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Burntisland Under-16’s progress through the Scottish Youth FA Cup after victory over Dundee West Reds

Burntisland progressed to the next round of the Scottish Youth FA Cup with a 3-0 win, in what was a heated encounter against Fiona Thomson league outfit Dundee West Reds at Toll Park.

The hosts had a lot of the ball early on, and with only two minutes gone efforts from Ronan Glendinning and Jack Hopton were headed over the bar. Not long after, Glendinning came close again as his 35 yarder was just over.

It took 25 minutes for the opening goal, a fantastic cross-field pass over the top of the visitors’ defence was met by Jack Hopton who set himself up for a shot and made no mistake with a drilled shot into the bottom left corner.

Six minutes later Hopton was played through again by a great pass from Glendinning, the striker tried to put it through the goalkeeper’s legs, however Fraser Graham of Dundee West stood his ground and saved well.

The hosts picked up where they left off at the start of the second half, and they doubled their lead on 52 minutes. Joe Sommerville won the header on the left wing as Jack Hopton dropped deep to receive it, he held it up and allowed Sommerville to make a run into the box, his pass was perfectly weighted and the finish was tucked away nicely by the man who started the move, Joe Sommerville.

Just before the final whistle, Burntisland made it three. Ryan Sharp’s cross was too high for anyone in the box; however, it was picked up on the other flank by Owen Greenlaw who beat his man with a drop of the shoulder and cut it back for Jack Hopton, who again found the bottom right corner with a tidy finish.

Burntisland Magic Moment
The second goal, it put the game beyond doubt and the goal itself was the best of the game. Great header by Sommerville and the move was brilliant. The goal that Sommerville deserved after an impressive display.

Dundee West Magic Moment
Finlay Petrie’s volley was well saved onto the bar by Russell in the Burntisland net after it looked goal bound.

Burntisland Star Player
Joe Sommerville was key in the midfield and ran the show behind the striker. His goal was excellent and the individual quality he showed in that move reflected how he played throughout the game.

Dundee West Star Player
Dundee West had several chances on Josh Myszor’s side, and he had a lot of the ball in the visitors’ attacks.



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