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Albion rampant in cup win over Lewis

Albion BC 8

Thom 8, Beattie 14, Shrive 27 50, Smith 42 65, Dalmon 54 57

Lewis United 1

Leslie 33
  • Sunday, 18 May 2014
  • Ian Mair Park, Dyce
  • Under 14´s
  • Eddie Mannell Trophy

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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If any spectators turned up and wanted an attacking showpiece, from one team in particular, compared to the Glentanar v Culter Under 17's game then thery arrived at the right time, what a fantastic attacking display from Albion and they didn't have to go into 2nd gear to ensure they got their hands on the Eddie Mannell Trophy.
Earlier in the season, Lewis United were on the wrong side of an 8-0 defeat at the hands of Albion and this cup final probably brought some bad memories back for the Lewis supporters. I watched Albion v Lewis United in the league at Spain Park a few weeks ago in a game which United held their own before Albion went onto win 4-1, you could sense that ex Albion defender James Robson (now a Lewis player) was a big miss as he was cup-tied.
Albion had all guns blazing from the start and could have opened the scoring with the game just 2 minutes old, a long kick from Euan Rose found Kyle Smith whose near post effort hit the side netting.
The Spain Park outfit opened the scoring after 8 minutes, and what a way for defender Gregor Thom to get his 1st goal of the season, a defensive clearence from Lewis came into Thom who volleyed home into the bottom left hand corner.
On 14 minutes it was 2-0, Calum Beattie was in a good position to go for goal from 25 yards and he netted a free kick that anybody would be delighted about as his effort found it's way into the bottom left hand corner.
Albion trebled their advantage on 27 minutes, a great ball came in from Jason Ritchie which was met by Alastair Shrive and the ex Aberdeen player guided the ball home past the United backline.
Lewis did get a lifeline, Gregory Barclay was brought down in the box by Euan Rose and the referee pointed straight to the penalty spot, up stepped fellow forward Aaron Leslie whose shot went straight at Rose before the rebound was swept home.
  • Half Time:
  • Albion BC
  • 3-1
  • Lewis United
Lewis getting a goal back meant that the game certainly wasn't over, Albion brought Euan Dalmon on and he was magnificent and played his part in half of the goals in the 2nd half.
Albion have been known to being a second half team and it showed, a ball from Euan Dalmon found Kyle Smith who got his 1st goal of the day after his shot found the near post.
Then it was 5 with Shrive getting in on the act once more, a good ball by Ritchie found the midfielder whose effort found the bottom right hand corner past Scott Strachan.
Ross Christie was also good when he came on and assisted the 6th goal after a good through ball into Dalmon who finished off well.
Dalmon then picked up his brace after he recieved a throw-in by Jevan Anderson who then turned the Lewis backline before his shot blistered into the net, a good individual effort.
Christie then played his part once more when he made sure that Kyle Smith wasn't going to walk away from Dyce with only one goal to his name, a through ball reached the attack minded player whose effort went down the middle to round off a great victory for Albion.
  • Full Time:
  • Albion BC
  • 8-1
  • Lewis United


Albion BC
Lewis United

21. Euan Rose
2. Jason Ritchie
3. Jevan Anderson
4. Gregor Thom
8. Kyle Smith
11. Connor Wood
12. Cameron Imrie
14. Alastair Shrive
15. Logan Johnston
17. Calum Beattie 
18. Fraser Bryce
1. Jacob Otto
5. Euan Dalmon
9. Ross Christie

1. Scott Strachan
2. James Crampshee
3. Brian Mair
4. Alan Oldroyd
7. Aiden Taylor
8. Cameron Cook
9. Gregory Barclay
10. Aaron Leslie
11. Liam Duncan
12. Scott Gray
19. Jamie Morrison
16. Harry Ogilvie
18. Cameron Duncan 
5. Reece Masson

Star Player
Albion BC
Lewis United
Alastair Shrive - A couple of applicants for the award however it has to go to this talented midfielder for a hard working display.
Scott Strachan - It would have been more than 8 if it wasn't for Scott, a couple of great saves.
Magic Moment
Albion BC
Lewis United
Euan Dalmon's second goal, a good throw-in followed by a good individual effort.
Their determination to keep going even when the tie was out of their sight.
Club Views
Albion BC
Lewis United
Patrick Ritchie - Albion BC Coach said "It's tough for Lewis to come to a final and lose 8 goals, in the second half we dominated and I felt 8-1 was the correct score.

"There's a squad of 14 here at Albion and everybody contributed, when Euan Dalmon came on, he was fantastic."
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