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.