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Riverside into first final at Ferry's expense

Ferry Athletic 1

Anderson 35'

Riverside CSC 2

Terroni 55', Traynor 74'
  • Sunday, 22 January 2017
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Tommy Clark Trophy

Riverside CSC booked their place in the final of the Tommy Clark Trophy with a 2-1 win over Ferry Athletic. Louie Anderson had given the hosts the lead in the first half but a super strike from Jack Terroni brought the visitors level. With four minutes remaining, Paul Traynor produced a stunning free kick to win the game for Riverside.

Ferry had taken all three points when these sides last met in the league and started brightly, with Anderson brining a good save out of Jordi Duncan after five minutes. Louie Porter fired over the bar moments later, before Anderson fired wide after 12 minutes.

The hosts were dominating possession, but despite numerous corners and free kicks, were failing to trouble Duncan in the Riverside goal. Anderson got on the end of Dylan Divers cross after half an hour, but his effort was saved by Duncan.

It would be the Divers and Anderson combination that would finally unlock the stubborn Riverside defence, the latter getting on the end of a through ball and slotting past Duncan. Ferry had the goal that their dominance deserved.

  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 1-0
  • Riverside CSC

The second half began in the fashion that most of the first had been played. Ferry captain Greg Breen saw his effort kept out by Duncan, before Ferry keeper Josh Westgarth denied Connor Spence.

Duncan had to be at his best after 52 minutes, producing a fine stop to deny Daniel Ogilvie. Despite their dominance for most of the match, there was a sense that a one goal lead was never going to be enough for Ferry, and they were nearly caught out after 54 minutes, as Willie Banyard cleared the ball off the line following a Riverside corner.

The visitors would get their equaliser, and in spectacular fashion after 55 minutes. The resulting corner was cleared as far as Jack Terroni, who’s effort from the top of box smacked against the cross bar, and bounced over the line.

Ferry were next to threaten, again through Breen. The midfielder brining another fine save out of Duncan. Anderson cut the ball back to Ogilvie on the hour mark, but he sliced his effort wide.

Riverside were beginning to impose themselves on the game, and with just six minutes remaining, took the lead. The visitors were awarded a free kick on the left-hand side of the box and Paul Traynor stepped up and curled a superb effort into the top corner of the net. (The Riverside man’s effort a near perfect replica of Wayne Rooney’s 250th goal for Manchester United against Stoke).

As Ferry pushed for an equaliser, Riverside managed to break in search of a third, but Terroni’s effort was kept out by Westgarth. Ferry couldn’t create another chance in the time remaining, meaning it will be Riverside that advance to the cup final.

This result will be a tough one to take for Ferry, who could and should have had the game killed off by half time. As the game continued at 1-0, it was clear that a nervousness crept into their play and ultimately allowed Riverside back into the game, albeit through two magnificent goals.

This group of Riverside players are just 80 minutes away from picking up their first ever trophy, and while they will go into the final against Dryburgh as underdogs, it’s important to remember that they haven’t reached the final by accident, and the underdogs might just have their day.

  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 1-2
  • Riverside CSC

Lineups

Ferry Athletic
Riverside CSC
1. Josh Westgarth
2. Zak Foran
3. Lloyd Birse
4. Daniel Ogilvie
5. Dylan Divers
6. Greg Breen
8. Jake Strachan
9. Owen McCord
12. Jaye McGrath
14. William Banyard
16. Louie Anderson
23. Louie Porter
19. Jordi Duncan
2. Samuel Delaney
3. Callum Bolton
6. Matthew Rees
10. Jack Terroni
11. Connor Spence
12. Michael Tinning
14. Amine Atrih
16. Aiden Stuart
17. Paul Traynor
18. Mateusz Wierzbicki
20. Fergus Robertson
24. Ruairidh Beaton
30. Samuel Gallagher
31. Callum Brand
32. Magnus Fettes
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Riverside CSC
Jake Strachan - A solid performance from the right back who was solid defensively and always looked dangerous when going forward.
Jordi Duncan - The Riverside captain made a number of big saves throughout the match. A similar performance will be needed on cup final day if Riverside are to lift the cup.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Riverside CSC
Anderson's Goal - A fine finish that gave his side a deserved lead, but the Ferry man will know that he should have had more.
Traynor's Free Kick - Spectacular. A goal worthy of winning any game, and luckily for Riverside, it won the biggest game of their season.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:11
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