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Portlethen Academy Girls win Aberdeenshire Schools FA Cup

Portlethen Academy Girls 2

Fraser 53, Farquhar 75

Banchory Academy Girls 1

Rees 28
  • Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • The Meadows
  • Under 18´s
  • Aberdeenshire Schools FA Cup

Chris Cromar | YFS North Region Journalist
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Portlethen Academy beat their Kincardineshire rivals Banchory Academy to win the Aberdeenshire Schools FA Cup Final after a 2-1 win at The Meadows in Ellon.

Banchory had the game’s first chance as Alisha Rees’ long range shot from the left went just wide of the target. Rees then had another opportunity as her shot was saved by Erin Christie inside the box after being set up by Rachel Henderson.

Portlethen had their first chance of the game as Johan Fraser set up Brook Farquhar whose shot was saved by Banchory goalkeeper Becky Flaherty.

It was Banchory though who took the lead as Henderson’s shot went past the goalkeeper with Rees finishing to make it 1-0.

Portlethen had two good chances before the end of the first half as Farquhar found Lauren Miller who shot from inside the right hand side of the box went wide. They then hit the crossbar as Fraser hit a powerful strike from inside the box.

  • Half Time:
  • Portlethen Academy Girls
  • 0-1
  • Banchory Academy Girls

Portlethen got their equaliser not long after the break as Daisy Smith’s pass found Fraser. She confidently rounded the goalkeeper before slottingthe ball home to make it 1-1.

Banchory had an opportunity to regain the lead, but Mhairi McKay’s effort from the right hand side of the box was saved by Christie. Portlethen’s Smith then had an effort saved by Flaherty as Portlethen looked to get themselves in front for the first time in the match.

Banchory were still battling away and McKay’s shot from the right went just wide of the target.

It was Portlethen though that took the lead as Farquhar scored with a low shot with minutes to go. Banchory looked for an equaliser, but it wasn't to be for them as Prtlethen were victorious at the final whistle.

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  • Full Time:
  • Portlethen Academy Girls
  • 2-1
  • Banchory Academy Girls

Lineups

Portlethen Academy Girls
Banchory Academy Girls
1 Erin Christie
2 Belle Robb
3 Shannon Brackley
4 Erin Heeps
5 Lauren Miller
6 Daisy Smith
7 Johan Fraser
8 Holly Stewart
9 Brook Farquhar
10 Emma Murray
12 Fern Harvey
14 Ailsa Harper
1 Becky Flaherty
2 Kenzie Marnoch
3 Mhairi McKay
4 Molly Robinson
5 Heather Ritchie
6 Georgia Wistly
7 Rheo Henderson
8 Zara Newman
10 Zoe Grant
11 Rachel Henderson
12 Catherine Orr
15 Chloe Blyth
16 Alisha Rees
Star Player
Portlethen Academy Girls
Banchory Academy Girls
Brook Farquhar - Scored the winning goal for her team.
Alisha Rees - Always looking to create opportunities for her team.
Magic Moment
Portlethen Academy Girls
Banchory Academy Girls
The winning goal sparked wild celebrations from the players.
Banchory’s goal was created through good teamwork.
Club Views
Portlethen Academy Girls
Banchory Academy Girls
Portlethen Academy coach Mark “Mr” Will was ‘absolutely delighted’ for his team and said that it was a ‘great team performance’ and ‘great team effort’.

  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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