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Fraserburgh win Presidents Cup on penalties

Colony Park 1

Simond 40

Fraserburgh Link-Up 1

Blackhall 68
  • 1-1 after extra time, 4-2 Fraserburgh Link-Up on penalties
  • Saturday, 02 June 2018
  • Heathryfold Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Presidents Cup Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A penalty shoot-out decided the outcome of the Under 16s Presidents Cup Final between Colony Park and Fraserburgh Link-Up. It was the Broch who were to come out victorious winning 4-2 on spot-kicks in what was a smashing cup final for the neutral.

The opening exchanges of the game were very tepid with nothing clear cut and very little football being played. It was a fine day for a game of football and the majority of the play was up in the air rather than on the ground.

Due to the sun, there was a water break after 20 minutes which resulted in a two minute interruption to the match before play continued with a Colony Park throw-in. The break was very much required and it resulted in a better game from that point onwards.

Connor Killoh was being a threat to Fraserburgh all afternoon and had a couple of set pieces which Broch goalkeeper Andrew Dunbar had to react too. Killoh had a corner from the left hand side which was tipped away by Dunbar.

Stuart Smith then played in Craig Anderson for the first real chance of the game inside 32 minutes however Anderson couldn't get his header on target for Colony, Fraserburgh were for the majority of the first half more organised and patient going forward but Park were the more threatening going forward.

Colony took the lead a couple of minutes before the interval, a great ball found Andrew Simond who unmarked slid the ball beyond Andrew Dunbar in the Broch goal which was a good time for Colony to get a goal and changed the half time team talks.

  • Half Time:
  • Colony Park
  • 1-0
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up

The 2second half was definitely more active than the first half was with more chances in the game and Fraserburgh looking a better outfit, a long range shot from Owen Blackhall just went over the bar with the Broch looking very dangerous.

Broch levelled up after 68 minutes, a ball came in from Mantas Cepulis which was met by Owen Blackhall and the defender guided the ball home from a couple of yards out to make it 1-1 and it was a big factor in the direction the game was going to be heading towards.

Both teams were keen to avoid extra time and Colony almost retook the lead after a good ball by Jay Halliday was almost forced into his own net by Kyle Skinner however the effort managed to creep out for a Colony Park corner kick.

  • Full Time:
  • Colony Park
  • 1-1
  • Fraserburgh Link-Up
Both sides continued to have chances during extra time, the most notable chance of the 1st half went to Colony Park with a William Hutchison ball finding Finlay Murdoch which just flew over the bar.

In an attempt to avoid penalties, Fraserburgh almost took the lead with an effort from Andrew Parry after a goalmouth scramble which crashed off the crossbar with shouts claiming the ball crossed the line however the officials were having none of it.

Onto penalties and Colonys Fraser Davidson alongside Blackhall of Fraserburgh dispatched their spot-kicks, Scott Murison then had his spot-kick saved before Scott Webster put Colony ahead, Cepulis of Fraserburgh put his penalty into the bottom left hand corner before an effort from Finlay Murdoch was denied by an outstretched save from Andrew Dunbar.

Fraserburgh went on from there, Andrew Parry tucked away his spot-kick before a Taylor Chapman penalty went wide, Fraserburgh sealed the Presidents Cup with a Ewan Bloomfield penalty.

A great game of football with congratulations going to Fraserburgh Link-Up and commiserations to Colony Park.

Final Result: 1-1 after extra time, 4-2 Fraserburgh Link-Up on penalties

Lineups

Colony Park
Fraserburgh Link-Up
1. Fraser Wiseman
2. Fraser Davidson
3. Taylor Chapman
4. Connor Killoh
5. Scott Webster
6. Jack Lovett
7. Sam McAlley
8. Jay Halliday
9. Niall Tosh
10. Craig Anderson
12. Ben Pratt
14. Andrew Simond
15. Finlay Murdoch
16. Stuart Smith
17. William Hutchison
1. Andrew Dunbar
2. Billy Crockett
4. Glen Wyness
5. Owen Blackhall
6. Ross Coutts
9. Ryan Strachan
11. Scott Murison
15. Lewis Noble
16. Sean Henderson
17. Andrew Parry
19. Ewan Bloomfield
20. Kieran Shewan
21. Mantas Cepulis
22. Kyle Skinner
Star Player
Colony Park
Fraserburgh Link-Up
Jay Halliday - Worked hard in midfield and should have scored.
Owen Blackhall - Was good at the back and scored the equaliser.
Magic Moment
Colony Park
Fraserburgh Link-Up
The goal from Andrew Simond before half time.
The penalty from Ewan Bloomfield which won Fraserburgh Link-Up the 2017-18 Under 16s Presidents Cup.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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