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Selkirk seal Hamilton trip after Dee win

Banks O'Dee 2

Berton 76, Kelly 79

Selkirk FC 4

Ward 10, Marc 19, Henderson OG 62, Henderson 88
  • Sunday, 09 November 2014
  • Spain Park
  • Under 20´s
  • BP Youth Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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It was second time lucky for Selkirk who this time made the trip to the Granite City to tackle Banks O'Dee. The tie was scheduled to be played last Sunday, however the Selkirk bus crashed on route to the game. Thankfully no one was hurt or injured.
It meant that it was an extra seven days for both sets of teams to play the game with a potential trip to New Douglas Park for the winner. Both sides served up goals and there was a sending off. Even then the action didn't stop there.
Both sides were keen to get the breakthrough although the first substitute of the game happened with the game just 60 seconds old. Banks O'Dee Albion U16s player Cameron Moultrie was on the wrong end of a challenge which meant the forward couldn't continue and had to be replaced by former St Johnstone striker Josh Milne.
The Lowland League outfit got themselves in front after 10 minutes when a great ball came in from Mark Samson. Ryan Ward wasn't picked up by the home defence and headed past Nico Berton. A dream start for the visitors who sensed more goals as the game progresed.
Selkirk doubled their lead nine minutes later and it was one to hold your breath with. The ball went out wide to Valentin Marc who did the rest, producing a cross come shot which evaded Berton and went in.
  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee
  • 0-2
  • Selkirk FC
The manager and assistant manager of Banks O'Dee, Tommy Forbes and John Wood have both lifted the Scottish Juvenile Cup as a coach within the last decade and both know how to be successful in the competition. It was now the time for Forbes and Wood to inspire this young squad and show them how to be winners. 
In the second half we saw a better Banks O'Dee side that produced more danger towards goal. Former Dundee United defender Sam McGregor, the son of another former Scottish Cup winning coach Bruce McGregor, had an effort in the 50th minute which just went over Thomas Cordsey's goal.
Selkirk tje all important third goal in the 62nd minute, which was rather unfortunate for Banks O'Dee defender Clark Henderson. An effort by sub Euan Munro was deflected by the big defender with the power in the shot detailing the ball to go into the bottom left hand corner past Berton.
The heads could have went down for Banks O'Dee. However, Tommy Forbes and John Wood are two men that you don't want to let down and we soon saw Banks O'Dee reduce the leeway. Max Berton pulled one back for the Junior side on 76 minutes after going on a mazy run before finding the net.
Connor Kelly then gave the hosts a lifeline just three minutes later. He received the ball before doing the rest in finding the top right hand corner.
As you would expect with a team who are just one goal behind with minutes left, Banks O'Dee were more urgent in their quest to get themselves back into the game. With a few minutes left, Bruce Dryburgh played a long ball into Max Berton who was close to reaching the box before Thomas Cordsey pulled the player down. The keeper was on a booking so referee Liam Duncan had no option but to send the keeper off.
Off the field antics didn't affect the visitors though and they had the last laugh when a great ball reached Liam Henderson who slotted the ball past Nico Berton to seal victory.
Hamilton won 9-0 against Clachnacuddin in Inverness and Selkirk will now have a trip to the SPFL side to look forward to.
  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee
  • 2-4
  • Selkirk FC


Banks O'Dee
Selkirk FC

1. Nico Berton
2. Bruce Dryburgh
3. Greg Watson
4. Clark Henderson
5. Laurie Cunningham
6. Sam McGregor
7. Connor Kelly
8. Lachlan Wood
9. Cameron Moultrie
10. Oscar Slater
11. Max Berton
12. Jack Odlin
14. Josh Milne
15. Jack Walker
16. Craig Armstrong
GK. Cameron Jarvie

1. Thomas Cordery
2. Valentin Marc
3. Akel Cassard
4. Declan Laing
5. James Marley
6. Mark Samson
7. Kerr Scott
8. Ryan Ward
9. Liam Henderson
10. Adunis Kapela
11. Caris McAvoy 
14. Frazer Anderson 
16. Euan Munro

Star Player
Banks O'Dee
Selkirk FC
Max Berton: The oldest player in the Banks O'Dee team and had a good game, the award could have went to four other players in the team but Max just earns the plaudits based on his goal.
Ryan Ward: The youngest player in the Selkirk side and the one who did the most for the Lowland League outfit to get the win. Great header for the 1st goal.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee
Selkirk FC
Banks O'Dee's hunger to try and get back into the game when the tie looked over at 3-0 Selkirk.
Caris McAvoy's cross cum shot, a great hit which was at a crucial point in the game for the visitors.
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