Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts won the under 17s Fife Cup after a 4-2 win over Blue Brazil in Crossgates. The conditions were tough in the hot weather and goals from Cameron Walls, Greg Hazel and Corey McArthur gave Swifts the win.
The game started quickly and Hillfield got off to the perfect start on 4 minutes. Sam Glancy's corner from the right was headed home at the near post by Cameron Walls with the aid of confusion on the goal line with a Blue Brazil defender and Goalkeeper.
Swifts doubled their lead 3 minutes later when a long ball set Greg Hazel free and the striker finished well, volleying the ball into the corner. It was the perfect start for Hillfield who came out all guns blazing and looked here like they could win by a huge margin.
Blue Brazil looked to get back in the match and did so on 20 minutes when a mix up in the Swifts defence allowed Gregg Page to score from 6 yards. It took a while for Blue Brazil to get going but they were back in the game.
There was then a 10 minute delay in the game as one of the linesmen suffered an injury. Luckily there was an official standing by and play was resumed.
Hillfield then added two more goals just before half time. Firstly Greg Hazel was played through on goal and finished nicely to make it 3-1 and then Corey McArthur added a fourth from the penalty spot as he was tripped up by the 'keeper in the box.
Half Time: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Under 17s 4-1 Blue Brazil Under 17s
The second half started more evenly with little chances being created by either team.
The first chance came on the hour mark and it was a second goal for Blue Brazil. A well worked move was finished by Connor Young after being smartly set up by Gregg Page. Blue Brazil were back in the game and putting a fair amount of pressure on Hillfield.
Hillfield almost wrapped up the win for Hillfield on 73 minutes. After some good work on the ball by Greg Hazel he brought it inside and rattled a shot off the underside of the crossbar and the rebound fell to Sam Glancy who couldn't direct it goalwards.
The second half failed to produce many chances with the majority of the play coming in the midfield. It was a heated exchange with several players picking up bookings in the second half. Hillfield were content to see the match out by staying strong at the back and soaking up any Blue Brazil Pressure.
It was a deserved win for Hillfield who dominated the majority of the game but Blue Brazil will rue the early goals they conceded which made the game very difficult for them.
Full Time: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Under 17s 4-2 Blue Brazil Under 17s