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Caledonian leave it late but great to seal cup win

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Caledonian Youth Under 13s
Dean Thistle Under 13s
Competition: James Young Memorial Cup
Venue: Dam Park, Ayr
Date: 21/04/2012
Author: Robert McCracken
Caledonian Youth left it late but made sure it was great as SIX extra time goals ensured they got their hands on the James Young Memorial Cup. In truth the scoreline was unfair on a Dean Thistle side who matched their opponents throughout regulation time.
The first action of this cup final came n the 15th minute when Caledonian’s Adam Lawrie rattled the post from close range. Almost instantly Dean Thistle countered, moving the ball smartly and swiftly winning a corner after testing Kyle McClymont. Ruari Dalrymple’s corner floated into the front post and striker Ciaran Perry out jumped the entire defence to head a wonderful header into the net for Dean Thistle. Effective set-piece work left the defence, and ‘keeper with next to no chance.
Caledonian were unlucky not to equalise when Adam Lawrie had his shot scrambled off the line by the Dean Thistle defence, with many of the crowd believing the ball to have crossed the line the assistant referee was never in any doubt.
The equaliser came though almost on the stroke of half time. Lachlan Ross dragged Adam Lawrie down in the area.  Referee David Hainey pointed straight to the spot and Lawrie dusted himself down and converted a textbook spot kick low and hard into the bottom corner leaving Jack Hunter rooted to the spot.
Half Time: Caledonian Youth Under 13s 1-1 Dean Thistle Under 13s
Dean Thistle came out for the second half on the offensive with their midfield first to everything, particularly Harry Hogg who wasa first to every 50/50 ball; Ruari Dalrymple’s saw his well struck effort matched by the ‘keeper as Dean Thistle looked in charge. 
It was then Dean Thistle’s turn to have one cleared off the line when Caledonian ‘keeper Kyle McClymont miscued his clearance 20 yards out, the ball ran under his foot and looked bound for goal with striker Ciaran Perry chasing the ball down to shepherd it in, Caledonian somehow managed to scramble the ball to safety.
The tables turned moments later when Caledonian were on the attack, Morgan Bird picked out Lewis McClymont in the area and the winger calmly side-footed into the net putting his side in the lead.
Dean Thistle looked rattled after conceding and were lucky not to have done so again when some slack defending allowed the impressive Adam Lawrie into the area, the striker tested the ‘keeper but only won a corner.
Soon after Dean Thistle replicated the kind of move that allowed them to score their first goal. A quick and direct counter attack saw Ciaran Perry race past the entire Caledonian defence who seemed unable to stop him and drill a low shot past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area. A truly fantastic goal to pull his side level. 
It proved to be the last goalmouth action of regulation time.
Full Time: Caledonian Youth Under 13s 2-2 Dean Thistle Under 13s
Extra time was needed to separate the sides who had been very evenly matched until then. However in extra time this was no longer the case. Three minutes in to the first half, some lackadaisical defending allowed Adam Lawrie, a thorn in Dean Thistle’s side from the off, in to coolly apply the finish to put his side into the lead again.
With this, Caledonian Youth got their second wind and the wind was taken from Dean Thistle’s sails. A minute later Lawrie was behind the defence again; his placed shot bounced off the post and trickled over the line completing his hat-trick. Shortly later the game was over as a contest when Lawrie nodded in his side’s fifth and his fourth. 
The sixth goal was again supplied by Adam Lawrie who was substituted shortly after. Caledonian’s Lee McClymont added a seventh when he sealed his brace and the eighth goal came from substitute Callum Reddick.
Extra time seemed too much for a Dean Thistle who ran out of steam after regulation time. The scoreline was not a true reflection on the way the game was played; this was proven when Ciaran Perry, Dean Thistle’s two-goal striker deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award. His goals and all round play were as impressive as will be seen in any youth game.
Caledonian Youth were simply more clinical in extra-time and the silverware was theirs as the team got their hands the James Young Memorial Cup.
Final Result: Caledonian Youth Under 13s 8-2 Dean Thistle Under 13s (AET)
Caledonian Youth Under 13s
Dean Thistle Under 13s
1. Kyle McClymont
2. Sean Morrison                                                               
3. Shawn Reid                                                    
4. Jamie McCorkell
7. Lewis Ross
8. Cameron Ross
9. Adam Lawrie (C)
10. Morgan Bird
11. Lee McClymont
15. Patrick Haddow
16. Fraser Lamont
5. Bailey Fairbairn
6. Callum Reddick
14. Adam Dunabie
1. Jack Hunter
2. Josh Hay
3. Lachlan Ross
4. Jack McCluskey
5. Fraser Dempster
6. Harry Hogg
7. Ruari Dalrymple
8. Calum Wright  (C)
9. Ciaran Perry
10. Owen McGhee
11. Liam Russell
15. Fraser Knox
14. Gavin Bone
23. Jamie Mee
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Referee: David Hainey
Givova UK Man of the Match: Ciaran Perry
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Robert McCracken

Robert McCracken | YFS South West Region Journalist
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