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City Youth complete great escape then get three points

City Youth FC 5

Macleod 20, 24, 67, Doherty 30, Irvine 61

Portlethen SC United 3

Millson 11, 16, Buchan OG 15
  • Sunday, 28 January 2018
  • Aulton
  • Under 14´s
  • ADJFA C League Section 1

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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City Youth and Portlethen SC United met at Aulton on a warmer day than usual for January! Heading into the game, both sides were locked level on points so something had to give in this league game.

Deveronvale and Ellon Meadows look set to be the top 2 in the C League Section 1 this season so both teams are aiming to give players game time and for the players to enjoy their football which is the most important thing.

Portlethen started the better side at a sun drenched Aulton with the goal in which the visitors attacked beaming down with the weather. Marcus Fikry had the first opportunity of the match after four minutes which went wide.

The visitors took the lead after 11 minutes, Darren Millson was released through on goal and he fired the ball home into the bottom left hand corner to give Porty the best possible start. This team was struggling last season and won the Under 13s consolation cup at the end of the campaign. The team seem to have pushed on since then.

A rather unfortunate moment for City Youth was then to follow with the hosts unable to clear their lines, defender Kyle Buchan sent a pass back to Krystoff Weiss in the home goal however the goalkeeper was unable to reach it and the visitors got a two goal cushion.

Straight from the City Youth kick off, Portlethen stole the ball back and before you know it, Portlethen were 3-0 with former City Youth forward Darren Millson punishing the hosts after guiding the ball home.

Portlethen were 3-0 up however it wasn’t a dominating performance from the visitors by any stretch of imagination as it was an end to end game until the 1st goal went in.

City Youth pulled a goal back in the 20th minute with Jordan Macleod finding the top right hand corner after a great ball into the forward before a rifled finish.

The hosts then reduced the deficit to one goal in the 24th minute with Macleod finding the net again this time finding the top left hand corner. This gave the game the ingredients required for this game to be a cracker.

City Youth then completed the great escape and got themselves level 5 minutes before the interval after a great delivery into the box which wasn’t cleared and Liam Doherty found a bit of space in the Portlethen backline to guide the ball home and it was all square again. 

  • Half Time:
  • City Youth FC
  • 3-3
  • Portlethen SC United

The 2nd half started on a rather tepid note for either team with Portlethen having the better chances in the opening exchanges of the half through Adam Mitchell and Millson which was denied by Weiss who was having a good game for City Youth.

City Youth then had chances of their own with a goal bound effort being blocked on the line by their own player, the post being struck along with the crossbar courtesy of an effort by Aidan Richardson.

There was less activity compared to the 1st half with various stoppages in the game due to injuries, subs and some controversy as well.

City Youth went ahead for the first time in the match with less than 10 minutes to go. A Jordan Macleod effort was denied by Robert Mitchell and David Irvine was there to guide the ball home. It was a decisive moment in the game however not over yet by any stretch of imagination.

Jordan Macleod then sealed the points for City Youth with four minutes left after a long ball found the striker and he slammed the ball home. The remainder of the game resulted in matters getting a little bit heated however the full time whistle soon blew and the crowd witnessed a pulsating game of football. 

  • Full Time:
  • City Youth FC
  • 5-3
  • Portlethen SC United

Lineups

City Youth FC
Portlethen SC United
22. Krzystoff Weiss
1. Stephen Bonner
3. Lucas Leask
4. Finlay Newlands
5. Ciaran Smith
6. Mikolaj Gazdzik
7. Liam Doherty
8. Edgaras Savickas
83. Michael Thomson
10. Kyle Buchan
11. Jordan Macleod
12. Aidan Richardson
14. Brandon Bell
9. Liam Sim
20. David Irvine
1. Robert Mitchell
2. Harris Benson
33. Ryan Tocher
4. Adam Mitchell
5. Kieran Dingwall
7. Darren Millson
8. Logan Imlach
9. Robbie Jarvie
10. Andrew Johnstone
12. Nicolas Kennedy
15. Ethan Beattie
16. Marcus Fikry
17. Matthew Dubsky
19. Mackenzie Stuart
21. Ryan Combe
Star Player
City Youth FC
Portlethen SC United
Jordan Macleod - Jordan was the catalyst behind City Youths revival. The player has bags of potential. The whole team played well too.
Darren Millson - The striker scored two goals & could have scored more. Portlethen have improved a lot.
Magic Moment
City Youth FC
Portlethen SC United
The first goal through Mcleod. Great finish into the top right hand corner.
The 3rd goal from Portlethen. Stole posession & played good football before Millson got himself his 2nd goal.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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