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Culter Boys earn bragging rights and second round place

Culter Boys 3

Ewen 54, Own Goal 71, Baculay 72

Culter BC Deeside 2

Reid 26, Foster 63
  • Sunday, 10 November 2013
  • St Machar Academy
  • Under 15´s
  • Belmont Trophy
Culter Boys beat local rivals Culter Deeside 3-2 to progress to the second round of the Belmont Trophy. Culter Boys came out on top from what was an extremely even match thanks to two goals in the last 10 minutes. Culter Deeside went ahead twice through Adam Reid in the first half and Max Foster in the second. But they were pegged back twice, firstly by Micauly Ewen’s header and then by an unfortunate own goal from Conner Main. Jae Baculay then won it for the hosts eight minutes from the end. 
 
With Culter Boys struggling at the bottom of the A League and Culter Deeside leading the B League with five wins from five a close game always looked likely and that’s how it proved.
 
As a healthy crowd started to assemble you could feel the sense of anticipation. An excited parent said to a spectator: “This one will be feisty. A lot of these boys go to school together and my lads been telling me that the pre-match banter has been flowing.”
 
That clearly had an influence on the game as it suffered from a slow start. Both teams were cancelling each other out and the first real shot of the game came after 25 minutes, but it resulted in the opening goal. 
 
Culter Deeside countered from a Culter Boys corner and Max Foster’s 20 yard shot was well saved but striker Adam Reid reacted first to knock in the rebound from six yards. Reid then reeled away putting his finger to his mouth as a message to his classmates in the opposition.
 
Culter Boys responded by changing formation, moving from a 4-5-1 to a 4-4-2. And that extra striker made an immediate impact when substitute Charlie Beeson forced a good save from goalkeeper Thomas Stewart.
  • Half Time:
  • Culter Boys
  • 0-1
  • Culter BC Deeside
The second half continued in the same fashion as the first. Both teams were struggling to create chances against each other and it was no surprise that when Culter Boys did equalise; it was from a set piece.
 
Conor Watt’s corner was met by Micauly Ewen who jumped higher than anyone else to head in from eight yards after 54 minutes.
 
The B League leaders didn’t let that discourage them and they retook the lead on 63 minutes. Foster’s in swinging free kick from the left missed everyone and landed in the bottom corner of the net.
 
Culter Deeside looked comfortable at this point but they went on to concede two goals in two minutes that lost them the game.
 
On 71 minutes Ross Paterson’s long throw-in was headed into his own net by Conner Main. Main was brave enough to try and head the ball away but unfortunately his header went backwards and looped over his goalkeeper to make it 2-2.
 
Then, from another corner, the ball was only cleared as far as Jay Baculay on the edge of the penalty area and his shot squirmed into the net to give Culter Boys the lead for the first time. Just before the corner was taken the home substitutes said they would run on to the pitch if their team scored from it and they duly obliged, celebrating with Baculay and the team.
 
Deeside will dispute the awarding of the corner but you still need to defend it properly.
 
Culter Deeside will feel hard done by to lose a match which was so even throughout. They will now have to concentrate on the league and getting promoted to the A League. While it is a morale boosting win for Culter Boys after a tough start to their league campaign.
 
And arguably most importantly, the Culter Boys will have the bragging rights come Monday morning.
  • Full Time:
  • Culter Boys
  • 3-2
  • Culter BC Deeside

Lineups

Culter Boys
Culter BC Deeside

1. Ciaran Fox-Gibo 
3. Micauly Ewen
4. Kieran Larssen
5. Callum Donald
7. Jack Masson 
8. Euan Ross
11. Dexter Fawcett
12. Fraser Gordon
15. Conor Wat
19. Alejandro Coghill
20. Jae Baculay
2. Ross Paterson
6. Tane Moorhouse 
16. Aidan Parker
21. Charlie Beeson
22. Maciek Paszenda

1. Thomas Stewart
2. Callum Ross
3. Harry Turner
6. Euan Walker
7. Shaun Corthals
8. Alex Mills
9. Max Foster
10. Adam Reid
11. Sam Primauesi
12. Conner Main 
15. Luke Morrice
16. Callum Livivgston
18. Jordan Low
19. Andrew Douglas
20. Liam McDonald 
21. Darren Gray

Star Player
Culter Boys
Culter BC Deeside
Culter Boys defender Micauly Ewen is my man of the match. He was solid defensively making a number of good tackles to keep the opposition strikers away from goal. He topped off his performance by heading in the equaliser to make it 1-1 when his team didn't look like scoring.
Culter BC Deeside's Max Foster was directly involved in both his team's goals. It was his initial shot which led to their opening goal and he scored the second himself direct from a free kick.
Magic Moment
Culter Boys
Culter BC Deeside
Jae Baculay's winning goal for Culter Boys eight minutes from time. His shot from the edge of the box found the bottom corner and he dropped to his knees as he was embraced by his teammates and some of his team's substitutes.
Adam Reid's opener was the first goal scoring opportunity of the game. He took his goal well and reeled away with his finger to his mouth while being chased by several of his teammates.
Club Views
Culter Boys
Culter BC Deeside
Davis Larssen, manager of Culter Boys, said: "I think the team battled quite well, they tried to play good football.

"Like any derby it was a highly contested game. I think it could have went either way at the end.

"We had a little bit of fortune with the two deflected goal but you have to take that good fortune when it comes for you. I'm obviously happy with the win."
Paul Stein, manager of Culter Deeside, said: "I think a draw and extra time would have probably been a better reflection of the game.

"It was a close game with not too much between the sides.

"We set the team up to counter second half because we knew they would be coming at is. It was working to plan and we were just about to bring on two boys to shore it up when they scored.

"I was pleased with the commitment of the boys."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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