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.