Today at Rozelle Park saw the second day of the Scotland Cup – Europe's third oldest youth football tournament. The weather was again brilliant and that set the tone for the day as a great day of football was enjoyed by players and fans alike.
For the seven-a-side clubs involved in the festival, Sunday saw every team get lots of playing time on the number of parks that had been set up. For the non-competitive side of the Scotland Cup the players' development was at the heart of the matches with the festival's overall attitude in full view. The Scotland Cup promotes to everyone involved: fair play, participation, skills, fun, enjoyment, friendships and respect.
After today's matches it would be decided who would progress to Dam Park where finals at Under 13s, 14s and 15s would be held in the respective Cup competitions. At Under 13s, Northern Ireland's Dungannon Youth Club, who have completed Saturday and Sunday with a 100% record, will meet Ayrshire's own Bellfield who will have revenge on their minds as their only loss this weekend has come at the hands of Dungannon.
Irvine Meadow will be the Scottish representatives in the Under 14s Cup final as they face-off against Oxford Sunnyside. The North Ayrshire side will be looking to continue the good form they have shown across the weekend – the only blotch on their perfect record has been their draw against tomorrow's opponents.
The final game that will be played on Monday of the long-weekend will be contested by Foyle Harps who take on Cramlington Juniors. The latter will be heading into the game with extra motivation as Foyle Harps have inflicted their only defeat across the weekend thus far.
The teams who were not lucky enough to be involved in tomorrow's Cup finals were placed into the Plate competition. The finals of the Plate competitions at all age groups were also played on Sunday with only Scottish clubs involved. In the Under 13s Plate final, Lenzie Youth Club ran out comfortable winners against Coylton.
At the Under 14 level, Pollok United met Hamilton Caledonian Thistle. Pollok won the two sides' game on Saturday and history repeated itself as they went on to lift the Plate as the 2013 winners.
Tass Thistle and Crosshouse played out an all-Ayrshire tie in the final of the Under 15s Plate tournament. Thistle won the Plate as they continued the club's winning mentality by playing the passing-style that is the foundation of Tass Thistle's success at all levels.
The teams competing at the Under 9 level across the weekend were: Bridgened BC, Bridgend BC Colts, Caledonian Colts, Coylton FC, Irvine Vics Orange, Irvine Vics Colts, KSC Tigers, Maybole Juniors, Prestwick CFC, Prestwick Colts, Rosebank United, Stonehouse BC, Tass Thistle Jets and Valspar Atletico.
The teams competing at the Under 10 level across the weekend were: AC Valspar, Ayr Boswell Colts, Bargeddie Colts Whites, Bargeddie Colts Reds, Bonnyton Thistle, Caledonian Thistle, Clydebank United, Coylton FC, Crosshill Thistle, Crosshill Thistle Colts, Foyle Harps, Galston Athletico, Galston Madrid, Inter Valspar, Lurgan Town FC, Mill United, Mill United Colts, Prestwick Colts, Rossvale BC Athletic, Stewarton Annick, Stewarton Annick Colts and Valspar United.
The teams competing at the Under 11 level across the weekend were: Athletico Valspar, Ayr Boswell Colts, Bridgend BC, Coylton FC, Crosshouse Dragons, Crosshouse Pheonix, FC Kirkwood Diamonds, FC Kirkwood Stars, Rosebank United, Stonehouse BC, Tass Thistle Eagles, Tass Thistle Falcons, Thstle United and Troon Thistle.
The teams competing at the Under 12 level across the weekend were: Troon Colts, Cumnock Juniors, Larkhall United, KSC Colts and Foyle Harps.
The teams competing at the Under 13 level across the weekend were: Dungannon United Youth,
Carrick Colts, Lenzie Youth Club, Bellfield Youth FC, Jerviston FC, Ayr Boswell FC, Coylton FC, Westerton United, Dean Thistle, Valspar FC, Foyle Harps, Renfrew Victoria and Troon Thistle.
The teams competing at the Under 14 level across the weekend were: Valspa FC, Clachnacuddin FC, Pollok United, Irvine Meadow, Oxford Sunnyside FC and Hamilton Caledonian Thistle.
The teams competing at the Under 15 level across the weekend were: Crosshouse BC, Cramlington Juniors FC, Craigie Colts, Clachnacuddin FC, Tass Thistle Braves and Foyle Harps.
Report by Ross Mitchell
Monday, 27 May 2013 00:24
The Scotland Cup 2013: Day 2 ReviewWritten by Ross Mitchell
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