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Vale claim the Murray Cup

Glentanar CC 1

Angus 25'

Deveronvale YFC 3

Munro 8', 56', Fowlie 14'
  • Saturday, 28 May 2016
  • Heathryfold Park, Sunnybank
  • Under 19´s
  • Murray Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Heathryfold Park, Sunnybank, was the setting for the Under 19's final between Glentanar and Deveronvale in the Murray Cup. Both sides have had good seasons respectively and a good game was on the cards for the neutrals.

Deveronvale were wearing their strip bearing 'Hendo - 24' which was donated by the family of Leigh Henderson, a former first team player who tragically passed away last year. As a senior squad member, he always took an interest in the youth players coming through the ranks and Leigh would have been proud of the performance that the Vale put in.

Three of Henderson's attributes were: passion, desire and commitment and that’s what Vale did to come out victorious. Glentanar, though, had their fair share of the game as well, however, their discipline towards the end of the game let them down in the end.

The Murray Cup final started at a good tempo from both sides. Glentanar had the first opportunity at goal after a Craig Simpson ball found Angus Grant, however, his effort was straight at Ryan Brindle in the Vale goal.

It was the Banffers who got the opener after a great ball in from Declan McGunningle found Jody Munro, who managed to slide the ball past Grant Stephen into the net. It was a great goal from the striker and left the goalie with no chance.

Vale were to keep going and found themselves 2-0 up within 14 minutes. A great free kick was sent in by Branden Watson, which was met by Reagan Fowlie who met it with his head superbly and he found the top left hand corner past Stephen.

A bit of comfort for Vale but Glentanar weren’t going to give up and Angus Grant had a few opportunities at goal in which Brindle dealt with well.

Grant was then going to get himself on the scoresheet, in the 25th minute, after a great ball in from Matt Steer caused problems for the Vale defence and the striker was on hand to tap the ball into an empty net.

  • Half Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 1-2
  • Deveronvale YFC

The next goal was going to be vital and it was Vale who got it after a Scott McDonald clearance only went as far as Jody Munro, who rifled it into the net past Stephen for his second of the game.

Vale kept playing good football and the referee was forced into a couple of bookings for Glentanar later in the game. From that point onwards Glentanar lost their discipline, which was a shame to see considering they contested with Deveronvale for the majority of the game.

Glentanar midfielder Adam Monk was already on a yellow card and manager John Armstrong subbed him off. Vale were awarded a free kick and Monk was  sent to the changing rooms after making some remarks to the referee.

Mike Duncan was next to be sent off for a second bookable offence followed by Lewis Stephen, who got a straight red for an elbow on Branden Watson. Vale weren’t bothered though and it wasn’t long before they could start celebrating.

The last game in their juvenile careers for the majority of players who featured for both teams and Youth Football Scotland wishes all of these players the best for the future.

  • Full Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 1-3
  • Deveronvale YFC

Lineups

Glentanar CC
Deveronvale YFC
1. Grant Stephen
2. Matt Steer
3. Aidan Glennie
4. Mike Duncan
5. Scott McDonald
6. Adam Monk
7. Daniel Masson
8. John Bruce
9. Angus Grant
10. Daniel Middler
11. Craig Simpson
12. JJ Beattie
14. Lewis Stephen
15. Barin Faleye
16. Dugal Cooper
17. Darren Hewitt
1. Ryan Brindle
2. Jordan Russell
3. Stephen Lawrie
4. Shaun Sopel
5. Jack Trail
6. Branden Watson
7. Bradley Henderson
8. Jody Munro
9. Declan McGunnigle
10. Mike Ironside
12. Craig Bruce
14. Owen Kinsella
15. Jordan Sleigh
19. Regan Fowlie
20. Bradley Neish
Star Player
Glentanar CC
Deveronvale YFC
Angus Grant - Got his goal and caused the Vale defence problems.
Jody Munro - Bagged a double with some great strikes.
Magic Moment
Glentanar CC
Deveronvale YFC
Glentanar's goal, great ball in by Steer and Grant tapped it in.
Jody Munro's 2nd goal, great strike!
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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