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Underdogs Westdyke triumph over Banks of Dee Albion in Presidents Cup

Westdyke CC 2

Main 43, Coutts 68

Banks O'Dee Albion 0

  • Sunday, 28 April 2019
  • Uniconn Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Presidents Cup

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.

  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 0-0
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

A fast start to the second half came when Westdykes Chino Orisakwe cut in from the right flank but his well struck shot was saved low down by Albions Burns.

The first goal of the game came in the 43rd minute. A misdirected header from Albion’s Watt bounced unchallenged into the six yard box and was neatly tucked away into the bottom left hand corner of the Albion net by Westdykes Main.

Albion tried to regain a foothold in the match and in the 55th minute Watt’s 25 yard run gave him a sight of goal, but his long range effort came to nothing.

After a spell of pushing for the equaliser Albion were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out in the 62nd minute. Watt’s well struck curling free kick cleared the wall but couldn’t beat Westdyke goalie Coates who saved well low to his right. This being Albions moment of the match.

The next goal in this game was always going to be crucial, and Westdyke grabbed it and with it came their moment of the match. Westdyke Coutts picked up the ball 40 yards out and weaved his way past three strong challenges into the box where he kept his composure and curled it past Albion’s Burns into the right hand side netting.

A goal worthy of winning any cup final, Coutts wasn’t the only one in the family celebrating this weekend with his brother Paul sealing a place in the English Premier League with Sheffield United.

Albion kept pushing right to the end but eventually came up short as Westdyke became winners of the 2019 under 16’s Presidents cup.

Well done to both teams who played out a highly entertaining and skillful cup final.

  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke CC
  • 2-0
  • Banks O'Dee Albion

Lineups

Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
1. Brogan Coates
2. Gregor Alexander
3. Eden Greig
5. Matthew Riddell
6. Lewis Imary
7. Aaron Angus
9. Greig Main
10. Harrison Bratton
11. Chino Oriksawe
14. Gary Coutts
16. Kieran Gammie
18. Shay McKinney
19. Kyle Grant
20. Sol Collins
1. Murray Burns
3. Tait Duthie
5. Lewis MacDonald
7. Jordan Lynch
8. Cameron Jappy
9. Lyall Keir
10. Logan Watt
11. Charlie Stewart
12. Reece Cameron
14. Josh Byers
15. Oliver Minshull
18. Fraser Duncan
19. Kellan Bremner
Star Player
Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
Greig Main - pace and skill were a constant threat to the Albion backline.
Logan Watt - at the centre of all of Albions chances and attacking play
Magic Moment
Westdyke CC
Banks O'Dee Albion
Coutts picked up the ball 40 yards out and weaved his way past three strong challenges into the box where he kept his composure and curled it past Albion’s Burns into the right hand side netting. A goal worthy of winning any cup final.
Albion were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out in the 62nd minute. Watt’s well struck curling free kick cleared the wall but couldn’t beat Westdyke goalie Coates who saved well low to his right.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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