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Two goals in opening three minutes sees Newmachar United put Middlefield Wasps to the sword

Newmachar United 4

Baillie 1, 65 pen, Duncan 3, 35

Middlefield Wasps 1

Cain 89
  • Saturday, 10 February 2018
  • Aulton
  • Under 19´s
  • ADJFA U19s B

Newmachar United have moved into second place in the U19s ADJFA League B after beating Middlefield Wasps at Aulton. The two teams started the day being separated by only one point but two goals in the first three minutes propelled Newmachar towards a win.

Newmachar kicked off the first half at a blistering pace as they scored their first goal with only 19 seconds on the clock. Leon Williams latched onto a pass on the left wing and skilfully dribbled past two defenders. He then played a simple pass to set up Jordan Baillie who placed the ball past the keeper and into the right hand corner of the net.

Only minutes later, the home side doubled their advantage with another goal. A deflected pass was controlled in the box by Newmachar forward Connor Duncan. Staying composed, he kept his shot hard and low towards the far post where Middlefield keeper Lewis Mitchell could not reach.

The continued pressure from Newmachar meant the Middlefield defence had to stay on their toes. Elliot Cheyne forced a good save from Mitchell when his sliding effort at the back post was met with fantastic reflexes from the keeper in order to clear the danger.

As the half continued, Middlefield began to find their feet and create chances of their own. Fantastic control from Brian Mair in the opposition box allowed him to set up Alex Cheyne. The Middlefield forward took a powerful shot but it was too close to keeper Caleb Wilson who matched it with a comfortable save.

However, directly after Middlefield’s chance, Newmachar launched a counter of their own. A massive kick from Wilson saw Williams played through on goal. The ball seemed to bobble on the turf slightly which resulted in his shot going high and wide of the goal.

Middlefield had another opportunity, this time for Michal Wosinski. Played through on goal by Rafal Barbosa, Wosinski’s shot was powerful and from a difficult angle, forcing the keeper to dive to his near post in order to push the ball out for a corner.

Newmachar had looked dangerous from set pieces during the first half and had a glorious opportunity to extend their lead. A free kick crossed in from the left by Baillie was met by the head of Duncan who placed his attempt narrowly over at the back post.

Making the most of their opportunities, Newmachar moved even further into the lead as Duncan grabbed his second of the game. A ball over the top of the defence by Jardyn Beedie bounced before Duncan, who hit it on the half volley, smashing it past the helpless goalkeeper.

As the two teams went off for half time, Newmachar seemed worthy of their lead. Their fast attacking football took Middlefield by surprise in the early minutes. However, as the half continued, Middlefield began to come into their game and created enough chances to imply that it would be an entertaining second half.

  • Half Time:
  • Newmachar United
  • 3-0
  • Middlefield Wasps

In the same vein as the game’s opening minutes, Newmachar started quickly. A cross towards the back post from Reece Hasson was picked up by Declan Robb. Sliding in, Robb was unlucky to see his effort bounce off the post and out for a goal kick.

Coming into the game quicker this time, Middlefield fashioned a close chance. A cross into the box by James Gibson was flicked on by Samuel Ukah, forcing a quick reaction save from Wilson who tipped it over the bar.

However, Middlefield hopes were soon dashed as Newmachar were awarded a penalty when Duncan was taken to ground inside the box. Baillie stepped up to take it and sent the keeper the wrong way, placing it towards the left hand corner and further extending his team’s lead.

The excitement was not over yet though. Only five minutes later a penalty was awarded down the other end of the park for a hand ball from a Newmachar defender. Fraser Matthewson’s penalty looked decent but it was saved in glorious fashion by Wilson who dived to his right in order to push the ball away from goal.

As the game entered the final 15 minutes, Middlefield continued to put pressure upon the Newmachar back line who seemed determined to keep a clean sheet. An impressive run from Alistair Mitchell saw him beat multiple players before laying the ball out wide to Nairn Cain. Cain would have been in on goal if it was not for a spectacular last ditch tackle from Braden Robson in order to avert the danger.

With a minute left on the clock, Middlefield finally managed to break down the Newmachar defence. A blistering run from Ukah saw him fly down the left wing before playing a perfectly weighted ball to Cain whose finish at the back post was ample to ensure that his team got on the scoresheet.

As the referee signalled for the end of the game, Newmachar ran out deserved winners. A solid performance from front to back was topped off by some impressive attacking flourishes at key moments of the game – in particular the opening minutes in which they asserted their lead. However, Middlefield also showed their quality through fashioning a number of chances right until the final whistle, only let down by struggling to convert them.

Many thanks to both teams for what was an entertaining match on a somewhat chilly afternoon, and good luck for the remainder of the season.

  • Full Time:
  • Newmachar United
  • 4-1
  • Middlefield Wasps

Lineups

Newmachar United
Middlefield Wasps
1. Caleb Wilson
2. Braden Robson
3. Jordan Baillie
4. Robert Clements
5. Joel Gillies
6. James Anderson
7. Elliot Cheyne
9. Connor Duncan
10. Reece Masson
11. Leon Williams
12. Jardyn Beedie
14. Declan Robb
15. Paul Grieg
17. Ben Thomson
1. Lewis Mitchell
2. Michal Wosinski
3. Cameron Mann
4. Fraser Matthewson
5. James Reid
6. Ryan McKay
8. Alex Cheyne
9. Nairn Cain
10. Alistair Mitchell
11. Rafal Barbosa
12. Jack Donald
16. Brian Mair
19. Samuel Ukah
20. Kamil Khorisani
21. James Gibson
22. Matthew Watson
Star Player
Newmachar United
Middlefield Wasps
Star Player for Newmachar United was Jordan Baillie. His vigorous performance typified that displayed by the whole team. Not only did he work hard in defence and look a constant threat whilst delivering set pieces, he topped it off by bagging an impressive set of goals which were key to his side’s victory.
Star Player for Middlefield Wasps was Samuel Ukah. Coming on as a substitute at the beginning of the second half, he helped spur his team onto a better performance. He was involved with a large number of Middlefield’s chances and his dizzying run for the goal was sensational.
Magic Moment
Newmachar United
Middlefield Wasps
The Magic Moment for Newmachar United was the two goals scored in the opening three minutes. The goals from Jordan Baillie and Connor Duncan came fast and showcased the team’s desire to win. It was these goals which set up Newmachar to go on to win the game so their importance cannot be understated.
The Magic Moment for Middlefield Wasps was their late goal. Set up by a mazy run from Samuel Ukah, Nairn Cain dispatched the chance with confidence and composure. This goal showed us what Middlefield can really do and was deserved after their impressive play at points in the game.
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