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1,350 matches have been played this season with 8,310 goals scored throughout the campaign from Under 13s-19s. This review is an insight into how the season has panned out detailing all the league and cup winners.

 

Under 13s

The Under 13s A league was claimed by Lewis United Youth, who won the league by a single point over Scottish Cup finalists Cove Youth FC. It was a pulsating end to the season with both Lewis and Cove battling it out in the remaining games. Cove, Banks O'Dee Albion, Ellon Meadows and Deveronvale all enjoyed some great Scottish Cup runs this season.

With 18 wins out of 18, the B League was secured by Culter United, who only conceded three goals in their final seven games of the season. Culter will be a team to watch in the A league next season, Colony Park will go up after finishing second. The C League Section 1 and 2 were won by Turriff United and Northstar Orange, the two sides met in a play-off with Northstar coming out on top winning 5-1.

The cup finals saw a 2-1 win for Banks O’Dee Albion over Cove Youth FC in the Colony Park Cup followed by a 1-0 win for Lewis over Elite FC in the Regional Trophy. The Frank Waugh Memorial Trophy saw a 3-1 win for Colony Colts against Huntly.

 

Under 14s

Westdyke CC 2004s claimed six trophies out of six since their inauguration to ADJFA competitive football, finishing three points ahead of Dyce. Westdyke made it to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup before a defeat against Spartans. Thistle FC came into the A league after promotion from the B league and finished a respectable third.

After a mid-table finish last season, Peterhead stepped up their game and won the league by eight points ahead of second place West End who will join the Buchan side in the A league next term. Newmachar Youth FC and Ellon Meadows won the C League Section 1 and 2. The two sides met in a play-off with Newmachar coming out on top 3-2.

Westdyke CC clinched the Winton Trophy and Eddie Mannall Trophy beating both Banks O’Dee and Dyce BC 3-1 repsectively. The Consolation Trophy was won by Mugiemoss Youth winning 2-0 against West End Reds.

 

Under 15s

Banks O’Dee 2003s have never won the A league before however this situation was rectified last term with Albion finishing six points clear of second placed CBC Hilton, remaining undefeated across 16 games.

It was neck and neck for the B league with Stonehaven City coming out by a point after a 4-1 victory on the final day against Newmachar United. Banchory also go up after finishing in second and both teams will be good participants to the A league next term.

Colony Colts will be playing B League football next term winning the C League with Huntly finishing in second. Colony will be looking to do well in the B league next season.

The cups resulted in a 7-0 win for Albion over Stonehaven City in the Belmont Trophy followed by a 1-0 win for CBC Hilton over Albion in the Stonehaven Youth Trophy. West End United beat Donside United 3-1 in the Consolation Trophy.

 

Under 16s

The 2002 age group has seen Lewis United Youth or Banks O’Dee Albion claim the A league title however Middlefield Wasps enjoyed a good season last term before going the extra yard to claim A league honours this campaign.

Middlefield had to wait five days to determine if the league championship would be heading for Wasps after Albion played Lewis United and came away with a 3-2 win which meant Wasps could start the celebrations.

Glentanar just missed out on A league football after a play-off defeat to Donside Juvenile and the Woodside outfit have made A league football a reality this season winning automatic promotion, Westdyke will join Glentanar in the A league.

Culter Thistle’s reward for scoring 110 goals in 18 games is winning the C league and promotion to the B league. Lewis beat Albion after extra time in the Castle Trophies Cup winning 3-2 before a penalty shoot-out dictated the outcome of Colony Park vs Fraserburgh Link-Up in the Presidents Cup with the Broch winning 4-2 on spot-kicks after a 1-1 draw.

Greyhope Boys won the Consolation Trophy beating Culter Cobras 4-2.

 

Under 17s

Banks O’Dee Albion won the 17s A league by two points, Westdyke CC won both the local cups beating Albion and felt a bit aggrieved not to win the league. Westdyke won the Regional Trophy with a 3-1 win over the league winners followed by a 4-2 win after extra time a fortnight later over the same opponents.

Ellon Meadows won the B league title winning 11 games and losing three out of 14 matches, Colony Colts beat Huntly on penalties 7-6 after a 0-0 draw in the Frank Waugh Memorial Trophy.

 

Under 19s

Inverurie Loco Works won the A league finishing three points ahead of Banks O’Dee Albion. Locos also won the Sunnybank Shield with a  3-0 win over Hermes Youth in what was the last year of Juvenile football for many players involved.

