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Broughty take cup after second half comeback

Broughty United 2

Faulkner 35, McNally 60

Dundee West 1

Bonar 27
  • Sunday, 13 April 2014
  • North End Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Ross Ballantine Cup - Final

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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It may have been sunny, but the wind was in full force at North End Park. Broughty United have had a fantastic season and a strong cup run, but Dundee West have been one of the top teams and this will be their second cup final this season.  
 
The game kicked off with an entertaining start. Broughty United were attacking with a lot of pace and dangerous quick passing moves. Dundee West had a lot of possession though, and were creating some close chances.
 
Broughty came close after a great build up lead to Brandon Black receiving the ball just outside the Dundee West box. Black swerved a shot towards goal but it went narrowly wide. Dundee West had a chance soon after, a brilliant corner was swung into Jordan Conway who sent a powerful header which grazed the cross bar. 
 
Ewan Faulkner created a superb chance for Broughty. After a brilliant dribble down the wing, Faulkner played a low ball into the box for Brandon Black. The shot was low and hard but Craig Heggie saved it with ease. 
 
Dundee West took the lead in the 27th minute, after a great counter attack a long through ball was played to Nairn Bonar who then slotted it past the keeper making it 1-0. 
 
The first half was over, and Dundee West were in the lead. Dundee West were moving the ball around well and created some good chances. Broughty were unlucky to not have also grabbed a goal as they had some great attacks and a couple of close opportunities. 
  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 0-1
  • Dundee West
Broughty came into the second half fired up, and scored and equaliser in the 38th minute. Finlay Baird struck the ball towards goal from inside the box, but hit the post. Faulkner then followed it up and placed it into the back of the net making it 1-1. 
 
Broughty continued to fight for the ball, and the Dundee West defence were struggling to handle Broughtys fast paced attacks. Dundee West still looked dangerous when attacking but needed to start finishing some of their chances. 
 
Dundee West had the chance to take the lead after a great through ball was played to Zander Chaplin who was then through on goal. He placed the ball past the keeper but unluckily hit the post. 
 
Broughty United’s pressure paid off in the 60th minute, Sean McNally made it 2-1 after controlling a brilliant pass into the box. McNally then took the ball around a West defender and struck it into the back of the net. 
 
Dundee West fought hard for the last minutes of the game but Broughty's defence held on well and the game finished 2-1. Broughtys offensive display was impressive and the defence did a great job in holding off Dundee Wests attacks. Dundee West were unlucky to lose a second cup final as they put in a good performance and scored a great goal.  
  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 2-1
  • Dundee West

Lineups

Broughty United
Dundee West

1. Charlie Kennedy
2. Darren Coutts
3. Brandon Black
4. Luke Benvie
5. Finlay Baird
6. Jamie Kirk
7. Rhys Martin
8. Ewan Buik
9. Owen Phillips
10. Stewart Morman
11. Euan Fallon
12. Scott Glennie
14. Callan Gallacher
15. Ewan Faulkner
16. Sean McNally

1. Craig Heggie
2. Ross McGuckin
3. Jamie Goodfellow
4. Cameron Welsh
5. Kyle McKenzie
6. Liam Phillips
7. Jordan Conway
8. Declan Storrier
9. Zander Chaplin
10. Jamie Timmons
11. Nairn Bonar
12. Dylan Will
14. Jamie McKay
15. Billy Riddell

Star Player
Broughty United
Dundee West
Ewan Faulkner was my home star player, because despite getting injured he scored the equalising goal for Broughty and created plenty of good chances.
Jordan Conway was my away star player because he had a few close opportunities and he also made some brilliant skilful moves.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Dundee West
Sean McNally's winning goal for Broughty was my home magic moment as it was a fantastic goal so late on and sealed the game.
Dundee West's opening goal was my away magic moment as it was a great start to the game for them and was a good goal.
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