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Albion are league champions after Cove draw

Banks O'Dee Albion 1

Walker 36

Cove Youth FC 1

Scott 61
  • Thursday, 18 April 2019
  • Spain Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Spree ADJFA A League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Banks O'Dee sealed their fate winning the A league title with a 1-1 draw against Cove Youth, after stringing together a streak of wins against teams around them and at the bottom, it was going to be a case of when rather than if the league title was heading to Spain Park.

Cove, got to the Scottish Cup final last season and have enjoyed a fantastic season despite not having any silverware to match, Mark Robb's side played some very good football and have caught the eye amongst many this campaign. They still have some developing to do with regards to growth.

The visitors had the first real chance of the game through the talented Mark Scott who gave Albion problems in front of goal, a good effort from the forward was denied by Owen Forsyth.

Chances were end to end for both teams with Albion next trying their luck in front of goal, a ball by Stevie Livingstone found Scott Milne who volleyed towards goal however the shot ended up out of Spain Park and hitting the seagull. Josh Robb had a free kick at the other end thwarted by Forsyth.

Albion got into the game as the half progressed, Sam Walker was a machine in the middle of the park for the hosts and he twisted and turned past the Cove defence before a solo effort was turned away by Lloyd Sharp in the Cove goal.

Sharp did his bit to make sure it was 0-0 going into half time saving a close range effort by Rory Anderson before Marcel Okeakawa tried his luck from the edge of the box which Sharp dealt with. Mark Scott had the final chance of the half for Cove however it went wide.

  • Half Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 0-0
  • Cove Youth FC

The opening goal of the game arrived and it came 48 seconds after the restart, a great assist came in by Adam Gordon which was met by Sam Walker who volleyed home past Sharp to guide Albion the lead.

Banks O'Dee Albion had a terriffic opportunity to make it 2-0 on 55 minutes with a free kick by Stevie Livingstone saved by Lloyd Sharp, Cove kicked on towards the end of the game in a half dominated by a lack of desire from either team to play on the deck football.

Cove equalised on 61 minutes, a fantastic ball found its way to Mark Scott who broke into the box before finding the roof of the net past Owen Forsyth with a great effort to guide Cove level and give themselves a deserved share of the spoils.

Full time and it finished 1-1 with Banks O'Dee Albion doing enough on the night to warrant them league champions however Cove did give them a battling game of football with both teams playing the right way. Congratulations to Banks O'Dee Albion Under 14s on winning the league. After a transition season last campaign, coaches Kenny Clubb and Roger Ross have kicked on this season and are a joy to watch.

  • Full Time:
  • Banks O'Dee Albion
  • 1-1
  • Cove Youth FC

Lineups

Banks O'Dee Albion
Cove Youth FC
21. Owen Forsyth
2. Jack Cocker
3. Jason Selbie
5. Callum McGregor
6. Hamish McKay
7. Stevie Livingstone
8. Sam Walker
9. Adam Gordon
10. Scott Milne
11. Alfie Knox
12. Rory Anderson
14. Corey Stevenson
15. Brendan Madden
16. Marcel Okeakawa
17. Ben Brown
18. Mitchel Watson
1. Lloyd Sharp
4. Liam Duthie
5. Jake Kelly
6. Ramsay Davidson
7. Anton Chauvin
8. Charlie Rothnie
9. Danny Robertson
10. Lucas Whyte
11. Josh Robb
12. Kasen Seed
14. Innes Duncan
15. Mark Scott
16. Jamie Rennie
17. Callum Christie
18. Calum Somers
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Cove Youth FC
Sam Walker - Worked hard in midfield, showed some very good touches on the ball and also scored the goal.
Mark Scott, Mark worked hard up front for Cove and scored a good goal in what was a fantastic finish.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Cove Youth FC
The volley by Walker.
The strike by Scott.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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