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Thursday, 07 November 2013 12:56

SWF Scottish Youth Cup Finals 2013 - Match Centre

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SOUVENIR DVDS
 
YFS TV are providing you with the opportunity to relive the SWF Scottish Youth Cup finals with our exclusive souvenir DVD. It comes in two different editions - one basic and very affordable - and the other with a selection of added extras and bonus features. Below is what each edition contains:
 
Standard Edition (£5)
 
- The entire match from your selected game.
- Replays of all major incidents from multiple camera angles.
 
Extended Edition (£10)
 
- The entire match from your selected game.
- Replays of all major incidents from multiple camera angles.
- Extended trophy lifting and celebration scene.
- Post match interviews.
- Semi final post match interviews.
- YFS TV Match of the Day programme with highlights from all three finals.
 
Choose your DVD edition
Select Match
 
 
POST MATCH COVERAGE
 
Match Reports
 
Photo Galleries
To find all the photos from each of the six teams involved, click the links below: (photos will be added on an ongoing basis to each gallery between now and Wednesday)
 
 
Video Highlights
To follow.
 

PREVIEWS
 
Preview Video
 
 
 
Preview Podcast
 
 
 
Semi Final Coverage
 
Monday, 04 November 2013 16:01

Grahamston progress thanks to second half flurry

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Giffnock SC
 vs
Grahamston BC
 
 
 
TWS SYFA Cup - R3
Woodfarm Pavilion
02 November 2013
 
 
 
Grahamston BC U14's took on Giffnock SC in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup at Woodfarm Pavilion. This was a great opportunity for the boys to advance to the last 32 in the Cup which in itself would be a massive, massive achievement and our biggest to date. 
 
As the teams lined up the Grahamston coaches were slightly nervous about the game. The reason was that as a team we hadn’t kicked a ball in earnest since the 5th of October. 
 
As the first half unfolded the game saw neither team being able to take command or control of the game.  As a team Grahamston will never look for excuses, but today, especially in the first half the pitch and the fact that they hadn’t played for 3 weeks had a big effect on how the game was being played. Grahamston were finding it difficult to find their weight of pass, and get the ball into a wide position to allow them to stamp any authority on the game as normal. As the half continued the game became a really scrappy affair and on the odd occasion that Grahamston did manage to get the ball down the flanks they couldn’t find the final pass. Giffnock are a very decent outfit but again in the first half they never put any real pressure on the Grahamston goal and didn’t have a single shot
 
Half Time: Giffnock SC 0-0 Grahamston BC
 
As the half started Grahamston began to move the ball more easily and the Grahamston middle three took more control and demanded the ball, winning the majority of challenges and spreading the ball into the wide positions. The first goal was going to be the settler for either team and it came Grahamstons way.
 
Grahamston number 5 took the ball on the left and as he cut it back found the centre forward unmarked in the box who easily stroked it into the back of the net. The second followed soon after with a ball played through the middle from Grahamstons number 9. The big centre forward piled in on goal and finished neatly to make it 2. The second goal seemed to ease Grahamston and gave them a huge lift. They played a more possession game causing the Giffnock players to try and press us to win the ball back. This gave Grahamston more space and created space in the wide areas and in the back of the Giffnock defence.
 
The third goal came from a ball built from the back with number 2 releasing number 12 on the right hand side and as he opened up his legs he left his marker for dead cutting across the box and burying the ball across the goalkeeper in the opposite corner.
 
Grahamstons 4th came from and exquisite ball from number 14. He played the ball over the Giffnock defence finding number 5 pushing into the box, where the big man just opened up his body and finished with great composure. 
 
Full Time: Giffnock SC 0-4 Grahamston BC
 

 

Rossvale BC
 vs
Drumsagard Football Academy
 
 
 
U15's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
 
02 November 2013
 
 
 
This fixture turned out to be a real battle. It was going to be a tough game for Rossvale going into it, and so it proved to be; Drumsagard scored 2 goals in the first 7 minutes of this Scottish Cup Under 15’s 3rd round tie; second goal was offside which referee never gave. To be honest it’s what Rossvale deserved, they just weren’t up for the game and Drumsagard were.

The coach decided to change it with 15 minutes bringing on Stefan for Chris. Drumsagard are quite a big team and they left the Rossvale midfield isolated there was too much of a gap between the two midfielders which the Drumsagard No 23 exploited and the Rossvale defence were caught out of position on numerous occasions and ended up clearing the ball to the opposition.

Rossvale eventually got it together and both teams missed chances but for Rossvale, their centre forward, Michael was making the openings but his chances were usually weak shots straight at the keeper.

Half time: Rossvale BC 0-2 Drumsagard Academy

Rossvale went in at half time 0-2 down which gave them a lot of work to get back into their tie. With 20 minutes gone of the restart Rossvale got what they deserved by way of a penalty.

