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Huntly 95's secure narrow win in derby

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Huntly FC
Huntly 95's
U19's Aberdeen & District JFA
19 March 2014
The Aberdeen based Huntly 95s travelled up to Huntly for the second time this season with the Aberdeen based side having won the encounter at the start of the season. A really strong wind had got up before the start and was always going to make good football very hard to play.
Huntly 95s played into the wind in the first half and due to the overhead conditions both teams were struggling to get their passing game going. The wind was now dragging the ball over to the left hand side of the pitch so some players were very busy. 
Matthew Connell had been pushed up front for the 95s with the late call off of talisman striker Daniel Crighton. Connell was dropping off the Huntly back four and was having some success opening up the opposition defence and playing in Connor Kelly who was looking lively. Kirkpatrick and Anderson were coping well with their counterparts in midfield but Huntly were still dangerous on the break. The wind was getting worse and Huntly 95s keeper Berton was finding it hard to take goal kicks as the ball was just blowing away. 
Finally just before half time the 95s put together another fine move and as they opened up the opposition only a hand ball stopped a goal scoring chance. Connor Kelly stepped up but he only managed to hit the ball straight at the keeper.
Half Time: Huntly FC 0-0 Huntly 95's
The second half was again the same with both teams finding the overheads hard. The 95s were just beginning to put some passes together and when they made all four substitutions at once which gave them more width and they began to play with more fluency. Huntly 95s had forced a few corners and around 15 minutes after the re start a great corner by Connell was met by Kelly who calmly slotted it home from close range with a great side foot shot . This was a real boost for the lad who had missed the penalty earlier on.
As the game went on it was beginning to get more physical and the referee did a great job of calming the players down and keeping control of the game. As the game went into the final third a fine cross from Burnett was met by Grant Beattie but his header was to come back off the post to safety.
Late on in the game a nasty challenge on the 95s midfielder Kirkpatrick saw one of the Huntly FC players ordered off. A late chance for Huntly FC saw their forward squander a good opportunity and the game was played out with no more goals.
Full Time: Huntly FC 0-1 Huntly 95's
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