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Sim's strike helps Fauldhouse edge past Tynie in cup final

Fauldhouse United 1

Sim 11'

Tynecastle BC 0

  • Saturday, 03 June 2017
  • New Countess Park
  • Under 17´s
  • South East Region Cup
Gregor Kerr

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The first clear-cut opportunity resulted in the first goal when Fauldhouse opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Ben Magee’s trike deflected into the path of Guy Sim who had already timed a run into the box. He outraced the Tynie defender to the ball and slotted beyond the goalkeeper from yards out. 

Tynecastle had a chance to score in the 21st minute when Callum Bremner played a short-free kick into the path of Owen Winnik who was waiting just inside the box, but he couldn’t direct it onto target and he side footed the ball well over the bar.

Fauldhouse’s advantage was nearly doubled in the 25th minute when a free-kick was cushioned into his path, his powerful half-volley looked destined for the back of the net but a Tynie defender just managed to get a touch and deflect the ball out for a corner.

It was a very back-and-forth cup final and Tynecastle were next to try their luck in the 32nd minute when Gary Tickle floated a ball into the path of Nicky Weir, but his first-time volley on the edge of the box lacked placement and flew wide of the goal.

Dan Purves then tried to curl an effort into the bottom corner from just outside the box on 34 minutes, but Matthew Craig was quick to get down low and save the shot at his near post.

Tynecastle had a flurry of opportunities to level the scores minutes before half-time. The first came when Purves floated a lovely pall into the unmarked Winnik, who opted not to take a touch and volleyed a first-time effort. Unfortunately for him though, his strike sailed over the crossbar.

Barely a minute later Bremner took the ball down brilliantly on the edge of the box, swivelled and hit a strike which flew narrowly wide of the near post.

Matty Brown then tried his luck after a good run saw him reach the edge of the box, his strike had power but like the one before him, wasn’t quite precise enough to hit the target. 

  • Half Time:
  • Fauldhouse United
  • 1-0
  • Tynecastle BC

Eight minutes after the interval Ross Coates in the Tynecastle goals had to be alert to tip over Alex Roberton’s free-kick on the edge of the box for a corner, which came to nothing.

Lewis McClure then tried his luck with an ambitious 20-yard shot on the edge of the box on 51 minutes, but his effort sailed well over the bar.

In a second-half of very few chances Martin Maughan had an opportunity to score inside the box when Winnik chested a ball into his path in the 60th minute, but he rushed his effort and sent it well over the bar.

With few clear-cut chances is seemed as if a long-range effort was required to get the second-goal, an McClure attempted another speculative volleyed effort from 30 yards out on 62 minutes, it was a decent effort but never worried Ross Coats who watched the bar fly over his crossbar.

With 15 minutes remaining on the clock Cairns tried his luck from a free-kick just on the edge of the box, and he watched his excellent effort drift agonisingly wide, with the Tynecastle goalkeeper unlikely to reach the shot.

Bremner also tried his luck with a firm shot from 20 yards only a few minutes later, although his strike was right at the goalkeeper who held on comfortably.

The closing stages became very scrappy as Tynecastle searched desperately for a goal, while Fauldhouse were desperate to maintain their one-goal lead. They were able to see the game out, as Fauldhouse claimed their second trophy of a successful season. 


  • Full Time:
  • Fauldhouse United
  • 1-0
  • Tynecastle BC


Fauldhouse United
Tynecastle BC
1. Matthew Craig
2. John Paul Cahill
3. Alex Robertson
4. Cameron Geddie
5. Harris Neillings
6. Reece Thomson
7. Robbie MacMillan
8. Dhee Myint
9. Ben Magee
10. Kyle Wilcox
12. Lewis McLure
14. Ieuan Ford
15. Guy Sim
16. Liam Page
1. Ross Coats
2. Jo Purves
3. Matty Brown
4. Ciaran McKenzie
5. Matthew Johnston
6. Lewis Gill
7. Dan Purves
8. Callum Bremner
9. Owen Winnik
10. Russell Cairns
11. Martin Maughan
12. Andrew Lickey
15. Gary Tickle
16. Davie Scholtes
17. Maclej Gawryluk
18. Nickey Weir
Star Player
Fauldhouse United
Tynecastle BC
Lewis McLure had a busy game in midfield for Fauldhouse.
Callumn Bremner was a driving force in Tynie's midfield an looked like their biggest goal threats
Magic Moment
Fauldhouse United
Tynecastle BC
Although aided with a deflection, Sim's goal was also the result of clever movement and opportune thinking.
Russell Cairns second-half free-kick was an excellent effort and the closest Tynecastle came to scoring.
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