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Beath victorious in Fife cup final

Beath High School 1

Aitchison 66

Balwearie High School 1

Butler 49
  • Beath High School win 4-2 on penalties
  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017
  • Central Park
  • Under 18´s
  • Fife Cup Final

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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Beath High School won the Under 18s Fife Cup on penalties after coming from behind to beat Balwearie High School. Jake Butler had given Balwearie the lead but Kieran Aitchison’s goal sent the match into penalties with Blair Penman being the hero for Beath after saving three penalties.

Balwearie started the final the brighter of the two sides with Daniel Dow flashing the first shot of the match over the bar. Beath fought back and had a header cleared off the line from a corner before Alex Reilly’s strike slid just wide.

Beath grew into the game as the half wore on and were the dominant side but were unable to break down a stout Balwearie defence. Ryan Connelly went closest for Beath but his shot was gathered easily by the Balwearie goalkeeper.


  • Half Time:
  • Beath High School
  • 0-0
  • Balwearie High School

The second half started as the first ended with Beath on the front foot but Balwearie threatened when Angus Robb's cross was side footed towards goal by Chris Macher. The ball came back off the post and was struck into the back of the net but the flag went up to deny Balwearie an opener.

They got one three minutes later when a long throw in found its way to Butler. He gathered the ball and slotted the ball under the onrushing goalkeeper.

Balwearie threatened a second goal with Dow driving down the left wing before smacking a shot off the post from an acute angle while Luke Thomson was inches away from tapping in. Beath got back level with a quarter of an hour to go when Harris Kay played a long through ball to Connelly who squared the ball to Aitchison for the simplest of tap ins.

Both sides tried to snatch a winner to clinch the cup but neither team could find that extra quality required so the Fife Cup final was decided by the lottery of penalties.


  • Full Time:
  • Beath High School
  • 1-1
  • Balwearie High School
Penman was the hero for Beath as he saved three penalties to seal the cup triumph for Beath High School while Balwearie can feel unlucky to suffer defeat in the cruellest of ways.

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Final Result: Beath High School win 4-2 on penalties


Beath High School
Balwearie High School
1.Blair Penman
2.Lewis Kerwin
3.Jake Mitchell
4.Declan Pierce
5.Ryan O'Donnell
6.Harris Kay
7.Liam Wilson
8.Lewis Sawers
9.Alex Reilly
10.Ryan Connelly
11.Mark McKenzie
12.Liam Jackson
13.Kieran Aitchison
14.Gregor Stewart
15.Robbie Muir
16.Kyle Ewan
17.Robbie Winsborough
18.Cal Rushford
19.Kielan Denholm
20.Scott Keatings
1.Michael Gibb
2.Scott Morris
3.Luke Thomson
4.Matthew Miller
5.Liam McAughey
6.Chris Macher
7.Ruridh McInnes
8.Jake Butler
9.Scott Costello
10.Aeden Brown
11.Daniel Dow
12.Ryan McLeod
14.Hamish Milne
15.Angus Robb
16.Ben Davidson
17.William Angles
Star Player
Beath High School
Balwearie High School
Ryan O'Donnell - Captain led by example and was a solid rock in Beath's defence.
Chris Macher - Controlled the match in the middle of the park and was unlucky to see his effort come off the woodwork.
Magic Moment
Beath High School
Balwearie High School
Lifting the trophy and the celebrations!
The quick thinking with the long throw in resulting in the goal
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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