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Ferry Athletic into J Duffy Cup Final after victory over Kirrie

Kirrie 2

Green 34,McSheeffrey 61

Ferry Athletic 6

Galloway 4, McKinnon 14,26,67,Hughes 17,Mudie 33
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014
  • Drumgeith
  • Under 14´s
  • J Duffy Cup U14

Iain Proudfoot | YFS East Region Journalist
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Matt McKinnon’s hat trick helped Ferry Athletic advance into the final of the J Duffy Cup U14 with a 6-2 victory over Kirrie in the tie played at Drumgeith.
 
Kirrie started brightly and were first to make a foray into the opposition half forcing a throw in a promising area. The resulting delivery was cleared allowing Ferry to make inroads on the counter, with Liam Crockett striking the post after his initial effort was well saved by David McFarlane in the Kirrie goal.  
 
Buoyed by almost breaking the deadlock Ferry continued to press and were rewarded with the opener from the penalty spot, Scott Galloway hitting the set piece into the corner of the net after being fouled by the keeper.
 
Moments later McFarlane was again called into action and had to be alert to collect a ball played into the box from Cameron Murray’s Free Kick. 
 
Kirrie responded to the early pressure from Ferry through Andrew Kettles effort which was well held by Keeper Robert Black. 
 
Ferry Athletic continued to press for their second goal of the afternoon and were almost rewarded through Matt McKinnon’s effort which was deflected away by McFarlane into the path of Crockett who fired wide. 
 
McKinnon was to benefit from his endeavour moments later and sent a powerful shot into the roof of the net for Ferry’s second of the game. Three minutes later a third was added with a well worked goal involving Chris Mudie and Liam Crockett allowing Jude Hughes to slot the ball past the keeper.  
 
Mudie continued to have a big impact on the game playing a through ball to Hughes with the third goal scorers advance on goal being halted by an offside decision and having a chipped effort himself which rose over McFarlane’s goal. Untroubled by the chip from Hughes the Kirrie goalkeeper was called into action to stop McKinnon’s effort from extending Ferry’s lead. 
 
As the pressure continued McKinnon got his second of the game and his sides fourth after knocking past McFarlane. 
 
Hughes and McKinnon continued to link up well and put pressure on the Kirrie defence leading to McFarlane having to come and collect a well waited ball from midfield.  The fifth goal of the Semi-Final was worthy of the occasion, Mudie collected the ball outside the box and sent a powerful drive into the roof of the net.  
 
Kirrie responded immediately and pulled a goal back through Robin Greens shot which cannoned of the post and into the net.  
 
Having got a foothold in the game Kirrie continued to press and Matthew McSheffreys advance on goal was well dealt with by the Ferry defence.  
 
The final action of the first half involved an effort by Hughes which was saved by McFarlane.
  • Half Time:
  • Kirrie
  • 1-5
  • Ferry Athletic
Hughes and Ferry Athletic started the second half the way they ended the first with a shot from inside the area which well held by McFarlane. 
 
Kirrie continued to push for a way back into the tie with Callum Milne having an effort on goal which went wide of target and Kettles Free Kick calling Black into action.  
 
At the other end of the park Ferry continued to look dangerous going forward and McKinnon had a shot which fizzed past the post.  
 
Kirrie were to pull another back shortly after with McSheffrey placing the ball past Black to reduce the deficit to three. 
 
Ferry’s four goal advantage was almost restored through Jack Bradley striking the post.  
 
Robin Black in the Ferry goal was alert to a shot by Rohan Brown as Kirrie responded to Bradley’s effort. 
 
Passage to the J Duffy Cup U14 final was ensured with the completion of McKinnon’s hat trick, after knocking the ball past the keeper the inform hit man picked his spot in the empty net.
 
Overall Ferry Athletic's attacking approach and quick movement overcame a hard-working and determined Kirrie side; based on the performance today Ferry Athletic will feel they have a good chance of lifting silverware this season. 
  • Full Time:
  • Kirrie
  • 2-6
  • Ferry Athletic

Lineups

Kirrie
Ferry Athletic
1. David McFarlane
2. Aaron Barnett
3. Ben Milne
5. Robbie McLauchlan
6. Grant Prain
7. Aodahn Glen
8. David Cattanach
10. Rohan Brown
11. Matthew McSheeffrey
12. David Carr
14. Robin Green
15. Martin Gourlay
16. Andrew Kettles
17. Cailean Mcleod
18. Ryan Cormac
20. Callum Milne
1. Robert Black
2. Ben Milne
3. Jamie Chalmers
4. Scott Galloway
6. Louie Porter
7. Liam Crockett
8. Peter Forte
9. Cameron Murray
10. Matt McKinnon
11. Jude Hughes
12. Bradley Duff
14. Rory McCarthy
15. Chris Mudie
16. Jack Bradley
17. Craig Bruce
18. Thomas Grubb
Star Player
Kirrie
Ferry Athletic
Matt McKinnon's hat trick was rewarded for a tremendous attacking performance.
Matthew McSheeffrey kept on trying find ways of getting his side back into the contest.
Magic Moment
Kirrie
Ferry Athletic
McSheeffrey's goal was a well worked move and got his side back into the game
Chris Mudie's strike from outside of the box was goal worthy of a Semi-Final
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