The penalty coolly taken by Benji , crashed into the net leaving the unlucky goalkeeper no chance. The penalty came about with Brandon being block by the Drumsagard defender.

With Rossvale pressing and looking more secure and only after having two goals chopped off for offside, they equalised with the centre forward Michael getting what he deserved, a well taken shot that looked the harder opportunity of all his chance.
 
Full time: Rossvale BC 2-2 Drumsagard Academy

Then into extra time Rossvale took control and looked as fit in extra time as they did when the game started. Benji scored two goals, one in each half, the second of which was a pure one man effort and to cap it all the final goal in the second half of extra time was a great team effort, worked all the way up the park through the midfield to the forwards with Robbie Burns taking his time to place the ball into the net.

Strangest decision of the day was the Rossvale player, Brandon, who shot over the line but as the defending player cleared the ball after it went in, the defenders momentum carried through to hit Brandon hard. The referee blew whistle for goal but in the melee with shouts and screams, the referee changed his mind and gave a free kick to Drumsagard, low and behold and with having two other goals chopped off for offside it was a bit hard to take. Brandon was carried off to be replaced by Robbie Bulloch.

Final Score: Rossvale BC 2-2 Drumsagard Academy – AET 5-2

This win puts Rossvale BC 99’s into the 4th round and a home tie against Aberdeen and District side Bervie Caley.
 
 
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:55

Aberdeen edge Fife in exciting National Trophy opener

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Aberdeen
 vs
Fife
 
 
 
U15 SSFA National Trophy
Spain Park
28 October 2013
 
 
 
At Spain Park, Aberdeen Under 15s School team managed to get their campaign off to a great start thanks to a 4-3 win over Fife with a competitive game in store.
 
Josh Milne grabbed a hat-trick and Ryan Silver also added to the scoring. Fife managed to crawl their way back into the game on three occasions and made it nervy especially towards the end.
 
The previous day, Tynecastle and Albion faced off against each other in a re-match of last years Scottish Cup final and Aberdeen coach Alan Daglish had a bit of fear before the game incase the Albion based players in his squad were tired.
 
Josh Milne got the first goal of the game thanks to a great corner from Dyce player Ryan Silvers and Milne headed home.
 
St Johnstone forward Milne then added another after receiving a great ball before producing a cheeky lob over the Fife keeper.
 
Fife then pulled one back when their midfielder hit a low shot into the bottom right hand corner by Cameron Jarvie.
 
The comeback was complete by Fife before the interval when a great ball came in which was met by a visiting defender whose effort gave Jarvie no chance.
 
Half Time: Aberdeen 2-2 Fife
 
Aberdeen took the lead again at the start of the second half after he took a great touch before and took a turn before his brilliant effort found the bottom right hand corner.
 
The hosts looked to have the game wrapped up when a lovely ball by Craig Armstrong found its way to Ryan Silvers who produced a cool finish.
 
Fife did make it an interesting ending though by reducing the leeway thanks to number four getting his 2nd of the game placing it into the bottom right hand corner.
 
Alan Daglish was delighted with his sides performance saying “We just shaved it and the boys certainly looked up for it."
 
Full Time: Aberdeen 4-3 Fife
 

 

Murieston United
 vs
Steins Thistle
 
 
 
TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - R3
Bankton Mains
26 October 2013
 
 
 
This was an excellent cup tie played in a sporting manner and was well contested by both teams. The prize was reaching the Quarter Final. The main difference being Murieston taking their chances while Stein's failed to capitalise on theirs. 
 
Murieston got off to flyer when their centre forward chased down a long through ball and managed to head it past the Steins keeper before passing it into the net. This was just the start the home team wanted, they soon followed it up with a second goal, again their centre forward chasing through charged down a kick out from the keeper and squeezed the ball home. 2-0 with about 15 minutes played.
 
The Steins keeper made amends wth a series of good saves throughout the game. Steins were not there just to make up the numbers and started to get their passing game together and created several chances which were it not for a combination of good goalkeeping by the Murieston keeper and some narrow misses for Steins the scoreline could have been a lot different by half time.
 
Half Time: Murieston United 2-0 Steins Thistle
 
After the half-time turnaround Steins were determined to get back into the game and dominated play for the first part of the second half and with a bit of luck could have scored three in the first 10 minutes of this half.
 
Murieston were defending resolutely and through a couple of substitutions started to find their feet again and scored a fine third goal 30 mins into the 2nd half when after a good passing movement the ball was threaded through to their centre forward who crashed the ball in to the net for his hat trick and against the run of play for the second half.
 
Murieston, buoyed by this, soon added a fourth when a cross ball was fire homed by their substitute and then they rounded of their scoring when their Centre Forward scored his fourth goal of the game to make it 5-0. All credit to Steins who continued to play their passing game and take the game to Murieston in the final stages and were rewarded with a consolation goal in the dying minutes. 
 
