Westdyke CC won the Belmont Trophy with a fantastic footballing performance, overcoming an enthusiastic Lewis United Youth side 7-3. Disappointment from the Dyce defeat recently in the Stonehaven Youth Trophy final was quickly vanished with some good individual outings alongside a fantastic team performance.
Lewis United started the game well and came quickly out of the traps, with the game just a minute old. The first chance appeared for the green and white hoops with Brunon Paszkiewicz having a good opportunity denied by Daniel Neish in the Westdyke goal. A good team move at the other end of the park almost led to the opening goal on five minutes. Matthew Petermann found Jamie Maclellan however his effort by the midfielder went wide following a good team move.
Ken McKenzie was playing his last game for Lewis United and he couldn't have dreamed for a better start than taking the lead on 10 minutes. A good shot was blocked before Olek Dlugosz kept his cool to dispatch the opener past Neish who made some good saves irrespective of letting in three goals.
Westdyke were always going to respond and they equalised on 22 minutes. Jamie Maclellan once again pulled the strings in the heart of the midfield and then had the accuracy to follow up with it afterwards by taking the ball on the edge of the box before curling a fantastic effort into the back of the net off the post. The game was evenly poised at that point with Jack Youngson having a free kick for Lewis go wide shortly afterwards.
Stewart Simpson has turned out to be a good signing for Westdyke and made his mark on the cup final by giving Westdyke the lead for the first time during the match on 34 minutes. Scott Coull broke his way into the box and had an effort parried by the Lewis goalkeeper before Simpson struck the ball into the net from an acute angle.