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Forfar Boys achieve Quadruple with victory over St Andrews Colts in Ross Ballantine Cup Final

Forfar Boys 5

Waddell 5 27, Murray 35,Bailie 61 70,

St Andrews Colts 0

  • Sunday, 28 May 2017
  • North End Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Ross Ballantine Cup Final
Iain Proudfoot

Iain Proudfoot | YFS East Region Journalist
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Doubles from Rowan Waddell and Liam Baillie helped Forfar Boys to a 5-0 victory over St Andrews Colts in the Ross Ballantine Cup Final. The result ensured a quadruple season for the Forfar side as the trophy was added to the Café Royale League title, Diamond Jubilee Cup and East Region Trophy

Playing with a confidence that can be only gained from winning regularly Forfar started well carving out an opening in the early stages which was knocked over the bar by Baillie.

The immediate pressure paid off and in the fifth minute Forfar were ahead, Waddell showing good alertness to pick up a loose ball and place a shot into the bottom corner.

Having got the advantage Forfar went in search of another and Dominik Naglik had two efforts in quick succession which finished narrowly wide.

As the half-continued St Andrews began to enjoy some sustained possession which led to Harry Paul shooting wide of target.

Naglik continued to have an influential role in his Forfar’s attacking play releasing Waddell into space who brought out an impressive save by St Andrews keeper Nathan Wilson.

On the 27th minute Forfar went further ahead, Dagan Bell did well to force a corner and his delivery picked out Waddell who nodded into the net for his second of the day

Bell’s accuracy from the corner flag was again evident just on the half time whistle as he found Ethan Murray in space to make it 3-0. 

  • Half Time:
  • Forfar Boys
  • 3-0
  • St Andrews Colts

The Second-half began in a similar fashion to the end of the first with Forfar displaying the attacking flair which helped them to four trophies this season. Nagkik testing Wilson from distance with a smart shot closely followed by two attempts by Baillie which sailed over.

Credit must go to St Andrews for continuing to be brave on the ball and attempted to look for a way back into the final through Mikey Scott’s shot from distance.

In the end, it was Forfar who wold extend their lead and it came on the 61st minute in spectacular fashion, Naglik’s well placed cross was directed past the Keeper by Baillie’s acrobatic overhead kick.

Buoyed by his goal Baillie would finish the scoring in the 70th minute slotting the ball into the net after a perfectly weighted pass by Bell.

 It can be said that on occasion sides that reach the final do not show their full skillset on the big stage, this cannot be said for Forfar or St Andrews who both contributed to a highly entertaining Cup Final.

St Andrews can take heart from their display particularly in the second half as they move towards next season and Forfar can bask in the glory of a trophy laden campaign. 

  • Full Time:
  • Forfar Boys
  • 5-0
  • St Andrews Colts

Lineups

Forfar Boys
St Andrews Colts
1. Kyle Shand
2. Blair Quinn
3. Jake Fletcher
4. Jackson Ross
5. Rowan Waddell
6. Dagan Bell
7. Jack Muir
8. Liam Baillie
9. Jack Soutar
10. Kieran Kelly
11. Ethan Murray
12. Owen Edward
13. Sam Murray
14. Ben Wilson
15. Sean Munro
16. Dominik Naglik
1. Nathan Wilson
2. Jack Murray
6. Callum Nicoll
7. Liam Baillie
8. Mikey Scott
9. Grant Opala
10. Alex North
11. Henry Martin
12. Luke Connah
15. Harry Paul
16. Scott Nicholson
17. Oli Henderson
18. Jamie Weir
19. Andrew Sinclair
20. Charlie Thompson
21. Adam Moyes
Star Player
Forfar Boys
St Andrews Colts
Dagan Bell's - His deliveries from set pieces were crucial to his sides victory.
Nathan Wilson - Produced a number of good stops to keep St Andrews in the Final.
Magic Moment
Forfar Boys
St Andrews Colts
Liam Baillie’s acrobatic overhead kick which made it 4-0.
Nathan Wilson's strong save from Rowan Waddell early in the First-half
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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