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Kinninmouth fires Duloch Juniors to U17s Warout Cup glory

After three well-taken second half goals, it was Duloch Juniors who were victorious in the U17s Warout Cup Final. A double from Danny Kinninmouth either side of a header from skipper, Harris Wishart, handed Duloch a deserved victory at the Warout Stadium.

The game started off in an even manner, with both team’s defences limiting the opposition from testing their goalkeepers. Some strong and decisive tackles by the Bayside defence stopped Duloch from taking an early lead.

An example of their resilience came early in the first half when Campbell’s cross was blocked well by the Bayside keeper before the on-running Duloch striker could take a strike towards goal.

Duloch were pushing for the majority of the first half to get that opener, creating multiple chances in the process. The chances include a deflected shot from Spaven which looped just over the bar, as well as the biggest opportunity of the half which followed. After a low cross across goal was not cleared out by the Bayside defence, a decent strike from Creasey was saved at the near post by Bayside’s keeper.

After going into the interval without taking the lead, Duloch got off to the perfect start in the second period. Under five minutes into the second half, lively midfielder, Kinninmonth, picked up the ball inside the box and with great composure, slotted the ball low past the keeper and into the net to give his side the lead.

Just two minutes later, Duloch doubled their advantage. Following a floated free kick into the box, central defender and captain, Harris Wishart, latched on to the ball and headed into the goal, leaving Bayside with a mountain to climb.

With twenty minutes to go, Duloch wrapped up the trophy and it was the star of the match once again, Danny Kinninmonth with a special goal worthy of the cup win. After beating multiple defenders with his tricky feet, the midfielder attempted a strike from range which looped over the keeper. The playmaker’s second of the match and Duloch’s third.

Bayside created a few half chances throughout the ninety minutes but failed to test both McKenzie and Kelly in the Duloch goal. Bayside captain, Johnson, looked threatening on counter attacks, using his pace and strength to progress the team forward with the ball. Midfielder, Russell, could pick out a long pass and looked threatening from set-pieces.

In the end, after a clinical second half performance, Duloch Juniors U17s were victorious. A resilient defensive performance from the team in black and yellow secured a deserved victory.

Duloch Juniors Player of the Match: Danny Kinninmouth

The double goalscorer was a constant threat after coming off the bench.

Bayside Player of the Match: Robbie Russell

The midfielder caused plenty problems for the defence with some really dangerous crosses particularly from set pieces.

Duloch Juniors Magic Moment:

Kinninmouth’s sensational solo goal to seal the cup from Duloch.

Bayside Magic Moment:

Resilient defending in the first half to deny a Duloch opener.

Duloch Juniour U17:

1. Scott McKenzie

2. Harris Wishart

3. Adam Davidson

4. Danny Kinninmonth

5. Aaron Lochen

6. Blair Todd

8. Billy Creasey

9. Ryan Williamson

11. Luca Wallace

12. Roan Campbell

14. Sean Kelly

15. Tyler Duddy

16. Brett Lochen

18. Greg Spaven

19. Adam Beardsmore

20. Kai Wilson

Bayside U17:

22. Sam Devine

12. Louis Johnson

5. Dylan Ripley

6. Robbie Russell

2. Aaron Kyle

15. Josh Arnott

11. Steven Graham

7. Jack Boath

18. Albert Carrick

13. Andrew Binnie

10. Ryan Kirk

21. Oliver Dunn

8. Cameron O’Hara

17. Tyler Henderson

14. William Kierszten

19. Robbie D’Aeth



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