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St Andrews Colts 9

Begg 9, Baldie 23, Stephen 30, Baldie 32, Aitken 38, Syme 48, Syme 53, McKinnan 62, Syme 66

Luncarty BC 0

  • Sunday, 07 September 2014
  • Tom Morris
  • Under 14´s
  • Scottish Cup

Grant Ross | YFS East Region Journalist
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St Andrews Colts progressed to round two of this year’s Scottish Cup with a nine goal victory over Luncarty. Two from Taylor Baldie and one each by Lewis Stephen and Craig Begg had the Colts four goals up at half time. A second half hat-trick by captain Dylan Syme and goals by Grant Aitken and Tommy McKinnan completed the scoring.
 
Aitken nearly started the scoring in the first half with a low shot that travelled narrowly wide after a Baldie throw had sent him clear.
 
Luncarty then had their first attack of the match but Alasdair Reid’s shot from outside the box was gathered by Lyall Constable.
 
Begg broke the deadlock in the ninth minute after a Scott Cunningham picked him out with a free kick from the centre circle and Begg controlled the ball calmly and placed it into the net.
 
Cunningham could have scored himself just moments later but Connall Doogan produced a fabulous low save from the free kick.
 
The early stages of the first half were characterised by good Luncarty counter attacking breaking up fast paced St Andrews attacks which were often caught by the Luncarty offside trap.
 
The Colts managed to evade the offside trap around the middle of the half. Baldie used his strength to get through on goal and hammer the ball over an advancing Doogan.
 
The Perthshire side rallied and some good link up play allowed an Ethan Reid cross to be laid into the path of Alasdair Reid whose shot was held by Constable.
 
Colts quickly doubled their lead. Cunningham sent Stephen down the wing and his cross curled into the net. Then a couple of minutes later Baldie scored his second into an open goal after an unselfish pass from Begg.
 
Luncarty had the last say of the half when James Simpson’s shot went narrowly wide after Ethan Reid had blocked a Constable clearance.
 
St Andrews had most of the possession and were in the ascendancy in the first half with lots of good play and crosses from the wing. Luncarty had attacked well but their balls beyond the defence were being gathered before they could cause problems for St Andrews. Their attacks were largely orchestrated by good passing from Lewis Turriff.
  • Half Time:
  • St Andrews Colts
  • 4-0
  • Luncarty BC
St Andrews started the second half in much the same way as they ended the first. A long cross by Baldie evaded everyone but Aitken who was there to nod the ball in.
 
Peter Vissoch then had a chance to score. He fired a shot over the bar after evading the defence to get on to a Josh Stoddart throw.
 
Syme’s header during a scramble in the box from an Aitken corner had the Fife side six in front.
 
Constable kept hold of his clean sheet with a terrific save. He brilliantly tipped over an Ethan Reid shot from outside the box that was heading for the top part of the goal. Before the resultant corner was delivered and constable held a strong headed shot from Jordan Fielding.
 
Syme scored a carbon copy of his first goal with a quarter of an hour still to play. Another box scramble allowed him to head in another great corner by Aitken.
 
The colts had two more chances in quick succession Baldie nudged the ball into the path of Cunningham whose shot was saved well low in the corner of the goal. Then a fantastic Michael Fielding tackle blocked away a Baldie shot.
 
Ethan Reid then displayed some fabulous skill. He produced several Cruyff turns in quick succession to escape down the wing before he was forced out of play.
 
In the last few minutes of the game McKinnan shot low and skilfully across the face of the goal and into the far corner. Before the captain Syme completed the scoring and his hatrick. His thrity five yard volley flew majestically over everyone’s heads to divert in off the post.
 
St Andrews can be confident going into their second round tie while Luncarty can now focus on maintaining their good start to their league campaign.
  • Full Time:
  • St Andrews Colts
  • 9-0
  • Luncarty BC

Lineups

St Andrews Colts
Luncarty BC

2. Scott Cunningham
3. Lewis Davis
5. Dylan Syme
7. Jack Williams
8. Taylor Baldie
9. Grant Aitken
10. Craig Begg
11. Alex Thomson
12. Liam Thomson
14. Lewis Cunningham
15. Josh Stoddart
16. Callum Wishart
17. Peter Vissoch
18. Lewis Stephen
19. Tommy McKinnan
20. Lyall Constable

1. Connall Doogan
2. Michael Fielding
3. Neil Munro
4. Callum Lewis
5. Jordan Fielding
6. Lewis Turriff
7. James Simpson
10. Ethan Reid
11. Alasdair Reid
14. Mitchell Fletcher
15. Lewis Langley
16. Peter Proberts
17. Ben Howarth

Star Player
St Andrews Colts
Luncarty BC
Grant Aitken was electric and tireless on the wing and was involved in most St Andrews attacks in some way or another
Lewis Turriff allowed Luncarty to move the ball around well in the middle of the park with great distribution and passing skill.
Magic Moment
St Andrews Colts
Luncarty BC
Lewis Syme's volley from around thirty five yards sailed into the net by far the most spectacular goal of the game.
Ethan Reid's twisting and turning to escape the attention of St Andrews defenders was impressive.
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