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Albion win Eddie Mannall Trophy beating Sunnybank

Banks O'Dee Albion 4

Anderson 12, 52, Livingstone 21, Stevenson 47

Sunnybank Elite 0

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Banks O'Dee Albion sealed the double with a fantastic performance winning 4-0 against Sunnybank Elite at Ian Mair Park, Dyce Juniors. Albion deserved the win with Elite showing a lack of ambition at both sides of the park.

Albion had the opening chance of the game with talented midfielder Sam Walker having an effort thwarted by Louis Amann after Corey Stevenson had a clear cut effort on goal, this was the latest in a barrage of attacks from the Spain Park outfit, Elite showed a lack of ambition and panicked when going forward.

Apart from that chance, the opening five minutes was subdued in terms of chances on what was a warm sunny day at Ian Mair Park, Dyce, both sides tried to play football with Albion showing that bit extra intensity which was the difference during the first half.

On 9 minutes, Rory Anderson was proving to be a handful for the Elite backline and the tall striker was in on goal once again with the striker having a shot parried by Amann before the ball came back to the forward whose effort was straight at Amann. Stevie Livingstone then tried his luck from 15 yards which was blocked on the goal line by Devon Duguid of Elite.

Banks O'Dee Albion took the lead inside 14 minutes with the talented forward duo of Rory Anderson and Corey Stevenson linking up well together again, a good ball by the latter was met by Anderson who struck home a fantastic finish into the net.

Stevie Livingstone made it 2-0 on 21 minutes after a good run into the box by the midfielder saw him find the bottom right hand corner with a good hit which was the catalyst behind what was going to be a fantastic Albion performance.

Sunnybank came into the game a bit more as the game approached half time with MacKenzie Taylor having a chance denied by Owen Forsyth in the Albion goal and Cody Whyte also having a chance for Elite forcing Forsyth to tip the ball round for a corner kick.

The 2nd half started at a subdued tempo for both teams with Albion's Jake Cocker having the first shot on goal with a volley which was saved comfortably by Amann in the Sunnybank goal, Amann did very well to keep the scoreline down on certain periods in the game with a lack of collectiveness outfield from Elite the reason why.

Elite did have the ball in the net on 42 minutes with Whyte being denied by the offside flag, it was unfortunate from their perspective as Sunnybank did enough in the 2nd half to warrant themselves on the scoresheet however this was denied by the second assistant referee.

On 47 minutes, Albion made it 3-0 with Corey Stevenson twisting and turning his way into the box before sliding home a fine move and finish past Amann and Stevenson getting on the scoresheet was just rewards for a hard days work from the small striker - height shouldn't be a problem in youth football and Stevenson showed his quality in front of a healthy crowd.

The game was over and done with as a contest on 52 minutes with the final goal of the game heading towards Banks O'Dee Albion, Stevenson linked up well with Anderson again with the formers ball finding Anderson who guided home a fine finish beyond Amann into the net, Albion got the ball into some fantastic positions and denied Elite any chance to play.

Congratulations to Banks O'Dee Albion and commiserations to Elite.


Banks O'Dee Albion
Sunnybank Elite
1. Owen Forsyth
2. Jake Cocker
3. Jason Selbie
5. Callum McGregor
6. Hamish McKay
7. Stevie Livingstone
8. Sam Walker
9. Corey Stevenson
10. Scott Milne
11. Alfie Knox
12. Rory Anderson
14. Corey Stevenson
15. Brendan Madden
16. Marcel Okeakwa
17. Ben Brown
18. Mitchell Watson
1. Louis Amann
2. Max Innes
3. Mackenzie Taylor
4. Innes Paton
5. Josh Buchan
6. Sean Dickie
7. Liam Cowie
8. Jackson Bennett
9. Cody Whyte
10. Owen McKenzie
11. Liam Smith
12. Stephen Peters
14. Drew McDermid
15. Devon Duguid
17. Connor MacLeod
Star Player
Banks O'Dee Albion
Sunnybank Elite
Rory Anderson - The big striker hit a double and was a part of everything positive.
Cody Whyte - Tried his best for a disappointing Elite side.
Magic Moment
Banks O'Dee Albion
Sunnybank Elite
The fourth goal was well worked, a good ball by Stevenson and Anderson headed in.
The goal denied by Cody Whyte.

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