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Dundee West win cup by a single goal to beat Broughty

Dundee West 3

Bonnar (pen) 39, Paterson 44, Conway 65

Broughty United 2

Faulkner 13, Black 61
  • Sunday, 22 March 2015
  • North End
  • Under 14´s
  • Dundee West Anniversary Cup
On a bitter and windy Sunday afternoon at North End Park saw Dundee West lift the cup by a spare goal in a well fought evenly matched encounter. Broughty had much of the initial possession in the opening stages and their pressure on West's defence soon paid off when the opening goal of the match came after 13 minutes.
 
A high free kick into the box, over the defence, fell at the feet of Ewan Faulkner who gently slotted the ball into the net past the keepers right hand side from 6 yards out.
 
Broughty continued to attack but West's defence were up to the task inside the penalty area clearing away several dangerous opportunities.
 
West then began to retaliate and a couple of free kicks were unfortunately squandered. One opportunity going frustratingly out of play down the left and the other going a few yards over the bar. They proceeded in attempting to make an impact in the final third but Broughty were handing the incoming balls comfortably and also counter attacking.
 
A soft shout for a penalty from a foul on 20 minutes was waved away by the referee when the Broughty midfielder was taken down in the box after good skill in getting there.
 
Dundee West had a couple of corner kicks and these lead to penalty box scrambles desperate to score the equaliser with Broughty on the other hand frantically defending their one goal lead.
 
Both central defenders for West were integral in preventing a potential killer second goal. They man marked and played the line of defence superbly all afternoon. 
 
Throughout the first half both teams defended extremely well, but with Broughty the better side in attacking. 
 
A few foul throw ins and free kicks slowed the pace of the game down into the last 10 minutes.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee West
  • 0-1
  • Broughty United
There was an almighty tussle for possession in the heart of midfield and in particular Broughty creating chances down the wing but extremely well dealt with by the partnership of both central defenders for West. Their input in the match was integral.
 
The equalising goal came four minutes into the second half from the penalty spot. Nairn Bonnar's through pass left his fellow team mate one on one with the keeper and was subsequently taken down by the Broughty keeper. Bonnar the instigator of the move stepped up and composingly slotted the ball in the bottom corner for 1-1.
 
Both teams were both defending well but West were gaining motivation and pressurised the opposition in the final third.
 
Broughty United pressed on and were reeling in on goal but the defence of West stood strong. 
 
West capatilised on 44 minutes when they took the lead through Ryan Paterson, the free kick came in from the left and fell at the feet of Paterson who casually slotted the ball into the net from four yards out.
 
Several free kicks for foul play slowed the game down somewhat but Broughty were now beginning to build momentum teasing the defence on the edge of the box. 
 
They got their just rewards on 61 minutes when Brandon Black equalised with an easy tap in after the ball landed at his feet from the excellent driven cross along the box. 
 
The hunt for that all important third and subsequently winning goal was truly on.
 
Both teams were becoming tired and several substitutions were made.
 
The penultimate goal came with just five minutes to go from the boot of Jordan Conway on 65. A left foot tap in from 5 yards out secured the match and the cup.
 
Overall both teams grafted hard and Broughty were highly unlucky not to win. The main reason for Dundee West's victory was simply down to taking their chances when need be.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee West
  • 3-2
  • Broughty United

Lineups

Dundee West
Broughty United
1. Callum Robertson
2. Declan Shannon
3. Jamie Goodfellow
5. Jordan Conway
4. Liam Phillips
7. Jamie Timmons
9. Ryan Paterson
10. Cameron Welsh
11. Ross McGuckin
12. Billy Riddell
16. Matty McDonald
20. Nairn Bonnar
21. Zander Chaplin
22. Lewis Young
1. Charlie Kennedy
2. Aidan McIrvine
4. Rhys Beattie
6. Stewart Morman
7. Ethan Bannon
8. Owen Phillips
9. Brogan Rourke
11. Ewan Faulkner
16. Callan Gallacher
18. Brandon Black
20. Ewan Buick
24. Glen Maxwell
26. Euan Fallon
31. Daniel Endelstone
80. Luke Benvie
Star Player
Dundee West
Broughty United
Nairn Bonnar worked tirelessly all afternoon both in attacking and defensive forms. Scored the equaliser from the penalty spot on 39 minutes.
Callan Gallagher put in a hard days graft and subsequently was awarded the man of the match award.
Magic Moment
Dundee West
Broughty United
The penultimate third and winning goal by Jordan Conway with just 5 minutes to play.
The equaliser by Brandon Black, but unfortunately it wasn't to be Broughty's day.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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