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First half treble secures Dyce Tom Young Cup

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Dyce B.C.
Spartans FC Youth
Milne 7, 40
Naysmith 27
Allan 75


U14 Tom Young Cup - Final
Portland Park, Troon

Ross Mitchell

By Ross Mitchell
YFS South West Region Reporter
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Both sides made a long journey to meet one another in the final of the Tom Young Cup which was played in Ayrshire despite Dyce being from Aberdeen and Spartans being from Edinburgh.  The Aberdonians showed no fatigue from their trip and ran out comfortable winners.

The action began as early as the seventh minute as Dyce opened the scoring with the game’s first chance.  A long free kick was played into the area.  Josh Milne got to the ball ahead of his marker and was able to flick the ball around his opponent.  Milne was eight yards from goal and stayed calm by finishing well into the corner of the net.

Milne was involved moments later as he nearly scored again.  He flick the ball around the deepest Spartans’ defender – a similar piece of skill he used for his goal – and drove towards goal.  He got inside the area and tried to lob the keeper who had left his line but the striker mis-hit his shot and the ball went wide of the post.

Dyce continued to be the better side as they created lots of chances.  They were able to double the lead mid-way through the opening half.  A cross was played into the area from the left hand side.  Ally Naysmith got to the ball in front the defender who was about to clear the ball and was able to redirect the ball into the corner of the net with his first-time shot.

On the brink of half time, Dyce were able to put the game out of Spartans’ reach by adding their third of the day.  A long ball into the penalty area was won and controlled well by Josh Milne.  He barged past a defender and finished well across the keeper from the right hand corner of the six-yard box.

At half time, Dyce led 3 – 0 and were well worth their lead.  They looked dangerous all the time and were winning all the 50/50 challenges on the park.  They created chances at will and were able to take them.         

Half Time: 
Dyce B.C. 3 – 0 Spartans F.C. Youth   
Dyce started the second half on the front foot and looked to get more goals.  Josh Milne continued to threaten as he went hunting for his hat-trick.  He showed alot of strength to hold of defenders as he created some space for himself twenty-five yards from goal.  He got an effort away but it ended up flying wide of the goalkeeper’s post.

Milne came close again after Cameron McArthur played a lovely ball to the striker who was on the left hand side of the park, just inside the box.  Milne drove towards the byline and smashed a shot at goal forcing a great reaction save from Ewan Page to keep the score down.

With ten minutes remaining in the game Spartans scored as they looked to spark a remarkable comeback.  Ross Thomson played a cross towards the penalty from just inside the Dyce half.  His cross was won by Michael Allan who was able to flick the ball passed the Dyce keeper.

Spartans entered another gear after their goal which they did not show at any time up to this point.  They had Dyce under alot of pressure and could have got a second to set up a tense finale.  A free kick was won on the right hand edge of the Dyce box and taken by Michael Allan.  The midfielder sent in a cross-come-shot towards the backpost.  His effort was heading into the net but a covering defender made a great clearance from under his own bar.

Spartans continued to dominate in the final few minutes but could not create any more clear cut chances.  

The game finished with Dyce winning 3 – 1.  They deserved their win after a brilliant performance in the first half, they were not as good in the second half but still were able to create chances.    
Full Time: 
Dyce B.C. 3 – 1 Spartans F.C. Youth


Dyce B.C. Spartans F.C. Youth
1. Morgan Cook
2. Liam McDonald
3. Cory Ritchie
4. Cameron Duncan
5. Craig Gill
6. Elliott Byers
7. Kalvin Mundie
8. Lachlan Wood
9. Josh Milne
10. Cameron McArthur
11. Ryan Silvers
12. Ewen McGregor
14. Ewan Brown
15. Owen Kinsella
16. Ally Naysmith
17. Campbell Marr
1. Ewan Page
2. Daniel Healey
5. Steven McGovern
6. Jack Dughan
7. Jack Hunter
8. Keiron Pirie
10. Blake Rutherford
11. Michael Allan
12. Eric McIntosh
14. Ross Thomson
15. Callum O'Neill
17. Ogulcan Yildirim
22. Oran Hosey

Hard to look past Josh Milne for Dyce's Man Of The Match award.  He was a constant threat, never stopped running and deserved his two goals.
Michael Allan was the Spartans' best performer today.  He constantly asked for the ball and looked to set up attacks.  In the end, he got his side's only goal which he deserved for his showing.
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