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Five star Ferry seal final spot

Ferry Athletic Yellows 5

Hoskins 34', 77', Kelly 58', Foran 65', Hogarth 75'

Coupar Angus 1

Nicholson 38'
  • Sunday, 22 January 2017
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 19´s
  • G Kerr Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Ferry Yellows booked their place in the final of the G Kerr Cup with a convincing 5-1 victory over Coupar Angus. Cammy Hoskins had the hosts ahead midway through the first half before Ross Nicholson brought the visitors level just before the break. Second half goals from Andrew Kelly, Jay Foran, Jack Hogarth and a second Hoskins were more than enough to secure Ferry’s spot in the final.

The home side looked dangerous from the off, and would have been ahead inside the opening minutes if Rory Faulkner had kept his acrobatic effort on target. After seven minutes, Andrew Kelly met Jay Foran’s corner, but the midfielder’s header came back off the crossbar.

Foran looked to have broken the deadlock not long after, but was denied by a superb save from Andrew Richardson. The Coupar keeper pushing the Ferry man’s shot wide of the post.

Ferry were continuing to keep the pressure on Coupar and nearly went ahead on the half hour mark. Foran’s free kick was headed across the face of goal by Kelly into the path of Taylor Carroll, but the fullback saw his close-range effort was cleared off the line.

The hosts wouldn’t have to wait much longer for their goal, as Cammy Hoskins broke the deadlock four minutes later. The forward beating two Coupar defenders as he made his way to the by-line, before smashing the ball across the face of goal into the side netting.

Despite being under the cosh for most of the first half, the visitors took just four minutes to equalise. Ross Nicholson drilling a free kick from the top of the box past Elliot Smith in the Ferry goal.

The half time whistle ended a first half that had seen plenty of hard tackles and subsequent yellow cards, but somehow only two goals.

  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic Yellows
  • 1-1
  • Coupar Angus

Both sides started the second half knowing that the third goal would be crucial. Hoskins fired an effort wide three minutes after the restart before Louis Starkey raced away from the Ferry defence after a slip from Harry Dow. With only Elliot Smith to beat, the striker’s touch let him down as the Ferry keeper smothered the ball.

This missed chance would prove to be costly as Ferry went ahead after 58 minutes. Jack Hogarth slipped the ball through to Kelly, who slotted the ball past Richardson, giving Ferry a deserved lead.

Just as they had done with the first goal, Coupar nearly responded minutes after going behind. Ryan Duncan managed to get in behind the Ferry defence at a free kick, but couldn’t connect with Nicholson’s delivery.

Five minutes after the hour mark, Ferry doubled their lead. Hogarth again the provider, this time setting up Foran, who dragged his effort from the top of the box against the inside of the post, and into the net.

The visitor’s frustration was clear to see, but their afternoon got worse as Ferry added a fourth with 15 minutes remaining. Hoskins cutting the ball back for Hogarth who had the simple task of putting the ball into the net from close range.

Coupar’s defence couldn’t handle Hoskins, and he doubled his tally for the day after 77 minutes. The forward latching onto a long pass before stabbing the ball past Richardson.

Ferry were content to hold onto the ball in the time remaining, but had Hogarth sent off for a second yellow with three minutes remaining, and the ten men managed to hold on in the time remaining.

This was a bad day at the office for Coupar Angus who struggled to match Ferry’s tempo for most of the match. They will now turn their attentions to the league, and finishing in as high a position as possible. For Ferry, they will take on Dryburgh Athletic in the final of the G Kerr Cup, and should be backing themselves to lift the trophy after today’s performance.

  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic Yellows
  • 5-1
  • Coupar Angus


Ferry Athletic Yellows
Coupar Angus
1. Elliot Smith
3. Kieran MacDowall
4. Lewis Finnie
5. Logan Irvine
6. Blair Whyte
7. Cameron Hoskins
8. Harry Dow
10. Jay Foran
11. Rory Faulkner
14. Arran Smith
15. Jack Hogarth
16. Taylor Carroll
17. Andrew Kelly
19. Grant Collier
1. Daniel Madoc-Jones
2. Martyn Gellatly
3. Lewis MacNaughton
4. Ryan Beedie
5. Ryan Duncan
6. Greg Moran
7. Marc Pattullo
8. Callum Todd
9. Louis Starkey
10. Callum Cocker-Tough
11. Ewan Williamson
12. Ross Nicholson
14. Michael Ray
15. Nathan Stewart
16. Dell Newlands
17. Robbie Pol
18. Ross Campbell
19. Matthew Mollison
20. Moray Robertson
23. Andrew Richardson
Star Player
Ferry Athletic Yellows
Coupar Angus
Cameron Hoskins - The Ferry man caused the Coupar defence problems from start to finish and bagged a well deserve brace in what was an impressive team performance.
Andrew Richardson - A tough afternoon for the Coupar stopper, but some fine saves kept the score down.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic Yellows
Coupar Angus
Foran's Goal - Not a particularly spectacular goal but a goal that put Ferry in control of the match.
Nicholson's Goal - A nice strike that brought his side level, and briefly kept their cup dreams alive.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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