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Elite pick up key home win against Ellon

Elite FC 2

Taylor 21, Dickie 52

Ellon Meadows 0

  • Sunday, 08 April 2018
  • Garioch Centre, Inverurie
  • Under 13´s
  • ADJFA A League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Goals from MacKenzie Taylor and Sean Dickie was enough for Elite to win at home against Ellon Meadows, as the business end of the season reaches its climax. It was a fine day for football at the Garioch Centre, Inverurie.

Both sides played some exciting football in this contest with Elite being the more clinical side in front of goal. Jackson Sweeney almost opened the scoring for the hosts with an effort which crashed off the crossbar.

Sweeney then had a cross into the box which deflected off an Ellon defender towards goal however Cameron Montgomery in the visiting goal denied the talented midfielder who had a good game for the hosts.

A good ball in by Sam Connor found its way into Callum Kelly for Ellon however before the forward pulled the trigger, the Elite defence denied the visitors a clear cut chance on goal.

Elite enjoyed some good attacking activity towards the end of the first half and almost opened the scoring on 18 minutes with a corner in from the left hand side by Owen McKenzie which was met by Cody Whyte however his header went over the bar.

The hosts opened the scoring three minutes later after another great strike from Jackson Sweeney crashed off the woodwork which would have been a fantastic strike had it gone in however MacKenzie Taylor was there to clean things up and guide the ball home to break the deadlock for Elite.

  • Half Time:
  • Elite FC
  • 1-0
  • Ellon Meadows

The second half was very tepid compared to the first half however it must be noted that Ellon came out a better side during the second period showing more impetus to go forward and they put Elite under a lot of pressure in spells.

Rory Green almost got an equaliser for the visitors after going on a good run however his effort just went wide six minutes after the restart.

Elite put the game to bed with 18 minutes remaining in the 52nd minute after a good ball was swung into the box which was met by Sean Dickie who guided the ball home into the roof of the net with a close range finish.

MacKenzie Taylor netted the first goal for Elite and almost provided an assist to add to a good day’s work with his cross being met by Max Innes which was denied by Montgomery.

Elite stay top of the league however teams still have games in hand over them. Middlefield Wasps beat Cove Youth yesterday ending their undefeated league record. That result is a statement that there are no easy games in this league which is a good thing for all teams concerned.

It’s a tough result to take for Ellon Meadows but the good thing is that they have a game Tuesday night against Banks O’Dee Albion so a good opportunity to rectify matters.

  • Full Time:
  • Elite FC
  • 2-0
  • Ellon Meadows

Lineups

Elite FC
Ellon Meadows
1. Louis Amann
2. Max Innes
3. Tyler Reid
4. Innes Paton
5. Josh Buchan
6. Sean Dickie
7. MacKenzie Taylor
8. Jackson Sweeny
9. Cody Whyte
10. Owen McKenzie
11. Jay Neill
12. Lucas Whyte
14. Lennon Brown
15. Dean McDonald
16. Stephen Peters
1. Cameron Montgomery
2. Alexander Humes
3. Daryl Webster
5. Owen Emslie
6. Harry Copeman
7. Rory Green
8. Ryan Lawrence
9. Aedan Gray
10. Sam Connor
11. Harvey McIntyre
12. Ross Taylor
14. Aidan Buckley
16. Keane Meldrum
19. Callum Kelly
29. Ethan Walker
Star Player
Elite FC
Ellon Meadows
Jackson Sweeny - Had a good shift in midfield and should have scored.
Cameron Montgomery - Cameron had some good saves to keep Ellon in the contest.
Magic Moment
Elite FC
Ellon Meadows
The first goal, a good hit by Jackson and MacKenzie Taylor guided the ball home.
Some of Cameron Montgomery's saves were good, you couldn't really pick a notable one though.
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