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Dunfermline Athletic's Youth Cup final ratings

Written by  Thomas Mackintosh
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Thomas Mackintosh assesses Dunfermline Athletic's player performances from the Scottish FA Youth Cup final against Celtic. For a match report from the game click here and for a photo gallery click here.

1. Ryan Goodfellow Great save from Irvine header in the first half, but stood no chance with either of the three goals - 6

2. Ross Millen Linked up well in order to get forward and support Mercer on the right, however his deliveries from set plays could have been better - 7

3. Grant Munro Keen to get forward, put some dangerous crosses into the box that caused the Celtic defence trouble on a regular basis - 7

4. Kerr Young Commanded the defencive line, made important clearances, also did well under pressure from the Celtic front line - 7

5. Lewis Martin - good positional awareness kept Celtic at bay in the first half, but showed signs of tiredness as the game began to ware on - 7

6. Chris Kane - picked up the first booking of the game for a studs up challenge on George. Should have scored when found unmarked from a Millen corner, but could only direct his header wide - 6

7. Scott Mercer Used his strength well on the wing, and gave Miller issues down the left hand side. Forced Fasan into a good stop after being played in by Drummond, shortly after the Pars fell behind - 7

8. Shaun Byrne - Lead his team from the off, was a real force in midfield hassling Irvine and McGregor in the middle of the park - 8

9. Blair Henderson - had an early chance on eight minutes where he should probably have scored, caused the Celtic defence problems but was often thwarted by the two centre backs - 6

10. Allan Smith - Carried Dunfermlines only real goal threat at times, often isolated and found himself chasing down long balls from the back. Excellent individual play from the forward, beat three defenders to create a chance for himself, drilling a shot into the far corner to pull one back for the Pars - 8

11. Alex Whittle Most experienced player had his cup final cut short by an injury, was replaced by Drummond on 25 minutes, so failed to make a decisive impact - 4

Ross Drummond (on for Whittle 25) keen to make an impact, unselfishly played in Mercer as Dunfermline began to chase the game - 5

Declan O' Kane (on for Mercer 74) did well when came on, keen to get on the ball but his efforts proved to be in vein as Celtic stretched their lead - 4

Scott Gray (on for Kane 85) little time to make an impact - 2
 
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