Albion won the Murray Cup with a 3-1 win over Inverurie with Colony Park beating Huntly 3-2 in the Frank Waugh Memorial Trophy.

Last but not least and Peterhead Phoenix rounded off a good season by winning the B league. It was the last year of Juvenile football for these guys and after a play-off defeat to Cove, Peterhead made their intentions known at the start of the season about their ambitions, winning six out of six before a draw against Middlefield Wasps.

Phoenix won the league on the 26th April after a 0-0 draw against Fraserburgh Link-Up.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:10

Inverness bring through new academy graduates

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Inverness CT have also been on the lookout for young and promising players from their youth academy and have signed a whopping 10 new players from their youth academy.
 
Following their wonder season in 2014 they have endured a run of bad luck and were relegated from the Scottish Premiership in 2017. However, the Inverness supporters should be optimistic as the signing of their youth academy players could bring about a revival of the Caley Jags fortunes.
 
 
Kieran Chalmers
 
Chalmers is a Scottish player from Dingwall Academy and has played for Inverness since he was at the young age of 14. Chalmers is a whole year older than each of the other signings which can be a positive thing as he has better experience than all the other youngsters.
 
Kieran is a midfielder and will be a great addition to the first team of Inverness CT.
 
 
Daniel MacKay
 
Daniel MacKay is a top striker from Millburn Academy and has been heavily involved with the Scotland Schoolboys under 18s squad. He has stood out among the other players. He has even managed to break into the first team squad. MacKay is the youngest player ever to score and even to play for the club.
 
Along with these two fantastic players Inverness have made plenty of other signings including four defenders, three midfielders and one striker. The defenders are Gabriel Hastings, Ryan Fyffe, Cameron Harper and Harry Nicolson.
 
The midfielders are Roddy MacGregor, Jack Brown and Ross Gunn. The striker is Roddy Kennedy.
 
Manager John Robertson has stated that he is very excited to have such a good array of young talent to rely on and he is encouraging them to make a mark in the under 18s development squad so that they can be called up to the first team.
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:46

Aberdeen bring through youth academy graduates

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This year Aberdeen FC have invested some interest in bringing in talented young players from their youth academy. Over the years they have had some great players graduate from their youth academy such as the talented 19 year old midfielder, Frank Ross and 16 year old Dean Campbell, who when making his debut against Celtic last season became the Dons’ youngest ever player.
 
This year Aberdeen have given eight young players their first professional contracts and we are going to take a closer look into each player and what they have to offer the Dons.
 
 
Jack Chesser
 
Aberdeen born Jack Chesser is a young defender who is also capable of playing in midfield. Chesser has been heavily involved with Paul Sheerin’s under 20s squad. The tall 16 year old definitely has a bright future ahead of him.
 
 
Max Barry
 
Max Barry is from Aberdeen and has played for the academy for over six years. He is a central midfielder with a reputation for having a great shot on him. Barry has a lot of experience at under 17s and under 20s level, which is important because it helps players to understand the level of play in the development league which lets them imagine the higher level in the SPFL. He also goes to the Hazlehead Scottish Football Association Academy in Aberdeen, meaning there will be even greater interest in his development.
 
 
Tyler Alexander
 
Alexander also attends the Hazlehead SFA Academy and plays on the left side of midfield and can also play on the wing. He has a lot of quality on the left side of the pitch and has a cracker of a left foot.
 
He has a very powerful shot in his left foot, similar to former Queen’s Park Academy graduate and current Liverpool left back Andrew Robertson and if Alexander’s left foot is as good as Robertson’s, he is sure to have a fantastic career at the top level.
 
 
Sean Linden
 
Sean Linden is fully aware of the standard of football required to play for Aberdeen as he has vast experience of the under 20s squad, however he is one of the few players that has only been involved with pro youth football for a few years. Linden has wicked pace and has pinpoint crossing.
 
The youngster was born in Elgin and attended the Academy of Elgin. He was noticed as one of the top players in a pre-season tournament in St Andrews and if he is to continue playing the same style of football that he is used to, he is sure to be one of Aberdeen’s top players in the future.
 
