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Westdyke maintain unbeaten form with Dyce win

Dyce BC 1

McLaren 63

Westdyke CC 4

Buirds 2, 21, Park 38, 43
  • Tuesday, 17 April 2018
  • Pitmedden Road
  • Under 14´s
  • ADJFA A League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Two braces from Jake Buirds and Ryan Park was enough for Westdyke to come out on top away to a much improved Dyce side. Westdyke deserved to win the game however rode their luck at times as well, with Westdyke goalkeeper Marc O’Donnell needing to be thanked for producing two penalty saves.

Dyce created an attack in the opening exchanges of the game through a Callum Nicol header which came to nothing, Westdyke broke quickly and found themselves a goal in front with the game two minutes old. A good ball came in which was met by Buirds who had an initial effort blocked, however the talented forward made no mistake with the rebound.

Andrew Buchan almost doubled the lead for Westdyke in the ninth minute, but a good save from Neish denied Buchan the chance to add to the tally.

The game wasn’t over by any stretch and Dyce had a great opportunity to level the score when they got themselves a penalty. A Jackson Pirie penalty went straight down the middle and saved by O'Donnell. O’Donnell’s save proved to be very important.  

The visitors doubled their advantage after 21 minutes, Westdyke counter-attacked the Dyce backline and a good ball across goal found Buirds who tapped the ball home into an empty net to double the advantage.

Dyce got another penalty just before the interval with Callum Nicol this time on penalty duties to try and reduce the deficit from 12 yards, Nicol stepped up however, went down the middle again and O’Donnell, once again, saved it to ensure a clean sheet for him going into half time.

  • Half Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 0-2
  • Westdyke CC

Westdyke came out with a different impetus in the second half and added a third three minutes after the turnaround, with Ryan Park hitting a volley which left the Dyce goalkeeper no chance. Ryan Park is a good player and he turned on the show in the second half.

Park added a second to his personal tally in the 43rd minute with a long range strike, once again giving the Dyce goalkeeper no chance. Unfortunately for Neish who had a good game regardless of the score line. Westdyke gained confidence from a dominating start to the second half with a shot from Buirds was denied by Neish.

A long kick led to a goal back from Dyce which was very much deserved, a long kick from Neish evaded everyone on a tight park apart from Jos McLaren who got the ball before rounding O’Donnell and finding the net.

Westdyke kept up their unbeaten run on what is a big week for the team with Spartans in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup final on Sunday, followed by arch rivals Banks O’Dee Albion on Tuesday in the league.

Dyce gave Westdyke a challenge in periods of the game which is exactly what is required in this league to help push players on, Dyce have improved lots this season and still have a lot to play for this campaign.

  • Full Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 1-4
  • Westdyke CC


Dyce BC
Westdyke CC
1. Daniel Neish
2. Ariel Blanksby
4. Gregor McPherson
5. Raegan Rintoul
6. James Whyte
7. Michael Rae
8. Jackson Pirie
9. Jos McLaren
10. Ryan McShea
11. Struan Pirie
12. Callum Nicol
14. James Steel
15. Alex Johnston
19. Jack Durno
1. Marc O'Donnell
2. Josh Henderson
3. Jamie Mclellan
4. Joe Davison
5. James McQuaker
6. Andrew Buchan
7. Jake Buirds
9. Ryan Park
10. Scott Coull
11. Lewis Dalgarno
12. Tom Findlay
14. Neil Campbell
15. Leo Rataj
16. Jacob Taylor
17. Connor Napier
20. Liam Strachan
Star Player
Dyce BC
Westdyke CC
Jos McLaren - Played well up front and got a good goal.
Ryan Park - Played well up front and got two deserved goals. Special mention to Jake Buirds as well.
Magic Moment
Dyce BC
Westdyke CC
The goal from Jos McLaren, rounded the Westdyke goalie and found the net.
The 2nd goal from Ryan Park was the pick of the goals.
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