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Albion claim Murray Cup with Locos win

Inverurie Loco Works 1

Marr 11

Banks O'Dee Albion 3

McKenzie 14, Johnston 36, McLennan 63
  • Saturday, 12 May 2018
  • Uniconn Park
  • Under 19´s
  • Murray Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Banks O’Dee Albion secured the Murray Cup in what was a tepid cup final for the neutral, this was a big opportunity for the Spain Park side to get their hands on silverware this season which they have done.

Both sides had their chances on a sun drenched Uniconn Park with Banks O’Dee having the first real chance of the game on five minutes with a ball by Greg Pirie being met by Mitchell McPherson which gone over the bar.

Inverurie opened the scoring on 11 minutes, a great corner was sent in from the left hand side by Reece Brown which was met by Campbell Marr who was free in space and he put a fine effort home past Vitali Sahhalevtis.

Banks O’Dee Albion responded in the right manner when Calum McKenzie guided the ball to give the Spain Park outfit an equaliser which meant for a tight cup finals, excluding the first league game this season between the teams, there has been very little to separate the teams this season.

Albion took the lead nine minutes before half time when a great delivery came in which was met by Finlay Johnston who netted a superb volley past Keller Emslie to put Albion in control of the game, it was a stale cup final with very little football being played.

Vitali Sahhalevtis had his Banks O’Dee Albion defence fairly organised having had game time for Banks O’Dee first team recently however his defence was almost breached once again just before half time courtesy of a good chance 14 yards out by Reece Brown which was denied by a good stop from Sahhalevtis.

  • Half Time:
  • Inverurie Loco Works
  • 1-2
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

The 2nd half can only be described as a battle with Banks O’Dee Albion being the more threatening side, a good ball from Calum McKenzie with a corner from the left hand side found defender Jason Ritchie however a goal bound header was denied by Keller Emslie.

Albion made it 3-1 after 63 minutes, a ball from Ben Ross found Adam McLennan who slotted home a fine finish down the middle past Emslie to double Banks O’Dees advantage and the goal arrived at a good time.

Inverurie weren’t out of the game by any stretch though and a good shot from Cameron Watt was denied by Vitali Sahhalevtis, Inverurie kept trying to get back into the game however it was to no avail.

Banks O’Dee Albion and Inverurie Locos have been very good teams to watch all season in the Under 19s A league with some very close games between the teams this season. Congratulations to Banks O’Dee Albion and commiserations to Inverurie Locos.

  • Full Time:
  • Inverurie Loco Works
  • 1-3
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

Lineups

Inverurie Loco Works
Banks O'Dee Albion
1. Keller Emslie
2. Campbell Marr
3. Josh Reynolds
4. Bryce Dawson
5. Lewis Duffy
6. Harrison Hinks
7. Graeme Cochrane
8. Lee McAllister
9. Reece Brown
10. Finlay Stalker
11. Josh Christie
12. Mark Duthie
14. Stuart Simmond
15. Cameron Watt
16. Adam Smith
17. James Crampshee
18. Alex Duncan
1. Vitali Sahhalevtis
2. Jason Ritchie
3. Cameron Ross
4. Jamie Hay
5. Finlay Johnston
6. Calum Beattie
7. Greg Pirie
8. Jack Odlin
10. Adam MacLennan
11. Calum McKenzie
12. Joe Talbot
14. Connor Wood
15. Ben Ross
16. Cameron Ross
17. Ewan Turner
Star Player
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Banks O'Dee Albion
Reece Brown - Created an assist and had chances to score.
Finlay Johnston - It was a really good team performance however Finlay scored a great volley and was solid at the back.
Magic Moment
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Banks O'Dee Albion
The goal through Campbell Marr, a good strike.
The final whistle meaning Banks O'Dee Albion were crowned Murray Cup champions season 2017-18.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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