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Chilly Lawsondale produces spellbinding Fraserburgh performance in table topping clash

Westdyke CC 0

Fraserburgh Link-Up 4

Taylor 28, 33, 41, 46
  • Sunday, 07 April 2019
  • Lawsondale
  • Under 14´s
  • Spree ADJFA B League
On a bitter spring morning at Lawsondale astroturf, Fraserburgh Link Up came to play against Westdyke CC. With Fraserburgh top of the league and Westdyke just behind them in third place, it was sure to be a good game. Fraserburgh came out on top winning 4-0 with four goals by Ross Taylor the difference.

The action kicked off quickly - in the second minute, a shot from Westdyke captain Jay Neil from 25 yards was just wide of the Fraserburgh right post.

In the sixth minute, a burst of pace from Fraserburgh’s Mark Shepherd took him into the Westdyce box after a one, two with their Dylan Price. Unfortunately Shepherd shot straight at Westdyke keeper, Finlay Wilson after a great move.

Only two minutes later, a pass from Fraserburgh’s Andrew Paine to Ross Taylor sees his shot go way over the bar.

In the 14th minute a shot from 25 yards from Westdykes Andrew Walker flew straight into the keepers grasp. Then only two minutes later, a shot from Westdykes Tyler Reid from nearly 30 yards goes just past the post.

Closing in on half time a good save was forced from Wilson as a pass from Fraserburgh’s Dylan Price to Ewan Gordon sees his shot nearly go in but is brilliantly tipped over the bar and away for a corner by the Westdyke number one.

Another attack from Fraserburgh as Shepherd shoots from 10 yards and Wilson parries it out to Price who forces the keeper to make a good save out for another corner.

The tally of corners finally pays off for Fraserburgh as the corner was played in by Price onto the head of the Fraserburgh man of the match Ross Taylor who glances the ball away from Wilson making it 1-0 to Fraserburgh.

On the stroke of half time a mistake from the Westdyke defence saw the ball get through to Taylor who stroked it into the bottom left corner, off the post, to make it 2-0 going into the break.
  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-2
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up
The second half began and it a step up in tempo came from the Fraserburgh team. They were more confident and it paid off quickly as in the 41st minute, a run from Shepherd sees him shoot but Wilson parries right into the path of Taylor who gets his third to make it 3-0 with a perfect hat-trick.

In the 11th minute of the second half, a ball from Paine through to Taylor sees him chip the keeper from 10 yards and make if 4-0 as he grabs his 4th.

Nine minutes later a foul from Fraserburgh’s Shepherd on Westdykes Ethan Brown sees a ball floated into the box but nothing came of it. Then, in the 61st minute a cross from Shepherd over to Price sees his shot rattle off of the post and give Westdyke some hope going into the last 10 minutes.

As the game was drawing to a close in the final minute of the game Fraserburgh’s Paine tries to chip the Westdyke goalkeeper from 20 yards but his shot was just over the crossbar.

So the game finished 4-0 to the league leaders Fraserburgh. Overall both teams played well but the class of Fraserburgh clearly showed as they came away victors.
  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-4
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up

Lineups

Westdyke CC
Fraserburgh Link-Up
1. Finlay Wilson
2. Jack Woodrow
3. Joshua Taylor
4. Dylan Robb
5. Dhani Walker
7. Keane Riddell
8. Ronan Craib
9. Jay Neil
11. Ethan Brown
12. Andrew Walker
14. Trialist
15. Jude Masson
18. Thomas Ferguson
20. Tyler Reid
GK. Mackenzie Stephen
GK. Jacob Watt
2. Tristan Kewley
3. Alfie Buchan
4. Kevin Stewart
5. Cooper Ruxton
6. John Ritchie
7. Mark Shepherd
8. Harris Skinner
10. Shaun Sangster
11. Junior Kewley
12. Ross Taylor
14. Andrew Paine
15. Dylan Price
16. Ian Whyte
17. Drew Campbell
18. Daniel Fergus
19. Ewan Gordon
20. Steven Robb
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Tyler Reid: Constant effort from start to finish and superb skills on the ball.
Ross Taylor - For scoring four goals and controlling the game.
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Fraserburgh Link-Up
In the second minute, a shot from Westdyke's captain Jay Neil from roughly 25 yards went wide of the keepers right post.
The corner played in by Price onto the head of Ross Taylor who glances the ball away from Finlay Wilson to make it 1-0 Fraserburgh.
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