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Leven Boys Club Under 19's
East Vale Under 19's 
Competition: AFYFC Division One
Venue: King George V Park
Date: 19/02/2012
Author: Jamie Callaghan
Both teams went into this league game hoping for a win which would bolster their chances. Leven were already several points ahead of the second place team heading into the tie and were desperate to open up an even larger gap. Meanwhile East Vale needed a win to overtake Aberdour and take second spot.  
For the opening few minutes both teams had patches of possession, but it was Leven who had the first chance three minutes in but the ball was blasted over the bar.
It didn’t take long for East Vale to test the home side’s defence when a long range free kick was just tipped over the bar. The ensuing corner kick was met with a head and seemed destined to hit the back of the net, even beating the keeper, but the ball was cleared on the line.
Both teams had a number of set pieces but neither side managed to test the opposition. The away team created the next chance when Jack Gartshore placed a through ball into the path of Dylan Honeyman but the shot was straight at the keeper.
Leven came close to a breakthrough when Chris Gay hit a low shot from outside the box but Scott Barclay block it. There were shouts for a penalty 22 minutes in when Chrissy Wilson was brought down in the box but the referee waived the claim away.
The first third of the match had been a tight affair with both sides creating chances but failing to break down the others’ defence. They had been restricted to set pieces and long range efforts but it remained even.
As half time approached Chris Gay finally broke the deadlock with a well-placed shot into the bottom right corner. The home team attempted to make it two when Fraser Terras broke through the opposition defence but the shot whistled over the bar as the game stopped for half time.
Half Time: Leven Boys Club Under 19's 1 - 0 East Vale Under 19's
East Vale threatened immediately after the break, keeping possession and trying to find cracks in the Leven back four. But again it was the home side that got the first attempt. Ryan Rutherford went past one and knocked the ball to James McKerrow who waited eagerly on the far post but his shot went over the bar.
Dale Honeyman was trying to create opportunities for Vale, the best being a brilliantly placed cross that flew straight across the goal mouth, but the header that followed went straight over. A few minutes later the away side’s number seven put another great cross into the box, the Leven keeper pushed the ball into the air straight into the path of an attacker whose header went wide.
Leven made it two when Reece Donnelly put a perfect cross to the far post where the trialist Ryan White was waiting to smash the ball into the bottom right corner.
They almost made it three when a header from a corner beat the keeper but the referee ruled it offside. The away side tried to get back into the game and almost did from a corner. The ball came in to the far post and amid some confusion in the box Dylan Honeyman took a low shot but the Leven keeper pulled off a brilliant save to keep his side two ahead.
In the final minutes Leven kept pushing for a third and it what would prove the final touch of the game, Ryan White got his second with a well-placed shot into the bottom right to finish off a brilliant match for the debutant.
Final Score: Leven Boys Club Under 19's 3 - 0 East Vale Under 19's
Leven Boys Club Under 19's
East Vale Under 19's 
1. Matthew Clark
2. Jed Vettrino
3. Lee Wilson
4. Aidan Anderson
5. Nathan Bell
6. Christopher Gay
7. James McKerrow
8. Ellis Dryburgh
9. Ryan Rutherford
10. Fraser Terras
11. Callum Gordon
12. Reece Donnelly
14. Ryan White
1. Scott Barclay
2. Declan Guild
3. Paul Bond
4. Ryan Thomson
5. Robbie Hunter
6. Scott Methven
7. Dylan Honeyman
8. Callum Birrell
9. Jack Gartshore
10. Max McCarrell
11. Chrissy Wilson
12. Liam Kelly
13. Niall Anderson
14. Graeme Sime
15. Dereck Kiellar
16. Jordan Overstone
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Ryan White
Givova UK Man of the Match: Dylan Honeyman
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