Spain Park, home of Banks O'Dee, was the setting for this Belmont Trophy Cup final between Lewis United Youth and Westdyke Community Club at the Under 15's age group. Lewis United sealed the A league last Sunday, for the first time at that age group, thanks to a 1-0 win over rivals Banks O'Dee Albion. Westdyke, however, were going to be no walkovers as they gave Lewis some great games over the campaign.
It wasn't long before the supporters of either team were to experience the first goal in the game, which arrived just two minutes in after a failed defensive clearance by Lewis allowed Max McGinlay to slot the ball into the top left hand corner, and past Matthew Buckham in the Lewis goal.
That goal gave the ingredients it needed to be a great cup final and there could have been more goals in the opening stages. Lewis nearly levelled straight from the restart when a good effort from Lucas Murray was saved by Jamie Butler in the Westdyke goal.
Westdyke had a great opportunity to go 2-0 up when a great delivery was sent in from Nathan Rankine, which was met by Matthew Clark into the pathway of McGinlay whose effort went wide.
Lewis were level after 17 minutes. A long punt up the park from goalkeeper Matthew Buckham was headed backwards from a Westdyke player, which found striker Robert Ward who evaded his way past two Westdyke defenders before finding the net with ease and putting the league champions level. A textbook move from Lewis and the perfect finish to follow from Ward.
Ward then picked up his second of the game after a great ball came in from Shaun Spence, which was met by the talented forward who slotted past Butler to put Lewis in front. United then saw out the first half with ease and just about deserved to go in front at the interval.