Underdogs Westdyke produced a great team performance to deliver a thoroughly deserved win over their Under 16 A League counterparts Albion in an energy sapping warm Sunday lunchtime Presidents cup final at Uniconn Park.
Albion started the strongest with two early chances in the first 10 minutes, firstly in the 5th minute a well struck 20 yard free kick from Albions man of the match Logan Watt was well saved by Westdyke keeper Brogan Coates. Five minutes later another shot from Watt was saved again by Coates.
In the 12th minute, Westdyke had their first shot on target when a 20 yard shot from Gary Coutts was plucked out of the air by Albions number 1 Murray Burns. Six minutes later a volley from Albions Watt went narrowly past the Westdyke left hand post.
A flurry of activity followed in the 20th minute when Westdykes Harrison Bratton shot over the bar after his strike partner and man of the match Greig Main’s strike was blocked and fell straight to Bratton.
Fifteen minutes of midfield battling followed, then in the 37th minute Albion’s Tate Duthie’s corner made it into the 6 yard box where teammate Lewis MacDonald got his first sight of goal but unfortunately pulled his shot wide of Coates’ right hand post.
The final chance of an even first half came in the last minute where a volley from Westdykes Bratton was deflected over the bar well by Albion’s Keilan Bremner.