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Brechin beat DUSC to secure final spot

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Brechin City YFC 3

Marwood 3', Rogerson 16', 55'
  • Sunday, 08 January 2017
  • Craigie Astro
  • Under 16´s
  • Chuck McGowan Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Brechin City booked their place in the final of the Chuck McGowan Cup with a convincing 3-0 victory against Dundee United SC. Goals from Tom Marwood and Sam Rogerson had the visitors two up at the break, with Rogerson adding a second in the second half to secure the victory.

The visitors got off to the perfect start, as Tom Marwood fired them ahead inside three minutes. The winger was given too much time and space inside the DUSC box, and slammed the ball past goalkeeper Lennon Mitchell.

DUSC were struggling to get going as Brechin continued to press, winning a series of corners and dangerous free kicks in the opening exchanges. With 16 minutes gone, they doubled their advantage. Dawson Sawyer’s cross was met by Sam Rogerson, who turned the ball into the net.

Sawyer was next to threaten the DUSC goal, but saw his effort saved by Lennon Mitchell after 24 minutes. Marwood saw his header drift wide of the post not long after, before Logan Mitchell sliced a shot wide from the top of the Brechin box.

The hosts were beginning to improve, with winger Brian Harris causing problems for the Brechin backline. The wide man picked out Logan Whitelaw following a jinking run but the strikers shot was easily saved by Robbie Buchan. Another run from Harris after 37 minutes saw the winger fire just wide. 

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 0-2
  • Brechin City YFC

Both sides knew that the third goal would be crucial, and DUSC started the second half well with Harris again troubling the Brechin defence, but was denied by Buchan. The Brechin stopper had to be at his best to keep out a fierce effort from substitute Liam Phillips after 54 minutes.

Just as DUSC looked likely to score, Brechin added a third. A quick counter-attack saw Marwood’s cross fumbled by Lennon Mitchell, allowing Rogerson to roll the ball into the empty net.

Brechin were now searching for a fourth, and nearly had it just after the hour mark. Sam Crosby’s volley was well tipped over by Logan Mitchell. The resulting corner fell kindly for Calum Akers, but the DUSC keeper produced a stunning reflex save to deny Brechin a fourth.

With nine minutes remaining, DUSC nearly pulled one back. Thomas MacPhail found space at the top of the box, but his first-time effort was sent crashing against the crossbar.

This is a disappointing start to 2017 for DUSC who just lacked that killer instinct on too many occasions today. As for Brechin, they will take on either Carnoustie or Dundee Rangers in the final of the Chuck McGowan Cup. 

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 0-3
  • Brechin City YFC


Dundee United SC
Brechin City YFC
12. Lennon Mitchell
2. Brian Harris
3. Lewis Ramsay
4. Liam Phillips
5. Keiron Fyfe
6. Callum Mill
7. Ary Allan
10. Logan Whitelaw
11. Robert Gibson
14. Thomas MacPhail
15. Logan Mitchell
16. Lewis Middleton
17. Ryan Dewar
18. Owen Phillips
20. Liam Kidd
22. John Lee Hay
23. Robbie Buchan
2. Charlie Crosby
3. Craig Lamb
5. Kier Milne
6. Sam Crosby
7. Finlay Donald
8. Dawson Sawyer
10. Tom Marwood
11. Sam Rogerson
12. Logan Milne
14. Calum Akers
16. Andrew Mitchell
18. James Mitchell
19. Kerr Stuart
20. Patrick Wood
21. Fergie Reid
Star Player
Dundee United SC
Brechin City YFC
Brian Harris - The DUSC winger was full of running and caused the Brechin backline plenty of issues, but was just lacking the end product on a couple of occasions.
Dawson Sawyer - Bossed the midfield and was at the heart of Brechin's best attacks, picking up two assists. A similar performance in the cup final and he may well get his hands on the silverware.
Magic Moment
Dundee United SC
Brechin City YFC
Logan Mitchell's Reflex Save - An excellent piece of goalkeeping that kept the score respectable. A difficult day for the keeper who didn't do much wrong.
Marwood's Goal - An emphatic finish that got Brechin off to the perfect start.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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