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Kennoway stay perfect with Scottish Cup win over Monifieth

Monifieth Athletic 1

McQuillan 21

Kennoway Star Hearts 2

Walker 8, Bou 9
  • Sunday, 23 September 2018
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  • Under 16´s
  • Scottish Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Goals from Dylan Walker and Rudy Bou sealed Kennoway Star Hearts spot in Round Three of the Scottish Cup. Ruari McQuillan pulled a goal back for Monifieth but couldn’t end their winning run.

Both teams came into the match unbeaten, with Monifieth’s first three games all ending as draws, while Kennoway top the Fife table with a 100% record.

The first chance of the game went Monifieth’s way when the ball broke for Paddy Boyle at the edge of the box, but his strike was straight at Kennoway stopper Craig Doctor.

Kennoway have had no problem in front of goal this season and took the lead after eight minutes when the ball was played into Dylan Walker, who fired a low shot past Thomas Welsh.

Lightning struck twice for the Fifers after good play down the left saw the ball worked into Rudy Bou, who found the net with a strike that Welsh could only palm into the corner after nine minutes.

Things appeared to get worse for Monifieth shortly after when Jamie Donaldson turned the ball home from a corner, but the referee disallowed the goal for a foul.

The hosts continued to battle on and halved the deficit after 21 minutes when Ruari McQuillan controlled the ball in the box and curled a shot past Doctor on the turn.

Monifieth had offered little as an attacking threat but found themselves back in the tie.

Kennoway looked more likely to find the game’s fourth goal as half time approached, and when Callum Hamilton found Walker with a long ball, it looked like they would extend their advantage, only for the forward to fire narrowly wide.

  • Half Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 1-2
  • Kennoway Star Hearts

A long-range free kick from substitute Moby Ogunlaja tested Doctor before Bartosz Kwiatek went close with a chipped effort.

McQuillan looked to have equalised when he flicked Elliot McCafferty’s free kick towards goal, but the ball bounced narrowly wide. Kwiatek saw an effort cleared off the line before Doctor had to tip a dangerous ball onto the bar.

The resulting corner was met by an unmarked McQuillan, but once again Doctor was on hand to deny Monifieth with a smart diving save before Ian McManus hooked the ball to safety.

Doctor kept out another effort before McQuillan and managed to keep the ball under control to deny Aidan Lorente a tap in.

A late free kick presented Bou the chance to double his tally, but his effort didn’t breach the Monifieth wall and Kennoway saw out the final few minutes to advance to the next round.

  • Full Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 1-2
  • Kennoway Star Hearts


Monifieth Athletic
Kennoway Star Hearts
1. Thomas Welsh
4. Aaron Dewar
6. Bartosz Kwiatek
7. Elliot McCafferty
8. Sean Kydd
9. Jamie Lannon
10. Aidan Lorente
12. Ross McLean
14. Paddy Boyle
16. Ben Dorward
18. Cameron Knight
20. Lewis Banks
23. Greg Will
26. Dylan Ferguson
29. Ruari McQuillan
30. Moby Ogunlaja
31. Findlay Fullerton
19. Craig Doctor
2. Sean Duncan
3. Euan Hay
5. Jamie Donaldson
6. Ryan Ndogaj
7. Calum Gilray
8. Robbie Hall
9. Rudy Bou
10. Murray Black
11. Dylan Walker
14. Charlie Fotheringham
15. Leo Diyenli
16. Callum Hamilton
17. Ian McMannus
20. Shaun Cunningham
Star Player
Monifieth Athletic
Kennoway Star Hearts
Ruari McQuillan - Put in a power of work up front and only a fine goalkeeping performance stopped him adding to his tally.
Craig Doctor - Pulled off several top saves in the second half as Monifieth searched for the equaliser.
Magic Moment
Monifieth Athletic
Kennoway Star Hearts
McQuillan's Goal - Superb close control and a finish to match from the Monifieth forward.
Walker's Goal - An emphatic strike that got Kennoway off to the ideal start.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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