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Leith four to the good over Westdyke

Westdyke CC 0

Leith Athletic 4

Davies 10, Davies 33, McBride 65, Chapman 76
  • Saturday, 29 November 2014
  • Garioch Sports Centre
  • Under 17´s
  • Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Westdyke and Leith Athletic finally got to meet each other in the Scottish Cup at the third time of asking. It was the last chance saloon for Westdyke to get the game played on home soil because if the game was postponed then the game would have been switched to Edinburgh.


The same went for Cove and Byron Rovers also at Under 17s who had to play their respective Scottish Cup tie in the North-east or else face their tie being switched to Cumbernauld and Stirlingshire respectively.


Many punters were expecting Leith Athletic to come out on top based on their league position back in Edinburgh and they came away from Inverurie with a 4-0 victory to progress.


The game kicked off and Westdyke started with playing football along the ground and it took the visitors a good couple of minutes to start getting themselves into the game. It was the visitors though who were to register the first chance of the game after Coll Reekie had tried to pull the trigger however his effort was superbly blocked away by Callum Milne.


Leith took the lead in the 10th minute courtesy of a free kick however the foul which led-up to the free kick looked like a very good timed challenge from Scott McDonald however referee Martin Angus had other ideas and decided to award the visitors a free kick just on the stroke of the box. Up stepped Harry Davies who made the hosts pay with a fantastic finish which landed into the top left hand corner. A real strikers goal!


This early goal made sure that Leith smelled blood and wanted more goals to there name. It then took a good challenge from Glen Donald to deny Jamie Chapman a clear opportunity at goal.


There wasn't much between the sides however when Leith's dragons came tracking down on Westdyke's goal then it was the visitors who had the finish to add to the collection and Leith doubled their advantage after 33 minutes. Davies did well to evade the home defence and then produce a composed finish past McAllister into the bottom right hand corner.



  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-2
  • Leith Athletic

Strong words were required from the Westdyke coaching staff at the interval where as Leith can be content with their two goal lead. Westdyke started the 2nd half well and Blair McGilvary seen a golden chance just go inches wide of the right hand post. Luck just didn't seem to go on Westdyke's side however that is football for you sometimes!


Like the 1st half, it took Leith Athletic a bit of time to start playing football and after ten minutes into the half, Leith had their first chance of note for the 2nd period. Coll Reekie sent a through ball into Davies who was given time and space however lacked the clinical touch that gave him his brace as this effort went over.


There was still a good 25 minutes left on the clock and Westdyke were keen on a goal sooner rather than later whilst Leith could sense that if they could get the next goal then there would be no stopping them. It was the Edinburgh outfit who were to get the goal after a through ball from Davies found Marco McBride who delivered a great finish past Dan McAllister.


Time was running out on this tie and Leith found the last piece on the jigsaw to what was a good day at the office from them. A great ball was swung in which Jamie Chapman put the ball in after getting the better of McAllister.

Westdyke had one more golden chance out of the game and it went to Aiden Glennie who tried a mounsterous 30 yard effort which clipped off the crossbar. This would have been a definite goal of the game. It was Leith's day though and they will be guaranteed another trip to the North-east after Cove's 7-0 win over Cumbernauld.  

  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-4
  • Leith Athletic


Westdyke CC
Leith Athletic
1. Dan McAllister
2. Glen Donald
3. Aidan Glennie
4. Scott McDonald
5. Callum Milne
6. Aidan Fairweather
7. Matthew Stewart
8. Kieran MacDonald
9. Kelvin Brown
10. Haydn Burgoyne
11. Christopher Evans
12. Scott Kennington
17. Owen Thomson
18. Angus Grant
19. Blair McGilvary
20. Wilson Sutherland
1. Aaron King
2. Ross Aitchison
3. Alexander Simpson
4. Sam Laverty
5. Niall Kane
6. James Burt
7. Sam McLaren
8. Coll Reekie
9. Sean Waterson
10. Harry Davis
11. Jamie Chapman
12. Brandon Archibald
14. Callum Sheilds
16. Jay McManus
17. Marco McBride
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Leith Athletic
Blair McGilvary: Blair was one of a few players who never gave up for Westdyke and gave his all throughout the whole 90 minutes.
Harry Davis: Took his two goals very well and was to a powerful asset for his Leith Athletic outfit and a headache for the Westhillers.
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Leith Athletic
Aidan Glennie's strike which nearly crept in. That would have been a great 30 yard strike had it gone in.
Leith Athletic's first goal, a great strike from Harry Davies on the edge of the box firing the ball into the top left hand corner giving McAllister no chance.
Club Views
Westdyke CC
Leith Athletic
Garry McDonald, Westdyke CC manager said "In the 1st 15 minutes of both halves we were the better team, we had loads of posession however we didn't create an awful lot of chances in those periods. "The two goals that Leith had scored were probably the only two shots of the whole 1st half and there was nothing between the two sides."
Thomas Aitchison: Leith Athetic coach said "I'm absolutely delighted, the most important thing today for us was to get the result and we did that, the attitude of the kids was great and we also scored some great goals. "It was a great surface to play on however if we have to mix it a wee bit then we'll have to do that, it was important we got the 1st goal and it was a great strike too."
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