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Stenhousemuir rout Dunblane to get their hands on silverware

Stenhousemuir CFC 4

Shand 25, 40+1, 47, Weir 81

Dunblane SC 0

  • Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • The Falkirk Stadium
  • Under 15´s
  • Forth Valley FDA Cup

Jack Thomson | YFS Falkirk Senior Reporter
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Stenhousemuir CFC lifted the Forth Valley FDA Cup after routing Dunblane SC 4-0 at the Falkirk Stadium. 

Two goals on either side of the half were enough to ensure the Warriors a comfortable victory and they had the majority of the pressure early on. 

Patrick Barrett broke into the area on three minutes with the goal at his mercy but his effort was held by the goalkeeper. 

However, Dunblane responded in the sixth minute when a corner fell kindly for Sean Duff but his half volley was deflected over. 

With 13 minutes on the clock Stenhousemuir’s Jude Smith curled a free-kick into the area which could only be cleared as far as Rhys Dow who drove the ball over the bar. 

The deadlock was broken on 25 minutes when Jack Shand used his pace to burst clear of the last line of defence and square for Luke Seton. The striker’s shot was blocked but Shand was on hand to fire in the rebound. 

Stenhousemuir doubled their lead in the 41st minute when Barrett poked the ball through to Shand, who calmly slotted home his second. 

  • Half Time:
  • Stenhousemuir CFC
  • 2-0
  • Dunblane SC

Within seven minutes of the restart, the Warriors were in dream land. Shand was causing all sorts of issues and he broke clear again, duly dispatching his strike to claim a hat-trick. 

Dunblane huffed and puffed as they tried to find a way back into the game and in the 56th minute, a dipping volley from Conall Stephen was clutched by the goalkeeper. 

Stenhousemuir nearly had their fourth in the 66th minute. Sam Kinney produced an exquisite volley which was met by an even better fingertip save by Tom Cownie. 

It was clear they wanted another goal, however, and they were rewarded for their attacking play when in the 81st minute Jude Weir headed home from an Aron Thomson corner.

With that Stenhousemuir had put the game beyond any doubt, guaranteeing they were to be the name etched on the trophy. 


  • Full Time:
  • Stenhousemuir CFC
  • 4-0
  • Dunblane SC


Stenhousemuir CFC
Dunblane SC
1. Mark Angus
2. Patrick Barrett
3. Cameron Gorman
4. Finlay Fleming
6. Rhys Dow
7. Jude Smith
8. Nathan Gardiner
9. Crawford Mackay
12. Sean Russell
14. Finlay Broadley
15. Jude Weir
16. Luke Seton
17. Aron Thomson
19. Jack Shand
20. Alistair Jackson
21. Sam Kinney
1. Tom Cownie
2. Cameron Robertson
3. Harry Samson
4. William Moir
5. Sean Duff
6. Fraser Barrell
7. Alban Sayers
9. Oliver Stewart
10. Ben Culley
12. Conall Stephen
14. Callum Valentine
16. Brodie Smith
17. Archie Lumsden
18. Jonathan Chaplin
Star Player
Stenhousemuir CFC
Dunblane SC
Jack Shand was a menace. Direct and clinical, his hat-trick capped a fine cup win for his side.
Tom Cownie produced a number of stops to try and keep his side in the game, and remained resolute until the final whistle.
Magic Moment
Stenhousemuir CFC
Dunblane SC
Jack Shand's third goal had it all from running and control to a piece of expert finishing.
Tom Cownie's finger tip save to react and deny Sam Kinney was an example of top class goalkeeping.
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