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West End FC take vital three points

West End FC 9

Waters 11, 34, 68, White 17, Caizley 24, Smith 36, 37, Baghurst 52, 63, Cairnie 54, Dalziel 57, 60

Mintlaw BC 0

  • Sunday, 19 February 2017
  • Kaimhill
  • Under 13´s
  • Competition name here
Claire Gulline

Claire Gulline | YFS Aberdeen Senior Reporter
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West End FC and Mintlaw BC met for the third time this season. Although Mintlaw had some promising chances, West End FC won in a great game. Their goals were scored by Euan White, Tenzin Caizley, Marc Cairnie, two each for Lewis Smith, Drew Baghurst and Tom Dalziel, and a hat trick for Sam Waters.

The first half got underway and West End pressed forward through Marc Cairnie who put the ball wide to Lewis Smith. Smith crossed the ball into the box but it was caught by Mintlaw goalkeeper, Jamie Dobbie.

Mintlaw had a chance of their own when Matthew Richardson made a break down the wing and crossed the ball to Leon Park on the edge of the box. However his shot was cleared off the line by West End’s Henry McIntosh.

Smith drove the ball forward for the home side but Matthew Stearman swept in to clear the danger. West End were awarded a corner. Smith sent the ball into the box where it bounced around before Sam Waters tapped it in to open the scoring in the eleventh minute.

West End took confidence from their score and were soon pressing again. Euan White broke down the wing, drove into the box and sent the ball straight into the top corner of the net in the seventeenth minute.

The home side continued to exert pressure but Dobbie was having a fantastic game in goal. Waters shot from twenty-five yards and wide to the left but Dobbie swept across to clear the danger. West End were awarded a corner. Cairnie crossed the ball into the box and Tenzin Caizley sent it into the net in the twenty-fourth minute.

The visitors were looking for an opening and were awarded a free kick deep in their own half. Dobbie sent the ball to the halfway line and Park put the ball into space for Ross Davidson and Kyle Gray to run on to but West End goalkeeper, Matthew Black, smothered the ball before either player could make a shot.

West End pressed back and Smith crossed the ball from wide on the right to Dylan Nokleby on the edge of the box but Nokleby headed the ball over the crossbar. However the home side extended their lead through Waters who lured Dobbie out from the goal and lobbed him in the thirty-fourth minute.

  • Half Time:
  • West End FC
  • 4-0
  • Mintlaw BC

West End started the second half very strongly, and Smith broke down the wing and crossed the ball from twenty-five yards and wide to the right, sending it straight past Mintlaw’s replacement goalkeeper, Scott Robertson, into the back of the net in the thirty-sixth minute.

From the restart, Waters put a great pass to Smith on the wing who drove to the edge of the box to slip it past Robertson in the thirty-seventh minute to extend his side’s lead.

Mintlaw rallied their defence despite pressure from the home side, including Smith heading the ball over the crossbar while looking for his hat trick. However a foul in the box saw the home side awarded a penalty. Caizley sent the ball low and to the right but Robertson kept the ball out and smothered it.

The visitors then pressed forward and Park broke through the defence and shot from twenty-five yards but Black cleared the danger.

Richardson made another fantastic break for Mintlaw and showed some impressive footwork to hold onto the ball. He linked with Josh Cruickshank but before he could shoot, West End rallied their defence to clear the danger.

However the visitors continued to exert pressure and Park linked with Davidson who crossed the ball to the edge of the box for Richardson but he fired his shot just wide.

West End drove play back to the other end and Drew Baghurst linked with Cairnie to lure Robertson out before Baghurst fired it into the net past Rhys Anderson, who had scrambled back in defence, in the fifty-second minute.

Soon after, the home side were given a corner. Joe Stilwell crossed the ball into the box and Cairnie headed it in to extend his side’s lead in the fifty-fourth minute.

The home side continued to press and were awarded a free kick at twenty-eight yards. Tom Dalziel sent the ball over the defensive wall and into the back of the net in the fifty-seventh minute.

Mintlaw were unable to get a foothold in the game as West End continued to create chances. Caizley linked with Dalziel to drive forward and Dalziel shot from twenty-five yards to slip the ball past Robertson into the net in the sixtieth minute.

Waters made a great break for West End and linked with Baghurst who shot from the edge of the box and found the back of the net in the sixty-third minute.

Mintlaw were awarded a free kick on the halfway line. Cruickshank sent the ball to the edge of the box and Richardson ran on but Black got the ball first and smothered it.

The visitors continued to press, and Park drove forward. From wide on the left, he raced to the edge of the box but his shot was smothered by Black.

Josh Jamieson then pressed down the left wing for Mintlaw and crossed the ball in for Gray but Lewis Dempster cleared the danger for the home side.

However West End were to have the final say, when Waters broke through Mintlaw’s defence, controlling the ball well to slip it past Robertson from the edge of the box in the sixty-eighth minute.

  • Full Time:
  • West End FC
  • 9-0
  • Mintlaw BC

Lineups

West End FC
Mintlaw BC
1. Matthew Black
2. Callum Kelsey
3. Tom Dalziel
4. Euan White
6. Lewis Smith
7. Sam Waters
8. Jake Liddell
9. Dylan Nokleby
10. Drew Baghurst
11. Tenzin Caizley
12. Jamie Strachan
14. William Ashdown
15. Lewis Dempster
18. HenryMcIntosh
19. Marc Cairnie
20. Joe Stilwell
1. Jamie Dobbie
2. Rhys Anderson
5. Josh Cruickshank
6. Jamie Smith
7. Leon Park
9. Ross Davidson
10. Ross Wilson
12. Kyle Gray
15. Ross Brown
18. Josh Jamieson
19. Ben Meredith
20. Matthew Richardson
21. Craig McDonald
22. Matthew Stearman
23. Ryan McRobbie
25. Scott Robertson
Star Player
West End FC
Mintlaw BC
Tenzin Caizley played well throughout the game. He was a prominent figure in attack and created chances for himself and his teammates.
Leon Park had a great game, causing West End's defence problems throughout. He created several chances and was unfortunate not to score.
Magic Moment
West End FC
Mintlaw BC
Sam Waters' second goal just before half-time was a great way for the home side to finish the half. Waters had a one-on-one with goalkeeper, Jamie Dobbie. Waters lured him out from the goal and lobbed him to give his side a very secure lead as the half drew to a close.
Matthew Richardson's break in the second half was fantastic. He showed great pace and control to drive forward but was unable to beat the last man. Although he linked well with Cruickshank, West End were able to hold their defence to deny what could have been a fantastic goal.
Club Views
West End FC
Mintlaw BC
I spoke with Barry Black, one of the coaches and treasurer for West End FC, who said, "[The game] was a bit slow to start with. The boys haven't played for three weeks. In the second half, the opposition tired and we scored our goals then. This is the closest game we've had with Mintlaw, and they've certainly improved over the three games we've played with them." On their aims for the rest of the season, he said, "The main aim is getting promotion. We have one main competitor in Culter, but our main aim is to get into the B League."
I spoke with Colin Smith, one of the coaches and secretary at Mintlaw BC, who said, "I thought it was a good enough game although there are a lot of positives and negatives to take away from the game. In recent times that we've played this team, it's a better result for us. In fairness to [West End FC], they are a B/A League team. I think on the whole, it was a decent result." On their aims for the rest of the season, he said, "We want to score more goals than we have been doing. That's been a big point for us- to get shots on target. We want to score a few more goals and win a few more games."
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