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Lewis hit cloud nine as Scottish Cup dream lives on

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Lewis United Youth
Dalmuir Park United
Youngson 2
Swan 5, 20
Ross 8
MacKenzie 12, 26, 37
Smith 50, 68


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By David Reid
YFS North Region Reporter
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Dalmuir made the trip North with themselves being in the A league, in the Dumbartonshire FDL, and in the bottom half of it, they faced a great footballing side in Lewis United, The Aberdeen side sent them home to think again as a Barcelona minded attack was on United's mind and it saw them gain four goals after 12 minutes and seven goals by half time.

It was a frosty start to the day but the frost soon lifted and it meant play was allowed to get underway, Lewis started with all guns blazing right from the off and a good passing move saw the ball threaded into Greg Johnstone and the small player was able to get past a Dalmuir defender before edging himself into the box when he was one on one with James Robson, the big keeper brought him down and referee Derek Mitchell pointed straight to the spot, Callum Youngson stepps up to take it and puts it into the bottom right hand corner.

Lewis were to double their advtantage just moments later after Clark Petrie was able to feed in ex Dyce striker Mark Swan who then found a bit of space before curling it right down the middle with the hosts going raptures due to the start they made and there was no hiding space for the travelling players.

That is due to Lewis Ross adding to the scoresheet with another great move which cut open the Damuir defence after Conor Dickie passing into Barry Smith who then feeded in Ross who managed to curl it into the top left hand corner which was unstoppable for Robson in the United goal.

After that very comfortable start Lewis were high in confidence and it saw Daniel MacKenzie grab the first goal of a hat-trick that he persued after he recieved the ball from Greg Johnstone before going past two Dalmuir defenders before being one on one with Robson and MacKenzie had enough composure to stick it through his legs and into the net.

The next wait for a goal arrived just eight minutes later after MacKenzie turned from scorer to provider after the deadly forward managed to find Mark Swan and then from just outside the box he managed to fizzle the shot into the back of the net which caught out the United defence and goalkeeper and made sure he got a brace.

For the Lewis support, officials and players to be jumping on their feet again they just had to wait six minutes after Barry Smith was to provide another assist after his inviting cross came in from the left hand side which met Daniel MacKenzie who managed to curl it round Robson for his second of the game.

Full credit to Dalmuir for not giving up and they shamefully had to lose another goal before half time after another inviting ball came in by Greg Johnstone which was met by Daniel McKenzie who then managed to get past James Robson in the visting goal before placing the ball right down the middle of the net.

Half Time: Lewis United Youth 7-0 Dalmuir Park United

The Lewis attack minded team did enough in the first half and were made to rest their legs as the hosts' coaching staff made five changes, after a team talk by the Dalmuir coach they went out to try and rediscover the kind of football that they are used to playing.

Lewis added an 8th on 50 minutes after a long ball by Mark Swan found hat-trick striker Daniel MacKenzie who then got himself into a dangerous position before cutting the ball into Barry Smith who made full dividends of the build-up by putting the ball into an empty net.

Park had to thank goalkeeper James Robson for keeping them in the game after another inviting cross was sent in by Liam Grant on the right hand side which was met by tall striker Mark Swan but another tall guy James Robson denied Swan a hat-trick after a stunning save.

The Aberdeen side already had the last 16 in their sights but Barry Smith made sure they were continuing their road to Airdrie after recieving the ball from Daniel MacKenzie before pounding his way into the box and keeping his composure by firing it low and hard into the bottom left hand corner past Robson in the Park goal.

Last season's ADJFA league champions kept attacking at their visitors but were caught offside on numerous occasions and the hosts coaching staff were looking to get a tenth goal and it didn't come however they are delighted with the way they played, Dalmuir never gave up in the game and James Robson and Paul McKelvie were Parks two best players and didn't give up even when the game was out of their sight.

Lewis United coach Ryan Bruce was full of praise for his boys after the game saying "We atre obviously delighted to be progressing, we played some really good football especially on the flanks, at half time so that the boys could get minutes we decided to roll the boys that were on the bench on."

Full Time: Lewis United Youth 9-0 Dalmuir Park United

Lewis United Youth Dalmuir Park United
1. Edward Flinn
2. Angus Burrows
3. Liam Grant
4. Bradley Strachan
5. Conor Dickie
6. Barry Smith
7. Callum Youngson
8. Daniel MacKenzie
9. Liam Malcolm
10. Mark Swan
11.  Lewis Masson
14. Lewis Ross
15. Kristian Schmid
16. Marc Lawrence
18. Clark Petrie
20. Greg Johnstone
1. James Robson
14. Iain Scholes
3. Paul McKelvie
4. Jack McLaren
5. Aidan Rowan
6. Liam Monaghan
7. Ross Gillon
8. Ethan Awcock
9. Scott McLaren
10. Sean McAuley
11. Scott Mathieson
12. Ryan Buchanan
15. Stephen McNaught
16. Callum Clark

Daniel MacKenzie was on fire all afternoon, fired a great hat-trick and some assists.
James Robson kept the scoreline down with some great saves.
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