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Dynamo are dynamite as Wolves beaten in Regional Cup final

Strathaven Dynamo 2

McAteer, Devine

Wolves BC 1

  • Sunday, 08 June 2014
  • Ochilview, Stenhousemuir
  • Under 17´s
  • Central Region Cup - Final

Kieran Green | YFS South East Region Journalist

The Under 17 final saw Wolves take on Strathaven Dynamo. The kick off was delayed due to the previous match going all the way to penalty kicks, which would possibly have made the players from both sides that bit more anxious.
The match started with neither team really creating any chances. A long ball style adopted in the opening exchanges of the match. However, after the first 10 minutes, both teams started to play with the ball on the ground. Due to the passing football, Strathaven thought they had opened the scoring. Macaulay Kennedy played a lovely ball through to striker John Devine, and the he finished superbly through the legs of Wolves keeper Ross Adamson, but the stand side assistant referee had the flag up. A very tight call from my angle, it has to be said.
Neither team created any clear chances, until Strathaven took the lead. A corner swung in from the left, Kevin McAteer leapt the highest and bulleted his header into the back of the net. 1-0 Dynamo.
Not long after, Wolves almost levelled the scores. Chris Kelly played a lovely give and go with Kieren Johnstone, before bursting through on goal. 1 on 1 with the keeper on the angle, he fired low, but Michael Duffy in the Strathavan goal stood firm to push the ball wide. 
The last chance of the first half fell to Strathaven. A free kick 20 yards out on the corner of the penalty area was swung in towards the front post, but flew just over the crossbar.
  • Half Time:
  • Strathaven Dynamo
  • 1-0
  • Wolves BC
The first chance of the second half fell to Wolves, and Johnstone pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the Strathaven penalty area, but his shot was excellently blocked by Kevin McAteer. 
Strathaven’s Stefan Law looked as though he was auditioning for a sies of dancing on ice, as he trickled his way through 5 Wolves players on his way to goal. However, the ice forced him to slip and scoop his shot over the bar. 
Strathaven came closer to doubling their lead through Kennedy. He beat Andrew Melvin with ease, but sliced his shot wide of the target from 12 yards.
Midway through the second half, Wolves did equalise. A ball into the box from the left hand side seemed to evade everyone apart from Jack McLean, who rolled the ball calmly into the bottom corner. 1-1 and everything to play for.
No sooner than Wolves equalised, they found themselves behind again. Stuart Allison fought fantastically to keep the ball under his control inside the Wolves penalty area. He then pulled the ball back for big forward John Devine, and he finished superbly first time into the roof of the net. 2-1 Strathaven. 
As Wolves pressed for an equaliser, it left gaps open at the back. Allison once again twisting and turning inside and out, then he fed a great ball through to Alex More, who beat the goalkeeper but seen his shot smack the post, and Graeme Dunne was on hand to remove the danger. 
Wolves were looked dangerous from set pieces, whether it was corners, free kicks or throw ins. Their latest in a long list of corners was taken by Peter O’Donnell, met the head of Dunne, but was wide of the target. The closest they came to an equaliser in the closing stages. 
That was that, and Strathaven Dynamo prevailed as winners of the Under 17 Central Region Cup. 
  • Full Time:
  • Strathaven Dynamo
  • 2-1
  • Wolves BC


Strathaven Dynamo
Wolves BC
1. Ross Adamson
2. Marc Gillen
3. Andrew Melvin
4. Connor Smith
5. David McGeechan
6. Chris Kelly
7. Jack Williams McLean
8. Craig Burke
9. Christopher Leask
11. Kieran Johnstone
12. Peter Junior O’Donnell
14. Graeme Dunne
15. Dylan Wright
17. Luke McBride
18. Robbie Torrance
2. Stuart Allison
3. Jordan Elder
4. Jack Getty
5. Luke Clare
6. Joshua Jack
7. Kieran Richardson
9. Arthur Potter
10. Stefan Law
11. Macaulay Kennedy
12. Conor Shaw
14. Alex More
15. John Micahel Devine
17. Aaron Boyd
18. Kevin McAteer
21. Michael Duffy
Star Player
Strathaven Dynamo
Wolves BC
Captain fantastic Luke Clare lead by example all throughout the game physically and mentally. Rallying his side when they conceded the equaliser, and then guiding them to victory in the end. Inspired performance from the full back.
Craig Burke was solid at the back until he unfortunately had to go off with 10 minutes remaining through injury. He won every header and his array of passing was on show for all to see.
Magic Moment
Strathaven Dynamo
Wolves BC
John Devine’s first time strike nestled in the roof of the net, and it was the start of party mode for the Strathaven players.
The equalising goal from Jack McLean looked at the time as if it would push Wolves on to possibly snatch another goal as they we on top in the match at that point.
Club Views
Strathaven Dynamo
Wolves BC
Interview to follow.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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