 
Lloyd Robertson
 
Lloyd Robertson is the younger brother of Sam Robertson who was involved with the great team that won the development league years ago. Robertson is like a chameleon on the pitch and can play in various positions such as both fullback positions and in midfield. Lloyd is very comfortable when he has the ball and has great vision of the game.
 
He is also very hard to get past. Lloyd Robertson is from Aberdeen and seems to be one of the brightest talents in the youth academy’s defensive side.
 
 
Connor Barron
 
Connor Barron, from Kintore, has been in Aberdeen’s match programme many times. He is a very agile and skilful player and has caps for Scotland’s Under 16 squad and even has a goal to his name against bitter rivals, England. Connor is sure to be in the international first team in the future.
 
He has been at the academy for a very long time, since he was nine, so has a lot of experience in the pro youth game. He also has helpful experience with the under 20s squad and is a huge talent.
 
 
Lewis Duncan
 
Lewis Duncan, from Fraserburgh, is a player who can play almost anywhere and predominantly plays in midfield both through the middle and wide. However, Duncan has a very good eye for goal and can create a huge chance from the smallest of opportunities.
 
Lewis is very competent when he is closed down and put under pressure and he can make opportunities in a small space. The introduction into full time training will surely help him develop his skills and become an even more dangerous player.
 
 
Kieran Shanks
 
Finally we have out and out striker Kieran Shanks. Kieran is yet another player who attended the Hazlehead SFA Academy. He has deservedly received a contract not only for his natural talent in front of goal but for his hard-work and determination.
 
Shanks is very good at holding up the play when he has the ball and once he has fully developed his skills he is sure to be a top striker in Scottish football. Watch out for this talented young player in the future. 
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:00

ADJFA Cup Finals Preview 2nd/3rd June 2018

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The curtain on the 2017-2018 ADJFA season will be closed on Sunday afternoon and there is three cracking cup finals this weekend to close off what has been a fantastic season at all age groups.

 

Hermes Youth v Inverurie Locos Under 19s

Hermes Youth and Inverurie Loco Works have both had some really tight games this season and this Saturday will be no different. Hermes recorded a 3-0 win at Inverurie back in February on league duty however Inverurie rectified matters with a 2-1 cup win a few weeks later.

Inverurie won the last league meeting between the sides which turned out to be influential in their search for the league. Inverurie won the league whilst Hermes finished third so it will be hard to call a winner on the day. This game is the Sunnybank Shield final and will be a 12pm kick off on Saturday at Heathryfold Park.

 

Colony Park v Fraserburgh Link-Up Under 16s

The Under 16s A League is arguably the most competitive league in ADJFA football with both Colony and Fraserburgh beating Lewis United and Banks O’Dee Albion respectively in the semi-finals, Colony finished the season in 4th with Fraserburgh ending in sixth.

Fraserburgh have won both league meetings this season winning 3-2 and 2-1 respectively however it’s a cup final and anything can happen. The Presidents Cup final kicks off at 2:30pm on Saturday at Heathryfold Park, the ground is a very notable one for Colony Park having won there last year beating Banks O’Dee Albion in the Belmont Trophy final.

This is Fraserburgh Link Ups first cup final since the 1999 team back in 2016 who beat Banks O’Dee Albion in the Noskab Trophy final.

 

Westdyke CC v Banks O’Dee Albion Under 14s

Westdyke CC already got the double in the bag and Ellis Renforth’s men have the perfect opportunity to make it three out of three when they play Banks O’Dee Albion on Sunday.

Take nothing away from Banks O’Dee Albion though; they might be on a poor run of late however anything can happen in a cup final and Bruce McGregor’s side will be keen to end the season on a high.

The game kicks off at 1pm at Charlie Gordon Park, Newmachar on Sunday in the Eddie Mannall Trophy.

Sunday, 27 May 2018 22:17

ADJFA Cup Finals Round Up 27th May 2018

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Alongside the Westdyke vs Dyce BC Under 14s game which had a full match report from David Reid, Youth Football Scotland also brings you brief match reports from the other cup finals which took place, we also cover the C League Play-Off with Turriff United and Northstar Orange at Under 13s level.
 
 
CBC Hilton v Banks O'Dee Albion Under 15s - Stonehaven Youth Trophy
 
A first half strike from Kyle Smith was enough for the Stonehaven Youth Trophy to be heading for CBC Hilton in what was a 1-0 win for Hilton. Both sides had good chances to add to the slender one goal that was scored however good saves from both goalkeepers kept the scoreline down.
 
