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Cumbernauld Colts lift CKDYL Cup after victory over Jimmy Johnstone

Cumbernauld Colts 2

Stevenson (2)

Jimmy Johnstone Academy 1

Shaw
  • Sunday, 07 June 2015
  • Broadwood Stadium
  • Under 14´s
  • Cumbernauld and Kilsyth DYL Cup final

Cumbernauld Colts defeated Jimmy Johnstone in the Cumbernauld & Kilsyth U14s DYL Cup Final at Broadwood Stadium.

Jimmy Johnstone started the match and were the first to create an opening with a sweeping move up the left wing only to be stopped by Colts’ Calvin Love with a fantastic sliding tackle. Colts began to get back into the game, creating more chances and looking the more likely of the two teams to score. They came close to making a breakthrough when a promising run from Allan Stevenson cut through the Johnston defense, only to be stopped by Henri Nziza.

Jimmy Johnstone were the first to make a breakthrough when a fantastic solo run from Ben Shaw led to a curling shot which nestled in the bottom right hand corner of the Colts’ net.

Jimmy Johnstone’s lead was almost cancelled out straight after the kick off when Allan Stevenson hit a looping shot from 30 yards, which hit the crossbar.  After a Jimmy Johnstone free kick came to nothing Colts made a quick counterattack that resulted in a corner. From the corner Colts leveled the score. A high cross from Lee O’Hara was met by a towering header from Allan Stevenson who levelled the score.

Both teams continued to press high up the park looking for another goal. Jimmy Johnstone came closest when Kyle Bowden in the Colts’ goal spilled a long-range effort. The keeper recovered well however to keep the teams level at half time.

  • Half Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 1-1
  • Jimmy Johnstone Academy

The second half began with Jimmy Johnstone creating more scoring opportunities. However, it was Cumbernauld Colts who had the first real chance of the half when a slick passing move led to a through ball, which was pounced on by Jimmy Johnstone keeper Lucas Nelson.

The next real chance of the match came when Jimmy Johnstone were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Owen Sweeney stepped up and struck the ball. The ball cannoned down off of the crossbar and onto the line and there was mass confusion as the whether the ball had crossed the line or not. The referee’s final verdict was no goal.

Both teams were now looking for a goal that would win them the cup. This vital goal came 90 seconds from time when a quick Colts move down the right wing was crossed into the box and met with a volley from Stevenson for his second of the match.

  • Full Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 2-1
  • Jimmy Johnstone Academy

Lineups

Cumbernauld Colts
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
1. Kyle Bowden
2. Jack Haughey
3. Christopher Maxwell
4. Lewis Blain
5. Jordan Jack
6. Max Ballantyne
7. Lee O'Hara
8. Ayden McCormack
9. Sean Smith
10. Alan Steven
11. Allan Stevenson
12. Diarmid McNally
14. Kern Marks
15. Stewart Burn
16. Lucas McKay
1. Lucas Nelson
3. Leon Boomer
4. Henri Nziza
5. Deen Ramzan
6. Owen Sweeney
7. Harris Martin
30. Ben Shaw
32. Paul Fee
37. Sean Watson
38. Jamie Borland
40. Cameron Douglas
44. Daniel Connor
57. William Gaddi
75. Shakar Kamal
76. Lewis Thompson
Star Player
Cumbernauld Colts
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Allan Stevenson scored both goals to lead Cumbernauld Colts to cup glory.
Ben Shaw was a real attacking threat for Jimmy Johnstone Academy, and scored the game's opener.
Magic Moment
Cumbernauld Colts
Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Allan Stevenson's goal with just 90 seconds left sent the Cumbernauld Colts fans wild.
Ben Shaw's goal was beautifully curled into the bottom left corner of the net.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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