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Juggins double clinches East Region Cup for Pitfour

Fairmuir BC 1

Hutton 90+3

Pitfour FC 2

Juggins 80, 82
  • Fairmuir BC 1-2 Pitfour FC (AET)
  • Thursday, 31 May 2018
  • The Canniepairt
  • Under 14´s
  • East Region Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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An extra time brace from Torran Juggins clinched the East Region Cup for Pitfour at the expense of Pitfour. There was nothing to separate the sides after 70 minutes, but the Pitfour striker came up with the goods late on despite Ryan Hutton responding for Fairmuir late on.

It was a first cup final appearance for Fairmuir, while Pitfour were looking to complete the double treble. They nearly made the perfect start when Sonny Simpson stabbed the ball past Finlay Slater inside the opening minutes, but Aaron Telford was on hand to hook the ball clear from danger.

The early chance would prove to be a false dawn, as both sides looked to avoid conceding first in the opening 20 minutes. Torran Juggins was sent in behind the Fairmuir defence eight minutes before half time but Slater was quick off his line to tackle the striker.

At the other end, Kristian Keay pulled off an impressive fingertip save to keep out a long-range strike from Telford. Juggins and Simpson both had half chances before the interval but couldn’t capitalise as the sides went off level at the break.

  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 0-0
  • Pitfour FC

Pitfour started the second half brightly but couldn’t find a way past Slater. Evan Wolecki was unbale to force the ball in after Slater misjudged a free kick.

Juggins thought he had opened the scoring after a clever turn in the box but the ball narrowly evaded the top corner. Matthew Cullerton headed over not long after.

Both sides were playing well but lacked the all-important killer instinct in the final third. In injury time, Fairmuir thought they had found the winner when Mark Ross let fly from 20 yards, but the ball smacked the inside of the post and somehow didn’t end up in the back of the net.

  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 0-0
  • Pitfour FC
Ryan Hutton had the first chance in extra time but couldn’t hit the target with his strike. The deadlock was broken when Juggins was sent in behind the Fairmuir defence and slipped the ball under the oncoming Slater.

Pitfour wasted no time adding a second as Juggins scored again two minutes after the half time break. The striker lifted the ball over Slater and despite the efforts of the recovering Fairmuir defenders, it found its way into the net.

Juggins passed up the chance for a hat trick when he headed over in injury time. Fairmuir did pull one back when Thomas Gibb’s cross fell for Hutton, and he slotted home with what proved to be the final kick of the ball.

This was a case of so close yet so far for Fairmuir. For their first cup final, this was a solid showing against a strong Pitfour side. On another day Mark Ross’s shot would have found the net and they would have been celebrating a first cup success, but ultimately, it proved not to be their day.

As for Pitfour, this result caps off another incredible season for them. They used the ball well and managed to restrict Fairmuir to a handful of chances. To win a treble is a remarkable achievement, but to repeat the feat over two seasons is the mark of a top side.

Final Result: Fairmuir BC 1-2 Pitfour FC (AET)

Lineups

Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
1. Finlay Slater
2. Mark Ross
3. Dylan Patullo
4. Josh Robertson
6. Billy Donald
7. Aaron Christie
9. Thomas Gibb
10. Aaron Telford
11. Igor Zinko
12. Rhys Ross
13. Riley Nelson
15. Ryan Hutton
16. Jordan Adam
17. Kyle Smith
19. Ryan McGregor
1. Kristian Keay
2. Lewis McGregor
3. Cameron Wilks
4. Alexander Douglas
5. Finn Molison
6. Jamie Selfridge
7. Sonny Simpson
8. Benjamin Martin
9. Lewis Thomson
10. Torran Juggins
14. Finlay Jarvis
15. Finlay Stewart
18. Luke Hunter
19. Matthew Cullerton
20. Michael Milne
21. Evan Wolecki
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
Mark Ross - The Fairmuir man looked a threat all game long and was agonisingly close to winning the match with his injury time strike.
Torran Juggins - The Pitfour striker was a handful all game long and proved to be the man for the big occasion with both his side's goals.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
Hutton's Goal - It proved to be a consolation, but a tidy finish nonetheless.
Juggins's Second Goal - The Pitfour man was the coolest man on the pitch when faced with Slater, and produced a classy finish to put the game to bed.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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