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Duncan at the double for Thistle

Thistle BC 2

Duncan 10, 47

Dyce BC 0

  • Sunday, 03 December 2017
  • Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie
  • Under 14´s
  • ADJFA Under 14s A league
David Reid

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Two goals from Logan Duncan were enough for Thistle BC to come out on top against Dyce BC. This was a highly anticipated fixture with Dyce BC looking to put the pressure on the teams at the top whilst Thistle was looking to climb the table.

Thistle coach Jeremy Claire stated in his interview after the game that the initial expectation this season was to avoid relegation however they have surpassed that expectation already with Thistle going three points clear of Lewis United Youth in fourth and putting pressure on Westdyke, Dyce & Banks O’Dee Albion at the top. This was also Dyce’s first league defeat of the season.

The game started at a decent tempo and Logan Duncan had the ball in the back of the net after six minutes, however celebrations were cut short as the forward was deemed offside.

Duncan did put the hosts ahead after 10 minutes though after picking up the ball before taking it into the box and tucking the ball away past Daniel Neish in the Dyce goal. Great start to the game for Thistle.

Dyce came out the traps again and nearly got themselves level after 18 minutes. A ball from Callum Nicol found Jos McLaren who had a great chance with only Jamie Shingler to beat however the effort flashed wide.

In the 24th minute, Duncan was clean through on goal again for Thistle however the effort went straight to Neish. Thistle deserved their lead going into half time with Dyce struggling to get to grips with the game although they were dangerous on the ball. Thistle were good going forward and were organised at the back. 

  • Half Time:
  • Thistle BC
  • 1-0
  • Dyce BC

Dyce came out a stronger side in the 2nd half & had a chance through Nicol saved by Jamie Shingler. Ryan McShea then had a chance for the visitors straight at Shingler.

Thistle went 2-0 ahead in the 47th minute after a great ball came in which Daniel Neish tried to collect at the first attempt however fell and Logan Duncan was on the spot to tuck the ball away.

The rest of the game saw Thistle trying to restore their lead whilst Dyce did try and salvage something from the game it was a little too late.

Logan Duncan gets the plaudits for his brace however the hosts did put in a good shift with all of the team fairly organised. Thistle came runners up in the B league last season and the results so far this campaign shows the progression that has been made at Thistle. It is exciting times ahead and they will be a match for any team in the league and the evidence is already there having drawn 2-2 with Westdyke recently who were A league champions last season.

As for Dyce, they put in a good performance however it wasn’t enough on the day. They have a new management team in place though and they will come back stronger again. They have produced some excellent results this season and every team is allowed an off day. 

 

  • Full Time:
  • Thistle BC
  • 2-0
  • Dyce BC

Lineups

Thistle BC
Dyce BC
1. Jamie Shingler
2. Ronan Walker
3. Euan Bridgeford
4. Luca D'Ambruoso
5. Ryan Alexander
6. Aidan MacRae
7. Reece Mathieson
8. Magnus Robertson
9. Beeses Rai
10. Lucas Park
11. Conor Claire
12. Gregor Manning
14. Robert Reid
15. Connor Robertson
16. Logan Duncan
20. Jan Polanski
21. Ethan Johnston
1. Daniel Neish
2. Ariel Blanksby
3. Rio Collie
4. Gregor McPherson
6. James Whyte
7. Arran Dunnet
8. Ryan McShea
9. Jos McLaren
10. Raegan Rintoul
11. Struan Pirie
12. Callum Nicol
14. Jackson Pirie
15. Alex Johnston
16. Harvey Clark
17. James Steel
Star Player
Thistle BC
Dyce BC
Logan Duncan - Two goals from the talented forward and a good all round performance.
Daniel Neish - Kept his side in the game with some good saves.
Magic Moment
Thistle BC
Dyce BC
Logan Duncan's 1st goal. A good move & a good strike.
The chance from Jos McLaren. The ball from Callum Nicol was good as well.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
Last modified on Monday, 04 December 2017 17:15
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