of the park, and gave it to Coll on the left. He took a touch to compose himself and then hut a perfect shot over the goalie into the net. A great way to round off a great performance.
Grammar got a half chance at the end of the game. Cameron Baird was in the Trinity box however his shot was deflected out, and the winners held on for a clean sheet.
  • Full Time:
  • Trinity HS
  • 6-0
  • Hamilton Grammar


Trinity HS
Hamilton Grammar

1. Scott Kelly
2. Connor Dunlop
3. Sonny Coll
4. Aidan Clements
5. Christopher McQueen
6. Max McWilliams
7. Dylan Forrest
8. Liam Scullion
9. Declan McDonald
10. Darren McCoig
11. Barrie Donaghie
12. Kieran Evans
13. Ronan Shiels
14. Callum Grand
15. Aidan Tierney

1. Alistair Horris
2. Jack Miller
3. Cameron Baird
4. Aaron Minto
5. Jamie Pattwin
6. Callum Stewart
7. Alistair Chalmers
8. Ross Smith
9. Euan Carmichael
10. Lyle Croswell
12. Jack Longmuir
14. Ethan Milne
16. Murray Miller

Star Player
Trinity HS
Hamilton Grammar
Dylan Forrest was Trinity's best player on and off the ball. He was always helping his team and could have easily got a goal
With Trinity being so dominant, it was hard to choose a Hamilton player who really got into the game, however Jamie Pattwin made a couple of good blocks and tackles.
Magic Moment
Trinity HS
Hamilton Grammar
Sonny Coll's goal without a doubt. The way he got it up and down over the goalie was brilliant, and he was one of the best players in his team all game. Trinity had a few magic moments but this one was the best of the game.
Hamilton could have got a consolation goal in the second half, when a shot from Cameron Baird was just deflected by the post.
Club Views
Trinity HS
Hamilton Grammar
"They are a great young team, we've played 20 games this season and only lost 1 in the Scottish Cup, and that was because our goalkeeper was injured. They'll be an even better team as time goes on and I'm happy to be a part of it," said the Trinity manager after seeing his team lift the trophy.
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