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Five star Monifieth lift Queen’s Jubilee Cup after victory over Montrose

Monifieth Athletic 5

Tosh 22', 43', 57', Hush 54', Fraser 61'

Montrose YFC 2

Gammie 45', McWhinnie 78'
  • Sunday, 15 May 2016
  • North End Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Queen’s Jubilee Cup
Iain Proudfoot

Iain Proudfoot | YFS East Region Journalist
Author's Bio | Articles by Author | iproudfoot@youthfootballscotland.co.uk

A hat-trick by Cavin Tosh helped Monifieth lift the Queen’s Jubilee Cup with victory over Montrose. In an engrossing contest full of inventive free-flowing football it was the eventual victors' attacking display which ensured they would be the team celebrating at North End Park.

Monifieth started brightly and forced two corners in quick succession with the accurate delivery of Ryan Scobie putting the Montrose defence under early pressure. It was clear Monifieth were not overawed by the occasion and almost went ahead through Cameron Fraser’s powerful effort striking the bar, after being released into space by a clever pass from Ryan McLaren.  Having been the provider moments earlier McLaren was, himself, unlucky to see a shot from distance flash narrowly wide.

The quick movement of the Monifieth forward line was carving out a number of opportunities and Aiden McAnish forced a good save by Lewis Yule.

In the 22nd minute the high tempo attacking play was rewarded with the opener, Tosh picking up a loose ball in the box and showing good composure to knock past the 'keeper. Having made the breakthrough Monifieth continued to commit men forward in search of a second, with Yule called into action to smother efforts from McLaren and Tosh.

Despite the setback of falling behind Montrose began to enjoy some sustained possession for the first time in the final and Ryan Gammie headed over from a Hamish McWhinnie corner.  On the stroke of half time the sides were almost level, a good run by Reece Aitken ended with a well placed shot cannoning back off the upright.

  • Half Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 1-0
  • Montrose YFC

Monifieth started the second period in a similar fashion to the first and doubled their advantage on 43 minutes, Tosh diverting the ball into the net after impressive link-play with McAnish.

Just as it looked as if the tie was running away from Montrose the deficit was halved two minutes later. Hamish McWhinnie showed great determination to force a corner which was nodded home by Gammie after Robbie Anderson’s looping delivery.  Having fought their way back into the final Montrose were almost level and again Anderson was heavily involved, sending a curling shot just past the far post.

Monifieth responded to the pressure well and put one hand on the trophy as the clock ticked into the 54th minute, Ryan Hush prodding the ball into the net after being released by Gavin Westwater.

Three minutes later the lead was extended by Tosh’s clinical finish who, in the process, secured his hat-trick.

With a three-goal cushion the Monifieth forward line were given the freedom of expression and intricate passing, between McLaren and Tosh, saw Cameron Fraser complete his side’s scoring on 61 minutes.

Credit must go to Montrose for continuing to show endeavour and they secured the final goal of the afternoon through McWhinnie's well placed shot into the bottom corner with two minutes to play.

Overall Montrose can be pleased with their effort and determination throughout the final. It can be argued that the result may have been different if it was not for the 'keepers left hand post.

For victors Monifieth the side are worthy winners of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup and scoring five goals in the process adds further gloss to a tremendous achievement.

  • Full Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 5-2
  • Montrose YFC

Lineups

Monifieth Athletic
Montrose YFC
1. Lewis Pickett
2. Gary Ellis
3. Aiden McAnish
4. Ryan Scobie
5. Ryan Sandeman
6. Gavin Westwater
7. Ryan Hush
9. Ryan McLaren
10. Cavin Tosh
11. Christopher McNeill.
15. Sanuel Matchett
16. Connor Scott
17. Cameron Fraser
18. Ross Farnan
1. Corry Marshall
2. Kade McDonald
3. Harris Porter
4. Ryan Gammie
5. Murray Stephen
6. Hamish McWhinnie
9. Bryce Murray
10. Reece Aitken
11. Robbie Anderson
12. Jay Fraser
14. Keelan McCulloch
15. Greg Matthews
16. Rhys Doran
21. Lewis Yule
Star Player
Monifieth Athletic
Montrose YFC
Cavin Tosh - To score a hat-trick in a final is a great achievement.
Ryan Gammie - Instrumental in his side's attacking play and rewarded with a goal.
Magic Moment
Monifieth Athletic
Montrose YFC
Cameron Fraser's strike was a culmination of the positive attacking play shown by Monifieth throughout
Ryan Gammie's powerful header which brought his side back into the final.
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