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Broomhill repeat last four trick with Star win

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Broomhill Juniors
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U17 SYFA Challenge Cup - QF
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By David Reid
YFS North Region Reporter
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Broomhill Juniors vs Elgin Star - Under 17sThis Scottish Cup quarter final match certainly saw a lot of goals however there weren't a lot of clear chances for either team. It was also a match that saw 7 different players getting on the scoresheet and Broomhill seal their place in the semi finals - the same stage where they got to last season.

The Fife outfit registered the first chance of the match after Malvern Edson delivered a quality ball into the box which was met by Jack Stewart however it just went over the bar. A bit of luck was to come from Star just in a short while though.

Broomhill then had a chance through striker Aaron Cox who pulled his way past Charlie Simpson before unleashing an effort on goal, it went over. Maybe a bit of a bend on the strike and it could easily of found its way into the net.

Elgin took the lead and what a strike to open the scoring. Sean Stewart was allowed time and space to try and unlock the Broomhill keyhole and he did so with a 40 yard stunner which found the top right hand corner.

Juniors were to hit back just a minute later as they broke on the rampage and the ball came to James Dunbar on the left wing who delivered a brilliant ball for Cox. The striker knocked the ball past Cameron Lambie in the Star goal to put his side back on level terms.

Half Time: Broomhill Juniors 1-1 Elgin Star

Broomhill took the lead for the first time in the game after Juniors played some good football and the ball came to Dillon Whyte, whose shot went in via a deflection off Star defender Jack Stewart. 

Juniors nearly doubled their advantage five minutes later after a great ball came in by goalscorer Cox, which was met by fellow forward James Dunbar. Dunbar produced a superb header towards goal but unfortunately for him it smacked off the right hand post.

Star knew that if they were to stay in the Scottish Cup a goal was required and they nearly got one through Malvern Edson, who hit a brilliant 20 yard strike. However, it was blocked by defender Connor Thomson.

Broomhill Juniors vs Elgin Star - Under 17sIn the closing minutes Elgin Star were given a lifeline when the referee awarded a penalty disputed by the home side. Andy Milne stepped up and placed the ball into the bottom left hand corner to keep his team's hopes alive.

Full Time: Broomhill Juniors 2-2 Elgin Star

As extra time kicked off the Broomhill dug-out elected to start with Aaron Cox and James Dunbar on the bench and Broomhill didn't look like creating a lot in that period. The two strikers then came on and made an impact.

Juniors were awarded a penalty of their own after Dillon Whyte was brought down in the area by Iain Russell. It was taken by ex-Aberdeen player Glen Smith who calmly dispatched it into the bottom left hand corner.

The home side then got another present just before half time after the smallest player on the park, Declan Urquhart, sent a lovely ball in from the right hand side. It was missed by all the Star defenders and went all the way to James Dunbar who smashed it past Lambie.

In the second half there was a sense of hope for Elgin after Edson cracked home a 30 yard strike past Nat Benstead in the Juniors goal. However they were unable to score again and the North East side celebrated their second successive last four appearance of the national competition.

Final Result: Broomhill Juniors 4-3 Elgin Star (AET)

Broomhill Juniors Elgin Star
1. Nat Benstead
12. Connor Thomson
3. Ewan Ritchie
4. Shaun Kirkpatrick
5. Max Townson
6. Dillon Whyte
7. Declan Urquhart 
9. Aaron Cox
10. Liam Paterson
18. James Dunbar
2. Calum Thomson
16. Ross Gibson
24. Glen Smith 
22. Gavin Emslie 

1. Cameron Lambie
2. Rhonan Williamson
3. Charlie Simpson
4. Iain Russell
5. Jack Stewart
6. Sean Stewart
7. Calum Reid
8. Michael Joyce
9. Liam Queen
10. Malvern Edson
11. Graham Lowson
14. Dylan McCulloch
15. Calum Craig
16. Calum Allardice
17. Lee Smith
18. Aaron Parkinson
Lots of players came on and off however my vote goes to Aaron Cox for his goal and his whole hearted running, a mention also goes to James Dunbar.
Malvern Edson gave the Broomhill defence problems and scored a good goal.

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