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Albion into semi finals after Hutchie victory

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  • Banks O'Dee Albion 1-0 Hutchison Vale (AET)
  • Sunday, 05 February 2017
  • Spain Park
  • Under 14´s
  • inspiresport SYFA Cup - Quarter Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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It was quarter final day in Aberdeen where Hutchison Vale made the journey to the Granite City to face Banks O’Dee Albion. Both sides have been doing well in their respective leagues and a hotly anticipated clash was at stake.

The game was evenly matched and it saw typical Aberdeen weather with wind, rain and even thunder. The game started at a good pace with Hutchie starting on the front foot and had a shout for a penalty when Ben Wardlaw was brought down however nothing was given.

Vale were the more threatening side however the hosts also had their moments as well. Albion had a few dangerous crosses come in which were dealt with by the Hutchison defence. 

Aiden Walsh then had an effort wide for the visitors after a good interchange of movement and the ball came into the midfielder who fired over. Gary Livingstone also had a chance on the half hour after a dangerous ball from Ben Dalglish.

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 0-0
  • Hutchison Vale

Vale probably shaded the 1st half however it was the hosts who started the better and almost opened the scoring immediately after the half started when Jordan Lynch feeded in Lyall Innes which went over. Innes then had another opportunity a few minutes later however failed to test Marc Anderson.

Innes then went on a great run however was initially stopped in his traps by the Vale defence before the ball reached Dalglish whose effort just went wide from the edge of the box.

Hutchison Vale had a penalty shout with 5 minutes to go however once again the referee withdrew the claims. This would have been pretty harsh on the hosts considering the dominance Albion had towards the Hutchie goal in the half.


  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 0-0
  • Hutchison Vale
Albion kept going at the Hutchie rearguard at the start of extra time and we’re rewarded for their hard work after Lewis Brand had received the ball and fired it home from close range past Anderson. This game needed a goal to lighten things up and the heavens awoke with thunder going off during extra time.

Hutchison Vale were in dire need of a goal and had a few chances with Grant Herbert having a great chance from 16 yards which Murray Burns saved well from.

The Albion support and officials then stayed patient and they were soon celebrating another Scottish cup semi final appearance after being in that position last year before getting knocked out by Leith Athletic.

Final Result: Banks O'Dee Albion 1-0 Hutchison Vale (AET)


Banks O'Dee Albion
Hutchison Vale
1. Murray Burns
2. Jason Anderson
3. Ben Dalglish
4. Joseph Otto
5. Mario Reynard
6. Gary Livingstone
7. Jordan Lynch
8. Cameron Jappy
9. Travis Reynard
10. Lyall Innes
11. Lewis Brand
14. Charlie Stewart
15. Leon Forbes
18. Struan Lumsden
19. Oliver Marshall
21. Jack King
1. Marc Anderson
2. Dylan Boyle
3. Laurence Linklater
4. Josh Ferguson
5. Sean Calder
6. Matthew McCormack
7. Aiden Walsh
8. James Crosbie
9. Nathan Gallagher
10. Ben Wardlaw
11. Baillie Simmons
12. Grant Herbert
15. Patrick Jelen
16. Casey Bunker
17. Peter Mendy
19. Adam Brogan
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Hutchison Vale
Lyall Innes: Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. Led the line well although the whole team performed well.
Ben Wardlaw: Unlucky to be on the losing side. Put in a great shift for Hutchie.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Hutchison Vale
Lewis Brand's goal which put Albion into the semi finals of the Scottish Cup.
The way they started the game was a joy to watch at times.
Club Views
Banks O'Dee Albion
Hutchison Vale
Greg Watson, Albion coach said, "The job is done and the boys can be proud of their performance. Defensively we were fantastic today. When we went 1-0 up we didn't panic."
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