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Dyce are too strong for battling Cove

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Cove BC Under 15s
Dyce BC Under 15s
Competition: Stonehaven Youth Trophy Final
Venue: Glenury Park, Stonehaven
Date: 19/05/2012
Author: David Reid
24 hours after Dyce Under 13s beat Banchory Swifts 7-0 in the Colony Park Cup final the next stop was at Stonehaven for the Stonehaven Youth Trophy Final which would have Cove BC, C League Champions, up against the powerhouses of Juvenile Football in Aberdeen, Dyce BC, who were crowned A League champions recently.
It was a South against North Contest with both teams based either side of Aberdeen and before the game Cove were confident they could claim a result and shock all the odds but Dyce were too strong for them in the end winning 4-1 thanks to goals from Daniel Middler, John Bruce, Thomas Johnston and Grant Corbett with Greg Pickard getting a consolation for Cove.
Cove beat Colony on the way to the final and they showed Dyce that they can compete with A league teams, with this being there 1st season they had to play in the C league and they didn't give Dyce any time on the ball and Cove started the first 10 minutes the better side.
But Dyce do come at you and they took the lead in the 14th minute when a long free kick sent in by Thomas Johnston was met byJohn Bruce who headed it into the pathway of Daniel Middler who slammed it past Redha Nacef.
Cove did get the heads up though and Paul Steele had a 20 yard free kick which was blocked by right back Ben Garrett and Dyce cleared it to safety but that was a warning for Dyce of things to come.
The goal of the game came with the equaliser when after some great passing team work the ball came to Greg Pickard 25 yards from goal who let fly whose effort hit the post and in which caught Dyce goalkeeper Grant Yates out by surprise and made sure they were in level again at half time.

Half Time: Cove BC Under 15s 1-1 Dyce BC Under 15s

After Dyce went into the changing rooms and regenerated they got into the game again in the 2nd half and they threatened Cove within 5 minutes of starting when Kyle Bellu's right hand sided cross was met by Daniel Middler but it was blocked out for a corner.
Kyle Bellu and Daniel Middler were linking up well and Middler headed on the ball into the path of Bellu whose 15 yard half volley just went whiskers wide.
The pressure paid off and Dyce went ahead once again when John Bruce got on the end of a good ball and drove into the penalty area where he placed it beyond Redha Nacef.
Dyce attacked at the Cove goal again with John Bruce recieving the ball from Ben Garrett and Bruce then fired it towards goal which was blocked on the line by David Omernik.
The A league Champions then had a 2 goal cushion to enjoy when Ben Leslie's dipping ball found Thomas Johnston who finished with composure putting his effort into the top right hand corner.
There was only one winner after that and Grant Corbett rounded off the scoring when he recieved a through ball from Greg Smart who then placed it beyond the keeper for a cool finish.
There was only going to be one winner but Cove can be credited for creating a good final and the spectators thought it was the best final they'd seen in years.
Full Time: Cove BC Under 15s 1-4 Dyce BC Under 15s
Cove BC Under 15s
Dyce BC Under 15s
1. Redha Nacef
2. Greg Pickard
15. Cleowyn Viegas
4. David Omernik
5. Ryan Sinclair
6. Paul Steele
17. Arron Nicol
8. Cameron McLeod
9. Liam Burnett
10. Robert Troup
14. Neil Cooper
12. Liam Grant
3. Matthew Davies
18. Connor Robertson
7. Cameron McBain
16 Bailey Craig
1. Grant Yates
2. Ben Garrett
3. Darren Hewitt
4. Michael Duncan
5. Cameron Christie
6. Finlay Swan
7. John Bruce
8. Kyle Bellu
9. Daniel Middler
10. Thomas Johnston
11. Kris Borland
12. Jack Tait
18. Ben Leslie
14. Greg Smart
15. Cameron Pashley
16. Grant Corbett
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David Reid

David has been a YFS team member since January 2011 and has gone from strength to strength and is now the communications operator for the North region.
As well as his YFS duties Mr Reid also covers other sporting events with newspapers including the Evening Express which is one of the local papers in Aberdeen.
David was the 1st North region reporter for YFS and his experience has helped the other reporters who have joined settle in. In July 2012 David got the young journalist of the year award.
David has been proud of achievements to date and couldn't be more thankful for YFS.


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