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Fairmuir beat tricky Riverside to clinch cup double

Fairmuir 2

McWilliam 19, Abbot 70

Riverside 0

  • Sunday, 13 April 2014
  • North End Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Diamond Jubilee Cup

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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The was still in full force at North End Park, but this didn’t bother Fairmuir or Riverside as they were fired up to battle it out for the Diamond Jubilee Cup. Fairmuir were looking to win their second cup of the season, but Riverside have had a great cup run and it looked to be a close match-up. 
 
Fairmuir had a close chance early on, Steven Abbot hit a brilliant volley towards goal from a corner but it grazed the cross bar. Fairmuir were controlling the ball well and were building up some great passing moves, but Riverside looked dangerous when counter attacking. 
 
The boys in orange took the lead in the 19th minute, a long ball through was played to Keiran McWilliam who then went through one on one with the keeper. McWilliam then slotted it past the keeper with great composure making the score 1-0.
 
Fairmuir were pressing hard for another goal, Vincent Edmonds came close after beating a couple of defenders inside the box but was tackled well by Thomas MacPhail. Cameron Christie also had a close chance after a swift passing move with Edmonds but the Riverside defence managed to clear the danger. 
 
The first half was over and Fairmuir were in the lead. Fairmuir had a lot of possession and created plenty of good chances, but Riverside were still in the game as their defending was solid but just needed more goal scoring opportunities.  
  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir
  • 1-0
  • Riverside
Fairmuir carried on playing well, with plenty of dangerous balls being played from the wingers. Steven Abbot was through on goal but Riverside defence was still on top and Craig McDonald cleared the ball. Cameron Christie also had a close chance after a brilliant dribble down the wing. Christie then cut inside and struck the ball low towards goal, but Scott McRae saved the shot well. 
 
Riverside were fighting hard for the ball, but struggling to finish their chances. Fairmuir were pressing hard and putting a lot of pressure on the Riverside defence who were holding strong. 
 
Fairmuir's pressure paid off in the 70th minute, Steven Abbot was played in from the right just outside the box. Abbot then smacked the ball off the inside of both posts and into the back of the net making it 2-0 and securing Fairmuirs lead. 
 
The final whistle blew shortly after and Fairmuir managed to grab their second cup of the season. Their attacking display was fantastic and they constantly pressed the Riverside defence. Riverside put in an impressive performance but struggled to get really into the game. Their defending was outstanding, but Fairmuir's quick passing moves and skilful dribbles were too much to handle. 
  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir
  • 2-0
  • Riverside

Lineups

Fairmuir
Riverside

1. Connor Reilly
2. Mikee Connelly
3. Billy Young
4. Cameron Christie
5. Jay Taylor
6. Barry McMillan
7. Kerian McWilliam
8. Hayden Burr
9. Vincent Edmonds
10. Liam McCord
11. Liam Courtney
12. Brogan Rourke
14. Steven Abbot

1. Scott McRae
2. Jody Adams
3. Adam Fairweather
4. Luca Rio Lewis 
5. Craig McDonald 
6. Thomas MacPhail
7. Kyle Middleton
8. Adam O'Rourke
9. Andrew Smith
10. Elliot Tosh
11. Drew Wighton
12. Christopher Young
14. Aidan McKindley 
15. Marc McKindley
16. Dylan McLeod

Star Player
Fairmuir
Riverside
Cameron Christie was my home star player as he created plenty of chances and was deadly on the wing.
Scott McRae was my away star player as he made some tremendous saves and kept Riverside in the game.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir
Riverside
Abbot's goal was my home magic moment as it was a brilliant goal which hit off both posts and it sealed the win for Fairmuir.
My away magic moment was Kyle Middletons close chance from outside the box.
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