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Stonehaven win B League with Newmachar win

Newmachar United 1

Miller 68

Stonehaven YFC City 4

Phillips 10, Carnie 28, 55, Mitchell 50
  • Sunday, 06 May 2018
  • Charlie Gordon Park
  • Under 15´s
  • ADJFA B League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A strong performance from the visitors was enough for Stonehaven YFC City to be crowned B League champions for season 2017-18 season at Under 15s level.

Stonehaven have performed very well all season and after finishing third last season Stonehaven have progressed massively, winning the league and also reaching the Belmont Trophy Final, beating A League sides Deveronvale and Newtonhill respectively.

Stonehaven started the game on the front foot, really threatening the Newmachar backline and the visitors thought they'd broken the deadlock after only four minutes with a shot from Kyle Phillps which bounced off the crossbar and bounced on the line, prompting calls from Stonehaven that they had scored, however the referee deemed that the ball had not in fact crossed the line.

The South Aberdeenshire side took the lead after 10 minutes when a shot from Kyle Phillips after a good ball slid under Aidan Wood and into the net to give the visitors the dream start. Stonehaven are a really good side going forward and this was definitely evident during the game.

Newmachar weren't at the races during the first half, with Stonehaven enjoying a lot of opportunities at goal and also a lot of posession. Harris Mitchell had a good chance to make it 2-0, however a good save from Wood denied the tall forward.

Stonehaven doubled their advantage after 28 minutes when Jacob Burgoyne went on a blistering 35-yard run which was unchallenged by the Newmachar defence and he sent a great ball in from the left hand flank and Fergus Carnie was on hand to slam the ball home into the back of the net from close range.

  • Half Time:
  • Newmachar United
  • 0-2
  • Stonehaven YFC City

Newmachar must have had a few stern words from the management team as they came out for the second half with a different attitude, becoming more vibrant going forward. The hosts got a penalty just three minutes after the interval after Kurtis Williams was fouled in the box. The same player took the spot-kick, however his effort went wide of the left hand post.

Stonehaven made it 3-0 with 50 minutes played, Harris Mitchell was a real threat to the Newmachar backline and he got on the end of a good ball to slot home goal number three for the visitors and the goal was deserved for Mitchells perspective for a good afternoons work.

A shoulder barge in the box then led to a penalty for Stonehaven and Carnie got his second goal of the game, putting the ball down the middle which rounded off the visitors scoring for the afternoon. It was harsh on Newmachar, who had a good second half and have enjoyed a good campaign having played in the C League last season.

Newmachar did reduce the deficit through Nathan Miller with 12 minutes to go dispatching the ball home however it was Stonehavens day and the result and performance that the management team would have been looking for.

Stonehaven now turn their attention to the Belmont Trophy final this Saturday against Banks O'Dee Albion whilst Newmachar United can feel proud for what has been a great effort from all involved.

  • Full Time:
  • Newmachar United
  • 1-4
  • Stonehaven YFC City


Newmachar United
Stonehaven YFC City
1. Aidan Wood
2. Kieran Smith
3. Struan Sinclair
4. Jayden Sutherland
5. Bradley McAllister
6. Flynn McLennan
7. Daniel Owen
8. Aaron Angus
9. John Milne
10. Nathan Miller
11. Kurtis Williams
12. Sol Collins
14. Kerr Fraser
17. Andrew Massie
18. Luke Rodger
19. Calum Donald
1. Jamie Boath
2. Kyle Beattie
3. Jack McNicol
4. Jake Marsay
6. Scott Laing
7. Jamie Gowans
8. Jack Innes
9. Fergus Carnie
10. Jay Waters
14. Kyle Phillips
16. Mitchell Stuart
17. Fraser Jamieson
18. Harris Mitchell
19. Rikki Gilchrist
23. Jacob Burgoyne
24. Bailey Sawyer
Star Player
Newmachar United
Stonehaven YFC City
Tough to single out any player as they played well as a team, Kurtis Williams gets my pick for star player.
Fergus Carnie - Some really good players Stonehaven have got, it was a good team performance but star player goes to Fergus after grabbing a brace.
Magic Moment
Newmachar United
Stonehaven YFC City
The goal through Nathan Miller.
The first goal through Kyle Phillips was a brilliant move and a good finish.
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