Murieston United progressed to the Quarter Final but if Steins Thistle had taken their chances then the outcome could have been quite different. All in all a good cup tie with the quality of football a credit to both teams and well handled by referee Paul Gartland with only one booking dished out to the home team late on in the game. 
 
Full Time: Murieston United 5-1 Steins Thistle
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 23:06

Broxburn march on as Thistle dumped out

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Broxburn Athletic Colts
 vs
Cardonald Thistle
 
 
 
U13 TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - R3
Albyn Park
26 October 2013
 
 
 
Broxburn welcomed the visitors from Glasgow. The game itself turned out to played in a very sporting manner, which is a credit to both teams.
 
The home team were dominant throughout the game. They enjoyed the space the big pitch gave them. The first real chance for Broxburn was a free kick from 25 yards. Swanson's effort was superbly tipped over the bar by the excellent Cardonald goalkeeper, Ben Graham.
 
Next up was Fordyce, who was sent through in the inside right channel.but he also was denied also by the the imposing Graham.
 
The first goal eventually came about when the visitors could only clear a corner to the edge of the box. It was by a sweet strike from Fordyce who slammed it home. 
 
Half Time: Broxburn Athletic Colts 1-0 Cardonald Thistle
 
The second half continued in the same vein as the first and Broxburn were finally getting the goals theit possesion merited. Driving from midfield Bidwell burst through the defence, drawing out the keeper, before sliding the ball under the advancing Graham.
 
Again Bidwell made space for himself he got shot away from 20 yards the big keeper made a great save but could only tip onto the post. Chapman was first to react and tap in from 8 yards.
 
The goals again were only interrupted again by 2 or 3 top saves from the visiting keeper. The game was eventually killed off after neat interplay by Chapman and Brodie whis cross was smashed in again by Fordyce.
 
Broxburn were stronger all over the pitch and would have scored a lot more except for the talented Cardonald keeper.
 
 
Full Time: Broxburn Athletic Colts 4-0 Cardonald Thistle
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 19:30

Bervie and Deveronvale serve up 7-goal thriller

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Deveronvale
 vs
Bervie Caley Youth
 
 
 
U15's Scottish Cup Rnd 3
Portsoy
27 October 2013
 
 
 
After two free weekends Bervie Caley Youth made the long trip to Portsoy for this Scottish Cup tie against league rivals Deveronvale. 

Bervie started the match sharply and immediately took control of the game with Gordon making the first of many timely interceptions and playing a lovely ball down the inside right channel for McLaughlin who held off his marker only for the keeper to save well.
 
Undeterred, Bervie continued to dominate play with Blacklaw, Anderson and McLaughlin linking well down the left hand side. Blacklaw linked with Thomson who played the ball to Anderson on the edge of the box; however his effort was well saved by the keeper. 

Bervie suffered a setback after 15 minutes when Davies had to be withdrawn following a reoccurrence of his hamstring injury, Morris coming on and taking his place in midfield with Smith moving to right back. Morris wasted no time in testing the keeper receiving the ball from Blacklaw and firing in a long range effort which the keeper saved at the second attempt.
 
Bervie took a deserved lead when Blacklaw intercepted a Deveronvale free kick the ball finding McLaughlin who went through 1 on 1 with the keeper only for the keeper to save well again, however this time the ball rebounded to Anderson on the edge of the box who fired home first time low into the corner to give Bervie the lead. 

The lead was short lived though, after dominating the first 20 minutes without Deveronvale threatening the home sides wide man went past the defence at pace and fired an unstoppable effort past Leisk from the edge of the box to level the match.
 
Bervie didn’t let this set back stop the neat football they were playing with Duggan applying pressure down the right hand side forcing the home side to concede a corner. Blacklaw’s ball in caused confusion and was eventually scrambled clear.
 
Bervie regained the lead when Blacklaw stretched to reach the keepers goal kick playing McLaughlin in who this time when 1 on 1 with the keeper calmly rolled the ball under the keeper to restore the lead.
 
However, once again the lead was short lived, a long ball down Bervie’s left saw the wide player again outpace the defence to cross, Gordon’s headed clearance was met on the edge of the box by an unmarked midfielder who slotted home leaving Leisk little chance.
 
Bervie took this opportunity to make further changes Thomson coming off and Sawyer coming on up front with McLaughlin moving into midfield. Sawyer was quick to involve himself running onto Andersons flick and winning a corner. Bervie were starting to lose their shape and instructions from the side-line saw Smith move back across to the right and he wasted no time in taking advantage and playing in Duggan who won another corner.
 
Bervie regained the lead with the goal of the match, as the home side organised themselves to defend a free kick expecting the ball to be dropped into the box they did not notice Webster touch the ball short to Blacklaw who struck the ball from fully 35 yards out into the top corner leaving the keeper with no chance and to send Bervie in at half time with a one goal lead. 
 