 
Banks O'Dee Albion v Westdyke CC Under 17s - Raymond Kelly Association Trophy
 
Westdyke and Banks O'Dee Albion have met each other five times this season with Westdyke winning four out of the five meetings, Dave McGinlays side were unlucky not to win the league. The game might have been decided after extra time however it was a comfortable afternoon for Westdyke. Albion scored after an own goal
Westdyke scored their first goal when Max McGinley whipped in a pacey free kick from out wide which alluded both Euan Walker and the defender to go into the net.

In extra time, Nathan Rankine crossed the ball in which was parried by the Albion keeper before Euan Walker half volleyed the ball into the empty net and the striker went mad in his celebrations!

Greig Cowie sealed the game for Westdyke after he chested down a throw in before finishing precisely into the bottom right corner giving the keeper no chance.
 
 
Turriff United v Northstar Orange Under 13s - C League Play off
 
Both teams were guaranteed promotion before a ball was kicked in this game however this game offered the league trophy, it was Northstar Orange who came out with a 5-1 win, Conal Cheshire has been in fine form for Northstar and he guided his side in front before Tiernan McLaughlin made it 2-0.
 
Michael Ibizube had a great game and he produced a good finish to make it 3-0, an own goal made it 4-0 and Jake Coutts made it five with Turriff getting a consolation.
Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:12

Peterhead Under 14s seal promotion

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Peterhead BC won promotion to the A league at Under 14s finishing a clear eight points clear of West End in second place with 15 wins, two draws and one defeat. This was a big improvement for the Buchan side who finished sixth last season. It has been a fantastic season for all involved!

Blue Toon coach Kevin Cunningham spoke about his sides achievements when he said: "We set out what we wanted to achieve at the start of the season, to get promoted to the A league and winning the league was the icing on the cake."

"There were quite a few stand out games, but probably the one that stood out the most was our home game to West End, the only team at the time that could still pip us to the title, we played so well that night, a total team performance from start to finish, winning the game 5-0."

"We have a lot of talent at all the age groups, including the development teams and not just our team, the Under 19s also won their B League, we will be going into the A league next season with only one goal, to stay in it, anything else will be an great achievement, but I'm quietly confident we will do well."

"All players, parents and supporters are really looking forward to our challenge ahead next season, we have a great home ground that we play out of, Raemoss Park home of Buchanhaven Hearts JFC, we hope to make it the fortress it was for us this season and as a coach I will continue to encourage and help them with their development along the way.

Congratulations to all at Peterhead Boys Club Under 14s on their success and all the very best with your next challenge at Under 15s level in the A League.

Middlefield Wasps were recently crowned Under 16s A league champions for season 2017-18 in what is argubaly one of the strongest leagues in Aberdeen and District Juvenile Football. Wasps won 11 games, drawing one and losing four.

The league success for the Wasps is a statement that there is a light at the end of the tunnel when things get tough. At under 13s, Middlefield were relegated from the A league before bouncing back up again a year later winning the B league at a canter alongside lifting the Eddie Mannall Trophy after a 1-0 Lewis United Youth who went onto win the league that season, last season saw Middlefield stay in the league before improving and going onto win the league this campaign.

Middlefield beat Colony Park 6-1 on the 5th May 2018 and had to wait five days to determine if the league would be heading to Balmedie. Lewis United, who were Wasps's closest challengers, had to play two games before the curtain drew on the league season. Lewis beat Banchory on Tuesday night so United required a win away to Banks O'Dee Albion on Thursday night. United lost 3-2 which meant the league trophy was heading for Beach Park, Balmedie where Wasps play their home games. The players and coaches at Middlefield Wasps were all present at the match between Albion and Lewis.

Wasps coach Sandy Reid spoke about his sides achievements when he said: "It's been a tough season, the players have done well and it's a great squad we have here at Middlefield Wasps, they have fought hard every game and this is probably the hardest league in the ADJFA, we had a great victory away to Culter in the third last game of the season winning 2-1 scoring a last minute penalty and we are undefeated at home in the league all season.

"We told the boys at the start of the season we aren't in this to make up the numbers, we won the B League last season and the Eddie Mannall Trophy and we let ourselves settle into the A league last season before pushing on this season.

"It's a hard league to play in, the top three of us, Lewis and Albion have all beaten each other home and away."

