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Nicoll wins Ian Mackay Cup for Currie Star

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Currie Star
Edinburgh City White
Nicoll (2)


U14's Ian MacKay Cup Final
Saughton Enclosure


By Craig Wilson
YFS South East Region Reporter
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A Billy Nicoll double ensured Currie Star won the Ian Mackay Cup at Saughton Enclosure on Friday night. A very impressive crowd was in attendance to watch the cup final and that was despite the miserable yet typical Scottish weather.

Currie started the better in the match and it wasn’t long before they had the lead courtesy of their big striker. A corner from the right hand side was delivered into the danger area and with City Whites struggling to clear Nicoll got a good first touch and rifled the ball home from close range. Currie continued to press throughout the majority of the first period and but for a good save or two from Whites ‘keeper Ben Young.

Despite White’s lack of chances they were soon presented with an excellent opportunity. Michael Murphy was played through into the Currie area and the eager Robert Watt, the Currie ‘keeper, met him at the right edge of the box. Watt was a fraction late and collided with Murphy resulting in the award of a penalty. Russell Drummond stepped up and fired the ball beyond Watt levelling the game at one each.

The sides were back level for only minutes. Currie got themselves a corner this time from the left and taker Harry Taylor-Cavanagh played it perfectly onto Nicoll’s head. The striker made no mistake and Currie Star were ahead and leading at half time.

Edinburgh City Whites gave everything in the second half and in truth were unlucky not to at least take the game beyond the regulation time. Murphy always looked a threat, as did captain Sam Thompson. The closest they did come to an equaliser was in keeping with the pattern of the match from a set piece. A corner was always bundled in initially before Andrew Hunter headed only to be denied by Watt in the Currie goal.

In the end Currie stood firm and edged the match.

Full Time: Currie Star 2-1 Edinburgh City White

Currie Star Edinburgh City Whites
1. Robert Watt
2. Taylor Reynolds
3. Cameron Milligan
4. Harry Taylor-Kavanagh
5. Brendan McGinn
6. Cameron Scott
7. Stewart Rowney
8. Kieran Walton
9. Declan Davidson
10. Dylan Caldwell
11.  Richie Wood
12. Billy Nicoll
14. James Summers
15. Maxwell Farrer
16. Liam Berry
1. Ben Young
2. Russell Drummond
3. Callum Miller
4. Owen Chan
5. Daniel Paterson
6. Lewis McAndrew
7. Sam Thompson
8. Andrew Hunter
9. Michael Murphy
10. Rory Hardle
11. Callum Doig
12. Luke Gibson
14. Matthew Murray
15. Ruari Oliphant
16. Jordon Drysdale
17. Jordon McNaughton
Billy Nicoll grabbed a double and that was key in his side's victory.
Michael Murphy was his team's best player and was unfortunate not to score. Did win the penalty.
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Craig Wilson

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