Half Time: Deveronvale 2-3 Bervie Caley Youth
 
Bervie came out in the second half knowing they would have to score again to ensure their passage through into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup for the first time. Sawyer was first to threaten running clear down the right, but rather than square the ball he took one touch too many and the danger was cleared.
 
Immediately Deveronvale came forward and found themselves 1 on 1 with Leisk who stood up well and saved superbly. From the resultant corner Gordon strode clear and played the ball long to Sawyer who used his pace to race clear and calmly place the ball past the keeper to extend Bervie’s lead.
 
Deveronvale almost got a goal back immediately from the restart, their pacey wide man cutting inside Smith and firing off the underside of the bar and Leisk saving well from the follow up header.
 
Deveronvale did however get a goal back, Bervie’s defence claiming a foul which went unheard allowed the forward to cut inside and fire past Leisk to narrow the lead. 

Another Bervie change saw Thomson reintroduced to tighten up midfield. He immediately combined with McLaughlin to set Sawyer away who won another corner. Bervie were pressing for their fifth goal which surely would wrap up the game and Anderson played a nice ball through to Sawyer who raced clear to fire home only to see the referee disallow the goal for offside – a very tight call. 

McLaughlin and Anderson were combining well down the left Anderson drawing tackles and playing short passes into McLaughlin who used his strength to hold off the home defenders and look for Blacklaw who then rolled the ball to Webster who fired narrowly wide. With Bervie looking to run the clock down there was time for one last attack from the home side, a long ball over the top beat Gordon and Webster and with the forward bearing down Leisk pulled off a great save low to his right with a strong arm pushing the ball round the post to see the game out and Bervie into the next round of the cup. 
 
An excellent victory for Bervie Caley against stubborn opponents who pushed them all the way. However strong performances all over the pitch saw Bervie through and into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup for the first time.
 
Full Time: Deveronvale 3-4 Bervie Caley Youth
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 19:09

Blantyre hit Dalbeath for six

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Dalbeath Colts
 vs
Blantyre Soccer Academy
 
 
 
U19's Scottish Cup Rnd 3
Cowdenbeath
29 October 2013
 
 
 
Blantyre Soccer Academy 19s progressed through to the next round of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable 6-0 victory against Dalbeath Colts in Cowdenbeath. 
 
A tremendous twenty yard strike from full back Aiden Tierney opened the scoring midway through the first half. Shaun Malone doubled Blantyre’s lead soon after and Captain Calum Donnelly then made it 3 before half-time. 
 
Half Time: Dalbeath Colts 0-3 Blantyre Soccer Academy
 
After the interval great work from Scott McKean allowed Tom McEntee to tap in number four. Blantyre then made several changes and strikes from Declan Gaffney and Gary Aitchison rounded off a fine afternoon for Blantyre Soccer Academy 19’s 
 
Full Time: Dalbeath Colts 0-6 Blantyre Soccer Academy
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 18:58

Accies safely into next round

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North Merchiston
 vs
Hamilton Accies BC
 
 
 
U15's Scottish Cup Rd 3
 
27 October 2013
 
 
 
A day filled with intermittent downpours in the heart of Edinburgh Hamilton Accies met North Merchiston BC. 
 
The Accies had most of ball retention with first goal scored in three minutes. A cross from Bradley Seaton put into the back of the net by a David Thomson header. The link play was sensational and lovely to watch.

With Accies having most of the ball throughout the match it was not long before Bradley Seaton delivered another cross in from the right towards the back post, which was caught on the volley by the winger Connor Smith on the 19th minute to give the travelling side a two goal cushion.
 
Although Accies had most of the possession, North Merchiston kept on trying. It was really good that both teams no matter the weather conditions were still playing some great football.
 
The third Accies goal came in the 30th minute from Fraser McLennan, a fantastic strike. The North Merchiston goalie Jude Mothersole got his fingers to it but strike too strong. 

North Merchison defence dug in well to contain any other threats from the Accies players. Their goalie had a lot to do throughout the game pulling off some fantastic saves.
 
Half Time: North Merchiston 0-3 Hamilton Accies BC
 
The second half saw Accies dominate possession. It looked like North Merchiston were trying to get back into the game. Their goal came from a free kick by Evan Swan  that was headed into the goal by player Dillon Anderson. 
 
Accies' Connor Burns had a twenty yard shot tipped over the bar by the North Merchiston keeper which was the highlight of the second half. The wet pitch had been energy sapping which was evident as the referee blew for full time. 
 
With the exception of Merchiston's goal the Accies defence dealt with any attacking pressure keeping their composure and passing around the Merchiston players, switching play and linking with the midfield. 
 
Full Time: North Merchiston 1-3 Hamilton Accies BC