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Culter United shine in defeat

Written by  Grant O'Hara
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Culter Boys United Under 16s
Deveronvale FC Under 16s
Competition: ADJFA League A
Venue: Hazlehead
Date: 17/03/2012
Culter Boys United vs Deveronvale FC - Under 16sCulter United welcomed Deveronvale to Hazelhead for this League A match. The visitors arrived full of confidence after a 3 – 0 cup win over SYFA Challenge Cup semi-finalists Broomhill Juniors the previous weekend.
United striker Stevie Mitchell returned to the starting line-up after a six month injury layoff.
Culter started brightly and Paterson tested the Deveronvale keeper in the third minute with a close-in shot that was blocked at the expense of a corner. Smith had an opportunity a few minutes later but the keeper was quick off his line to collect ahead of the midfielder. Deveronvale were restricted to a few long range shots in the opening period.
Paterson came close again after 15 minutes when Geider played the ball into his path but his lobbed shot just cleared the bar. Culter continued to press and Christie raced into the box in the 19th minute but his goal bound effort was saved well by the Vale keeper low to his left.
Geider was causing problems for the visitors down the left wing and his shot in the 35th minute was again blocked by the keeper. The loose ball broke to Mitchell but his attempt was stopped by the excellent Deveronvale goalkeeper and the danger was cleared. Vale had an opportunity as half time approached but the full back’s driven shot was collected well by Benstead in the Culter goal.
Half Time: Culter Boys United Under 16s 0-0 Deveronvale FC Under 16s
Culter Boys United vs Deveronvale FC - Under 16sDeveronvale took the lead in the first minute of the second half when some neat play in the centre of the park ended with a composed finish from the back of the box. Culter had a chance to reply when Gergerechi was brought down on the edge of the box but Gibb’s free kick was collected comfortably by the keeper. Geider won a corner on the right and J Moffatt was only a fraction of a second late from connecting with the driven corner kick.
Vale almost doubled their lead in the 58th minute but Benstead and defender J Moffatt did just enough to pressure the attacker and the striker’s final shot was fired over the bar. Play was stopped for 5 minutes to allow Benstead to be treated for a bleeding nose.
With five minutes of regulation time remaining, Christie released Geider up the left wing and his shot crashed agonisingly off the crossbar and away to safety. Culter piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser and had one final chance when Geider was fouled just outside the box. Smith stepped up to take the free kick but was unable to keep his shot on target. 
Culter team: Benstead, Cooper, G Moffatt, Walker, Cook, Christie, Geider, Smith, Dow, Paterson, Mitchell. Subs: Gibb, Gergerechi, O’Hara, J Moffatt.
Full Time: Culter Boys United Under 16s 0-1 Deveronvale FC Under 16s
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