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Pitfour pip Arbroath to J Duffy Cup

Arbroath Lads Club 0

Pitfour FC 2

Turnbull 39', Clos 59'
  • Sunday, 30 April 2017
  • North End Park
  • Under 14´s
  • J Duffy Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Pitfour secured their second piece of silverware of the season with a 2-0 victory over Arbroath in the J Duffy Cup final. Second half goals from Jordan Turnbull and Ben Clos sealing the victory against an Arbroath side that on the day lacked the killer touch in the final third.

The Dundee West Anniversary Cup winners looked to have got the afternoon off to the perfect start, as Alistair Alcorn found the net after 40 seconds. However, the striker was correctly flagged offside by the assistant referee.

Both these sides are challenging for the D S Rennie League title, and the quality of both sides was on show in the opening exchanges, despite the less than ideal weather conditions. Nairn Beaton’s free kick flew narrowly wide after five minutes.

Pitfour goalkeeper, Archie Kelly-Barton, was called into action after 20 minutes, keeping out Mason Anderson’s effort. At the other end, Alcorn couldn’t hit the target following an impressive run through the Arbroath defence.

The striker’s next effort did hit the target, but was saved by goalkeeper Hayden Church. Both sides had managed to cancel each other out for most of the first half, but neither goalkeeper had been seriously tested.

  • Half Time:
  • Arbroath Lads Club
  • 0-0
  • Pitfour FC

Pitfour took the lead four minutes into the second half. Ben Clos picked out Jordan Turnbull eight yards out from goal, and the striker’s shot came off both the posts before nestling in the corner of the net.  

Arbroath responded through Aiden Smith. The midfielder fired his effort just wide after 46 minutes.

With 11 minutes remaining, Pitfour added a second. Clos was sent in one on one with Church, and drilled a low shot past the Arbroath keeper.

Arbroath nearly halved the deficit 60 seconds later.

Beaton’s volleyed just wide from the top of the box. If the Arbroath man had found the net, this goal would have been a goal of the season contender.

As the final whistle approached, Pitfour searched for a third. Alcorn was denied on three occasions, first by Church and on two further occasions by substitute goalkeeper Shaun Watt.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Arbroath Lads Club
  • 0-2
  • Pitfour FC

Lineups

Arbroath Lads Club
Pitfour FC
1. Hayden Church
1. Shaun Watt
2. Ryan Laird
3. Aiden Hutton
5. Kai Cooper
6. Nairn Macdonald
7. Connor MacFarlane
8. Josh Paterson
9. Mason Anderson
10. Leo Boath
11. Lewis Hutton
12. Aiden Smith
14. Jamie Stewart
15. Nairn Beaton
16. Bartosz Kwiatek
17. Jarvis Chalmers
1. Archie Kelly-Barton
2. Rory Harrower
3. Dylan Wright
4. Ben Clos
5. Kairn Brand
6. Charlie Edward
7. Ross Cameron
8. Andrew Allan
9. Ethan Thom
10. Oliver Farquharson
11. Matthew Glen
12. Jordan Turnbull
14. Jamie McRae
15. Alistar Alcorn
16. Jacob Edwards
17. Rory Cromwell
Star Player
Arbroath Lads Club
Pitfour FC
Josh Paterson - The Arbroath captain was excellent in the midfield and used the ball well. Very unlucky to be on the losing side.
Ben Clos - Worked hard and bagged a goal and an assist. A good days work for the Pitfour man.
Magic Moment
Arbroath Lads Club
Pitfour FC
Beaton's Volley - Superb technique to execute the volley, that on another day would have found the net.
Turnbull's Goal - Not a spectacular goal, but one that turned the tie in Pitfour's favour.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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