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St. Mungo's crowned Champions in Battle of the Saints

St. Modan's HS 2

Sanda, Kerr

St. Mungo's HS 2

O.G, McIntyre
  • St. Mungo's win 4-3 on penalties
  • Wednesday, 01 April 2015
  • Ochilview Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Stenhousemuir Shield

Liam Dickson | YFS Central Region Journalist

St. Mungo’s have been crowned Forth Valley Schools Champions after overcoming St. Modan’s in a back and forth match at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park.
 
It took penalties to separate the two sides after an unfortunate own goal and a superb finish from Paul McIntyre twice cancelled out goals from St Modan’s Martin Sanda and Callum Kerr.
 
It was a cruel way to end an entertaining final that was played out in front of a loud and boisterous St. Modan’s support.
 
Their travelling fans were rewarded early when Martin Sanda bundled home an early corner to give them the lead their positive start merited.
 
However, their joy was short lived as St. Mungo’s first corner created havoc in the St. Modan’s box, eventually getting turned in of an unfortunate defender.
 
As both teams looked to get the ball down and create openings, clear-cut chances from open play became few and far between. St. Modan’s looked the more likely to make the breakthrough but it wasn’t until the end of the first half when Callum Kerr fired home that their efforts were rewarded.
  • Half Time:
  • St. Modan's HS
  • 2-1
  • St. Mungo's HS
St. Modan’s came out for the second half with a spring in their step afforded to them by the late goal and it showed for the majority of the half; they spent long periods of time camped in and around the St. Mungo’s box, forcing a string of chances to get the killer fourth goal and put the final to bed.
 
However, they were made to pay for not taking their chances when a swift St. Mungo’s counter released Paul McIntyre down the left. He made no mistake in firing low across the keeper and into the far corner.
 
From then on it was anyone’s game; St. Modan’s continued to dominate the ball but St. Mungo’s posed a constant threat on the break with McIntyre creating a great chance for himself, although this time he was unable to keep his shot from an angle under the bar.
 
As the teams continued to slug it out it took the blow of the referees whistle to bring to an end what had been a highly entertaining, and at times frantic, second period of regulation time.

By the time the dust had settled on the dreaded penalties it was St. Mungo’s who were left celebrating, triumphing 4-3 in the shoot-out.    

 

  • Full Time:
  • St. Modan's HS
  • 2-2
  • St. Mungo's HS

Lineups

St. Modan's HS
St. Mungo's HS
Aidan Mckeown
Callum Kerr
Danny Morris
Ewan Banks
Jack McRobbie
Daniel Addison
Joseph McGuckin
Leo Williamson
Ross McEwan
Kyle Riddell
Andrew Fraser
Jamie Millar
Martin Sanda
Jordan McMurchie
Jason Baty
Sean Fagan
Grant Forrester
Matthew Goldie
Conall McCallion
Lewis McGarry
Paul McIntyre
Calum McKay
Blair Miller
Michael Simpson
Alex Thomson
Adam Wlson
Mitchel Binnie
Aiden Lumsden
Kieran Hislop
Liam Burall
Star Player
St. Modan's HS
St. Mungo's HS
Martin Sanda
Paul McIntyre
Magic Moment
St. Modan's HS
St. Mungo's HS
The early goal gave St. Modan's a dream start.
Paul McIntyre's goal was the reward for a fantastic counter-attack
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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