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Ellon Academy claim North Of Scotland Cup 2018

Ellon Academy 3

Copeman 4, Kelly 24, Emslie 47

Fortrose Academy 1

Adams 30
  • Tuesday, 01 May 2018
  • Mosset Park
  • Under 13´s
  • North Of Scotland Cup Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Goals from Harry Copeman, Callum Kelly and Owen Emslie were enough for Ellon Academy to retain the North Of Scotland Cup at Under 13s level against Fortrose Academy, after the 2004 age group got their hands on the trophy last year.

Both teams served up a cracking cup final with lots of exciting football played on a fine day at Mosset Park, home of Highland League side Forres Mechanics, a big pitch for both teams. 

Ellon threatened early on in the game and a short pass from Harvey McIntyre found Kelly, however the forwards effort went wide of the right hand post. McIntyre then had a good effort denied by Fortrose goalkeeper Graeme MacLennan.

The Aberdeenshire side took the lead after four minutes. Ellon had a couple of set pieces and a good ball was played in before the ball came into the pathway of Harry Copeman who guided home a fine finish to give Ellon the dream start. 

Fortrose started to get into the game as the half progressed, John MacLeman had a shot which went just wide after some good build up play. Fortrose were playing some exciting football however lacking the final product. 

Ellon extended their lead on the 24 minute mark. An effort from Callum Kelly was saved by the MacLennan, however the powerful effort was too hot to handle and the ball ended up crossing the line. It was very fortunate for Kelly but a good strike nonetheless. 

Fortrose reduced the deficit before half time when a great corner came in from the right hand side from Alex Stevenson which evaded everyone and Fergus Adams was there, five yards from goal to tap the ball into an empty net to give the Highland side some hope and a lot to play for during the second half. 

 

  • Half Time:
  • Ellon Academy
  • 2-1
  • Fortrose Academy

Ellon restores their two-goal lead after 47 minutes. A free kick from Owen Emslie was chipped over MacLennan and dipped into the back of the net. A touch of class from Emslie with Ellon very much in the driving seat now. 

Fortrose never gave up though and had a few chances to rescue the tie. A good ball came in from Thomas Stevenson with a left sided ball which found John MacLeman, who had worked hard all afternoon to get on the score sheet, however the header went wide. 

It was end to end stuff during the midway point of the second half and Ellon tried to add to their two goal advantage with Callum Kelly nearly getting a brace however his long range effort was denied by the Fortrose back line. 

Fergus Adams tried to get a brace of his own for the Highland outfit after a ball from Thomas Stevenson, however a good effort from the striker was denied by Cameron Montgomery.

It was a deserved win for Ellon, however praise needs to go towards Fortrose for giving the Aberdeenshire side a good contest in what was a good final to watch from a neutral perspective. 

  • Full Time:
  • Ellon Academy
  • 3-1
  • Fortrose Academy

Lineups

Ellon Academy
Fortrose Academy
18. Harry Copeman
19. Callum Kelly
20. Rory Green
24. Kerr Mann-Michie
25. Cameron Montgomery
26. Daryl Webster
28. Duncan Maciver
29. Ethan Walker
33. Callan Booth
44. Sam Connor
50. Ellis Cooper
55. Owen Emslie
67. Grant Moroney
77. Harvey McIntyre
83. Aedan Gray
89. Ross Connon
1. Graeme MacLennan
2. Alex Stevenson
3. Luke Ross
4. Kyle Bishop
5. Lachie Quate
7. Euan Delpacido
8. Cameron Neville
9. John MacLeman
10. Fergus Adams
11. Thomas Stevenson
12. Finlay Rowlands
16. Lewis Patience
17. Billy Morrison
18. Fraser Armour
Star Player
Ellon Academy
Fortrose Academy
Callum Kelly - Worked hard up front for Ellon and got a deserved goal.
Fergus Adams - Got himself a goal and played well up front for Fortrose.
Magic Moment
Ellon Academy
Fortrose Academy
The final whistle - crowning Ellon Academy Under 13s - North Of Scotland Cup champions 2018
The goal through Fergus Adams - a great ball in by Alex Stevenson.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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