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Westdyke pip Newmachar to advance in cup

Westdyke BC 1

Mackie 48

Newmachar United 0

  • Saturday, 23 November 2013
  • Lawsondale Pitches
  • Under 17´s
  • Raymond Kelly Association Trophy
Newmachar’s keeper Connon Bain drew the plaudits on a as he kept Westdyke at bay but was unable to prevent the inevitable as Westdyke battled into the third round of the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy through Craig Mackie’s well worked goal when he meeting a contentious freekick at Bain’s near post to finish just beyond reach of the young keeper.
Within minutes of the start Westdyke began to eek out control capitalizing as they poured numbers onto an underwhelming Newmachar midfield with Mackie leading the charge, dictating through seamless passing and remarkable vision to stretch the red and black of Newmachar thinly over the pitch.
Unsurprisingly the first chance of the half fell to Mackie as he saw an initial header saved well by Bain only to be denied once again, firing the rebound straight at Bain from all of five yards. It was however, not long before Andrew Davidson was presented Westdyke’s next chance as he latched on to a superb Logie McKay pass only to be denied by an onrushing Bain.
What followed was a succession of textbook examples of goalkeeping brilliance as Bain continued to guard the Newmachar goal from the likes of Westdyke’s; Mackie, Mitchell and Reid. Newmachar appeared to get the message and before long began to grow into the first half working away to wrestle control from the tenacious Blue and White striped Westdyke.
The reds saw their best chance of the half when Owen Shand’s speculative ball squirmed through a culpable Westdyke defence before Eden Cooper arrived to smother the ball at the feet of the pursuing Michael Paterson. 
  • Half Time:
  • Westdyke BC
  • 0-0
  • Newmachar United
In a relatively fruitless first half, any sign of which resolute defence would leak a goal first was unclear. Any anxious onlookers did not have to wait long as Newmachar’s Ricky Johnstone was penalized for what looked a fair challenge.
Moments later Westdyke added insult to injury as Mackie stole away from his marker to meet the inswinging freekick, beating Bain at his front post from yards out.
It was again, time for Bain to earn his stripes as he kept Mitchell out once again, standing up as the striker raced on to an inspired ball from Sean Reid. Newmachar will have been disappointed that they didn’t threaten the Westdyke net more, half chances falling to Paterson as his mishit cross grazed the crossbar and Shand who found the ball bobbling awkwardly at his feet in the six yard box, before the Westdyke defence recovered well to block his shot and clear their lines.
The final five minutes were played out in a frantic fashion, as Westdyke were restricted to shots from distance before Newmachar were handed a lifeline when Shaun Piper was felled 25 yards out. The air was rife with anticipation as premature cheers went up with Piper’s freekick dipping and swerving; only to fly narrowly over the bar, the reward – the final whistle as Westdyke marched on into the next round.
  • Full Time:
  • Westdyke BC
  • 1-0
  • Newmachar United


Westdyke BC
Newmachar United
1. Eden Cooper
2. Declan McGunnigle
3. Ryan Spink
4. Fraser Guthrie
5. Callum Kerr
6. Andrew Davidson
7. Reece Matthew
8. Craig Mackie
9. Matthew Mitchell
10. Sean Reid
11. Logan McKay
12. Adam Forsyth
14. Andrew Smart
15. Gregor Murray
17. Craig Peter
18. Connor Manson
1. Connon Bain
2. Ryan Taylor
3. Greg Keenan
4. Shaun Piper
5. Ross Gibbon
6. Angel Rodriguez
7. Ricky Johnstone
8. Craig Manson
9. Fraser Marcreine
10. Chris McDonald
11. Joseph Hughes
12. Michael Paterson
14. Aaron Robertson
17. Jack Jamison
19. Owen Shand
Star Player
Westdyke BC
Newmachar United
Craig Mackie, the central midfielder controlled the game and played simple, effective passing to stretch Newmachar before attacking a freekick to score the decisive goal.
Connon Bain, gave his all for the side and was the reason that Newmachar managed to remain in the game, he can be very proud of some of the saves he pulled off today, an inspiration to the ten others on his team.
Magic Moment
Westdyke BC
Newmachar United
Craig Mackie's goal as some great movement allowed him to evade his marker and tap in at the front post.
Piper's last minute freekick which looked destined for the net only to fly marginally over.
Club Views
Westdyke BC
Newmachar United
Newmachar's manager Said, "We did well to get into the first half, it was a shame we couldn't do it in the second."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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