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Culter falter as Apex dominate league tie

Written by  Bruce Dryburgh
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Culter BC Deeside Under 19s
FDS Apex FC Under 19s
Competition: U19s ADJFA League A 
Venue: Aulton
Date: 01/05/2012
Author: Bruce Dryburgh  
Culter welcomed an Apex team that was short of players and were left with no substitutes. This however did not affect the players and Apex managed to do the job with all eleven players and leave with all three points. Apex got things going very quickly and were knocking the ball about nicely on the deck. In the second minute of the game Hutcheon played a super ball into the box for Jonny Cook who’s first touch was excellent which set him up nicely to volley the ball past Barclay in the Culter goal.  
Culter didn’t let their heads drop and they were on attack quickly after the restart and Anderson played the ball over the top for Andrew Brown but his effort was saved well by Scott Fuerst in the Apex goal. The 11th minute of the game saw another chance fall to Cook who was looking for his second goal of the game as trialist Danny Ross launched a long throw into the Culter penalty area and the ball fell nicely to Cook but his effort hit the side netting. 
Apex created another chance just three minutes later as Darren Taylor played a good through ball to Danny Ross but the referee blew for offside. Apex continued to pile the pressure on the Culter defence as Sinclair’s free-kick headed clear and Darren Taylor’s fierce strike was blocked by Nathan Douglas. In the 26th minute Euan Dryburgh put in an inviting cross which was met by the head of Tremaine but his header went inches over the crossbar. 
A minute later and Tremaine was again causing problems fro the Culter defence and this time he struck an effort from distance that bounced just in front of Barclay and he could only parry straight to Cook but Barclay was up quick to make the angle tight for Cook. In the 36th minute of the game Dryburgh again put in a lovely cross which fell to Cook but his shot was saved by Duncan Barclay. The 42nd minute of the game saw Dryburgh being heavily involved in yet another Apex move this time he played the ball short to Darren Taylor who proceeded with the ball before unleashing a shot which beat the keeper but also beat the crossbar. 
Half Time: Culter BC Deeside Under 19s 0-1 FDS Apex FC Under 19s 
The second half was more or less the same as the first with Apex dominating possession and creating the more chances. Apex created two early chances in the second half with Dryburgh again linking up with Darren Taylor on the left hand side of the pitch who later won a corner. Sinclair swung the ball into the box and Darren Taylor’s header was deflected to the edge of the box to Stewart Hutcheon but his effort went harmlessly over the bar. Apex’s second early chance of the half fell to Murray Adam after Tremaine played a 1-2 with Jonny Cook he cut the ball back to Adam but his effort also went over the bar. In the 48th minute of the game Apex had rued these missed chances as Culter had found an equaliser. Jordan Anderson swung in a corner and the ball broke to Nathan Douglas who coolly volleyed the ball into the back of the net from 8 yards out. 
Still early in the game Apex were quickly on the attack again and Cook’s cross was blocked by Callum Mackay. Murray Adam swung the ball into the box and Sinclair’s effort was caught by the keeper. Shortly after this Apex were back in front as Dryburgh ran forward with the ball before playing a great pass to Callum Tremaine who chested the ball down then volleyed into the top corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. 
The 59th minute of the game saw one of the passing moves of the game result in an Apex goal. After keeping the ball away from Culter and being patient they eventually went forward with Danny Ross and Darren Taylor linking up well before Taylor sent in the cross to Tremaine who had timed his run to perfection before slotting the ball past Barclay into the back of the net.
Midway into the second half saw alert goalkeeping from Duncan Barclay as Tremaine played the ball across the face of the goal the ball struck off Nathan Douglas but Barclay was on hand to prevent Douglas scoring an own goal. Soon after this saw Sinclair put the ball dangerously into the box and Barclay came for the ball but didn’t get there but Jonny Cook couldn’t direct his header over Barclay and into the net. Apex’s fourth goal did eventually come in the 68th minute of the game as they played very attractive football which the parents and Apex coaches were impressed by and Darren Taylor played the ball into the box and Jonny Cook was on hand to diving header the ball past Barclay in the goal. 
Two minutes later and Jonny Cook had a glorious opportunity to round off his hat-trick in style and after doing all the hard work beating one defender then side stepping past another he then blasted the ball over the crossbar from close range. Culter had a great chance to grab a goal back after substitute Phil McNicholas intercepted the ball he was clean through on goal with only Scott Fuerst to beat but Fuerst stood his ground and went down at the right time to smugger the ball.  Apex scored another goal after keeping the ball for way over ten consecutive passes. Murray Adam slipped the ball through to Jonny Cook who’s great first touch past the defender left him with only Duncan Barclay to beat and he did so in style beating him to his left. 
Six minutes later and Apex had scored a sixth goal of the night. Murray Adam never gave up on the loose ball in the middle of the pitch and then his shot from about 20 yards out took a deflection off the defender and wrong footed Duncan Barclay who had no chance in getting back in time to deny it. 
Apex weren’t finished yet and were still creating more chances this time yet another good ball from Sinclair to Cook resulted in Cook trying to chip the ball over Barclay’ head but his effort went inches over the crossbar. 
Full Time: Culter BC Deeside Under 19s 1-6 FDS Apex FC Under 19s
Culter BC Deeside Under 19s
FDS Apex FC Under 19s


1.   Duncan Barclay
3.   Nathan Douglas
4.   Euan Armstrong
5.   Euan Cox (C)
8.   Brook McKimmie
11. Andrew Brown
19. Callum Mackay
17. Scott Caldwell
22. Cameron Willox
23. Frazer McDonald
16. Jordan Anderson
21. Andrew Southworth
9.   Phil McNicholas
2.   Daniel Higgins
1.   Scott Fuerst
8.   Daniel Taylor
3.   Stewart Hutcheon
4.   Andy Smith (C)
17. Euan Dryburgh  
10. Callum Tremaine
5.   Murray Adam
9.   Gavin Sinclair
11. Darren Taylor
7.   Jonny Cook
12. Danny Ross
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