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Fairmuir secure treble with victory in Steven Ellwood Memorial Cup Final

Ferry Athletic 1

Middleton 90

Fairmuir 2

Alison 21, McFadyen 81
  • Sunday, 21 May 2017
  • North End Park
  • Under 17´s
  • Steven Ellwood Memorial Cup

Iain Proudfoot | YFS East Region Journalist
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Fairmuir u17s capped off a fine season with a 2-1 victory over Ferry Athletic in the final of the Steven Ellwood Memorial Trophy. In what was a repeat of the Henry Dolan Cup decider two weeks earlier a goal in each half secured the win for the Dave Pullar League champions at North End Park. 

Throughout the league campaign Ferry Athletic pushed Fairmuir close and it was the side who finished second who carved out the first opportunity, a looping free kick delivery by Tom Banyard found Andrew Lyall with his effort floating just over the crossbar.  Ferry continued to press and Ryan Hush almost opened the scoring with a long range shot which sailed wide.

Buoyed after winning their league during the week Fairmuir were playing with confidence and began to make inroads in attack, Cavin Tosh showed impressive skill to direct a volley which brought out a smart stop by Ferry Keeper Stewart Linton.

Tosh continued to be a focal point in attack and again called Linton into action with a well-directed header.

It was from the resulting corner that Fairmuir took the lead in the 21st minute, Ryan Scobie’s good delivery was met by Kane Alison who knocked the ball into the net.

Having grabbed the opener from a set piece Fairmuir almost extended their lead through a Free-kick by Tosh which struck the post.

As the half drew to a close Banyard went in search of an equaliser and his shot from distance flew over. 

  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-1
  • Fairmuir

Despite the deficit, Ferry continued to press and a Gavin Westwater header tested Fairmuir Keeper Rory McInally following Blair McCord’s free-kick.

McCord was also the architect for his sides best chance of the afternoon, releasing Charlie McDonald into space who struck a powerful shot against the bar.

With Ferry pushing forward Fairmuir looked dangerous on the counter attack and both Scobie and Murray had efforts which flashed wide.

Scobie would play a major role in his sides second with his Free-kick being directed into the net by Araan McFadyen with 9 minutes to play.

On the stroke of Full-time Ferry would get a consolation that their attacking play deserved, Inness Middleton heading into the net from close range.

Overall Ferry can take heart from their display despite being on the losing side and can look to next season with confidence.

For Fairmuir a treble is a great achievement and a hat-trick of trophies is a fine way to end the season. 


  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 1-2
  • Fairmuir


Ferry Athletic
1. Stewart Linton
3. Christopher McNeil
4. Blair McCord
5. Innes Middleton
6. Tom Banyard
7. Ryan Hush
8. Charlie McDonald
9. Rhys Fraser
10. Andrew Lyall
14. Cameron Steedman
15. Jack Ferrier
16. Gavin Westwater
17. Craig Low
18. Ross Fordyce
19. Dylan McCulloch
1. Rory McInally
2. Gary Ellis
3. Arran McFadyen
4. Ryan Scobie
5. Ryan Bannon
6. Kane Alison
7. Robbie Gallacher
8. Finlay Scott
9. Ryan McLaren
10. Cavin Tosh
11. Bryce Murray
14. Ross Bell
15. Cameron Cruickshanks
17. Jack Taylor
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Stewart Linton - An impressive display by the Keeper and helped organise his defence throughout.
Cavin Tosh - A good focal point in his sides attacking play and unlucky not to get on the score-sheet himself.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Inness Middleton heading into the net from close range to give Ferry a goal their attacking display deserved.
Arran McFadyen's strike 9 minutes from time securing the cup and with it a treble.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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