Woodside BC secured a league and cup double with a comfortable victory over Glenrothes Athletic in the FFDL U15s Fife Cup Final.
As the final got under way at the Warout Stadium in Glenrothes it was clear to see why Woodside were league champions with some good passing football and plenty possession.
Glenrothes were finding it difficult to get out of their own half and were a goal down within two minutes. Woodside’s Ryan McEwan was played through and as he tried to round the goalkeeper he was felled. Initially the referee waved played on and it took a good ten seconds for the man in the middle to spot his linesman flagging but eventually the penalty was given. McEwan himself stepped up and calmly slotted the ball into the corner to give Woodside the lead.
The opening ten minutes was dominated by Woodside and they almost doubled their lead but their forward was unable to keep his curling shot down and it sailed narrowly over the crossbar.
Glenrothes were giving Woodside far too much time on the ball and as a result were unable to pose any real threat to the Woodside defence. However on 26 minutes there was room for optimism for those in the Glenrothes camp when they should have equalised. A defensive slip allowed their striker to race through on goal but Woodside’s goalkeeper excellently parried the shot away and the danger was soon cleared.
Despite their dominance Woodside couldn’t add to their goal tally and went in at the break leading by just a single goal.
Half Time: Woodside BC Under 15s 1-0 Glenrothes Athletic Under 15s
The second half got under way with Glenrothes threatening to score straight from the kick off. Athletic played the ball out wide and as the ball was delivered from the left wing their attacker’s header was pushed to safety by Woodside’s goalkeeper. This was much better from a Glenrothes point of view but they couldn’t get themselves level.
The game was certainly more of an even contest but any hopes that Glenrothes could cause an upset were extinguished on 56 minutes. The ball broke on the edge of the penalty box to Luke Binnington who did very well in firing a good shot into the far corner to double Woodside’s advantage.
Woodside rounded off a comfortable afternoons work with a third goal on 70 minutes. After some good battling in the midfield the ball was played out to the left winger who ran for the by-line. He delivered the ball into the six yard box and McEwan was on hand for an easy finish to make it a day to remember for him.
It was an all round pleasing performance from Woodside as they added the Fife Cup to their league trophy to cap off a great season for them. Glenrothes will be disappointed not to have created some more chances in order to give themselves a chance but were undoubtedly beaten by the better team.