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Westdyke with five at Albion

Banks O'Dee 1

Jam 49

Westdyke CC 5

Petterman 24, 55, Nicol 43, 52, Sandilands 68
  • Sunday, 20 January 2019
  • Spain Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Spree ADJFA A League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A fantastic performance from Westdyke CC was enough for the Lawsondale outfit to come away with all three points in a top of the league clash with Banks O'Dee Albion, the desire, determination and skill was there to see from Westdyke against an Albion outfit who played well in spells however showed a lack of willingness to do more.

The attacking ambition from the visitors was witnessed from the opening spells of the game, on 11 minutes, a slip up in the Albion backline allowed Leo Rataj in who played a good ball to Samuel Sandilands however a good effort just went wide of the left hand post.

Matthew Petterman had a fantastic game for Westdyke with his eye for goal alongside his trickery and ability to get past defenders, the forward went on a good run however was then thwarted by Elliot Brodie as Westdyke went in search of an opening goal.

Albion started to get into the game towards the halfway point of the first half with Tom Dalziel getting into a good space and a defence effort from the midfielder was denied by Daniel Neish in the visiting goal with the game evenly poised as to who would open the scoring.

On 24 minutes, it was 1-0 Westdyke, Connor Napier played a good ball into Petterman who got past the Albion backline before rounding Archie Mackay before finishing the ball into the net to give Westdyke the lead, a real strikers finish and just rewards for Petterman from a fanastic start to the game.

Game then got a bit heated as the contest approached half time, a fantastic ball came into Jamie Maclellan who was doing very well in centre midfield and a 25 yard drive from Maclellan crashed off the inside of the post with Mackay beaten.

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee
  • 0-1
  • Westdyke CC

Westdyke stepped it up a gear in the seocnd half and three minutes after the interval, it was 2-0 after Callum Nicol trudged past the Albion defence before firing home beyond Mackay, Nicol played very well for Westdyke and the goal was just rewards for a good afternoons work.

The 2nd goal was a wake up call from an Albion perspective as they put more pressure on the Westdyke backline when going forward, on 49 minutes, the hosts reduced the leeway after a fantastic ball went into the danger zone by Connor Moir which was met by Antonio Jam who rose the highest to guide the ball into an empty net.

Westdyke immediately showed a purpose to regain their comfort zone and 3 minutes later it was 3-1 with Nicol once again putting damage on Albion after a good ball came into the former Dyce forward before Nicol took his time to find the net.

Albion weren't doing anything wrong in all honesty however were up against a fired up and attacking side in Westdyke and Petterman got his second goal of the game on 55 minutes, stealing the ball off an Albion defender before running in on goal and striking the ball through Mackays legs and into the net.

On 68 minutes, Samuel Sandilands rounded off a good afternoons contribution from his perspective to get a deserved goal, Sandilands got himself into the box before an initial effort was saved by Mackay before the ball came back to Sandilands who knocked his rebound home to put Westdyke 5-1 ahead.

A big result for Westdyke CC and it was definitely their best footballing performance of the season, something coach Ellis Renforth agreed with in his post-match assessment, Westdyke have had a big player turnover however they still have the same quality and depth, it was a sore one to take for Albion however a cup tie at home to Peterhead is an opportunity to bounce back.

Albion didn't play bad, however lacked a bit of desire to achieve more. Congratulations to Westdyke.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee
  • 1-5
  • Westdyke CC


Banks O'Dee
Westdyke CC
1. Archie Mackay
2. Connor Moir
3. Liam May
4. Elliot Brodie
7. Tom Dalziel
8. Ryan Fraser
9. Sebastian Holod
10. Antonio Jam
11. Daniel Knowles
12. Lennon Brown
14. Dominic Love
15. Morgan Matthew
16. Jayden Goldie
17. Calan Shirreffs
18. Bailey Milne
1. Mark O'Donnell
2. Leo Rataj
3. Jacob Taylor
4. Samuel Sandilands
6. Lewis Coull
8. Jamie Maclellan
9. Callum Nicol
10. Scott Coull
11. Lewis Dalgarno
12. Ethan Johnston
13. Daniel Neish
14. Matthew Petterman
15. Josh Henderson
16. Sean McKenzie
17. Stewart Simpson
19. Connor Napier
Star Player
Banks O'Dee
Westdyke CC
Archie Mackay - Kept the score down with some good saves, didn't deserve to be on the losing side, Albion didn't play bad however were outdone by a good Westdyke side.
Matthew Petterman - Very hard to choose between Matthew and Callum Nicol, both players gave their all in this match and Matthew was work both out wide and in attack. It was a very good team performance too, everyone gave their all.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee
Westdyke CC
The goal through Antonio Jam.
The 1st goal, a fantastic ball by Napier and Petterman got past the Albion defenders before rounding Mackay and in.
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