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Syngenta knock five past Cumbernauld to secure second trophy in a week

Syngenta Juveniles 5

Gray 34, 58, 60, McMillan 45, McCafferty 80

Cumbernauld Colts 0

  • Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • The Falkirk Stadium
  • Under 17´s
  • FVFDA Cup

Jack Thomson | YFS Falkirk Senior Reporter
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Sygenta Juveniles capped a fine season with their second trophy in the space of a week at the expense of Cumbernauld Colts. 

The Dyes ran out 5-0 winners in the FVFDA Cup final but were left frustrated in the early ages of the encounter. 

Cumbernauld started well and within a minute Jamie Millar came close with a fizzing free-kick which was stopped by the feet of the goalkeeper. 

In the 16th minute Luke Scullion’s cross found Josh MacDonald free in the box but his downward header was held by Allan Dickson. 

Syngenta began to feel their way into the game and on 24 minutes, Grant Forrester controlled a long ball before cutting in from the left and dinking a ball into the area which narrowly missed the boot of Michael McQueen.

The deadlock was broken in the 34th minute and it it was Syngenta who drew first blood. Flynn Gray got on the end of a cross to divert a header off the upright and into the bottom left corner. 

Syngenta extended their lead on the half when Aaron McMillan collected a ball in field and unleashed a screamer from 40 yards. 

  • Half Time:
  • Syngenta Juveniles
  • 2-0
  • Cumbernauld Colts

The Dyes picked up where they left off after the break and came close in the 51st minute. Forrester’s effort from the left of the penalty area was deflected just wide of the post. 

In the 58th minute, it was 3-0. Flynn Gray was on hand to sweep home a teasing cross from winger Sean Fagan.

Syngenta and Gray were just getting in the mood and they mad it four on the hour mark. The striker was threaded through on goal and he showed the composure to round the goalkeeper and slide the ball into an empty net for his hat-trick. 

The final goal of the afternoon arrived ten minutes from time and Gray was causing problems for Cumbernauld again. The striker was upended by the goalkeeper in the box and a penalty was awarded. 

 Robbie McCafferty stepped up to take the kick and buried his strike into the bottom left corner.  

 

 
 
  • Full Time:
  • Syngenta Juveniles
  • 5-0
  • Cumbernauld Colts

Lineups

Syngenta Juveniles
Cumbernauld Colts
2. Hayden Speirs
3. Mitchell Speirs
4. Adam Green
5. Aaron McMillan
6. Robbie McCafferty
8. Alex Thomson
9. Michael McQueen
10. Roman Blazejewski
11. Kyle McGuire
12. Conor Whitehead
13. Callan Stone
15. Josh Brown
17. Grant Forrester
22. Flynn Gray
23. Allan Dickson
25. Sean Fagan
1. Liam Running
2. Jason Curtis
3. Harry McCracken
4. Ben Hsieh
5. Andrew Smart
6. Ross Hamilton
8. Jamie Millar
9. Ewan McBride
10. Rhys McGuinness
11. Josh MacDonald
12. Euan Macrae
15. Connor O'Brien
16. Luke Scullion
17. Michael McKenna
Star Player
Syngenta Juveniles
Cumbernauld Colts
It's hard to look past Flynn Gray. The striker bagged a hat-trick with ruthless finishing and Cumbernauld couldn't cope with his skill throughout.
Liam Running made a number of fine stops and rallied his side right up until the final whistle.
Magic Moment
Syngenta Juveniles
Cumbernauld Colts
Aaron McMillan's howitzer from 40 yards was a remarkable strike and had parents on their feet in applause.
Jamie Millar's first half free-kick was well taken and had it not been for a fine reaction stop, the day might have panned out a little differently.
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