Wasps player Jack Craigie said: "Everyone put in 110% in every game and deserved the league title at the end of the day. The two games at the start of the season when we beat Banks O'Dee Albion 5-1 and Lewis United 3-0 boosted our confidence, it was a good night at Banks O'Dee a few weeks ago when we won the league after they beat Lewis."

Cameron Bisset, who is the top scorer for Middlefield said: "Winning the league has been the perfect season for us, myself and Jack Craigie have got the goals this season and the whole team have done well all season and we are like a big family now. The games against Culter at the end of the season stick out for me, they were games we had to win and we managed to get the results."

The Middlefield Wasps squad for season 2017-18 is as follows: Sean Patterson, Jack Reid, Andy Campbell, Jack Craigie, Tyler Carr, Nathan Davies, Luke Scott, Jordan MacLeod, Cammy Bisset,  Finlay Runcie, Dylan Stoddart, Reece Wilson, Ross Karim, Jack Burnett, Paul Walker, Lachlan Taylor and Bailey Yule. The coaches are Sandy Reid, Brads Burnett and Nick Runcie.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:10

ADJFA Preview 27th May 2018

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After two cup final wins for Lewis United Youth at the Under 13s and Under 15s age group on Sunday, this weekend will see three cup finals and a C League play off in the Under 13s age group.
 

Westdyke CC v Dyce BC Under 14s

Westdyke started their cup journey with a home win followed by another home win beating Formartine United 7-0. Westdyke then travelled to Newmachar United in the quarter-final and booked a place in the semi-final with a 7-1 win. Westdyke booked their place in the final with a comfortable win over Lewis United.

Dyce started off their cup adventure with an 8-0 win against Ellon Meadows before travelling to Newtonhill and winning 6-0. The quarter-final saw a 2-0 win for Dyce over Thistle before a win over Banks O'Dee Albion in the semi-finals.

Westdyke coach Ellis Renforth looked ahead to the game by saying. "We'll just go out, do our best and hopefully win the cup, it's three big games now for us and if we win all three then great." The game kicks off at 12pm at Spain Park on Sunday 27th May.

 

Turriff United v Northstar Orange Under 13s

Turriff United and Northstar Orange meet in the Under 13s C League Play-Off at 2:30pm at Spain Park, both sides have enjoyed fantastic campaigns. Northstar won 14/14 games in their league with Turriff winning 16 games and losing two out of 18.

It should be an exciting game with both sides playing some great football and it will be a big pitch at Spain Park to play on for both sides.

 

CBC Hilton v Banks O'Dee Albion Under 15s

CBC Hilton and Banks O'Dee Albion meet in the cup final of the Stonehaven Youth Trophy, for CBC Hilton, it's an opportunity to get their hands on silverware however for Banks O'Dee Albion, a clean sweep is on the cards.

CBC Hiltons route to the final started with a win away from home before winning again at FDS. CBC Hilton have scored a lot of goals in this competition and picked up a big win in the quarter finals before a 6-0 win in the semi-finals over Newtonhill.

Banks O'Dee Albion started off with a 7-2 win at home to Deveronvale before a bye in the 2nd round, the quarter finals saw a 3-1 win after extra time at Peterhead Jags before winning comfortably at Colony Colts in the semi-finals.

Albion coach Greg Watson said. "It's a great opportunity to get the treble, the boys have worked hard all season and this is what it's came down too, there was a lot of changes at the start of the season so it'll be a great achievement for everyone if we win on Sunday."

 

Banks O'Dee Albion v Westdyke CC Under 17s

Albion and Westdyke CC meet again however this time in the cup final of the Raymond Kelly Association Trophy fresh from the cup final between the two teams 10 days ago in which Westdyke won 4-2.

Banks O'Dee started the journey with a 5-2 win against Fraserburgh Link-Up followed by an 8-0 win over Banchory Boys Hawks. The third round seen a 6-1 win for Albion at Glentanar followed by an 8-0 win at home to Huntly.

Westdyke CC got a bye in the first round before a 6-2 win against Colony Park in the 2nd round, the semi-finals saw a 2-1 win after extra time against Lewis United Youth.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:36

ADJFA Cup Final Preview 20th May 2018

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After the success of last weekend with four fantastic cup finals, the Aberdeen and District Juvenile Football Association have two mouthwatering games on the cards which will both take place at Colony Park JFC on Sunday.

