Fixture: Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers v Cumbernauld Colts
Competition: U16's Central Region Cup Semi Final
Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers went through to the Regional Cup Final after being made battle all the way by a well organised Cumbernauld team.
The game started with both sides a bit cagey with both getting to grip with the tricky surface. It was the visitors who took control early and looked the more likely.
Wishaw WW however began to believe in themselves and came back into proceedings and from our position it looked like Kyle had opened the scoring after a neat cutback but the ball hit the side netting.
Wishaw eventually took the lead midway through the half when a long ball from Lunny caught out the Colts defence. Kyle took full advantage after seeing off the central defender. As the keeper advanced he calmly lobbed it over him and into the net for the opener.
The game after went from end to end and looked as though the boys had done enough to take a lead into the second period. Colts were awarded a corner which was played in and broke to their player who slammed the ball home to equalise on stroke of half time.
Half Time : Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Cumbernauld Colts
Colts started the second period well and struck the post twice in the early stages of the half. This seemed to spur the boys back into life and once again started to believe in their own ability creating some chances of their own.
They would again re-take the lead when Leonard won the ball in midfield, he drove forward and released the ball to Hadden. He composed himself picked his spot and finished well putting the boys into the lead with fifteen minutes left.
As you would expect Colts were piling forward in search of a leveller.
Just when it looked that Wishaw WW had survived, a high ball was played through into the box. It dropped and the Colts striker got there before home keeper Sheridan, he clipped the striker and the ref awarded a penalty with minutes remaining. The ball was slotted home well and the game again was level.
Wishaw WW then had Lunny to thank in the final minute of normal time when he was there to clear the ball off the line to prevent a certain goal which would have put the Colts through to the final.
Full Time : Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 2-2 Cumbernauld Colts
Extra time again just like the quarter final which Wishaw WW had come out on top. Once again all the boys showed great desire and determination from the off.
They were to be rewarded in the forth minute of the first period when the ball came into the box, Torrance came from the keepers blind side and as he reacted quicker the keeper caught him and the ref awarded the spot kick to Wishaw WW. Midfield dynamo Leonard stepped up and coolly slammed the ball home to give the boys the lead for the third time.
For the rest of the period and the second period the boys played out the time very intelligently. Colts still tried and tried for a third equaliser but the Wishaw WW boys showed great spirit to see out the time and book their place in the Regional Cup Final at the start of June.
After Extra Time : Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Cumbernauld Colts