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Monday, 18 February 2013 11:15

Townhill storm past Tornados into quarter finals

Written by  David McIntosh
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Townhill FC
Torphins Tornados
U14 SYFA Challenge Cup - R5
Paton Street, Dunfermline
townhill2Townhill FC cruised past Torphins Tornados with a convincing victory that sealed their place in the quarter finals of the U14 Scottish YFA Challenge Cup.

The game on Sunday (17 February) was a replay following a 0-0 draw in Inverurie where both sides struggled to get to grips with a snowbound pitch and blizzard conditions.

By contrast, yesterday's game at Paton Street, Dunfermline, was played in sunshine and perfect ground conditions.

Townhill started the brighter of the two sides and deservedly took the lead after 15 mins when a lofted free kick into the box from Mackenzie Roe was slotted expertly home by Aaron Baxter.

For the rest of the half, Townhill continued to press forward and created a number of chances whilst the side from Aberdeenshire looked for any opportunity to break down their right-hand side.

Half Time: Townhill FC 1-0 Torphins Tornados

townhill3The home side went two ahead ten minutes into the second half when a surging run down the left wing by Gregor Macdonald won Townhill a corner, which the pacy winger quickly took. He whipped the ball into the box where it was met by Mackenzie Roe, who tapped it back across for Aidan Davidson to slide in between two watching Torphins defenders and push it past the outstretched arms of the keeper.

Minutes later, Torphins pulled one back after winning a free-kick 30 yards out. Kyle Harker floated the ball into the box and keeper Owain Stark palmed it onto the bar but he couldn't keep the rebound from being bundled over the line.

Townhill's third goal was scored by Alex Chingwalu, who picked up a ball threaded through from midfield and he showed real determination to finish clinically into the left-hand side of the goal under real pressure from the Torphins defence.

The home side secured the tie minutes later when fantastic acceleration from Jamie Sinclair down the wing saw him beating two players, then coolly whip a cross over to Gregor Macdonald who blasted it over the keeper's head and into the net.

Townhill FC now travel to Edinburgh on Sunday 24 February (11am kick-off) to play Tynecastle FC in the quarter finals of the U14 Scottish YFA Challenge Cup.

Full Time: Townhill FC 4-1 Torphins Tornados

Townhill FC Team: Owain Stark, Mackenzie Roe, Kieran Annandale, Gregor Macdonald, Dan McIntosh, Jamie Sinclair, Charlie Coulson, Jack George, Alex Chingwalu, Aaron Baxter, Ben Woodfine, Aidan Davidson, Lewis Robertson, Scott Dunsmore.
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