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Last Minute Goal takes Banks O'Dee through in Winton Trophy

Banks O'Dee Albion 1

Baird 70'

Lewis United Youth 0

  • Sunday, 10 January 2016
  • Spain Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Winton Trophy - Round 3

Claire Gulline | YFS Aberdeen Senior Reporter
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Banks O’Dee Albion and Lewis United Youth braved the wet conditions to face off in the third round of the Winton Trophy. With a 1-0 win, Banks O’Dee secured their place in the fourth round with a late goal from Josh Baird.

The intent of both teams was evident as play got underway though Lewis had an early chance with a corner taken by Arthur Morgan. He crossed the ball into the box but Banks O’Dee’s Josh Petrie cleared the initial danger. However Taylor Still was waiting to take his own shot from just outside the box for the visitors but Banks O’Dee held their defence.

The home side then pressed forward, with Lyle Adair and Josh Baird exchanging passes before Lewis United cleared and Morgan broke into Banks O’Dee’s half. He looked threatening but was unable to find a clear shot at goal and the home side were able to counterattack. Dylan Stuart penetrated Lewis’ defence with only goalkeeper, Simon Mitchell to beat but Mitchell kept the ball out.

Banks O’Dee continued to press but Daniel Middler cleared the danger. Jack Craigie then drove forward for the visitors and crossed the ball into the box for Harry Ingram. His shot was palmed wide by Banks O’Dee goalkeeper, Owen Silvers.

The visitors continued to press, with William Hutchison driving down the wing. He shot from twenty-five yards and wide to the right but Lyle Adair deflected the ball and allowed Silvers to catch it. Caie McDonald then made a similar shot from wide on the right but it was deflected by Jadon Robb. Morgan then shot from thirty-five yards for the visitors but it was inches wide.

The home side continued to look for that scoring chance but Lewis United held their defence strong and Baird’s shot from thirty yards was kept out by Mitchell. Stuart then put the ball into space for Isaac McLean but Ingram closed in to exert pressure and deny the scoring opportunity that had been created.

Lewis United then drove play to the other end and Morgan shot from the edge of the box but once again, the ball went inches wide. A free kick at twenty-five yards gave them another chance and although Cole Williamson sent the ball over the defensive wall, Silvers caught the ball and kept it out.

Banks O’Dee were than awarded an almost identical free kick. Baird stepped up and also sent the ball over the defensive wall only for Mitchell to keep it out. However the home side continued to create chances with Baird crossing the ball into the box from wide to the right and Mitchell pushed the ball away at the post.

The home side were awarded another free kick at twenty-five yards taken by Stuart. He tapped the ball to the edge of the box where Joey Wilson sliced it just wide as the half drew to a close.

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 0-0
  • Lewis United Youth

With a heavy downpour of rain, the second half got underway and both teams tried to create chances but were unable to penetrate strong opposition defence. Lewis United had the first chance of the half, with Ingram shooting from wide to the left and twenty-five yards but the ball was kept out by Silvers.

The home side responded through Baird who weaved around the Lewis defence but his shot from inside the box was deflected and cleared. McLean’s shot was also deflected and though Stuart was there to continue the assault at goal, his shot went over the crossbar.

Banks O’Dee set up an exchange of passes but before they could press forward, Blair McGinigal was able to intercept and drive the ball to the edge of the box. However Robb swept in in defence to deny McGinigal his chance.

Lewis continued to press through Jack Cowie. However he drove the ball just too far and hit the side of the net.

Baird pressed forward for the home side once again, piercing through the defence and shooting from the edge of the box but Mitchell kicked it clear.

Hutchison set up some interchanging play with Jake Horne to press forward for the visitors but Banks O’Dee held their defence strong and neither player could find a clear shot at goal.

End-to-end play ensued and it was evident how much both teams wanted to secure their place in the next round of the cup. 

Once again, Baird picked his way through the defence and from just inside the box, he sent the ball into the bottom corner of the net in the seventieth minute, securing his side’s progression in the last minute.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 1-0
  • Lewis United Youth


Banks O'Dee Albion
Lewis United Youth
1. Owen Silvers
2. Joseph Adair
3. Jadon Robb
4. Josh Petrie
6. Lyle Adair
7. Isaac McLean
8. Harry Walker
9. Joey Wilson
10. Josh Baird
11. Dylan Stuart
12. Reece McKerron
14. Reece Wilson
15. Ruaridh Fenwick
16. Luke Kinsella
19. Joe Sutherland
1. Simon Mitchell
2. James Gordon Gomes
3. Daniel Middler
4. Blair McGinigal
5. Caie McDonald
6. Jack Craigie
7. Jack Cowie
8. Harry Ingram
9. Jake Horne
11. Joshua Gerrard
12. Cole Williamson
13. Taylor Still
14. Arthur Morgan
15. William Hutchison
16. Demilade Yunus
18. Jordan Dutch
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Lewis United Youth
Josh Baird - He looked strong in attack throughout the game and created chances for himself and his teammates and his goal was well worked. Credit also has to go to Owen Silvers, who does not usually play in goals but made some good saves and grew in confidence as the game went on.
Harry Ingram - He was a prominent figure in Lewis' attack but also worked well defensively to exert pressure on Banks O'Dee when they tried to create chances.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Lewis United Youth
Josh Baird's last minute goal was well worked and it was clear how much it meant to the team as they secured their place in the next round.
Arthur Morgan's shot from thirty-five yards was a great moment for the side. It came after sustained pressure from them on their opponents and was a statement of their intent.
Club Views
Banks O'Dee Albion
Lewis United Youth
I spoke with Alan Barry, the manager of Banks O'Dee Albion, who said, "I thought the first half was pretty close. I think we dominated most of the second half. Overall, I think we were deserved winners." On their aims for this season, he said, "We're hoping to continue where we left last year by winning the league and the local trophies if we can so it's all going well so far."
I spoke with Daniel Middler , co-manager of Lewis United Youth, who said, "I thought my team did okay today. I thought Albion were the better team today and probably deserved to win. They played some nice football as well. I know my boys can play a lot better but it's work in progress. It's all about getting the kids on and letting them all have game time, letting them try different positions and developing the player rather than going out to win all games, trophies and leagues. Obviously, we're going to try and win the league and the cups but the main thing is to develop the players." On their aims for the rest of the season, he said, "We want to have a squad of sixteen boys competing for the starting eleven, and giving them all game time and a chance to change the game."
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