Home My YFS

Longniddry run riot in thrilling Scottish cup tie

Longniddry Villa FC 5

Williamson, Malcolm, McAlpine, OG

Mossend FC 1

  • Sunday, 22 November 2015
  • Longniddry Football Pitch
  • Under 15´s
  • SYFA Scottish Cup
Ben Riches

Ben Riches | YFS South East Region Journalist
Author's Bio | Articles by Author | [email protected]

In a thrilling SYFA Youth Cup tie, it was Longniddry Villa FC who came out on top after beating Mossend FC 5-1 to reach the last 16.
It was an eventual first half and Longniddry managed to score first after just a couple of minutes of play. The ball was played into the feet of James Malcolm who managed to slip Alex Williamson through, who then slotted it past the 'keeper. 
After the goal both teams had spells of nice flowing football but they both couldn't quite find the back of the net. 
Despite Mossend having a series of free kicks in the Longniddry half, they couldn't quite find the equaliser. For the home side, this was thanks to a number of good saves from 'keeper, Cameron Sandilands and they managed to hold onto their one goal load.
The visitors were made to pay as Longniddry doubled their lead. A ball over the Mossend defence resulted in a mistake that put Alex Williamson through. He then managed to pass the ball into the path of James Malcolm, who tjem chipped the ball over the helpless Adam Brown. 
The two goal deficit though didn't bother Mossend as they continued to play good passing football, but Longniddry were also looking sharp and continued to press to try and find their third goal. It almost arrived when they played the ball down the right hand side from a good pass by Kieron Stevenson who found Ellis Grieve. He then managed to pull the ball back into the path of Williamson, but he fired over the bar. 
The third goal did eventually arrive as moments later Longniddry won themselves a penalty. Jack McAlpine was fouled in the box and took the penalty, firing his effort into the back of the net.
Mossend continued to battle away and almost pulled one back. A free kick was taken by Roan Finn, who found the back post with his delivery but the ball was headed out for a goal kick by his teammate. 
Unfortunately for the visitors, they were further behind. The ball was played through to Williamson, who had his initial shot saved well by Brown, but the 'keeper could only parry the ball it into the path of Malcolm who tapped home to make it four. 
The home side added to their lead before the half was over from a corner. Kieron Douglas whipped the ball in and it was unfortunately headed into the net by a Mossend player to add to Longniddry's lead. 
Despite the scoreline, Mossend continued to play their way and were rewarded with a goal before the half time whistle. A clever ball over the top found Adam Morrison who then played the ball into Jack Gibson. He proceeded to chip the Longniddry keeper wonderfully and to get his side off the mark.
  • Half Time:
  • Longniddry Villa FC
  • 5-1
  • Mossend FC
Longniddry started the second half and both teams started by creating chances. Longniddry's Ellis Grieve managed to skip past a few players and get a shot away, but his effort went wide. Mossend's Jack Gibson they played a good ball over the top, but Longniddry's Brown managed to claim it.
Longniddry then had a free kick which was taken by Diste Camara Silva and found Jack McAlpine, but unfortunately for the home side his effort went wide.
At this point Longniddry were managing to keep the ball well and frustrating Mossend with their play, but the visitors still had their fair share of chances. Jack Gibson beat a few Longniddry players, but was then foiled on the edge of the box. The free kick was taken by Adam Morrison who drilled his effort towards goal, but another great save from Sandilands made sure that the scoreline remained.
Both teams were playing well but Mossend now started to apply pressure. They worked their way into the Longniddry half and the ball was pulled back to Liam McKenzie, who volleyed over the bar.
Longniddry responded and James Malcolm went on a mazy run, but his shot at the end was just wide.
Mossend were still applying pressure and looking to find anyway back into the game. Morrison went on a great run but his shot just went wide and didn't trouble the Longniddry goal.
In the end Mossend's second half pressure wasn't enough and a tough Longniddry side held out well after dominating in the first half. Longniddry will now go on to face either Rangers SABC or Cantera FC on the 5th or 6th of December.
  • Full Time:
  • Longniddry Villa FC
  • 5-1
  • Mossend FC


Longniddry Villa FC
Mossend FC
1. Cameron Sandilands
2. KieronStevenson
3. Marc Forsyth
4. Diste Camara Silva
5. Joshua Fitzpatrick
6. Kieron Douglas
9. Alex Williamson
11. Sam Taylor
12. Jack McAlpine
15. James Malcolm
18. Jay Boyd Hampshire
20. Ellis Grieve
1. Adam Brown
2. Christopher Skilling
3. Adam Liddell
4. Connor McQueen
5. Dylan Murphy
6. Lee Howieson
7. Liam McKenzie
8. Martin Lochart
9. Jack Gibson
11. Adam Morrison
12. Andrew Wilson
14. Jay O'Neil
15. Roan Finn
18. Lewis Smith
21. Ryan Myles
Star Player
Longniddry Villa FC
Mossend FC
Alex Williamson - James Malcolm and Williamson both linked up very well, but Williamson's two goals just edge him for star player.
Jack Gibson - His nice chip over the keeper gives him star player award.
Magic Moment
Longniddry Villa FC
Mossend FC
When Jack McAlpine was fouled and he then proceeded to score a good penalty for his side.
Adam Morrison played a nice chipped ball over the top to Jack Gibson who then chipped the keeper.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
Login to post comments