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Vale into last 16 with extra time winner

Deveronvale Community Football Club 4

Sey 44, 53, 57, Watt 83

Palace Park BC 3

McCoag 29, Graham 34, Reeves 39
  • 4-3 AET
  • Sunday, 10 December 2017
  • Macduff Sports Centre
  • Under 13´s
  • SYFA Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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An extra time winner from Jake Watt was enough to separate Aberdeenshire outfit Deveronvale & Glasgow side Palace Park BC.

The real winners of the day though were the volunteers who were out in force to make sure the game got the go ahead and it wasn't a wasted trip for the visitors. They had been hard at work on Saturday before further snow fell on the 4G surface at Myrus, meaning an early start on Sunday morning.  Deveronvale also got a plough to clear the snow off the pitch which made a massive difference and the surface was clear again come kick off.

It was a cold game for many with both sides deserving acknowledgement for playing good football in what were difficult conditions. The temperatures throughout the whole match were never above freezing, meaning a bitter afternoon for the spectators.

Palace Park had the firstt real opportunity of the game after five minutes. A Robbie Hay effort was parried by Curtis West in the Vale goal before McKenzie Graham knocked the ball wide of the left hand post.

Vale attacked at the other end and a ball from Brodi Smith found Logan Macauley Mill however his effort went straight at Adam Stewart in the opposition goal. Macauley Mill then had another effort on goal in the 22nd minute however this was yet again denied by Stewart.

Palace Park took the lead in the 29th minute. A great ball found Corey McCoag who headed home from close range. Palace Park had the bulk of the possession in the first half and their patience paid off.

The Glasgow & District Youth League outfit then doubled their lead a minute before the interval when a good move found McKenzie Graham who rounded West before finishing off. Palace Park deserved their lead going into half time, however a 2-0 lead is never a comfortable position to be in. 

  • Half Time:
  • Deveronvale Community Football Club
  • 0-2
  • Palace Park BC

Palace Park went 3-0 up in the 39th minute with captain Stevie Reeves firing home a fine effort from the edge of the box into the bottom left hand corner. Palace Park were still looking comfortable and it looked like Vale was only playing for pride for the duration of the game however the hosts had other ideas.

Deveronvale reduced the deficit in the 44th minute after Lucas Sey knocked in a great finish past Stewart from a wide angle. A very good time for Vale to get a goal and still a lot of time to complete the great escape.

Sey then created an opportunity for Macaulay Mill after cutting the ball back, however the latter forward’s effort was blocked off the line by a Palace Park defender.

Vale then got a penalty in the 53rd minute after Macaulay Mill was brought down in the box. Up stepped Sey who slotted home a fine penalty. Not the hardest penalty you’ll see but enough for it to go straight down the middle despite Adam Stewart trying to turn the ball away with his feet.

The hosts completed the great escape in the 57th minute. The ball came forward and Sey was first to react against Stewart and he tapped the ball home into an empty net. Shock for the Palace Park players, staff and fans and jubilation for the opposite. 

  • Full Time:
  • Deveronvale Community Football Club
  • 3-3
  • Palace Park BC
The first half of extra time was relatively quiet with very little action to note. In the 2nd half of extra time, Vale scored the winner with Jake Watt firing home from 12 yards out putting the ball into the roof of the net past Stewart. Palace Park tried to recover from this situation whilst Vale were waiting for the final whistle to book their place in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup. This was a brilliant Scottish Cup tie with two teams going right at it from the word go. Vale now enter the last 16 of the competition and there are still 4 sides from the North region who could join Vale in the next round.

Final Result: 4-3 AET


Deveronvale Community Football Club
Palace Park BC
1. Curtis West
2. Devin Watt
3. Callum Taylor
4. Steven Gatt
6. Keiran Anderson
7. Taylor Smith
8. Jake Watt
9. Brodi Smith
10. Logan Macauley Mill
11. Marc Evans
12. Lewis Runcie
14. Callum Dunbar
15. Nathan Scott
17. Lucas Sey
18. Bailey Hepburn
1. Adam Stewart
2. Ross Mains
3. Cole Stewart
4. Daniel Dempsey
5. Stevie Reeves
6. Ben McMillan
7. Mark Bulger
8. Jack McGowan
9. Corey McCoag
10. Robbie Hay
11. McKenzie Graham
22. Mason Wingate
14. Lee Macdonald
15. Aaron Bradley
17. Daryl Airdrie
Star Player
Deveronvale Community Football Club
Palace Park BC
Lucas Sey: Scored a hat-trick & it was a good afternoon for the forward. It was a good team performance though to get the comeback & praise must go to Curtis West for keeping his team in the game with some good saves.
McKenzie Graham: Caused problems for Vale & rewarded his fine efforts with a goal.
Magic Moment
Deveronvale Community Football Club
Palace Park BC
All the volunteers working very hard to get the game on with so much snow. During the game though, Jake Watt's winner was decent with a great finish to match it off.
Stevie Reeves's strike to make it 3-0 which planted into the bottom left hand corner was the pick of the goals for Palace Park.
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