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Clinical East Fife prevail against Kelty Hearts Colts

East Fife YA 3

Davidson 38'51'78

Kelty Hearts Colts 1

Horsburgh O.G 92'
  • Sunday, 22 October 2017
  • King George IV Park, Leven
  • Under 17´s
  • AFYFC under 17's

A hat-trick from Adam Davidson helped East Fife claim the three points against Kelty Hearts in what was a top of the table clash.

East Fife were the first to threaten in Leven, when Jack Matheson slipped in Jordon Mackenzie who fired his shot just wide of the post in the 4th minute. Mackenzie had another great chance after getting on the end of a James Paterson cross but once again his shot just went off target from the edge of the box in the 10th minute.

Kelty Hearts got their first chance of the game in the 12th minute when Jack Gillespie managed to get on the end of a lofted through ball. However, he couldn’t keep his volley under control as it went over the bar.

East Fife continued their pressure as Kelty Goalkeeper Tayler Martin denied a close ranged header from Mackenzie in the 18th minute. Mackenzie was unlucky again in the 25th minute as Adam Davidson made a superb run down the wing and found the head of Mackenzie who couldn’t keep it down.

Kelty had their best chance of the first half as defender Troy Stein teed up a long-ranged effort which was smartly denied by East Fife goalkeeper Kyle Anderson in the 27th minute. As both teams both attempted to break the deadlock.

Robbie Thomson was unlucky not to put the hosts ahead after his volley went well over the bar in the 36th minute.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 38th minute as Davidson tapped the ball in and finished off what was a stunning passing move by East Fife.

Kelty were unfortunate not to hit back immediately as Lennon Halliday’s shot went wide after a good cross from Gillespie in the 42nd minute. Which was also the climax of what was a very end-to-end first half. 

  • Half Time:
  • East Fife YA
  • 1-0
  • Kelty Hearts Colts

Kelty came racing out the traps in the second half as Jack Mathieson made some room for himself and smashed it a goal but saw it flash over the bar in the 50th minute.

East Fife went two ahead after a Nathan Laird free kick was floated in and Davidson was there again to place it past Martin and double his tally for the day in the 51st minute of the game.

East Fife were unlucky not to go three ahead after midfielder Matthew Hutchison skipped past two defenders and then let it fly from range and seeing it go a fraction from the top corner in the 56th minute. Kelty Heart’s Halliday was close to grabbing one back for the away side after his shot went just off target in the 66th minute.

The game was then put to bed by East Fife when Mackenzie showed some fantastic skill down the wing, beating defenders for pace then proceeded to cut the ball back to Davidson and for the third time of the day he put it in the back of the net and completed his hattrick in the 78th minute of the game.

The game went quiet as it looked like both sides had packed it in, until a cross from Kelty Hearts Takqdzwa Seva who showed fantastic composure and skill throughout the game, hit off East Fife defender Jake Horsburgh and deflected into his own net in the 92nd minute of the game and finishing the game. 

  • Full Time:
  • East Fife YA
  • 3-1
  • Kelty Hearts Colts


East Fife YA
Kelty Hearts Colts
1. Kyle Anderson
4. Adam Davidson
5. Nathan Laird
6. Jake Horsburgh
7. Matthew Hutchison
8. Jamie Allan
12. John Beattie
14. Greg Houston
15. Jack Armstrong
16. Jake Matheson
17. Lewis Rosie
18. Jordan Mackenzie
20. Robbie Thomson
21. James Paterson
1. Tayler Martin
2. Neil Mitchell
3. Troy Stein
4. Thomas Copland
5. Jack Mathieson
6. Paul Mitchell
7. Liam Jackson
9. Brad Mitchell
10. Lennon Halliday
12. Jack Gillespie
14. Keiran Aitchison
15. Takqdzwa Seva
17. Rhuiri Garvie
18. Lewis Morgan
Star Player
East Fife YA
Kelty Hearts Colts
Adam Davidson- Hat-trick hero for the home side. All three goals showing some superb composure as well as a real determination to get the ball forward throughout the game.
Takqdzwa Seva- Showed terrific footwork throughout the game as well as a great passing ability. Fought for the ball back constantly.
Magic Moment
East Fife YA
Kelty Hearts Colts
East Fife's first goal was a thing of beauty. A great passing move between what seemed like the whole team, finished off by Davidson.
Kelty's eventual goal was richly deserved, after a whole hosts of attempts the whole game. Even if it was an own goal.
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