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Colony get semi final spot after penalty win over Glenburn

Colony Locos 1

Lawrence 56

Glenburn Miners Welfare 1

Moore 41
  • Final Result: Colony Locos 1-1 Glenburn Miners Welfare (Colony win 4-3 on penalties)
  • Saturday, 01 February 2014
  • Garioch Sports Centre
  • Under 19´s
  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - Quarter Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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At the Garioch Centre, it was quarter-finals day with Glenburn making the long journey north from Ayrshire to Inverurie and despite the distance that the Miners had to travel they weren't scared to put up a good game in atrocious conditions.
 
It was a game which produced good football from both teams and the gale force winds did make trying to football hard at times, it was an even game with both teams cancelling each other out and making sure they went all the way to a penalty shoot-out.
 
Kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes due to an error which saw amateur team Fintray Thistle train on their pitch due to their match getting called off because of the weather, however the playing arena was cleared and the game kicked off at a frantic pace.
 
The opening exchanges to the change resulted in very little chances for either team with play for both teams lacking in the final third which prevented the hardy crowd that turned out for the Scottish Cup tie from seeing a goal up until the 41st minute. 
 
Glenburn looked the more dangerous and also looked more likely to grab the 1st goal, Allan McKelvie had a drive from 10 yards which just went wide of the left hand post before Darius Graham had a 20 yard effort went straight at Jordan Garrow in the Locos goal. 
 
This seemed to be a bit of a wake-up call for Colony and they had a few chances after the half hour mark, first after a great ball came in by Kieran Lawrence which was perfectly timed by Phillip Woodgreaves who latched his header over the bar, then Alex Duguid had a 10 yard shot straight at Andrew Clark in the Glenburn goal.
 
It looked like it would be stalemate going into the interval until the visitors got a bit of luck through unfortunate circumstances for the hosts, a shot from Nicholas Moore looked an easy save for Garrow in the home goal until it slipped through his fingers and in. Garrow was to be the hero come 3.30pm.
  • Half Time:
  • Colony Locos
  • 0-1
  • Glenburn Miners Welfare
Glenburn's goal looked like it came at the wrong time for Colony however it wasn't and Locos started the brighter of the two teams and had a chance to equalise with the 2nd period only 3 minutes old through Grant Dawson who saw his shot saved by Clark in the visiting goal.
 
The hosts had two extra chances before they came back onto level terms, 1st through Alex Duguid followed by Dan Crisp whose efforts went over the bar and with the game approaching the hour mark, you wondered if it was going to be Colony's day.
 
The clock struck 2.35pm and it was still fairly windy and the wind helped for Locos's equaliser, a corner sent in from the right hand side was sent in by Lawrence and the wind assisting the ball going into the back of the net with parts of the crowd also thinking Alex Duguid may have got a slender touch on the ball on it's way in. 
 
Colony equalising meant that the intensity in the game had fastened and the contest started opening up with both sides having chances to add to their tally and the yellow card tally in the game also added with the rain and wind once again causing havoc on both sets of players and both camps deserve praise for the way they tried to play football in these conditions. 
 
Glenburn's long drive down to the North East took it's toll late on in the game with some players complaining of cramp in normal time and also an injury had to force the Welfare coaching staff into a couple of subs. Welfare weren't going to be rolled over by this and played some really good football and played sure that this competitive Scottish Cup tie was still a a leveller.
 
Grant Dawson was one of the names desperate to grab the headlines and get his name on the score sheet and nearly did so with a great effort from 20 yards which Andrew Clark in the Glenburn goal turned away. Also after a regulation time winner was Alex Duguid who had a great chance to send the Inverurie outfit into the semi-finals without the thought of having to go via extra time and penalties. He picked the ball up on the edge of the area, however his effort just went over.
  • Full Time:
  • Colony Locos
  • 1-1
  • Glenburn Miners Welfare

The wind and rain, which had been an annoying figure to many, did calm down for a short bit but then decided to come back. And there were plenty of stormy moments on the way in the next 30 minutes and beyond.

Glenburn were reduced to ten men with the first half of extra time only 5 minutes old. Sean Robertson received his marching orders after a second bookable offence, which added to the Ayrshire outfits problems after having a series of players pick up cramp.

After the referee's whistle and a quick team-talk by both camps, it was Colony with the man advantage as the second half kicked off and in order to break each other down, both teams played just three at the back in search that either team would find a winner.

Locos did have the ball in the net through Alex Duguid's header which was chalked off for a foul on the keeper much to Colony's frustration. It was the final chance of extra time, penalties awaited.

With nothing to separate the sides after 120 minutes, it was all down to the lottery of spot-kicks. First to step up was Colony's Abel who dispatched his penalty with ease.

Locos then gained first blood after the visitors missed their 3rd spot-kick with Michael Watson tucking away Colony's 4th spot-kick.

It was then down to Dan Crisp to book the Inverurie outfit into the semi-finals however his effort which was heading for the bottom left hand corner was saved by Clark.

Garrow then made up for his error in the first half by wonderfully saving the last spot kick from Craig Robson to send Locos into the final four.

Final Result: Final Result: Colony Locos 1-1 Glenburn Miners Welfare (Colony win 4-3 on penalties)

Lineups

Colony Locos
Glenburn Miners Welfare
22. Jordan Garrow
12. Dean Henderson
2. Lukas Kennedy
4. Euan Abel
5. Phillip Woodgreaves
17. Kieran Lawrence
8. Daniel Crisp
6. Grant Dawson
7. Joe Burr
11. Michael Watson
10. Alex Duguid
14. Matthew Battensby
19. Craig Turriff
9. Greg Wood
3. Scott Abel
1. Andrew Clark
2. Sandy Robertson
3. Billy Anderson
4. Craig Robson
5. Regan Finnie
6. Josh Sloan
7. Darrel Crossan
8. Darius Graham
10. Nicholas Moore
11. Andrew Murdoch
12. Kyle Campbell
14. Liam Anderson
9. Sean Robertson
16. Allan Robertson
17. Allan McKelvie
Star Player
Colony Locos
Glenburn Miners Welfare
Grant Dawson - Kieran Lawrence and Alex Duguid had really good games however I think Grant deserves it for his determination in getting Colony the victory and also dispatched a really good penalty.
Josh Sloan was a really composed player the whole game and dominated most things in midfield, credit must also go to Sean Robertson who also had a good game.
Magic Moment
Colony Locos
Glenburn Miners Welfare
The equaliser straight from the corner which gave Colony a huge lift.
Despite having so many players struggling with injury and fitness, the way the visitors continued to knock the ball about deserves plaudits.
Club Views
Colony Locos
Glenburn Miners Welfare
Alan Calder, Colony Locos manager said "We are obviously pleased with the win and look forward to the semi-finals, all credit to Glenburn for a really good game of football."

"We had 4.5 out of 5 good penalties today, we practiced penalties in training and Dan scored them all."

"The mistake was unfortunate for Jo Garrow who has had good games against Harmony Row and Kirkintilloch."
Lewis Anderson Glenburn Miners Welfare coach said "I think if we scored the next goal at 1-0 we would have won the game however credit to Locos for coming back."

"Because they beat us, I hope they go on to win the Scottish Cup now."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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