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Albion reach national final at Drumsagard's expense

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Banks O’Dee Albion Under 14s made it to the Scottish Cup final on Sunday after a 3-1 win over Drumsagard Football Academy Club at Keith Park, Hillhead. Albion got to the semi-final stage last season however crashed out of the competition after defeat to Leith Athletic.

The Aberdeen outfit await the winners of the other semi-final between Barrhead & Leith Athletic which will determine who Albion face at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie on the 21st May.

Albion coach Greg Watson shared his thoughts on the game when he said: “The guys played really well and stuck to the game plan really well. Scoring three goals in a Scottish Cup semi-final is brilliant and defensively we were spot-on.

“We’ve lost a few games recently that we aren’t happy about however it was important after getting beat the week before that we reacted well and there’s not a better reaction than putting yourself into the Scottish Cup final.

“There was a lot of support from both the younger & older Albion teams & coaches within the club as well. It’s good to get a lot of young players along to see how these boys play in big games.”

Banks O’Dee Albion Under 17s host Giffnock FC Thistle and Watson added by saying: “It would be great if there was two Albion teams in the final this year and especially that they got to the final last year before being knocked out by Rossvale.

“If they can get there again it would be fantastic for the club and I’m sure the under 17s will do the business on the pitch come Sunday afternoon.”

Albion player Jordan Lynch also spoke to David Reid who said: “It was really good and I am excited for the final and a trip to Airdrie should be good fun. We put in a good shift at the weekend and hopefully we can put in more work in the final.

“Getting knocked out in the Winton Trophy by CBC Hilton is disappointing however we got the win in the Scottish Cup semi-final so the boys are buzzing for a final. It was 0-0 until the last few minutes of the 1st half and it was brilliant to get a goal going into half time which got the morale up for the boys.”

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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