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Blue Brazil come out on top in battle of Powrie Park

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  • Saturday, 13 September 2014
  • Powrie Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Fife FDL - ACA Sport's Plate Championship

Matthew Sigsworth | YFS Fife Senior Reporter
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Blue Brazil moved level on points with Abernethy YFC in the ACA Plate Championship after a hotly contested match at Powrie Park. 
Four goals from Kieran Wilson and one each from Jamie McEwan, Joe Potter and Gavin Cowie helped secure the points for the Cowdenbeath side. Sebastian Merone and Liam Hennessey netted for Abernethy, but it was not enough to preserve the home sides 100% start to the season. 
Both sides went into the game in fine form, having scored Sixty-One goals between them in the league so far, while only conceding nine.
The game started at a furious pace and it was the home side who carved out the first chance, with Ross McGowan forcing a save from Blue Brazil keeper’ Cameron Coyne. 
However it was the away side who struck first, with the impressive Wilson firing in a free kick from just outside the area. 
The game was being played out in midfield with some big tackles from both teams, but as the half progressed it was Blue Brazil who began to create the better chances. 
McEwan latched on to a fine through ball but couldn’t get his shot passed Andrew Roberton in the Abernethy goal. McEwan had another sight of goal moments later but pulled his shot just wide of the post. 
Wilson was next to go close when played through one on one, but was denied by a fine rushing save from Roberton. 
After weathering a period of pressure, Abernethy were almost level after 20 minutes when Logan Gilmarton headed wide from a Jack Hutchison free kick.
Blue Brazil doubled their lead after 25 minutes when McEwan was again played in behind the Abernethy defence, this time rounding the onrushing keeper and slotting the ball left footed into the empty net. 
The two goal lead lasted just over five minutes, however, as Blue Brazil were undone from a corner. The ball was swung in from the right hand side and Merone rose highest in a packed penalty area to direct a downward header into the net.  
It was end to end action for much of the game, and within three minutes Blue Brazils two goal lead was restored, when Wilson broke clear of the last defender and knocked the ball beyond the goalkeeper, helping himself to his second and his team’s third. 
  • Half Time:
  • Abernethy FC
  • 1-3
  • Blue Brazil BC
The second half started at a similar pace with both sides playing quick, attacking football. First Joe Potter and then Kieran Wilson put good deliveries into the Abernethy box but were unable to pick out a teammate, while Connor Findleys’ free kick into the box was cleared by the Blue Brazil defence. 
With seven minutes of the second half gone Blue Brazil extended their lead. Wilson found space from a throw in on the right hand side and after turning away from his marker, beat the keeper with a low shot into the bottom corner to wrap up the game as well as his hat-trick.
There was almost a moment of magic from Blue Brazils Connor MacGregor as he tried an audacious chip from twenty yards, the ball beating Roberton for height but also just beating the frame of the goal, skimming the cross bar on its way over. 
Potter was next on the score sheet, with Wilsons blocked shot rebounding into his path on the edge of the area he took one touch to control, and fired into the bottom corner.
The goals were now flying in and Hennessey was next to get in on the action, the defender following up a free kick that came crashing back off the Blue Brazil cross bar to head past Coyne and cap a fine individual performance.
Wilson bagged his fourth, and his teams sixth, after Robertons’ goal kick rebounded back into his path and, finding himself onside, chipped a delightful finish over the backtracking keeper. It wrapped up a superb performance from the striker who was then replaced with fifteen minutes left.
Abernethy rallied for a late surge on the Blue Brazil goal, with Hutchisons’ free kick brilliantly tipped behind by Coyne and a great cross into the box from Ryan Mcleish unable to find a teammate. 
The best and final goal of the day came nine minutes from time, when substitute Gavin Cowie curled a wonderful right footed shot into the top corner at the end of a flowing team move. 
There was just time for one last Abernethy assault on the Blue Brazil goal, with Sam Robertson unable to find fellow substitute Owen Taylor in the box, and Adam Cartwrights’ return played too close to Coyne who collected comfortably.  
Blue Brazil can now look forward to next weeks’ home match with AM Soccer, while Abernethy travel to fellow high flyers Lochgellly Albert Colts. 
  • Full Time:
  • Abernethy FC
  • 2-7
  • Blue Brazil BC


Abernethy FC
Blue Brazil BC
1 Andrew Roberton
2 Connor Findlay
3 Jordan Annandale
4 Keirean Dott
5 Liam Hennessey
6 Kyle Mitchell
7 Sebastian Merone
8 Logan Gilmarton
9 Jack Cormack
10 Jack Hutchison
11 Ross McGowan
12 Owen Taylor
14 Adam Cartwright
15 Ryan Mcleish
16 Victor Nieuchlic
17 Sam Robertson
3 Connor MacGregor
4 Luke Fleming
5 Lewis Ross
7 Gavin Cowie
9 Harris Kay
10 Keiran Wilson
11 Jamie McEwan
12 Max Carnegie
14 Lewis Kerwin
15 Thomas Philp
16 Joe Potter
17 Jamie Nelson
29 Cameron Coyne
Star Player
Abernethy FC
Blue Brazil BC
Liam Hennessey - A good personal performance for Hennessey after getting on the score-sheet.
Keiran Wilson - You can't ask much more from a player when they grab four goals. An easy choice.
Magic Moment
Abernethy FC
Blue Brazil BC
Sebastian Merones’ towering header to make the score 1-2
The 7th and final goal. A wonderful team goal from finished with a wonderful right footed effort into the top corner.
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