Author: Greig Robertson
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Today was definitely another great day of football at the Loch Lomond football tournament. There were some great team and individual performances, plus some great goals as the tournament came to a close today.
The 2000 boy's competition finals were played on pitch 6 with Renfrew Victoria YFC and Mill United playing first, before Dundee West took on Burnhead Colts. The Plate final was contested well by both teams, but it was Mill United who won in emphatic fashion, with a 4-0 win. Goals from DJ Moody, Shaun O'Donnell and a double from Liam McGuigan secured a final victory for United.
Dundee West and Burnhead Colts then battled it out for 2000 Cup Final. This game was probably the most entertaining and competitive match out of the whole day. With the final score at 2-2, thanks to goals from Darren Park and Jack Adam scored for Burnhead Colts whilst Ross Jamieson and Robbie Fleming netted for Dundee. The match was then decided on penalties, and it was Burnhead who won 6-5 with Dundee left broken hearted.
The 1999 age group kicked off with the plate final between Cedar River Soccer Association of Iowa, USA and Calderbraes Boys Club. The Americans edged out their North Lanakshire opponents to record a 2-1 victory.
This was followed by the Cup Final, contested between Drumsagard Football Academy of South Lanarkshire and Clube Atletico Paranaense of Brazil. The sides couldn't be separated in open play and penalties were required. The Scots held their nerver to edge out their South Amaerican opponents 4-3 in the shoot out.
The matches on pitch seven were also fairly entertaining, with one of them going to another penalty conclusion. EK Hotspur and Girvan Youth battled it out first before Syngenta Juveniles FC and Craigie United took their match to the death.
EK Hotspur and Girvan Youth contested the Plate Final first, with Girvan winning 2-1 with goals from Jamie Dorrans and Ross Kelly getting the goals.
Syngenta Juveniles FC and Craigie United's tie would have to be settled by penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time. Tony Mutiny scored for Craigie whilst Dom Croy netted for Syngenta. But it was Craigie who emerged victorious with a 4-3 win in the shoot-out.
Today was truly an epic conclusion to the tournament, with all teams competing well.
In the end, all the teams victorious in their finals were worthy winners, and are sure to be very proud of themselves for an excellent event.
The first final, for the Plate, saw local representation in the form of Stirling based outfit Riverside FC. They were 3-0 winners over Letham Sky Blues of the Perth & Kinross YFA.
Kilpatrick FC of the West Region took on Culter YFC of the North East for the top prize. The ADJFA outfit got the better of their Glasgow & District YFL opponents, recording a 1-0 victory and lifting the cup.
The 1996 Plate and Cup Finals were contested between Glenrothes Strollers and Rangers SABC, followed by KSC Caley Thistle and Lenzie. The Plate Final was played first and Rangers SABC ran out 4-2 winners over Glenrothes. A double from Dale Sproull, plus goals from Lee Mills and Taylor Stewart for Rangers cancelled out Callum Beaton's double for Glenrothes.
The Cup Final of 1996 boy's tournament got under way later on with the winners being Lenzie, who beat KSC Caley Thistle Lenzie by 4 goals to 1. Lee McLeland, Phill Duffy, Brad Rodden and Gary Steven all netted for Lenzie whilst Mason Boyd's goal for KSC turned out to be a consolation.
Glenrothes Strollers FC and Louden Albion FC battled it out on pitch four for the Boys 1994 Plate Final. The match was quite even, but it was Glenrothes who triumphed with a comfortable 2-0 win, with a well earned double from David Marshall.
An hour and a half later, it was an auld enemy affair in the Cup Final with Shetland and Jaguars FC. As expected, it was a competitive and exciting match with some very hefty tackles. Shetland managed to produce a well earned final victory with a double from Lorne McNiven and a goal from Scott Henderson.
The younger girls' football category saw teams born 1999 and youngster from all over Scotland contest for the honours. The two cup finals saw four teams from as many regions challenge for the trophies.
First up was the Cup Final, which featured Falkirk FC Girls Blues and Heart of Midlothian W&GFC. In a high scoring affair the dark blues of Falkirk beat their capital opponents 7-3.
Following this match was the Plate Final. Girvan Youth FC of Ayrshire locked horns with Forfar Farmington of Angus. The sides couldn't be separated after open play, with 2-2 the score, meaning a penalty shoot out would follow. Girvan came up trumps, beating Forfar 4-3 to land the top honour.
Results to follow.