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Carnoustie Panmure victorious in Chuck McGowan Cup Final

Brechin City 1

Reid 29

Carnoustie Panmure 4

Black 52 74, Nobes 60, Strachan 67
  • Sunday, 30 April 2017
  • North End Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Chuck McGowan Cup

Brandon Black’s double in the second-half helped Carnoustie Panmure lift the Chuck McGowan Cup at the expense of Brechin City. The victors showed good character to overcome a half-time deficit in what was an entertaining final played in difficult windy conditions at North End Park.

As you would expect from any Cup Final the opening exchanges were tight with both sides enjoying possession without creating any real opportunities. The first clear cut chance went the way of Brechin City and saw a throw from Kerr Stuart break to Keir Milne who saw his effort flash over.

Having been provider Stuart almost broke the deadlock himself through a long range free-kick which fished just above the crossbar.

Carnoustie began to gain a foothold in the contest and Michael Nobes called Brechin keeper, Robbie Buchan into action for the first time of the afternoon with a well-placed shot from distance.

At this stage it seemed a goal was inevitable and it went to Brechin in the 29th minute, a deep ball was played into the box by Calum Akers which allowed Fergie Reid to knock the ball into the net, past keeper Daniel Edelston. Carnoustie almost conceded another immediately as Tom Marwood put Edelston under pressure following a long ball from midfield with the keeper recovering well.

On the stroke of half-time, Carnoustie almost found the equaliser, a well-placed Black free-kick found the head of Brogan Rourke who directed an effort against the bar.

  • Half Time:
  • Brechin City
  • 1-0
  • Carnoustie Panmure

Having almost drawn level, Carnoustie continued to press after the interval as Shaun Roeleveld and Nobes brought out good stops by Buchan.

The pressure paid off, with an equaliser coming in the 52nd minute through Black’s volley into the net after finding space to attack Rourke’s corner.

Rourke’s deliveries were a good attacking outlet for Carnoustie and his side almost moved ahead with a header from Roeleveld which was palmed away by Buchan.

In the 60th minute Carnoustie completed the turn around and moved ahead after Nobes slotted the ball into the net after good work by Cameron O' Donnell and Roeleveld.

Brechin responded well to falling behind and Reid was unlucky to see an effort finish just wide of the far post after being played into space by Dawson Sawyer.

With 13 minutes to play Carnoustie put one hand on the trophy and it came through a spectacular strike from Matthew Strachan.

As had been the case throughout the final Roeleveld and Nobes continued to create chances with their movement giving Black space to divert the ball past the keeper for his second in 74 minutes.

Apologies for using a cliché but, this really was a ‘game of two halfs'. Brechin can take heart from their display and should be proud of their performance particularly in the first period.

For the victors Carnoustie, an inventive attacking display ensured they will need to make room for the Chuck McGowan Cup.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Brechin City
  • 1-4
  • Carnoustie Panmure

Lineups

Brechin City
Carnoustie Panmure
2. Charlie Crosby
3. Craig Lamb
4. Lewis Renilson 5. Kier Milne
6. Sam Crosby
8. Dawson Sawyer
9. Fraser Clark
10. Tom Marwood
11. Sam Rogerson 12. Logan Milne
14. Calum Akers
18. James Stuart
19. Kerr Stuart
20. Patrick Wood
21. Fergie Reid
23. Robbie Buchan
1. Daniel Edelston
2. Cameron Hope
3. Stewart Morman
4. Dean Whyte
6. Robbie Tait
7. Glen Maxwell
8. Shaun Roeleveld
9. Cameron O'Donnell 10. Cameron Thornbury
11. Michael Nobes
12. Aidan Robertson
14. Dylan Winton
16. Brogan Rourke
17. Matthew Strachan
19. Brandon Black
20. Kevin Clark
Star Player
Brechin City
Carnoustie Panmure
Robbie Buchan- A series of outstanding saves throughout and did not deserve to be on the losing side.
Brandon Black- A constant attacking threat and rewarded with two goals.
Magic Moment
Brechin City
Carnoustie Panmure
Fergie Reid opening the scoring following impressive link-up play with his teammates
Matthew Strachan's powerful strike into the roof of the net.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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