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Westdyke pick up Winton Trophy with Dyce win

Westdyke CC 3

McLellan 50, 53, 61

Dyce Boys Club 1

McLaren 32
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018
  • Spain Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Winton Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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An 11 minute hat-trick from Jack McLellan was enough for Westdyke CC to bring home the Winton Trophy coming from behind to win the game, it was an exciting cup final with both teams trying their hardest. There were two sending-offs for Dyce however it was a good game for the neutral.

Dyce threatened in the opening stages of the game giving Westdyke no time on the ball at all, Dyce had a couple of good chances with Gregor McPherson playing a good ball into Callum Nicol on four minutes however he shot over the bar. Nicol then had another chance on eight minutes but it was denied by a good from O'Donnell.

Westdyke had chances of their own and Daniel Neish in the Dyce goal has to be thanked for producing some good saves. Ryan Park had a good effort on goal after 20 minutes however a stretched save denied the Westdyke attacker.

Dyce took the lead three minutes before half time, a long kick found Jos McLaren who then had a shot on goal which slid under Mark O'Donnell on its way in to give his side the lead, the game would then die out before the half time interval in which Dyce would go in a goal to the good, the most pleasing thing from a Dyce perspective is they got bodies forward giving Westdyke problems.

  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-1
  • Dyce Boys Club

The 2nd half kicked off and it was a rejuvenated Westdyke showing more intent and impetus in the attacking areas knowing they had to react quick, Tom Findlay had a good effort on goal which was denied by Neish.

Westdyke equalised after 50 minutes, a good ball by Connor Napier found Jack McLellan who ran free of the Dyce backline before slotting the ball home from 10 yards to get his side back into the game. McLellan switched from a defensive position to a midfield position and the decision by the Westdyke management team paid off.

Dyce were reduced to 10 men with Jos McLaren giving his marching orders before the same two players played their part for the second goal with Napier playing in another good ball which McLellan managed to get onto and the defender got his second of the game with a cool finish past Neish after 53 minutes.

Westdyke then got a penalty which was taken by McLellan and he struck the ball home however the referee ordered a retake and Dyce goalkeeper Daniel Neish was sent off for foul and abusive language which meant a delay in play before McLellan took the spot kick again and he made no mistake from 12 yards firing home.

Congratulations to Westdyke CC and commiserations to Dyce BC.

  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 3-1
  • Dyce Boys Club


Westdyke CC
Dyce Boys Club
1. Marc O'Donnell
2. Josh Henderson
3. Jamie McLellan
4. Joe Davison
5. James McQuaker
6. Andrew Buchan
7. Jake Buirds
9. Ryan Park
10. Scott Coull
11. Lewis Dalgarno
12. Tom Findlay
14. Neil Campbell
15. Leo Rataj
16. Jacob Taylor
17. Connor Napier
18. Luke Renforth
20. Liam Strachan
1. Daniel Neish
2. Ariel Blanksby
4. Gregor McPherson
5. Raegan Rintoul
6. James Whyte
7. Michael Rae
8. Jackson Pirie
9. Jos McLaren
10. Ryan McShea
11. Struan Pirie
12. Callum Nicol
14. James Steel
15. Alex Johnston
19. Jack Durno
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Dyce Boys Club
Jack McLellan - A very good 2nd half from Jack and a good hat-trick alongside a good team performance.
Callum Nicol - Played well in midfield for Dyce, unlucky not to score.
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Dyce Boys Club
The equaliser through McLellan, a good ball from Napier followed by a good finish from McLellan.
The goal before half time from Jos McLaren.
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