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Extra-time drama as St John's win cup

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Aberdour Under 19s
St John's 94s
Competition: U19s Darren Stewart Cup Final
Venue: Humbug Park, Crossgates
Date: 29/04/2012
Author: Sam Robertson
St John's 94s won the Darren Stewart Cup after beating Aberdour in a thrilling match which saw 5 goals scored in Extra Time. Goals from Scott MacKenzie, Cameron Porter and Brian Lamont gave St John's the cup win.
The game started with even possession and very little chances. The few early chance fell to St John's where Scott Brown saw two shots flash just wide. They could have also taken the lead on 26 minutes when James Milligan's powerful shot was parried away well by Aberdour 'Keeper Stuart Patterson.
Aberdour's first chance came on 29 minutes when Craig Mitchell was played through, he took the ball past the 'keeper but his shot was excellently blocked on the line by Scott MacKenzie 
Half Time: Aberdour Under 19s 0-0 St John's 94s
The second half started in similar fashion to the first and the game had to wai until 75 minutes for it's first real chance and it was the opening goal. Aberdour's Stuart Blake excellently found Craig Mitchell through the middle and he applied the finish well.
St John's went out in search for an equaliser and they found it on 85 minutes when a long free kick landed at the feet of Scott MacKenzie who powered home a volley. This levelled the scores and neither team could find a winner and so the game went into extra time.
Extra time started at a rapid pace with 2 goals in the opening 5 minutes. Firstly, Aberdour's Dean Anderson whipped in a great cross and Aaron Lindsay smartly headed the ball home. St John's replied instantly with centre back Scott MacKenzie getting his second goal of the game, heading home from a free kick.
St John's then took the lead for the first time in the game on 105 minutes when a low cross found Brian Lamont at the back post who finished well. However, just 5 minutes into the second period of extra time Sean Johnstone's excellent cross was turned home by Craig Mitchell to draw Aberdour level.
The drama of extra time was not finished when on 119 minutes St John's were awarded a penalty when Aberdour's Grant Lockley appeared to handle the ball in the area and the linesman flagged to award the penalty. The pressure laid on the shoulders of Cameron Porter and he cooly slotted the penalty home and won the game for St John's.
A fantastic game of football which either side could have won. St John's showed great courage to keep coming from behind and Aberdour showed great resilience throughout the match but just came up short. 
Full Time: Aberdour Under 19s 1-1 St John's 94s (3-4 AET)
Aberdour Under 19s
St John's 94s
1. Stuart Patterson
2. Adam Kerr
3. Callum Bringhurst
4. Dean Anderson
5. Stuart Young
7. Lewis Hamill
8. Mark James
9. Craig Mitchell
10. Sean Johnstone
12. Connor Hay
19. Stuart Blake
6. Jon Davidson
11. Stephen Stewart
15. Aaron Lindsay
21. Grant Lockley
1. Scott Nisbet
2. Lee Hutchison
3. Grant Clifford 
4. Scott MacKenzie
5. Euan Stevenson
7. Cameron Porter
8. Lewis Wardrope
9. James Milligan
10. Daniel Bremner
11. Wayne Donaldson
16. Scott Brown
6. Sam Davidson
12. Fraser Clelland
14. Brian Lamont
15. John Nelson
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Lewis Hamill
Givova UK Man of the Match: Scott MacKenzie
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