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Fairmuir too strong for Valleyfield Colts

Fairmuir BC 9

Own Goal 1', Whyte 2', 13', Grady 12', Timmons 45', Bonnar 57', Samson 61', 64', R. Smith 80'

Valleyfield Colts 0

  • Sunday, 25 September 2016
  • Graham Street
  • Under 15´s
  • Scottish Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Fairmuir found the net nine times as they dumped Valleyfield Colts out of the Scottish Cup. After a blistering start, the hosts were four to the good inside the opening 13 minutes. Five second half goals were more than enough for Fairmuir to secure their place in the next round.
The hosts found themselves ahead in the opening minute of the match. Nairn Bonnar drove to the bi-line and tried to pick out Jack Whyte. The ball was diverted into the net by a Valleyfield defender and Fairmuir were ahead.
Things got worse for the visitors as Fairmuir added a second goal seconds later. Ryan Smith collected the ball on the right hand side and whipped in a cross to Whyte, who controlled the ball and slotted it past Jamie Paterson in the Valleyfield goal. The visitors were shell-shocked, while Fairmuir were in dreamland.
Things continued to get better for the hosts as they added a third after 12 minutes. Valleyfield defender Euan Bird diverted a long ball up into the air and over Paterson into the path of Fairmuir’s Jake Grady, who held off the recovering goalkeeper and headed into an empty net underneath the crossbar.
Valleyfield’s day went from bad to worse as Fairmuir added a fourth after 13 minutes. Ben Tolmie’s pinpoint cross was met by Whyte, who powered his header into the net from close range.
Bonnar could have sent Whyte in one on one a minute later, but the winger opted to go for goal himself. Unfortunately for the Fairmuir man, his effort didn’t trouble Patterson.
With 20 minutes gone, Fairmuir should have added a fifth. Mark McCrory played the ball into the right channel for Whyte. The striker picked out Jamie Timmons who flicked the ball into the path of Bonnar, but his effort was just off target.
Valleyfield’s first effort came courtesy of Bird. The defenders well hit free kick crept just over the crossbar.
After this chance for Valleyfield, Fairmuir went straight up the other end of the pitch in the search for more goals. Timmons corner fell for Whyte, but the striker was denied a hat trick by a superb reflex save by Paterson.
As half-time approached, Fairmuir were content to keep possession, while Valleyfield were trying to keep the deficit at four.
  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 4-0
  • Valleyfield Colts
The second half began in the same manner as the first had started. Bonnar saw a shot saved by Paterson before Whyte sent a header off target. Grady was next to be denied by Paterson.
With five minutes of the second half played, Fairmuir added a fifth. Grady did well to find space in the area but his shot was well saved by Paterson. The ball fell to Timmons, who sent a well struck volley into the empty net.
Grady was twice denied by Paterson before Bonnar got on the score sheet. With 57 minutes gone, the winger drilled a low shot under the Valleyfield goalkeeper, extending Fairmuir’s lead to six.
Four minutes later, the lead was seven. The hosts won a free kick on the edge of the penalty area and Ethan Samson’s low effort deceived the Valleyfield wall and Paterson, as the ball found its way into the back of the net.
With 64 minutes gone, Samson doubled his tally for the day. Grady cut the ball back for Ryan Smith and the striker’s effort was saved into the path of Samson, who tapped the ball into the empty net.
With 10 minutes left, the visitors had their best chance of the match. A free kick was passed into Lucas Reilly who’s 30-yard drive was well held by Cameron Hendry in the Fairmuir goal.
Samson nearly completed his hat trick, but his effort was tipped onto the cross bar by Paterson. The resulting corner was cleared to Ryan Smith, and the striker unleased a superb strike from 25 yards across the face of goal into the bottom corner. The Fairmuir man picking up the goal that his impressive performance deserved.
Valleyfield Colts Scottish Cup dream is over and they will now have to regroup and focus on the league campaign. It's unlikely that they will meet a side as ruthless as the Fairmuir outfit they faced today.
For Fairmuir, this was the perfect result and a near perfect performance. Even this early in the season, it is clear that this Fairmuir team will be challenging for the league title and the domestic cups. As for the Scottish Cup, Fairmuir will fancy themselves against anyone in the third round on this kind of form and certainly look well equipped to go into the latter rounds of this tournament.
  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 9-0
  • Valleyfield Colts


Fairmuir BC
Valleyfield Colts
1. Cameron Hendry
3. Mark McCrory
4. Alex Stewart
5. Ben Tolmie
6. Seff Mohammed
7. Jay Kidd
8. Keir Murray
9. Jake Grady
10. Jamie Timmons
11. Nairn Bonnar
12. Ryan Smith
14. Jack Whyte
15. Kevin Taylor
16. Brian Harris
17. Ethan Samson
20. Kane Hynes
1. Jamie Paterson
3. Rhys Bedborough
4. Liam Kaney
7. Lucas Reilly
8. Robbie Woods
9. Kyle Bedborough
10. Declan Lynch
11. Brett Newbigging
12. Charlie Hutton
14. Kieran Sinclair
15. Oliver Couch
17. Aaron Carson
18. Euan Bird
20. Daniel Rudden
21. Michael Young
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Valleyfield Colts
Jack Whyte - Two early goals that all but killed the tie. Worked hard upfront and linked the play well. Will be disappointed to have only scored twice.
Jamie Paterson - The Valleyfield stopper had a difficult afternoon, but to his credit kept the score in single digits with some impressive saves.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Valleyfield Colts
Ryan Smith's Goal - This was very much a case of saving the best goal til last. A wonderful effort that Paterson could do nothing about.
Paterson's Save from Whyte - This save was the pick of the bunch from the Valleyfield number one. Denied Whyte what would have been a first Fairmuir hat trick.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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