The top two teams in the Spree Under 15’s A league table played out a pulsating cup final that swung both ways before ending in a sudden death penalty shoot-out where Dyce prevailed making them Cup winners. Glenury Park was bathed in sunshine although there was still a nip in the air as the teams battled out to become Stonehaven Youth Cup champions of 2019.
The first chance of the game fell to Westdyke in the sixth minute when Jamie MacLellan had a free kick from 20 yards which he shot over the crossbar.
In the ninth minute Dyce’s man of the match Reagan Rintoul played the ball down the left flank to Jackson Pirie who played a great ball across the six yard box which was finished well by Jos McLaren to put Dyce 1-0 up.
Westdyke immediately tried to respond when after some nice passing at the edge of the Dyce box, Lewis Dalgarno switched play to the unmarked Callum Nicol whos left footed curling strike was well saved by Dyce keeper, Kris Abernethy.
In the fifteenth minute a sweeping move saw Westdyke’s Matthew Petterman breaking forward. He played the ball to MacLellan whose right footed effort went just right of the Dyce left hand post.
Westdyke continued to press and in the twenty first minute their corner was partially cleared but the ball dropped to Dalgarno who shot wide.
Five minutes later, Dyce almost doubled their lead when a corner was met by Ewan Skinner on the edge of the six yard box but it flew just wide.
A minute later, there was a great double save from Westdyke’s keeper Mark O’Donnell when he parried a shot from Pirie and got up to smother the ball before Ryan Park could finish.
In the final minute of the half, Westdyke grabbed their equaliser when a cross from Danny Belfors reached Callum Nicol whose floated header cleared Abernethy and rippled the net to make it 1-1 going into the break.