Grove Academy’s under 13s side claimed victory in the Logie Cup final thanks to a strong performance against St John’s High School. Grove took an early lead following an unfortunate own goal from St John’s defender Daniel Berry. St John’s came back into the game after and had a few opportunities at goal, but they couldn’t find the equaliser. They were left to rue these missed chances as Grove doubled their lead at the start of the second half through Jack Gordon. Owen McGolgan and Josh Milligan added two more goals to Grove’s tally to see them win the final with a 4-0 scoreline.
Grove began the game on the offensive and came incredibly close in the opening minute. Josh Milligan met a right-wing cross yards out from goal but fired his effort just over the crossbar. It was an early scare for St John’s.
In the sixth minute the right flank proved beneficial for Grove again as they scored their opener. Owen McGolgan made a terrific run down the right before cutting the ball back into the box. In an attempt to clear, the ball was inadvertently sliced into his own net by defender Daniel Berry.
After this setback St John’s started to become more involved in the game and began to create the better scoring chances. In the 16th minute Aaron Cosgrove managed to weave his way through the defence and got a shot away at goal. Unfortunately for him, his effort bounced back off of the post and away.
With 27 minutes gone on the clock it was Grove’s turn to be denied by the frame of the goal. McGolgan executed another trademark run down the right and cut the ball back to Daniel Ogilvie inside the box. His first time shot clipped the top of the crossbar and out.
Both sides had a few half chances before the break but none came to fruition. At the half time whistle the advantage remained with Grove.