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Elite win Winton Trophy with good performance

Dyce BC 2

Kelly 24, Douglas 32

Sunnybank Elite 6

Whyte 11, 49, 65, Bennett 30, Buchan 62, Taylor 68
  • Sunday, 26 May 2019
  • Spain Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Winton Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Sunnybank Elite came out on top in the Under 14s Winton Trophy final beating Dyce 6-2 with a fantastic second half performance after there was nothing to seperate the teams at half time. Two cracking sides served up a cracking cup final for the neutral however Dyce were caught a little bit cold in the second period as Sunnybank Elite won their first ever trophy.

Dyce had the first real chance of the game on six minute with Callum Kelly having a good opportunity go wide after being released through on goal. A good sign of promise from the blue and white hoops however no return in front of goal.

The opening goal of the game arrived on 11 minutes. Cody Whyte was instrumental for Elite and it was a bit of hard work from the young striker that led to the opening goal after breaking through into the box before seeing his initial effort parried by Lewis Munro before Whyte tapped away the opener.

Nogosa Uwadiae almost pulled Dyce level again straight after and Nogosa showed how good a player he is, a good ball by Clark Sharp found the attacker but a good save by Louis Amann denied the Dyce forward.

On 24 minutes, it was 1-1 with Callum Kelly making amends for missing the opening opportunity with a good finish finding the bottom left corner from the edge of the box past Amann to guide Dyce level and was probably important in making this cup final the way it turned out into a good game of football.

Sunnybank re-took the lead once again on 30 minutes after Liam Smith forced a fantastic ball into the area which wasn't cleared properly by the Dyce backline and there was Jackson Bennett in the middle of the park to help his team again with another good finish which gave Munro no chance.

Dyce kicked off straight away after the goal and set their intentions to bring themselves back into the game immediately with the ball being forced out wide before a foul was given on the edge of the box, on 32 minutes. It was 2-2 after a fantastic free kick by Robert Douglas found the top right hand corner to bring Dyce back into the contest.

  • Half Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 2-2
  • Sunnybank Elite

This was going to be a half dominated by Sunnybank Elite however Dyce registered the first attempt of the half with Callum Robertson's cross finding Douglas however the header went wide. Sunnybank recovered after that and put in a great performance for the remaining half a nour of the final.

Whyte gave Elite the lead again and there was no looking back after that when he guided a fine effort into the back of the net sneaking the ball into the goal past an exposed Dyce backline who did try their hardest to try and retrieve the ball from crossing the line on 49 minutes.

Cup finals are made for big game players to shine and Josh Buchan certainly did his part at the back however also had the ability to get on the scoresheet for Elite on 62 minutes, a great ball was swung into the box again and a good header by the captain was headed into the bottom left corner to end the game as a contest in the final.

Liam Cowie has been an important player for Elite this season with a couple of goals alongside a series of assists and another assist led to goal number five for the whites, Cowies ball came in which was met by Cody Whyte who met the ball perfectly to bang the ball beyond Munro.

Mackenzie Taylor put the finishing touches to a good performance for Sunnybank with nice driven finish, the scoreline a bit harsh on Dyce however Elite are a joy to watch when they play their football and have definitely progressed over the last few years.

Sunnybank Elite will now change their name next season as they link-up with Highland League side Inverurie Locos next season in what is shaping up to be a positive move for all parties, it's all about progression for everybody involved in this match and the Under 15s A league is shaping out to be exciting next campaign.

  • Full Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 2-6
  • Sunnybank Elite


Dyce BC
Sunnybank Elite
13. Lewis Munro
2. Jez Durward
3. Dylan Boyce
4. Louis Rencontre
5. Connor Dalglish
6. Clark Sharp
7. Callum More
8. Robert Douglas
9. Damon Collins
11. Max Cheung
14. Callum Robertson
15. Nogosa Uwadiae
16. Callum Kelly
17. Thomas Mackenzie
18. Grant Moroney
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
Dyce BC
Sunnybank Elite
Callum Kelly - a few choices to choose from from however Callum led the line very well for Dyce and scored a good goal, was unlucky to be on the losing side.
Cody Whyte - Showed a different and positive side to his game in this one, a deserved hat-trick and was very vibrant.
Magic Moment
Dyce BC
Sunnybank Elite
The second goal through Robert Douglas - a fantastic free kick from the young midfielder.
The final whistle meaning the first trophy ever for Sunnybank Elite.
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