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Lewis earn quarter final with Westerton victory

Lewis United Youth 3

Mitchell 12, Taylor 24, Mitchell 35

Westerton United 0

  • Friday, 07 November 2014
  • Uniconn Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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The sun came out at Uniconn Park, however it's was still a chilly one which saw Lewis United and Westerton United go head to head to see who would get into the last 8 of the Scottish Cup.

The opening exchanges to the game saw little attacking intensity from both teams. There was lots of balls going out for throw-ins and it was like both sides were treating the football like a hot potato. The game needed a goal or else we could have had a drab cup tie.

However, Lewis provided after just 12 minutes. A Mitchel Foy ball was met by Calum Mitchell who opened the scoring past Matthew McAlpine in the Westerton goal. An important goal to get after the proceedings saw an even match in the 1st quarter of the game.

The hosts then doubled their lead in the 20th minute after an Alex Kelly assist was met by Aiden Taylor who banged the ball home from 12 yards. The next goal was going to be a crucial moment in the game and it was the hosts who looked the more likely to get it.

Just five minutes before the interval, it was 3-0. A great ball in from ex Aberdeen forward Mitchel Foy from the left hand flank was met by Calum Mitchell at the near post who put the ball sweetly into the bottom left hand corner.

  • Half Time:
  • Lewis United Youth
  • 3-0
  • Westerton United

The chilly winter weather didn't go away at the start of the 2nd half. Westerton United came into the game more and made a good effort of it trying to come back from three goals down.

On a Lewis United perspective, it was important that they grabbed the three goals in the 1st period as the pitch had a part to play in the 2nd half being quite drab and no real quality football being played.

Lewis had a chance five minutes into the half after a great ball in from Aiden Taylor was met by Mitchel Foy however the effort went inches wide of the right hand post. The Aberdeen outfit have made great strides over the years and today told everyone how far they have come in a short period of time. 

Westerton tried to get themselves back in the game after a ball was lofted in by Jack McNulty which was met by Ruaridh Sorbie however Calum McDonald gathered with ease. From that point on, Westerton were keen to get themselves onto the score sheet however it just wasn't to be there day.

Time was running out on the game and Westerton had to get a goal back. Lewis on the other hand just had to hold their guard and wait until the referees final whistle. The Aberdeen outfit ran down the clock and made sure it was a good day at the office on there behalf. The fact that goalkeeper Calum McDonald was untroubled most of the game speaks volumes about how organised Lewis were.

Full time came and Lewis United were well worth their victory. Fair play to Westerton United for giving Lewis a good fight and nobody was underestimating them before the game despite the fact that the Paisley and District Youth league outfit are currently sitting in 11th position. Westerton beat Dyce BC 5-1 in the Scottish Cup last season and that victory itself was enough to see that they can be a good side on their day.

  • Full Time:
  • Lewis United Youth
  • 3-0
  • Westerton United

Lineups

Lewis United Youth
Westerton United
1. Calum McDonald
3. Brian Mair
5. James Robson
6. Kieran Simpson
7. Aiden Taylor
8. Cameron Cook
9. Gregory Barclay
10. Aaron Leslie
11. Liam Duncan
12. Scott Gray
14. Liam Norris
15. Calum Mitchell
16. Harry Ogilvie
17. Alex Kelly
18. Jamie Morrison
1. Matthew McAlpine
2. Greg Martin
3. Leon Masterson
6. Calum Drysdale
7. Jack McNulty
8. Cameron Miln
9. Ruaridh Sorbie
10. Louis Black
11. Fraser Maclean
14. Piotr Adamus
15. David Johnstone
17. Dylan Irvine
18. Thomas Drain
19. Calum Smith
Star Player
Lewis United Youth
Westerton United
Mitchell Foy: Goalscorers get praise for scoring goals however it's all about the product that gets offered and I look no further than Mitchell Foy who didn't give the Westerton defence a moments piece.
Matthew McAlpine: Matthew kept the scoreline as low as possible with a couple of great saves.
Magic Moment
Lewis United Youth
Westerton United
The 1st goal to start things off, a great ball in from Mitchell Foy and Calum Mitchell was there to finish off.
There ability to keep on going, even when the tie looked like being in Lewis's favour.
Club Views
Lewis United Youth
Westerton United
Keith Leslie, Lewis United coach said "Yeah i'm delighted with the win, we wasn't sure what kind of team that we were going to be up against, in the first quarter of the game we were finding our feet and it was great and also it was important that we got the 1st goal, if we went 1-0 down they we would have had to chase the game after that.

"I think they got a bit of a speaking to at half time as they came out all guns blazing in the 2nd half, it was good getting all the goals in the 1st half to give us a bit of breathing space, the 2nd half was a leveler with both teams cancelling each other out."

Calum Mitchell said "I'm very excited after this victory now hopefully we can go all the way and win it. We took our chances today and we were also organised defensively." Kieran Simpson said "It was a good result for us and good for us to still be in the Scottish Cup, and hopefully we can go all the way now. "
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