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Thrilling back and forth cup final sees Dyce beat Westdyke in dramatic shootout

Westdyke CC 4

Nicol 39, Belford 50, Nicol 80, Coull 83.

Dyce BC 4

McLaren 9, Park 52, Durno 58, Skinner 86
  • Dyce BC win 6-5 on penalties
  • Sunday, 05 May 2019
  • Glenbury Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Stonehaven Youth Trophy Final

The top two teams in the Spree Under 15’s A league table played out a pulsating cup final that swung both ways before ending in a sudden death penalty shoot-out where Dyce prevailed making them Cup winners. Glenury Park was bathed in sunshine although there was still a nip in the air as the teams battled out to become Stonehaven Youth Cup champions of 2019.

The first chance of the game fell to Westdyke in the sixth minute when Jamie MacLellan had a free kick from 20 yards which he shot over the crossbar.

In the ninth minute Dyce’s man of the match Reagan Rintoul played the ball down the left flank to Jackson Pirie who played a great ball across the six yard box which was finished well by Jos McLaren to put Dyce 1-0 up.

Westdyke immediately tried to respond when after some nice passing at the edge of the Dyce box, Lewis Dalgarno switched play to the unmarked Callum Nicol whos left footed curling strike was well saved by Dyce keeper, Kris Abernethy.

In the fifteenth minute a sweeping move saw Westdyke’s Matthew Petterman breaking forward. He played the ball to MacLellan whose right footed effort went just right of the Dyce left hand post.

Westdyke continued to press and in the twenty first minute their corner was partially cleared but the ball dropped to Dalgarno who shot wide.

Five minutes later, Dyce almost doubled their lead when a corner was met by Ewan Skinner on the edge of the six yard box but it flew just wide.

A minute later, there was a great double save from Westdyke’s keeper Mark O’Donnell when he parried a shot from Pirie and got up to smother the ball before Ryan Park could finish.

In the final minute of the half, Westdyke grabbed their equaliser when a cross from Danny Belfors reached Callum Nicol whose floated header cleared Abernethy and rippled the net to make it 1-1 going into the break.

  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 1-1
  • Dyce BC

The first goal of the second half came in the fiftieth minute and it was Westdyke who grabbed it when a throw in from Danny Belford was returned to him by MacLellan. Belford then hit a cross come shot from 30 yards which beat Abernethy as it soared into the top right corner to make it 2-1 to Westdyke.

Dyce instantly responded and two minutes later equalised when a shot from Jack Durno was parried by O’Donnell but continued to bobble towards goal and was ultimately poked over the line by Park.

In the fifty-eighth minute Dyce took the lead again when a cross was parried away by O’Donnell but was headed home by Durno.

Westdyke pressed hard for the equaliser and despite having many shots and corners they didn’t trouble Abernethy. Until, the fourth minute of added time when Westdyke forward Nicol broke free and cooly slotted home the equaliser with the last kick of the ball in normal time.

  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 3-3
  • Dyce BC
In the third minute of extra time came Westdykes moment of the match came when defender Lewis Coull, dribbled from the halfway line into the Dyce penalty area, drew the keeper out and tucked it away neatly into the bottom left hand corner to give Westdyke a 4-3 advantage.

The lead didn’t last long as three minutes later Dyce’s Pirie ran forcefully down the left hand touchline then crossed the ball into the Westdyke six yard area where Ewan Skinner finished well to level the scoreline at four all.

The second half of extra time produced a fantastic save from Dyce keeper Abernethy when a brilliantly struck half volley from Westdyke man of the match Maclellan looked to be a certain goal and win the cup from his side but was denied.

Excellent penalties from both sides left both keepers with no chance of becoming the hero for their side as all five regulation penalties for both teams were scored comfortably.

Then came the sudden death shootout. First up was Westdyke’s Nicol who unfortunately shot just over the bar.

Then up for Dyce was Kyle Douglas who shot confidently and calmly into the top right corner, providing Dyce’s moment of the match and cup glory for his side.

Well done to both teams who slugged it out in a magnificently entertaining match where either side could have won.

Final Result: Dyce BC win 6-5 on penalties

Lineups

Westdyke CC
Dyce BC
1. Mark O’Donnell
2. Leo Rataj
3. Jacob Taylor
4. Samuel Sandilands
5. Neil Campbell
6. Lewis Coull
7. Danny Belford
8. Jamie MacLellan
9. Callum Nicol
10. Scott Coull
11. Lewis Dalgarno
12. Ethan Johnston
13. Daniel Neish
14. Matthew Pettermann
15. Josh Henderson
16. Sean McKenzie
18. Stewart Simpson
19. Connor Napier
1. Kris Abernethy
2. Ariel Blanksby
3. Kyle Douglas
4. James Steel
6. Ryan McShea
7. Reagan Rintoul
8. Ewan Skinner
9. Jos McLaren
10. Jackson Pirie
11. Jack Durno
14. Tait Gramms
15. Ryan Park
16. Ruairidh Smith
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Dyce BC
Jamie MacLellan- energetic performance in midfield
Reagan Rintoul- skillful, neat and pacey performance
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Dyce BC
Lewis Coull’s jinking run from half way and nice finish to give team the lead
Kyle Douglas’ winning penalty to send his teammates into ecstasy.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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