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Culter gain double after penalty victory

Glentanar CC 0

Culter Boys 0

  • Final Result: Glentanar CC 0-0 Culter Boys (Culter win 3-2 on penalties)
  • Sunday, 18 May 2014
  • Ian Mair Park, Dyce
  • Under 17´s
  • Noskab Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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At Ian Mair Park, it was a very sunny day and it was league champions Glentanar up against Raymond Kelly Association Cup Winners Culter BC, both teams have been nip and tuck in the league this season and a very tight game was in store. 
 
If anybody was looking for fast, attacking football then Dyce Juniors wasn't the place to be, it ended up with chances being at a premium and both teams cancelling each other out, a lot of people who would have turned out for the game would have expected goals. 
 
Especially that the two league games this season have finished 3-3 at Skene followed by a 3-1 win for Culter in Glentanar's backyard, it was a good start by Culter with the team who are a specialist in cups on the ascendancy and had a chance through Aiden Combe which just sailed over the bar. 
 
Glentanar then had a couple of sniffs at the Culter goal, first Danny Middler released through Elliott MacDonald whose effort from 15 yards went straight at David Dey before a long range strike from Greg Smart was cleared away by Michael Holland. 
 
In the 25th minute, a throw-in found Lewis Stephen who turned a Culter defender before his effort from a tight angle was denied by a fully stretched Dey. 
 
On the stroke of half time was probably the best chance of the game, a long diagonal ball from Cameron Pashley found it's way into Zack Griffiths whose effort just sailed wide of the left hand post, Zack signed a new deal with Highland League side Keith FC a couple of weeks ago. 
  • Half Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 0-0
  • Culter Boys
Glentanar had a chance to get themselves the breakthrough and it was ex Dundee United forward MacDonald trying to steal the headlines after a wonderful ball came into the forward however his goal bound shot was tipped over by Dey. 
 
For the healthy crowd that turned out at Ian Mair Park, they could see going by the way that football was being played in the game that the game had 0-0 all over it and rightly so, these two teams are 1st and 2nd in the league for a reason and it meant that no team was going to get it their own way. 
 
Griffiths then had a 35 yard free kick for Culter 15 minutes before the end of normal time however his effort sailed over the bar. 
 
As either side had went in a search for the winner, it then saw Stuart McNicholas racing beyond the Glentanar trying to make his way to goal and the midfielder was in the referee's notebook for a dive with 6 minutes left much to the rage of some of the Culter supporters. 
 
  • Full Time:
  • Glentanar CC
  • 0-0
  • Culter Boys

As the sides struggled to break each other down, the fans could smell penalties after 120 minutes of fierce action.

Zack Griffiths had another chance via a free kick for Culter which just went wide of Grant Yeats' goal.

That was that, now some fun and games for the neutral, the lottery that in football they call a penalty shoot-out.

First was Glentanar and Grant Corbett tucked his spot-kick home before Greig Smith's penalty found the roof of the net. Elliott MacDonald and Duncan Craig scored their respective clubs's 2nd penalties with ease.

David Dey then produced a class save diving to his bottom right hand corner to deny Lewis Stephen. Ex Aberdeen midfielder Hamish Ritchie's effort then found the bottom left hand corner to give Culter the advantage.

Was David Dey going to be a hero? Oh yes he was, another great save for Culter's 4th penalty when Greg Smart tried to go for the same corner as Stephen did. Zack Griffiths then tried to steal the headlines however a brilliant save from Grant Yeats denied the forward to save the day.

However, Darren Hewitt's penalty didn't find the target and Culter celebrated clinching the double.

Final Result: Final Result: Glentanar CC 0-0 Culter Boys (Culter win 3-2 on penalties)

Lineups

Glentanar CC
Culter Boys

22. Grant Yeats
15. Matthew Steer
3. Michael Duncan
4. Daniel Middler
21. Darren Hewitt
20. Kris Borland
17. Paul Orr
12. Jordan Smith
16. Greg Smart
11. Lewis Stephen
10. Elliott MacDonald
7. Craig Simpson
14. John Bruce
8. Daniel Masson
9 Grant Corbett 
18. Lewis Watson

1. David Dey
2. Adam Monk
3. Michael Holland
4. Callum Buchan
5. Stuart Charleton
6. Duncan Craig
7. Zack Griffiths
8. Stuart McNicholas
9. Greg Smith
10. Aidan Combe
11. James Lawson
14. Toby Wallace
16. Hamish Ritchie
15. Sam Mulvany
18. Cameron Pashley
17. Simon Watson

Star Player
Glentanar CC
Culter Boys
Grant Yeats - A few great saves from Grant in the game denied Culter and his heroics probably ensured the game went all the way.
David Dey - The two goalkeepers for my MOTM, both were brilliant, David was superb in the penalty shoot-out.
Magic Moment
Glentanar CC
Culter Boys
Elliott MacDonald's 15 yard effort, totally deserved a goal.
The final whistle from the referee after Darren Hewitt's missed penalty, meaning Culter won the Noskab Trophy.
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