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Middlefield win Consolation Cup after extra-time

Middlefield Wasps 3

Shanks 35, Gillies 64, Lawrie 89

Stonehaven United 2

Cooley 16, 28
  • Middlefield Wasps 3-2 Stonehaven United
  • Sunday, 09 June 2019
  • Balgownie Playing Fields
  • Under 15´s
  • Consolation Cup Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Middlefield Wasps Under 15s got their hands on some silverware coming back from 2-0 down to win the Consolation Cup beating Stonehaven United 3-2 after extra time, after an entertaining first period, the second period was more tepid.

Wasps had the first clear cut opening of the match after Keiran Vettese played in Brodie Reid whose goalbound effort crashed onto the post before the ball came out into the pathway of Rowan Gillies who struck the ball over the crossbar with only the United goalkeeper to beat.

Middlefield continued to threaten with the talented Vettese finding Lenin Shanks however a good effort 15 yards from goal went wide of the left hand post, Middlefield were having the better chances and playing some good football however Stonehaven weathered the storm.

United took the lead on 16 minutes, some good build-up play resulted in the ball going onto the edge of the box which was met by Kieran Cooley who hit a sweet strike beyond Mikey Stott into the net to give Stonehaven the dream start, they had a lack of attacks however definitely know where the net is when it matters.

Cooley was putting in a tremendous performance for his side and made it 2-0 United on 28 minutes after a great ball by Ralfie Bannerman found Cooley and the forward placed the ball into the net beyond Stott with a lovely finish to double the advantage for United, both these sides have served up some cracking games in the league this season and this one was no different.

Middlefield reduced the deficit before half time after a good ball into the box found Rowan Gillies whose effort was parried before Lenin Shanks slammed the ball into the top left hand corner with a fantastic finish that was worthy of getting Wasps into the game and a very important goal it was as well.

  • Half Time:
  • Middlefield Wasps
  • 1-2
  • Stonehaven United

Stonehaven deserved netting their two goals in the first period however Middlefield had more chances and had more purpose with the ball, Middlefield almost equalised on 52 minutes with Gillies finding Vettese whose effort was blocked by the Stonehaven defence before the ball came into the path of Jyden Kinnaird which was heading into the bottom left corner before the United goalkeeper scrambled the ball off the line and cleared by the Stonehaven defence.

Rowan Gillies played very well for the Wasps and the midfielders hard work was rewarded with a goal on 64 minutes with a good finish into the bottom left hand corner to draw Middlefield level and set things up interestingly for the latter exchanges of this cup final.

The end of normal time saw very little chances with Brodie Reid of Middlefield putting in some wonderful balls into the box however a lack of connection by team-mates was the burden to Wasps trying to get in front, Kieran Bartlett had a good chance for Stonehaven before the final whistle with a long range effort just sailing over the bar.

  • Full Time:
  • Middlefield Wasps
  • 2-2
  • Stonehaven United
Extra time period was very quiet and the one break during the match resulted in the winning goal going towards Middlefield Wasps after a corner kick came into the area followed a goalmouth scramble and Archie Lawrie was there to guide the ball into the back of the net off the post.

A good cup final between two sides who like to play football, Stonehaven were a very patient side however always looked a threat going forward whilst Middlefield played the ball out from the back and always looked to cause danger. Hopefully both teams keep this up in the seasons to come.

Final Result: Middlefield Wasps 3-2 Stonehaven United

Lineups

Middlefield Wasps
Stonehaven United
21. Mikey Stott
2. Rory Littlewood
5. Nathan Batchu
6. Rowan Gillies
7. Lenin Shanks
8. Peter Marwick
9. Joseph Yeoman
10. Keiran Vettese
11. Adam Harper
12. Brodie Reid
14. Archie Lawrie
15. Jakub Wielgosz
17. Jyden Kinnaird
3. Ralfie Bannerman
4. Kieran Bartlett
17. Daniel Masson
20. Tyler Pitchers
28. Aidan Coull
33. Ben Middleton
37. Craig Strachan
40. Nathan Santoo
42. Ben Mitchell
43. Finlay Wynne
44. Kieran Cooley
45. Hector Murray
49. Lewis Campbell
62. Rio Steel
Star Player
Middlefield Wasps
Stonehaven United
Rowan Gillies - Rowan did very well for his team helping the rest of his team-mates out and also scoring the all important equaliser as well.
Kieran Cooley - Kieran did very well for his team and scored a good brace.
Magic Moment
Middlefield Wasps
Stonehaven United
The first goal by Lenin Shanks was well taken and credit to Shanks for finding the top left corner.
The first strike by Cooley which was a sweet strike giving Mikey Stott no chance.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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