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Wasp CC emerge victorious in thrilling nine goal final

Wasp CC 5

Wright 25, 31, Kidd 47, 56, Stanners 49

Dunipace Juniors 4

Dec 36, 54, 70, Lynn 70+3
  • Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • The Falkirk Stadium
  • Under 13´s
  • Forth Valley FDA Cup

Jack Thomson | YFS Falkirk Senior Reporter
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Wasp Community Club emerged victorious after an enthralling Forth Valley FDA Cup final bout with Dunipace Juniors. 

It was the Clackmannanshire club who started brightly and within three minutes Jay Stanners was causing all sorts of problems on the left flank, cutting in and curling an effort just past the post. 

With 13 minutes on the clock, Wasp were playing some free-flowing attacking football and Lewis Kidd was sent through on goal. His mishit gave the goalkeeper a scare when it trundled through his legs before going wide. 

The opening goal arrived in the 25th minute when Wasp’s Finlay McIntyre broke down the right and fizzed a ball across goal from the byline, picking out William Wright to fire home. 

The goal only gave them further encouragement and in the 28th minute, Kidd came close again. He picked up the ball from a defensive clearance and drove a low hard shot at goal, only for the goalkeeper to produce a superb save. 

They would get their second in the 31st minute, however, and it was that man Wright again. The forward took a touch and arrowed a shot beyond the outstretched arm of the goalkeeper and into the net to send his side into the break with a comfortable lead.

  • Half Time:
  • Wasp CC
  • 2-0
  • Dunipace Juniors

Within a minute of the restart Dunipace had pulled themselves back into the match with their first substantial attack of the encounter. Callum Mcvicar surged down the right, beating the fullback with ease before picking out Robert Dec at the backpost to finish.

But Wasp regained their lead in the 47th minute. Kidd received the ball in field before skipping past two challenges and showing the composure to beat the goalkeeper. 

On 49 minutes it looked like it was all over as Stanners was on hand to slam home a loose ball following a spill from the goalkeeper and make it 4-1.

However, five minutes later Dec gave Dunipace a lifeline when he got his head on the end of a dead ball from the right to grab his second of the afternoon. 

In the 56th minute, Wasp had another as McIntyre turned provider again supplying Kidd, who scored his side’s fifth with a downward header. 

A late surge from Dunipace made things uncomfortable for Wasp. Firstly, Dec intercepted a misplaced pass before and raced through to finish before minutes later Mackenzie Lynn took advantage of slack defending to find the bottom right corner from the edge of the area.

But it turned out to be too little too late as the referee sounded the full-time whistle confirming a 5-4 win for Wasp. 

 

 
  • Full Time:
  • Wasp CC
  • 5-4
  • Dunipace Juniors

Lineups

Wasp CC
Dunipace Juniors
1. Jake Drysdale
2. Lewis Kidd
4. Dylan Williams
5. Dylan Kane
6. Leandro Calzetta
7. Jay Stanners
8. Aiden Maguire
9. Johnny Zarebski
10. Adam Gilfoyle
11. Cameron Gray
12. Alistair McCrory
15. Owen Burns
16. William Wright
18. Scott McMurdie
21. Josh Irvine
22. Finlay McIntyre
2. Jake Reiter
3. Cameron Marshall
4. Martin McAteer
5. Reece McGuiness
6. Aiden Miller
7. Robert Dec
8. Daniel Tate
9. Luke McDonald
10. Conner Morris
11. Dean Finlay
15. Callum Henry
16. Christopher Bickerstaff
17. Josh Ballantyne
18. Callum Mcvicar
19. Mackenzie Lynn
Star Player
Wasp CC
Dunipace Juniors
William Wright was a threat playing off the shoulder and fired his team to victory with a fine brace.
Robert Dec will be disappointed that his hat-trick wasn't able to put his team's name on the cup but he put in a performance worthy of winning any game.
Magic Moment
Wasp CC
Dunipace Juniors
Lewis Kidd's composure to dance past two players before scoring was a joy to behold.
Mackenzie Lynn's late goal had spectators on tenterhooks wondering if the impossible might just happen and was a wonderful way to cap off a fantastic encounter.
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