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Syngenta Juveniles FC 5

McArthur 17' Duff 28' Millar 36' 44' Graham 64'

Fraserburgh Link Up YFC 0

  • Saturday, 28 November 2015
  • Little Kerse
  • Under 14´s
  • Scottish Youth FA Cup

Jack Thomson | YFS Falkirk Senior Reporter
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A cool afternoon at Little Kerse welcomed Fraserburgh Link Up YFC as they travelled South to face Syngenta Juveniles in the Scottish Youth FA Cup. On this occasion, it would be Syngenta in fluorescent orange who would warm up proceedings with a performance of ruthless confidence as they went on to secure a 5-0 victory.
The initial stages did not suggest, however, that the tie would prove to be comfortable for the home side. While Syngenta were tidy in possession, Fraserburgh looked to impose themselves and in the 8th minute Scott Murison lofted a ball over the top for Daniel Sorley. The home goalkeeper reacted sharply to win the loose ball and clear the danger. 
Minutes later, Murison was causing problems again as he danced beyond two players on the left before teasing a ball across goal that evaded his teammates by a matter of inches. 
Syngenta responded to the early pressure in dominant fashion and threatened to open the scoring in the 16th minute but for a superb one-handed reflex save from Andrew Dunbar. Aaron Millar was threaded clean through on goal and looked to have diverted the ball beyond Dunbar but the goalkeeper had read the effort to produce a fine stop before collecting the ball at the second attempt. 
A minute later, Syngenta would have the opportunity to open the scoring they so desired as Millar drove into the box and was brought down. Tristan McArthur stepped up to calmly slot the ball into the bottom left-hand corner. 
Following a period of sustained pressure, Syngenta would have a second in the 28th minute. McArthur curled in a corner which was met by the leap of Cooper Duff to nod beyond the goalkeeper with aplomb and ensure a strong lead going into the break.
  • Half Time:
  • Syngenta Juveniles FC
  • 2-0
  • Fraserburgh Link Up YFC
Syngenta wasted no time in putting the tie beyond doubt and had the ball in the net less than a minute following the restart. This time it was Millar who would put his name on the scoresheet, rolling a rebound into the empty net as Dunbar blocked another Syngenta effort. 
In the 38th minute Syngenta won a free-kick approximately 25 yards from goal. Niall Burns arrowed a dipping effort over the wall which narrowly cleared the crossbar. Two minutes later a stramash in the Fraserburgh penalty area saw the ball fall kindly to Connor Montgomery. The winger bent his effort just beyond the far right-hand post. 
Montgomery signalled his intent to cause problems and would break down the left with pace in the 44th minute. The wide player then placed an exquisite cross into the path of Millar to tap home a fourth. 
From that point on Syngenta were content to absorb pressure and contain Fraserburgh, while trying to hit them on the break. A counter-attack allowed Cameron Ledwidge to race clear in the 60th minute but Dunbar produced another strong save low to his left. 
The final goal of the game would arrive seven minutes from time as substitute Ben Graham was chipped through on goal. The forward player showed immense composure to lift the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and secure an emphatic entry into the next round for Syngenta Juveniles.
  • Full Time:
  • Syngenta Juveniles FC
  • 5-0
  • Fraserburgh Link Up YFC


Syngenta Juveniles FC
Fraserburgh Link Up YFC
1. Jed Young
2. Myles Wilson
3. Cameron Ledwidge
4. Kai Lees
5. Cole Cattanach
6. Kameron Jackson
8. Tristan MacArthur
9. Aaron Miller
11. Eli Allan
14. Niall Burns
15. Sam Kinney
16. Ben Graham
17. Cooper Duff
19. Connor Montgomery
20. Kieran McLauchlin
1. Andrew Dunbar
2. Billy Crockett
4. Glen Wyness
5. Owen Blackhall
7. Josh Stephen
9. Ryan Strachan
10. Ross Wilson
11. Scott Murison
12. Daniel Sorley
14. Ceannan Roxburgh
15. Lewis Noble
16. Sean Henderson
19. Josh Noble
20. Kieran Shewan
21. Mantas Cepulis
Star Player
Syngenta Juveniles FC
Fraserburgh Link Up YFC
Aaron Miller - Led the line well, holding the ball up and combining well with midfield. An impressive performance which was completed with a brace.
Scott Murison - Was a persistent threat early on and refused to give up on his team's cause, displaying trickery and strong technical ability.
Magic Moment
Syngenta Juveniles FC
Fraserburgh Link Up YFC
Ben Graham's calm lob for the fifth goal was a piece of real quality and composure. One that the player will certainly remember for some time.
Scott Murison's weaving run in the first half as he danced past two players before delivering an excellent cross was a fine example of wing play.
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