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Motherwell Sail past Burntisland Shipyard

Motherwell 9

Walls OG,8, Agyeman,22,69, Scott,29,54, Falconer,43, Brown,48, Turnbull,73, Starrs,85

Burntisland Shipyard 0

  • Sunday, 29 October 2017
  • Venue name here
  • Under 20´s
  • Scottish FA Youth Cup
It was a convincing display by Motherwell who swept aside Burntisland Shipyard to sail through to the next round of the youth cup.
Motherwell came into the game as favourites against a Shipyard side who had pulled off a cup shock to put out Livingston at the last stage of the competition.
The Steelmen however were determined not to let this happen and after just eight minutes it was 1-0 Motherwell.
James Scott with a magnificent run down the left, met the unlucky Shipyard defender Kyle Walls who could only turn into his own net.
That gave the Steelmen something to build on and they doubled their lead fourteen minutes later, when David Turnbull’s low effort was parried by Craig Richardson, leaving Alfredo Agyeman the simple task of slotting home the rebound.
Soon after this, it was Motherwell who scored again, this time it was Scott who converted after some creative brilliance slotted him in, brushing his shot into the right hand side of the goal.
Shortly before the half came to a close Dylan Falconer got onto the scoresheet, getting away from his man on the edge of the area and sending a low driven shot underneath the goalkeeper to make it four for the Steelmen. 
  • Half Time:
  • Motherwell
  • 4-0
  • Burntisland Shipyard
Shipyard may have looked to come out and stabilise the game, so that they could hopefully mount what seemed an impossible comeback. This was not to be the case however as four minutes after the restart, the Steelmen had made it five.
Liam Brown stepped up, on his return from injury, and converted a free kick into the right hand bottom corner, a precise kick that snuck under the wall and in. As the minutes went on Motherwell looked stronger and stronger and made this count by adding a sixth goal.
Scott again was the man to score, a header at the back post despite the best efforts of Shipyard keeper Craig Richardson to keep the ball out of the net.
Agyeman was next to get back onto the scoresheet, this came through Falconer’s good play on the left which allowed him to create a cross for Agyeman to get his head to and knock it into the net.
Motherwell were rampant in their attacking play, not letting up for a minute in their pursuit of goals and this showed as they added an eighth goal through key man David Turnbull who got on the end of another free kick to header over Richardson.
The scoring was complete five minutes from time by substitute Cole Starrs who scored with a header from close range to seal the deal for Motherwell and make it nine goals on the day.
It was an easy game in the end for Motherwell who were a class above their opponents and will be looking to replicate the success of the 2015/16 cup victory.
  • Full Time:
  • Motherwell
  • 9-0
  • Burntisland Shipyard


Burntisland Shipyard
1.Peter Morrison
2. S. Bowers
3. Adam Livingston
4.Jordan Armstrong
5.Barry Maguire
6.Kyle Macdonald
7.Dylan Falconer
8.David Turnbull
9.James Scott
11.Alfredo Agyeman
12.Cole Starrs
13.Robbie Hemphrey
14.Liam Brown
15.Jake Hastie
16.Adam Kettings
17.Dylan King
18.Jack Brown
1.Craig Richardson
2.Ryan McCarthy Lee
3.Kyle Walls
4.Ben McCann
5.Ryan O'Donnell
6.Craig Watt
7.Kieran Annandale
8.Fraser Gallagher
9.Reece Brown
10.Jonny Galloway
11.Jordan Galloway
12.Luke Thompson
14.Jack George
15.Sean Cusick
16.Kai Akbar
17.Scott Dunsmore
Star Player
Burntisland Shipyard
David Turnbull was pulling the strings in the middle of the park for the Steelmen. He was spraying passes left, right and centre and was rewarded with assists and a lovely headed goal for his team.
Shipyard’s team as a whole must be credited for not giving up despite the scoreline. They never gave up the game when it would have been very easy to do so, for that they deserve credit. They chased down every ball and worked tirelessly as a team on the park.
Magic Moment
Burntisland Shipyard
Liam Browns low driven goal was the pick of the bunch for the Steelmen, a lovely, low driven free kick that required precision and accuracy to score, both of which he achieved resulting in a wonderful goal
Goalkeeper Craig Richardson made numerous saves to keep the scoring below double digits including a fantastic reflex save from a James Scott header at close range, This was as good as it got on a hard day at the office for Shipyard.
Club Views
Burntisland Shipyard
Stephen Craigan spoke of his side's victory after the game. He said; "We never knew a lot about Burntisland coming into the game so it was a bit like coming in blind. The message before the game was to be Ruthless and if you get the opportunity to take the game away from them then do it. We had to prepare as we normally would and not disrespect the opposition. We knew there could be a shock on the cards, I have had my share of them and I made the players very aware of that"
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