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Turriff lighten up the title race with West End win

Turriff United 7

Bates 3, 13, 52, Elrick 19, Darling 58, Gill 61, 67

West End FC 1

Black 50
  • Sunday, 07 April 2019
  • The Haughs
  • Under 13´s
  • Spree ADJFA C League Section 2

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A good performance from Turriff United was enough for the hosts to come out on top at home to West End in the C League Section 2, It could be argued that in spells of the game that Turriff could have played better, when they attacked, they did it with style and intent.

The visitors are currently in the running for the league alongside Turriff and the win for United sees the title race hot up.

West End were depleted with only 11 boys on the field and no subs, however the way they approached the game and also their style of play was good to see, they were unlucky not to add more than the one goal scored.

Turriff started the game well and took the lead after just three minutes, a good ball by captain Owen Johnston found Dylan Bates who got the better of Brandyn Barry and then slotted the ball into an empty net.

The hosts doubled the lead just 10 minutes later, a fantastic ball came in from the talented Mitch Darling which was met by Owen Bates in the six yard area who slotted home a fine finish past the despondent Barry to put United 2-0 up.

On 19 minutes, it was 3-0 with another fantastic cross coming into the box which wasn't dealt with and Alfie Elrick side footed the ball into the net. West End came into the game a little bit more as the half progressed, Max McDougall had a shot denied by Josh Rosales in the Turriff goal.

Harry Bennie and Callum Davidson both had chances before the interval for West End with the latter having a header just go off target whilst Bennie had a shot off the post.

  • Half Time:
  • Turriff United
  • 3-0
  • West End FC

It was a subdued start to the second half although West End brought the action back to life 15 minutes into the period when they got a goal back, a good ball by Jacob Bruce found Kyle Black who guided home a fine finish past Josh Rosales.

The goal seemed to wake up Turriff in a sense with the hosts finishing the game with a barrage of attacking football, on 52 minutes, it was 4-1 after a misplaced pass in the West End defence found Bates who shot home past Barry.

Mitch Darling had a good game for Turriff and was rewarded with a goal for his efforts, a good long ball down the channel wasn't dealt with and came to Darling who broke clear then found the bottom corner with a good strike.

Aidan Gill started the game as a sub however the youngster put in a power of work when he came on and his contribution was valued with a brace in the latter stages of the game, Gill for both goals scoring from close range.

A deserved win for Turriff however can't hide the fact that West End only had 11 players to choose from and West End certainly put in a lot of effort and were beaten by a touch of quality.

Hopefully Aoife Gauld recovers soon for the hosts, Turriff had a few girls involved and Aoife certainly did well against her opposing number although had a number of tasty challenges against her in the process.

  • Full Time:
  • Turriff United
  • 7-1
  • West End FC


Turriff United
West End FC
1. Josh Rosales
2. Blair McRae
3. Keiren Riddell
6. Liam Bates
8. Owen Johnston
9. Mitch Darling
11. Dylan Bates
12. Alfie Elrick
14. Tiana Rosales
15. Aoife Gauld
16. Cameron Young
18. Aidan Gill
24. Ryan Sopel
1. Brandyn Barry
2. Ewan Dallas
12. Rian Gerrie
15. Jacob Bruce
16. Logan Brady
18. Harry Bennie
19. Callum Davidson
20. Charlie Hardie
23. Robbie Murray
28. Kyle Black
30. Max McDougall
Star Player
Turriff United
West End FC
Dylan Bates - The pacy striker was a real handful for the West End, alongside that, the whole attack line played well.
Kyle Black - Scored a goal and played very well for the team.
Magic Moment
Turriff United
West End FC
The first goal, Bates did well to beat Barry before finishing off.
The goal through Kyle Black.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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