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Free-scoring Glasgow City FC Blacks 13s race to resounding cup final victory

Glasgow City FC Blacks 9

Sinclair 1' 24' 51' 55' 58' Scott 27' Whiteford 33' 38' 39' McGlichey 42' McCartney 48' Henderson 53'

Aberdeen Girls 12s 1

Henderson 41'
  • Sunday, 15 November 2015
  • Toryglen
  • 13's Girls
  • SWF Youth Cup Final

Blair Meikle | YFS Scottish Borders Senior Reporter
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Glasgow City Blacks gave coach Craig Joyce the perfect leaving present as they became SWF Youth Cup Under 13’s Champions. They did so in style, racking up a 12-1 win against a young Aberdeen 12’s team. 
 
Playing a year above their own age group, Aberdeen struggled against a well-oiled City machine. But they were a credit to themselves, plugging away throughout and scoring a goal of genuine quality through Erin Henderson.
 
Nicole Miller, who was in goals for the Reds, can be extremely proud of her performance. She pulled off save after save to keep the score down.
 
City were in front inside the first minute. Lucy Sinclair received a pass from Hannah Scott and tucked away a composed finish.
 
It was after this that Miller embarked on a spell of unbelievable goalkeeping. First she tipped over a shot from distance by Laura McCartney and then pulled off a double save from Lucy Ronald.
 
That was only the start of it as she went on to deny Scott, Ronald, Sinclair and McCartney on numerous occasions.
 
Glasgow eventually breached the one women barrier again six minutes before half time. Perhaps unsurprisingly it took a deflection to do so, Sinclair’s shot ricocheting off a defender’s leg and into the net.
 
And another came along three minutes later. Scott drove forward from midfield and placed a shot into the top right corner. Scott deserved her goal. She had been at the centre of Blacks’ play in the first half, pulling strings, confidently spreading play and assisting the first two goals.
  • Half Time:
  • Glasgow City FC Blacks
  • 3-0
  • Aberdeen Girls 12s
Megan Whiteford came on a sub for City at half time and scored a hat-trick within nine minutes of being on the pitch.
 
Her first goal came after Karsey McGlinchey’s shot from the left back area was saved and Whiteford reacted quickest. 
 
She then showed excellent technique for her second to control McCartney’s cross on her chest and volley into the net.
 
Whiteford’s hat trick was completed when she found herself one-on-one with a defender and cut inside onto her left foot before bending into the near corner.
 
Aberdeen managed to pull a goal back on 41 minutes. Henderson picked up the ball before beating two defenders and rifling a shot into the roof of the net.
 
But only a minute later City went on the attack again and made it 7-1. McGlichey ghosted in at the back post to latch onto a pass and side foot home.
 
McCartney got in on the act, gobbling up the rebound after Whiteford had rattled the crossbar with a fierce strike.
 
Sinclair joined her team-mate on a hat trick when she just beat Miller to a loose ball before rolling it in.
 
After Cara Henderson had strode forward to make in double figures, Sinclair got her fourth to overtake Whiteford in the scoring stakes.
 
Aberdeen rallied late on and Henderson attempted to get her second but Rachael Campbell denied her.
 
Bayley Hutchison then shot wide before Sinclair got her fifth of the match to wrap up the scoring.
 
In between all of this Miller had continued to make some incredible saves and double saves to stop further goals.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Glasgow City FC Blacks
  • 9-1
  • Aberdeen Girls 12s

Lineups

Glasgow City FC Blacks
Aberdeen Girls 12s
1. Rachael Campbell
2. Ellie MacDonald
3. Karsey McGlinchey
4. Abbie Warren
5. Olivia Richardson
6. Laura Jane McCartney
7. Lucy Ronald
8. Cara Henderson
9. Megan Whiteford
10. Hannah Scott
11. Lucy Sinclair
5. Amy Duncan
6. Leah Jones
7. Erin Henderson
8. Isla McDougall
9. Bayley Hutchison
10. Darya Ogston
11. Kirsty Purcell
12. London Pollard
15. Kayla Riddell
21. Nicole Miller
Star Player
Glasgow City FC Blacks
Aberdeen Girls 12s
Megan Whiteford - The City striker, doing her best Robert Lewandowski impression, scored a superb quick fire hat-trick after coming off the bench.
Nicole Miller - Aberdeen's goalkeeper was on sparkling form all afternoon, performing a string of impressive, reaction saves from point-blank range.
Magic Moment
Glasgow City FC Blacks
Aberdeen Girls 12s
When Sinclair finally beat Miller, City must have been relieved as it must have seemed they would never beat her.
Erin Henderson’s strike from beautiful strike from distance was a rare glimmer of hope.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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