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Fife Southern secure victory over Kirkcaldy YM

Kirkcaldy YM 2

Spears 11, Stirling 38

Fife Southern 4

Davie 16, Dixon 19, Storrie 47, Jones 51
  • Saturday, 18 October 2014
  • Denfield Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Domestic Supplies 16s league

Grant Ross | YFS East Region Journalist
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Old rivalries were renewed when Kirkcaldy YM and Fife Southern met at Denfield Park. With honours even at the interval, Oran Storrie and Caleb Jones ensured the result wasn't level at the final whistle as their goals gave the team from Rosyth victory by four goals to two.
 
Kirkcaldy struck early on when Darren Stirling ran to the edge of the box and hammered a low cross across the face of the goal. Jamie Spears did well to connect with the ball at the back post, stroking it in with the outside of his foot.
 
Southern weren’t behind for long though. During a period of ping pong in the box, Keir Davie reacted quickest to lift his header over Ryan Dixon and into the net.
 
YM could have been back in front within minutes. Jay Elder’s shot cannoned off the crossbar and fell to Alfie Marshall whose volley was well saved by Kieran Wilson.
 
Fife Southern got themselves ahead for the first time not long after. Lewis Dixon got onto the ball in the box and his powerful shot struck the back of the net.
 
The end to end nature of the half continued. Spears and Elder linked up with good passes to get down the pitch and Spears shot was only narrowly wide.
 
Kirkcaldy weren’t to be denied an equaliser for long though. Lewis MacLeod played a great long ball down the wing for Elder who cut back to Stirling. His long looping shot evaded everybody, including the goalkeeper and tied the half.
  • Half Time:
  • Kirkcaldy YM
  • 2-2
  • Fife Southern
The early stages of the second half were a period of dominance for Fife Southern. First Storrie controlled a Ryan Kennedy pass and volleyed majestically from outside the box to give the Rosyth side the lead.
 
They were two ahead within five minutes when a Davie corner was directed in via the head of Jones at the front post.
 
Fife were nearly in dreamland with Storrie almost getting a brace. His chip from outside the box struck the post though to deny them a three goal cushion.
 
Kirkcaldy worked hard to try and reduce the deficit. Elder’s shot was wide from a difficult angle after Ross McNeish had done well to hold the ball up, while Jack Metcalfe’s trickery allowed him to get away a shot that missed the target by a fraction.
 
Kirkcaldy can look forward to the rest of the season with a good performance under their belt. While Fife will enjoy the three point gap they have opened up on their rivals.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Kirkcaldy YM
  • 2-4
  • Fife Southern

Lineups

Kirkcaldy YM
Fife Southern

1. Ryan Dixon
2. Darren Stirling
3. George Galloway
5. Jamie Spears
7. Kieran Crieff
8. Risharam Thapa
9. Jack Metcalfe
10. Alfie Marshall
11. Colin Drysdale
13. Kieran McCallum
15. Jay Elder 
19. Ross McNeish
21. Lewis MacLeod

1. Kieran Wilson
2. Alex Holmes
3. Cameron Martin
8. Caleb Jones
9. Josh Kilmartin
10. Keir Davie
13. Ben Slaney
14. Liam Reid
15. Panashe Kuwaji
18. Jack Lemming
19. Ryan Kennedy
21. Chris Dixon

Star Player
Kirkcaldy YM
Fife Southern
Darren Stirling was involved in both goals and always looked like he could deliver threatening crosses from the wing.
Ryan Kennedy dominated the middle of the park in the second half and distributed the ball well to Fife's attacking talent
Magic Moment
Kirkcaldy YM
Fife Southern
Stirling's wonder goal from the corner of the 18-yard box glided marvellously into the net with perfect weight and curve.
Oran Storrie's control and poise to volley the ball from 25 yards into the top corner of the net was a particularly fine piece of play.
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