The first game is at 12pm where Elite take on Lewis United Youth in the Under 13s Regional Trophy final, Lewis United Youth are involved again in the Under 16s age group at 2:30pm when they take on Banks O'Dee Albion in the Castle Trophies Final.

Ahead of the finals, YFS looks ahead to the games and the teams route to their respective cup finals.

 

Elite v Lewis United Under 13s

 

Elite FC Under 13s

Elite have only needed two games to reach the cup finals with the Regional Trophy only involving A League sides. They started their cup run against Banks O'Dee Albion who won the Colony Park Cup after a 2-1 win over Cove Youth, Elite came out victorious winning 2-1, Elite played Deveronvale at home in the semi-finals winning 3-2.

Coach Craig Sutherland looked ahead to the game by saying: "It's a great achievement for both us and Lewis United to get to the cup final in our first season at 11-a-side, we have played some tough games to get here and it's been a good cup run for us.

"It's a hard one to call, we played Lewis a few weeks ago in the league (lost 4-1) and if we can perform like we did in the first half that night then we have a chance."

 

Lewis United Youth Under 13s

Lewis United Youth recorded two consecutive 3-2 wins to get to the cup final, United beat Ellon Meadows in the quarter-final after extra time before winning by the same scoreline in the semi-final at Middlefield Wasps.

Coach Richard Burnett said: "We have done well this season in patches, it would be ideal to win on Sunday, it's been a good start for us and we will enjoy the occasion on Sunday.

"I'm sure Elite will be up for the game on Sunday and even more so after the scoreline the other week so I don't think we or Elite will be reading much into that result."

 

Lewis United Youth v Banks O'Dee Albion Under 16s

 

Lewis United Youth

Lewis started their cup journey beating Westdyke at home followed by a 4-0 win over Culter Thistle also at home, the business end of the competition involved two away ties which they won 5-3 at Glentanar followed by a 3-0 victory away at Fraserburgh Link-Up.

 

Banks O'Dee Albion

Banks O'Dee Albion went to Kemnay in the first round and won comfortably before a big win at home to Stonehaven, the quarter-finals was a tighter affair which saw Albion beat Culter United 2-1 before a semi-final win at home to A League champions Middlefield Wasps winning 6-0.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:03

Cove Youth FC Under 13s exceeded expectations

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It is all stations go at Cove Youth FC at the moment with the Under 13s reaching the Scottish Cup Final, exceeding all expectations from a club perspective. The club have also recently announced a joint venture to build a new small sided astroturf pitch. Cove Girls Under 13s are also making huge strides, enjoying a very good Scottish Cup run.

Cove have beaten West Park United, Linlithgow Rose and Aberdeen FC Ladies Youth in the Cup already this season and have booked a place in the last 16 of the competition and have drawn away to Lanarkshire Hibs in the next round.

Cove beat Aberdeen in the last round 2-0 with Courtney Shirran opening the scoring in the 15th minute followed by Emily Wetherly completing the scoring after 58 minutes to seal a trip to Lanarkshire on the weekend of 16th/17th June.

Coach Tommy Russo spoke to YFS who spoke about the season so far: "Because this is our first season playing competitive football, we were hoping just to get 1-2 games in the Scottish Cup so the girls have exceeded any sort of expectation, any cup game they have played in they have battled so hard. I don't know what it is however their cup form is better than their league form.

"Teams can beat any team on their day and it's a funny one. Donside are the form team in the league at the moment and like us are in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup, they have a nice big pitch there which suits us well.

"The girls are buzzing for the away day against Lanarkshire Hibs, they are a football academy in Lanarkshire under the Hibs Ladies set-up so what they are trying to do is encourage all the girls in the area to sign for Hibs Ladies.

"It's going to be a tough game and Aberdeen would have one of the favourites for the cup, my only concern is we haven't travelled well this season as our best games this season have been at Gateway which is our home pitch."

Cove Youth FC Under 13s play Hutchison Vale in the Scottish Cup final at the Excelsior Stadium this Sunday with a 2pm kick off, Russo added that his squad of girls will be attending the showpiece event at Airdrie.

"The girls are going down on Sunday and they will experience the atmosphere of the Scottish Cup and the girls are only three matches away from doing the same thing. We have had enquiries from people wanting to play for Cove after seeing our recent results on social media, we have the facilities to train all year round so it's only going to get bigger and better for Cove."

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