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Banks O'Dee edge past Jimmy Johnstone Academy after spot kicks

Banks O'Dee Albion 2

Wilson 47, Morrice 55.

Jimmy Johnstone Academy 2

Docherty 32, Lawson 57.
  • Banks O'Dee Albion 3-2 Jimmy Johnstone Academy
  • Sunday, 16 November 2014
  • Spain Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Scottish Youth Cup

Scott McPherson | YFS North Region Journalist
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Banks O’Dee Albion manager Alan Barry has set his sights on winning this years Scottish Youth FA Cup after overcoming Jimmy Johnstone Academy on penalties to reach the fifth round of the competition. Barry said after the game: “I think we’ve got every chance of winning this cup if I’m honest. There are certainly no teams left that we cannot give a good game. We will see.”


Jimmy Johnstone Academy took a first-half lead through Darryl Docherty’s 32nd minute goal. Two second-half goals from Joseph Wilson and Dan Morrice turned the game around for the hosts but an equaliser from Tiger Lawson meant penalties were needed to separate the sides. Albion goalkeeper Kyle Leiper's save from Ibrahim Sumbunu saw them progress to the next round. 


Albion started brightly and could have been two up within the first five minutes. Great play by Finlay Ness on the left wing saw him beat his man and cross for strike partner Lyle Adair but he leant back and skied the ball over the ‘bar from six yards with only the goalkeeper to beat.


Adair came close again minutes later when he steered Joseph Wilson’s low cross towards goal but his precise shot was well held by goalkeeper Aidan Brownlee.


Banks O’Dee Albion were looking particularly threatening on the break with Ness’ pace and that should have heralded the opening goal after 17 minutes. Ness ran free on the counter attack before eventually slipping in Wilson but under little pressure, the winger could only shoot directly into the body of Brownlee from the middle of the penalty box.


So often in football teams who miss their chances later go on to rue it and Albion were given a scare on 26 minutes. Jordon Hodd’s half-volley from 20 yards was well parried wide by home goalkeeper Kyle Leiper.


Jimmy Johnstone Academy grew in confidence after that strike and had a great opportunity to break the deadlock in the 28th minute. A gutsy run by Tiger Lawson presented the ball to Darryl Docherty six yards from goal but his scooped shot was a good height for ‘keeper Leiper. A lesson for Cole Anderson to always play to the whistle as he stopped to claim for a free kick while Lawson entered Albion’s penalty area. 


Banks O’Dee Albion had the majority of the play in the first period but they found themselves one down at half-time. A neat exchange between Docherty and Ibrahim Sumbunu freed Docherty in the 18-yard box and he poked the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net to make it 1-0 Jimmy Johnstone Academy. 

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 0-1
  • Jimmy Johnstone Academy

The hosts came out firing in the second half and the visitors were being penned in and could barely get out of their own half.


The pressure eventually told 12 minutes after the interval when Albion equalised. Direct play by Ness saw the ball ricochet to Wilson who confidently drilled the ball low and hard into the near post giving goalkeeper Brownlee no chance. 


Jimmy Johnstone looked dead on their feet at this point after 55 minutes of hard work on a huge pitch and inevitably they conceded again. Wilson turned provider this time crossing for fellow winger Dan Morrice who emphatically arrowed the ball into the corner of the net from 14 yards.


There looked to be only one winner at that stage but Jimmy Johnstone Academy showed their fighting spirit and levelled the scores again just two minutes after going behind. The ball dropped for Lawson in the penalty area and his half-volley took a deflection before looping up and over the helpless Leiper in the home goal. Lawson then ran to the opposite end of the stadium to give the fans in the stand the finger to the mouth celebration, ssssshh.


Extra time beckoned but the Aberdeen side thought they had snatched it five minutes from time. Wilson’s low shot was parried by Brownlee and substitute Reece Wilson was on hand to convert the rebound from six yards but the goal was chalked off for offside against the scorer.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 2-2
  • Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Jimmy Johnstone had the first chance of the extra period but an unchallenged Sumbunu could only turn the loose ball over the crossbar from 10 yards.

Banks O’Dee Albion pushed for an extra time winner and should have got it five minutes before the final whistle. Kyle Dalling’s floated cross from the left went over the goalkeeper and found his skipper Lewis Duncan unmarked and four yards from goal but he inexplicably headed the ball over the crossbar with the goalkeeper stranded.

So penalties was needed to decide who would progress to the fourth round of the Scottish Youth FA Cup.

Jimmy Johnstone Academy went first but couldn’t take the initiative as Jordon Hodd’s spot kick was saved. Banks O’Dee Albion captain Lewis Duncan scored to make it 1-0. Aaron Bryson then made it 1-1 but Kyle Dalling also scored to retain Albion’s lead. Jimmy Johnstone Academy then had a mountain to climb as Daimin Galloway hit the post. Albion scored their third from three to compound Jimmy Johnstone Academy’s mystery. The visitors then scored to maintain interest in the shootout. Joseph Wilson missed meaning it was 3-2 Albion with one penalty each remaining. Ibahim Sumtunu stepped up needing to score but his powerful strike was tipped on to the bar by Kyle Leiper to ensure it was Albion in the fifth round.

Final Result: Banks O'Dee Albion 3-2 Jimmy Johnstone Academy


Banks O'Dee Albion
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
1. Kyle Leiper
2. Joseph Adair
3. Cole Anderson
4. Calum Buchan
5. Lewis Duncan
6. Lyle Adair
7. Dan Morrice
9. Finlay Ness
10. Kyle Dalling
11. Dylan Stuart
12. Jayden Robb
14. Reece Wilson
15. Ruben Whitelaw
16. Joseph Wilson
18. Luke Kinsella
20. Sam Rattray
4. Harri Gilmour
5. Tiger Lawson
6. Darryl Campbell
7. Aaron Bryson
8. Ross Kennedy
9. Ibrahim Sumbunu
20. Jacques Heraghty
30. Aidan Brownlee
31. Kieran Traynor
33. Jamie Kane
34. Jordon Hodd
35. Darryl Docherty
36. Kieran Mooney
37. Daimin Galloway
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Wide man Joseph Wilson contributed greatly to his team's progression in this years Scottish Cup with a goal and an assist. He looked threatening throughout coming on to his stronger right foot from the left wing and got himself in to the penalty area at every given opportunity.
Goalkeeper Aidan Brownlee made a number of good saves at vital times to keep his team in the contest. He held most and when he needed to parry he parried wide to avoid strikers sniffing around for a tap in.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Dan Morrice's goal which completed the turnaround for the hosts was a moment of great joy, momentum and relief. A period of pressure had paid off and Morrice and his teammates certainly enjoyed the moment, even if it only lasted a couple of minutes.
Tiger Lawson's deflected equaliser which came minutes after they went behind was followed by a great celebration from the midfielder. Lawson ran almost the length of the pitch to give the supporters in the stand the 'sssshhhhhh' celebration.
Club Views
Banks O'Dee Albion
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Alan Barry, manager of Banks O'Dee Albion, said: "It was a long game but in all honesty I think we were the better team. In the second half we really should have gone on and won it comfortably. "But the boys did well and you can only ask so much from them. We are through to the next round and that's all that matters. "I think there were periods where we played really well and in the second half we were far and away the better team but overall I was pleased."
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