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Newtonhill produce stunning comeback at windy Stonehaven

Stonehaven YFC 2

Waters 8, McGillvary 17

Newtonhill BC 3

Davidson 45, Anderson 70, Flockhart 73
  • Saturday, 23 February 2019
  • Mineralwell Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Spree ADJFA A League

On a windy day at Mineralwell Park we saw the very definition of a “game of two halves” where Stonehaven YFC City took the lead going into halftime, but the turn of the tide was yet to come as in the second half, late drama saw Newtonhill BC take the three points and continue their resurgence in the Spree 16’s A league.

The first half was evidently all Stonehaven. This started as early as the fifth minute as Stonehaven's Lee Taggart drilled a shot but was matched and well saved and kept in the grasp of Newtonhill’s goalkeeper Archie Spence.

Three minutes later Stonehaven's moment of the match occured when a cross from Stonehaven’s Fergus Carnie was met by their striker and Man of the Match Jay Waters in the air who headed it into the keepers path, who parried it back out to Waters who didn’t miss the rebound to make it 1-0 to Stonehaven.

Only two minutes later Carnie got a shot of his own but it was saved well by the Newtonhill goalkeeper who was the Man of the Match for Newtonhill after a stellar performance.

In the 12th minute captain Fraser Jamieson of Stonehaven shot across the face of the goal but misses the target past the far left post.

The lead was then doubled as Ross McGillivray distracted goalkeeper Spence and the goalie accidentally let the ball go past him leaving McGillivray with an open net to make it 2-0.

In the 29th minute a ball from Waters to Carnie saw him one-on-one with the Newtonhill goalkeeper and forces the keeper to pull off a great save.

Newtonhill’s moment of the match saw Stonehaven captain Fraser Jamieson strike a beautiful knuckle ball which was spectacularly saved by the goalkeeper Archie Spence.

  • Half Time:
  • Stonehaven YFC
  • 2-0
  • Newtonhill BC

The second half began and with it came exactly what Newtonhill needed, a goal. In the 45th minute a ball in from Josh Shand saw Hamish Davidson blast a header home from six yards to reduce the deficit and make it 2-1.

There was then a big dry patch in terms of shots and excitement in the game but that all changed when in the 70th minute a shot saved by Stonehaven keeper Harris Mitchell was parried to Jason Anderson whose shot hit the keepers leg but that wasn't enough to keep it out and that tied the game at 2-2.

Then in the 73rd minute a winning goal came to Newtonhill when a mazy run from Kian Flockhart for about 20 yards saw him shoot and score and sent the Newtonhill coaches and players alike into wild celebrations, as their team claimed the winner and three points that they will feel they needed and deserved.

Commiserations to Stonehaven on a devastating loss that has to be hard to take but a brilliant fight back from Newtonhill sees them as deserved winners in the end.

  • Full Time:
  • Stonehaven YFC
  • 2-3
  • Newtonhill BC

Lineups

Stonehaven YFC
Newtonhill BC
1. Harris Mitchell
2. Kyle Beattie
3. Jack McNicol
4. Jake Marsay
5. Lee Taggart
6. Scott Laing
7. Jamie Gowans
8. Jack Innes
9. Fergus Carnie
10. Jay Waters
11. Ross McGillivary
12. Ben Duncan
14. Kyle Phillips
17. Fraser Jamieson
19. Rikki Gilchrist
22. Alix Griffiths
1. Archie Spence
2. Danny Cartney
3. Jason Anderson
4. Hamish Davidson
5. Luke Cowen
6. Jack Turner
7. Kian Flockhart
8. Grant Peddie
9. Josh Shand
10. Josh Middler
11. Ryan Nicol
12. James Ogilvie
15. Daniel Belford
18. Ben Benzie
Star Player
Stonehaven YFC
Newtonhill BC
Jay Waters
Archie Spence
Magic Moment
Stonehaven YFC
Newtonhill BC
Stonehaven's moment of the match occurED when a cross from Stonehaven’s Fergus Carnie was met by their striker and Man of the Match Jay Waters in the air, who headed it into the keepers path, who parried it back out to Waters who didn’t miss the rebound to make it 1-0 to Stonehaven.
Newtonhill’s moment of the match saw Stonehaven captain Fraser Jamieson strike a beautiful knuckle ball which was spectacularly saved by the goalkeeper Archie Spence.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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