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Six out of six for Westdyke

Westdyke CC 3

Buirds 36, Napier 47, Renforth 62

Banks O'Dee Albion 1

Holod 70
  • Sunday, 03 June 2018
  • Charlie Gordon Park, Newmachar
  • Under 14´s
  • Eddie Mannall Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A good second half performance from Westdyke CC was enough for them to win the Eddie Mannall Trophy after a 3-1 win to make it six out of six trophies for Westdyke CC Under 14s since entering competitive football a few years ago. Westdyke were made to work hard for their win though and Banks O'Dee Albion can be proud of the way they played in this contest with a depleted squad. 

This match almost never went ahead with Banks O'Dee Albion struggling for a team in the lead-up to the game. 

Despite this, Albion started the game a more active outfit. Westdyke also enjoyed some good spells of football in the opening exchanges of the game however were slow and patient in their build-up. Antonio Jam was being a real handful for the Westdyke backline and a long range effort from the forward went over the bar after 12 minutes. 

The best chance of the game so far came to Banks O'Dee Albion four minutes later, Jam got the better of the Westdyke defence however his effort from 16 yards went wide of the right hand post.

After 17 minutes, there was a water break and an opportunity for a few coaching points for both teams, it seemed to work wonders, with both teams creating chances. Sebastian Holod had a chance over the bar for Albion with Andrew Buchan having Westdykes best effort for Westdyke on 20 minutes after being through on goal however his effort went wide of the right hand post. 

Connor Napier started getting more lively for Westdyke and he tried to make the breakthrough for Westdyke against the Albion goalkeeper. A curled effort from the striker was turned away by Kyle Douglas who normally plays outfield followed by a free kick by Napier which Douglas turned away again.

  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-0
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

Both teams decided to remain outside for the half time team talks due to the humidity of the weather, it was Westdyke who benefited most from these talks as they took the lead a minute after the turnaround, Jake Buirds got himself into space after being in a wide position to break into the box and place a fine finish into the bottom left hand corner. 

Albion kept going and a long range free kick from Liam May was saved by Marc O'Donnell before Westdyke went again and a Connor Napier volley was denied by Kyle Douglas. It would have been a great strike from the forward however Douglas did very well for Albion. 

Napier finally got the goal he deserved after 47 minutes, the forward got into a really good position before shooting from long range which bounced off the crossbar and into the back of the net to double Westdykes advantage.

It was 3-0 after 62 minutes, a quick throw in found Luke Renforth who went on a good run before finishing well, it was a quick move from Westdyke which caught Albion out, Renforth has had a great season for Westdyke and deserved his goal. 

Banks O'Dee Albion never gave up and it could have been easy to cave in and accept defeat and the Spain Park outfit were awarded a penalty before the final whistle after a push in the box. Sebastian Holod stepped up from 12 yards and dispatched with ease past O'Donnell. 

Congratulations to Westdyke CC and commiserations to Banks O'Dee Albion who served up a great cup final. Ahead of the game it was first vs fourth and Albion hadn't been on the best of form of late. There was mentions before the game that it was going to be a cricket score and it would be one way traffic, however Albion put up a great fight, but were ultimately beaten by a good Westdyke side who made it six out of six trophies. 

Westdyke CC is a club that is going places and this is the fifth trophy that the club have picked up this season with the 2004s winning a treble and the 2001s winning the double having just missed out on the league. Westdyke also enjoyed a good Scottish Cup run before a defeat to Spartans in the semi-finals.

  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 3-1
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

Lineups

Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
1. Marc O'Donnell
2. Josh Henderson
3. Jamie Maclellan
4. Joe Davison
5. James McQuaker
6. Andrew Buchan
7. Jake Buirds
9. Ryan Park
10. Scott Coull
11. Lewis Dalgarno
14. Neil Campbell
15. Leo Rataj
16. Jacob Taylor
17. Connor Napier
18. Luke Renforth
1. Kyle Douglas
2. Connor Moir
3. Liam May
4. Louis McGarrity
6. Elliot Brodie
8. Ryan Fraser
9. Sebastian Holod
10. Bailey Milne
11. Calan Shirreffs
12. Jay Goldie
14. Dominic Love
15. Antonio Jam
17. Adam Gordon
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
Connor Napier - Scored a goal and had a few more chances to add to the tally.
Kyle Douglas - Albion were a good side outfield however Kyle was a stand in goalkeeper and didn't put a foot wrong.
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
The 2nd goal through Connor Napier which was a great strike off the bar and in.
The penalty through Sebastian Holod which was deserved for their achievements.
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