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Broughty Pumas saved by Bell in Diamond Jubilee Cup

Broughty United Pumas 1

Ross 4

Dryburgh Athletic 1

Huchison 27
  • Broughty Pumas win 4-3 on penalties
  • Tuesday, 04 September 2018
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Diamond Jubilee Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Broughty United Pumas advanced to the quarter finals of the Diamond Jubilee Cup thanks to a 4-3 penalty win over Dryburgh.

Filippo Bell kept out Jay Jay Huchison’s spot kick before Luke Cunningham slotted home the winner for Broughty to take them through.

These teams were two of three sides level on 12 points in Group A, meaning a playoff would be required to determine who advanced to the quarter finals of the cup.

Dryburgh picked up a 1-0 win on the opening day of the season but fell behind after four minutes when Blair Ross turned inside the box and curled a shot into the top corner of Kaden Leadbetter’s net.

Both sides were battling well in the opening stages, with both defences answering any questions that were asked of them. Jay Jay Huchison was slipped through on goal after 18 minutes, only to see his low strike come back off the post.

Broughty keeper Filippo Bell was called into action moments later as he beat away a stinging strike from Rhys Stewart as Dryburgh pressed for the equaliser.

The visitor’s efforts were rewarded eight minutes before half time when Huchison curled a free kick from 25 yards past Bell. It was no more than Dryburgh deserved after a strong first half performance.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United Pumas
  • 1-1
  • Dryburgh Athletic

Broughty’s Lucas Goff was denied by Leadbetter early in the second half, while a goal line clearance from Bradley Storrier stopped Huchison giving Dryburgh the lead.

Neither team was giving the other an inch, meaning clear cut chances were at a premium. Goff cut in from the left late on but couldn’t hit the target, meaning the game would be decided by penalties.

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United Pumas
  • 1-1
  • Dryburgh Athletic
Jay Jay Huchison was the first taker for Dryburgh, but saw his strike kept out by Filippo Bell. Jay MacDonald stepped up and scored for Broughty to give them the lead, despite Kaden Leadbetter getting a hand to his effort.

Kyle Hendry saw his effort come back off the bar, allowing Ben Samson to double Broughty’s advantage.

Rhys Stewart went straight down the middle and found the net for Dryburgh. Blair Ross then produced the penalty of the night, firing the ball into the top left corner.

Bradley Wilson scored for Dryburgh before Lucas Goff fired over the bar for Broughty.

Bobby Shirkey found the top corner to bring Dryburgh level, but it wasn’t enough as Luke Cunningham slotted the ball into the side netting to secure Broughty the win.

Both teams deserve enormous credit for what they put into such an entertaining match. In the end, it wasn’t to be for Dryburgh, who will look at the chances they had cleared off the line and off the woodwork during normal time as the best chances they had to go through.

While they will be hurting after losing on penalties, there is plenty for them to be optimistic about ahead of their upcoming league campaign.

As for Broughty, they will take on St Andrews Colts in the next round and should go into the tie full of confidence. Throughout the match, Filippo Bell pulled off some top saves, capping off a fine performance by saving Huchison’s effort in the shootout.

Final Result: Broughty Pumas win 4-3 on penalties

Lineups

Broughty United Pumas
Dryburgh Athletic
1. Filippo Bell
2. Thomas Knight
3. Bradley Storrier
4. Owen Brown
5. Ben Samson
6. Murray Manzie
7. Cian Young
8. Owen Burns
9. Nathan Petrie
10. Blair Ross
11. Luke Cunningham
12. Jay MacDonald
14. Lucas Goff
17. Kyle Hodge
18. Mehmet Cetinkaya
16. Kaden Leadbetter
1. Callum Donald
2. Gregor Robertson
3. Cole Taylor
4. Ben Mulholland
5. Bradley Wilson
6. James Hennessy
7. Kyle Hendry
8. Bobby Shirkey
9. Kieran May
10. Adam Cabrelli
11. Jay Jay Huchison
12. Joshua Livingston
13. Zak Burke
14. Klara Brady
15. Scarlett Brady
17. Rhys Stewart
Star Player
Broughty United Pumas
Dryburgh Athletic
Filippo Bell - Broughty's keeper pulled off several top saves in normal time, and gave his side a crucial advantage in the shootout by saving Huchison's effort.
Scarlett Brady - Battled well in the midfield throughout the game, and created some of Dryburgh's best chances.
Magic Moment
Broughty United Pumas
Dryburgh Athletic
Ross's Goal - A fantastic strike that got Broughty off to the perfect start.
Huchison's Goal - It was going to take something special to beat Bell, and Huchison provided it with a stunning free kick.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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