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Aberdeen Girls 16's triumph in North region league cup final

Aberdeen Girls 7

Gover 6, Gordon, 9, 30, 41, Carter 54, Harper 56, Phillips 58

Elgin City Girls 0

  • Saturday, 20 September 2014
  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Under 16´s
  • North Region Girls Football League Cup

Chris Cromar | YFS North Region Journalist
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Aberdeen Girls beat Elgin City Girls by 7 goals to nil to clinch the North Region Girls Football League Cup Final at the Aberdeen Sports Village.
 
Six minutes into the match and Aberdeen took the lead, as Gordon’s pass found Gover, whose good run and shot from a narrow angle inside the left hand side of the box found the back of the net leaving the opposing goalkeeper with no chance.
 
Aberdeen nearly doubled their lead two minutes later, as Gordon’s shot from the left of the box was well saved by Elgin’s Katrina Ashleigh Buckle.
 
It was 2-0 a minute later though, as a corner dangerously swung into the box and was knocked into the back of the net by Gordon to give the team from the Granite City a two goal advantage.
 
Elgin looked to get themselves back into the match, and a long range effort by Emily Mcauslan from left went wide of the target to register Elgin’s first attempt of the match. Shortly after Mcauslan had a free kick from the edge of the box that just went over the crossbar as the Moray side threatened Aberdeen once again.
 
It was 3-0 to Aberdeen with half an hour gone. A pass from Holly Stewart found Gordon, whose low shot from the right hand side of the box found the back of the net to score her second of the game.
  • Half Time:
  • Aberdeen Girls
  • 3-0
  • Elgin City Girls
Aberdeen started the second half the brightest and made it 4-0 eleven minutes after the interval. Gordon’s great curling effort from the left hand side of the box found the back of the net to complete her hat-trick in empathic style.
 
Aberdeen looked to make it 5-0 and had two good chances in the space of three minutes. First Ailsa Jane Harper had an effort saved by Buckle, then Georgia Downie’s header clipped the roof of the net.
 
It was 5-0 to Aberdeen two minutes later though, as Georgia Carter’s shot inside the six yard box found the back of the net to give the Dons a commanding and unassailable lead.
 
Aberdeen scored their sixth of the match on 54 minutes. Ailsa Jane Harper’s corner from the left hand side went straight into the back of the net to make it 6-0.
 
Despite the score line, the Black and Whites of Elgin City still looked determined to create chances and were certainly playing with determination and passion.
 
Aberdeen made it 7-0 though with twelve minutes remaining, as Lauren Donald’s pass found Amy Phillips, who slotted home with a low finish to put the icing on the cake for Aberdeen.
 
Aberdeen can be rightly delighted with their emphatic win to secure the League Cup for the third successive season in a row, while Elgin City can be proud of their efforts of getting to the final for the first time in their history.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Aberdeen Girls
  • 7-0
  • Elgin City Girls

Lineups

Aberdeen Girls
Elgin City Girls

1. Abby Little
2. Holly Maguire
3. Georgia Carter
4. Beatriz Acevedo
5. Ashley Coutts
6. Lauren Donald
7. Nicole Yeats
9. Lauren Gordon
10. Amy Phillips
11. Megan Reid
12. Holly Stewart
14. Ailsa Jane Harper
15. Jessica Sutherland
16. Isabella Robb
17. Georgia Downie
18. Chloe Gover
19. Kirsty King

1. Katrina Ashleigh Buckle
2. Tori Cruckshank
3. Chloe Macdonald
4. Erin Jappy
5. Jade Walton
6. Katie Davidson
7. Sophie Kinnaird
8. Emily Mcauslan
10. Carla Devaney
11. Hannah Stronach
12. Kirsty Longstaff
14. Nicole Christie
15. Grace Whelan
16. Summer McCallion
17. Sophie Reid

Star Player
Aberdeen Girls
Elgin City Girls
Lauren Gordon: Scored a hat trick for the Dons and was always full of running and looking to create opportunities for her team.
Emily Mcauslan: Looked to create opportunities for her team in the middle of the park and nearly scored a free kick in the first half.
Magic Moment
Aberdeen Girls
Elgin City Girls
Chloe Gover’s goal in the 6th minute to give Aberdeen the lead was a fantastic run and strike which gave Aberdeen the early initiative.
Emily Mcauslan’s free kick in the first half that just went over the crossbar as Elgin City looked to get back into the match.
Club Views
Aberdeen Girls
Elgin City Girls
Aberdeen coach Derek Gordon said that it was a “good all round performance” and that he was “delighted for the girls” winning the trophy for the third time in a row.
Elgin City coach Phil Buckle said that “it was a major achievement” in reaching the final and that “in our view the girls have already won” as this was the team’s first final.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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