Bucksburn and Hazlehead Under 15’s played out the final of the Gerrard Trophy at Northfield Academy, with Hazlehead once again proving they had too much in the tank for Bucksburn.
The game kicked off in glorious sunshine with Hazlehead on the attack. Bucksburn were keen to show their intent as well and after a good run down the left set up by Rhys Thomas, Calvin Meldrum struck the side netting.
An Ingram corner from the right in six minutes saw Lappin head just over before another move down the right involving Callan Gray and Jack Reid, saw the ball reach Isaac McLean but Adam Newlands got down well to save.
In fifteen minutes, Cai MacDonald nearly broke the deadlock turning smartly between two defenders before sending in a drive which narrowly cleared the crossbar.
Five minutes later he had another chance hitting goalwards a superb ball from Harry Ingram wide on the left and subsequently bringing out a top drawer save from Newlands.
A Hazlehead goal was only delayed sixty seconds however. McLean picked the ball up wide on the left thirty yards from goal before looking up and hitting a spectacular drive into the top corner of Newlands’ goal.
McDonald had a chance of a second a couple of minutes later. Good work involving Ruaridh Fenwick and McLean saw the ball crossed to the striker seven yards out but his header flashed narrowly wide.
Bucksburn were not out of it and when Thomas sent Mitchell Argo clear down the left it took a strong last gasp tackle from Jack Burnett to keep him out. The corner came to nothing.
Four minutes from the interval Hazlehead doubled their advantage. The ball was not properly cleared by the Bucksburn defence eventually rebounding off MacDonald and past Newlands.
It looked like it might go past the post until the striker got up to steer it into the empty net. Half time then arrived with Bucksburn left with much to do if they were to wrestle the Trophy away from Hazlehead