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A game of two halves between Westdyke U17's and Cove BC

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Westdyke manager Garry McDonald told the guys in the changing room after the game that it was all about character from his men after coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against newly-promoted Cove BC.
 
McDonald gave his thoughts after the game when he said "I have to compliment Cove, they started the game very well. I told the guys in the changing room before the game that they were going to be a very strong team and they thoroughly deserved to be 2-0 in front at half time. I think Cove will finish in the top half of the A league this season."
 
The Lawsondale outfit also had Glen Donald sent off for a 2nd bookable offence before the great escape became a reality for Westdyke.
 
Westdyke lost talented forward Craig Mackie to champions Lewis United in the summer, however, McDonald added that he is happy with the attitude of the squad. There is still a lot of players with experience in the squad and some are a few games away from their 100th appearance for the club.
 
"I'm happy with the attitude of the squad that I've got. Craig Mackie was a very influential striker for us and he scored a lot of goals for us. A lot of our play was built around Craig, we will perhaps look at a system which will suit our smaller and agile players.
 
"We had Hadyn Burgoyne who made his 50th appearance for the club last week and we have a couple of guys who are 4-5 weeks away from making their 100th appearance for the club. 
 
“Four of the guys at the club are in their 10th year here at Westdyke so we have an experienced bunch of guys, there's not a lot of clubs who will have players in their 10th year."
 
Cove took the lead on 10 minutes after Mark Gilmours effort found the roof of the net. 
 
Ludie Barracks side went 2-0 up just before the interval after a ball came in which was met by Steven Innes who rifled the ball home.
 
Westdyke had Glen Donald sent off for a second bookable offence in the 66th minute however it was the Westhillers who were to come back into the game.
 
Matthew Stewert reduced the leeway with his strike which found the top left hand corner before they went level after Kieran McDonald rounded the Cove goalie and put the ball into an empty net.

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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