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Buckie seal Clach away day with Turriff win

Buckie Thistle 2

Phimster 34, McKay 81

Turriff United 1

Clark 5
  • Wednesday, 10 October 2018
  • Victoria Park
  • Under 18´s
  • SFA Youth Cup 2nd round

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Goals from Saul Phimster and Finlay McKay were enough for Buckie Thistle to see off Turriff United and book a trip to Inverness in the next round of the SFA Youth Cup to face Clachnacuddin on the 9th November.

Turriff took the lead through Alex Clark before Buckie pulled level thanks to Phimster. 

Buckie at Under 17 level are currently 3rd in the Highland League North whilst Turriff are a team made up of boys from local clubs and they lost three successive games on the bounce before a 6-1 win away to Deveronvale in the Under 17's Highland League East on Monday night,, but they didn't really find the same rhythm in this game. 

Turriff started the game at a good pace and with the game four minutes old, the visitors took the lead.

A good ball from Lewis Chalmers found Clark who got rid of the Buckie backline before firing home a good effort into the middle of the net beyond Lee Herbert. 

Herbert has had a couple of appearances for the first team at Buckie this season and his big kick found Phimster who played in another first team apprentice Lucas Davidson who tried an ambitious effort over the advancing Aidan Wood, however the former Ross County midfielders effort was denied by the tall goalkeeper. 

Wood was called upon again on 15 minutes, saving a long range drive from Calum MacLeod.

Buckie got off to a slow start in the game, however they looked the more threatening side after the quarter hour mark. 

Wood then created an attack for United on 20 minutes when his long kick evaded the Buckie defence and Greig Taylor got onto the ball and broke forward towards goal, but his effort went wide of the right hand post. 

Buckie equalised on 35 minutes; Phimster went on a good run before guiding a fine deflected effort into the bottom right hand corner beyond Wood to bring the Jags level, Turriff had been the better side the first quarter hour but Buckie grew into the game and they worked hard for the equaliser. 

The Jags tried to go in front before the interval after a ball from Joel Davidson found Josh Mair however a good save from Wood denied the winger. 


  • Half Time:
  • Buckie Thistle
  • 1-1
  • Turriff United

Greig Taylor tried to put the visitors back in front however his shot was straight at Herbert before Rory Brown had a free kick from just outside the box which was denied by a good diving stop from the former Ross County keeper. 

Buckie nearly took the lead ten minutes into the second half after a defensive clearance wasn't dealt with properly and Lucas Davidson was encouraged to shoot past an advancing Wood from 40 yards out but an excellent save from the United goalkeeper denied him. 

A Calum Stephen ball found John Milne, who scored a hat-trick on Monday night against Deveronvale however a decent headed effort on goal was thwarted by Herbert who made sure he did his bit for Buckie. 

Turriff had a pattern of attacks however so did Buckie; they were threatening and being creative despite not producing a final product.

On 81 minutes, the home side got a penalty after Sam Mair was fouled in the area, up stepped Finlay McKay who guided home a fine penalty into the bottom right hand corner. 

The visitors had a couple of attacks during the latter stages of the game with Buckie Thistle looking to counter during the final ten minutes in order to protect their lead.

A ball from Phimster found Josh Mair with the wingers effort hitting the side netting with spectators in the stand thinking the ball had crossed the line. 

Both sides delivered a cracking contest and it was a good cup tie for the neutral, Turriff will feel hard done by with the defeat and they worked hard however take nothing away from Buckie Thistle who were superb in the second half after an edgy first period. 

Congratulations to Buckie Thistle and commiserations to Turriff United. 

  • Full Time:
  • Buckie Thistle
  • 2-1
  • Turriff United


Buckie Thistle
Turriff United
1. Lee Herbert
2. Joel Davidson
3. Finlay McKay
4. Calum MacLeod
5. Drew Bruce
6. Mitchell Adam
7. Jay Flett
8. Lucas Davidson
9. Sam Mair
11. Josh Mair
12. Saul Phimster
14. Brodie Mair
15. Bailey Gauld
16. David Cumming
17. Ryan Allan
24. Jay Campbell
1. Aidan Wood
2. Calum Stephen
4. Cameron Whyte
5. Craig Anderson
6. Lewis Chalmers
7. Ben Firth
8. Rory Brown
9. Greig Taylor
10. Luke Kinsella
11. John Milne
12. Alex Clark
14. Calvin O'Hare
16. Alex Reid
17. John Taylor
Star Player
Buckie Thistle
Turriff United
Saul Phimster - Any Buckie could have got the award however Saul scored a good goal and linked up well with the rest of the team.
Calum Stephen - Calum did well at the back against a pacy Buckie side and went on a couple of good runs.
Magic Moment
Buckie Thistle
Turriff United
The equaliser for Buckie through Phimster which deflected into the net.
The opening goal through Alex Clark, a ball from Chalmers found Clark who fired home.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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