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Fraserburgh win the North of Scotland cup for the first time in 34 years

Dingwall Academy 1

McKenzie 83

Fraserburgh Academy 3

Stephen 45, Hannar 92, Sargent 109
  • 1-3
  • Wednesday, 27 April 2016
  • Borough Briggs, Elgin
  • Under 18´s
  • North Of Scotland Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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It was a very windy night at Borough Briggs when Dingwall Academy and Fraserburgh Academy clashed in the North of Scotland Cup final. Both sides have won this trophy in the past so a good game of football was on the cards in Elgin.

It was the Broch who took the trophy back to their school after a 3-1 win and the first time since 1983 that Fraserburgh have got their hands on the trophy at this level.

Finals are based on grit, desire and determination.

Logan McKenzie had the 1st chance of the game with a free kick which was held by Whyte in the Fraserburgh goal. In the opening quarter hour of the game there was nothing clear cut as both sides tried to put their mark on the game.

Alexander Mackay then had a decent chance half an hour into the game for the Highlanders after a great through ball set him well clear of the Fraserburgh defence.

James Whyte was to the rescue again with the keeper out like a flying cat! 

It then looked as although the game was heading all square heading into half time until Fraserburgh had other ideas. A quick attack from the Aberdeenshire outfit saw Tyler Chicken cut the ball back into the box which which was met by LJ Stephen who made no mistake in guiding the ball home past the advancing Dingwall defence. 

  • Half Time:
  • Dingwall Academy
  • 0-1
  • Fraserburgh Academy

Dingwall came out at the start of the 2nd half firing on all cylinders after going down a goal at the break. The Highland outfit piled on the pressure however Fraserburgh dealt with anything that came their way. The game then had a quiet spell after that with very little football getting played. 

Both sides then put on substitutes to try and give this cup final a different dimension from their own perspectives. It gave both teams some fresh legs and some good football was on show once again which was a joy for the crowd to see.

Dingwall then got an equaliser after a free kick was deflected and Logan McKenzie was then on hand to guide the ball home to rescue the game for Dingwall. The game then went to extra time and an extra 30 minutes for the spectators.

There was more action before that though, with Dingwall being reduced to 10 men after a scuffle between both Dingwall and Fraserburgh and the referee decided to send off Logan McKenzie. A controversial decision in a way however Fraserburgh had the man advantage heading into extra time.

  • Full Time:
  • Dingwall Academy
  • 1-1
  • Fraserburgh Academy
Fraserburgh came out of the traps immediately in extra time and took the lead in the 92nd minute again through Andrew Hannar whose effort evaded goalkeeper Shane Sutherland and went in. In the 1st half of extra time there wasn't much action apart from that. Fraserburgh then went two to the good in extra time after a cool run and finish from Ryan Sargent who kept his composure to slip the ball past Sutherland. Sargent then had another chance for the Broch however on this occasion the effort went wide. Full time then came and Fraserburgh were the ones to get their hands on the trophy and much deserved for all involved. Youth Football Scotland: Website Photos 16/17 &emdash;

Final Result: 1-3


Dingwall Academy
Fraserburgh Academy
1. Shaun Sutherland
2. Cohen Ramsay
3. Niall McLelland
4. Kenny Cleland
5. Logan McKenzie
6. Cameron Brown
7. Jamie MacKay
8. John Junor
9. Finlay Campbell
10. Colin Johnston
12. Alexander Mackay
13. Conner Smith
14. Conner Fraser
15. Matt Scottie
16. Kyle McKimmie
17. Kieran Chalmers
1. James Whyte 2. Fergus Hutcheson 3. Logan Reid 4. Arnoldas Cepulis 5. Jack Bryce 6. Ross Grant 7. Tyler Chicken 8. Dylan Ritchie 9. LJ Stephen 10. Ryan Sargent 11. Andrew Hannar 12. Jack Cowe 13. Nathanial Arkwell 14. Ryan McGregor 15. Marc Watt 16. Jordan Taylor 17. Xavier Kelly
Star Player
Dingwall Academy
Fraserburgh Academy
Logan McKenzie - Despite his sending off I thought he had a good game in midfield.
Andrew Hannar- Just edges the award in front of Ryan Sargent. Andrew was a threat in attack in goal and got his goal. Special mention to James Whyte who had a couple of great saves to deny Dingwall before the Broch scored the opener.
Magic Moment
Dingwall Academy
Fraserburgh Academy
The free kick for the equaliser, well hut then into the pathway of McKenzie who struck into an empty net.
The 2nd goal through Andrew Hannar. Such an important time and set Fraserburgh well on their way to victory.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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