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Hutchie claim semi final spot as clinical finishing sees off Spartans

Spartans FC Youth 0

Hutchison Vale 8

Burnside 1, 22, Williamson 20, Wuya 30, 76, 86, Hutchison 78, Surgeon 79
  • Saturday, 31 January 2015
  • Lasswade HS 3G
  • Under 19´s
  • Bob Bankier Trophy - Quarter Final

First division Hutchison Vale progressed into the semi final of the Bob Bankier Trophy after a 8-0 win against second division Spartans who have been flying high lately going on a eight game unbeaten run up until today.

Goals from Burnside, Williamson, Wuya, Hutchieson and Surgeon all contributed to a scoreline that does not reflect how much Spartans contributed to this cup tie.

Spartans got off to the worst possible start when they went behind in the first minute after Ryan Hutcheison's cross found Devin Burnside free at the back post four yards out and he made no mistake to put the his team in front.

Hutchieson set up the next opportunity for team mate Willie Kerr but Tomasz Wieruszewski in the Spartans goal saved well and was called back into action minutes later to save from Craig Williamson's drive from 18 yards out.

Spartans started to creep back into the game and Mario Falsone saw his shot from 20 yards out blocked then James Hamilton found himself free on the right but his cross into the box was headed clear by Hutchie's Adam Forrest.

The Ainslie Park side were on the attack again when Jordon Lock in the centre of midfield found Brad Fergie but his effort was cleared by Hutchieson for a throw in.

Adam Murray saw his ball in cleared by Eoghann Douglas for a Hutchie corner on the right but Douglas headed clear the resulting corner in from Burnside.

The visitors next attempt on goal came from Rhys Sturgeon who blasted over from 20 yards out and then Douglas was showing his defensive qualities again when he blocked Burnside's shot with his back which must have left it stinging in the cold weather.

The game was more even with ten minutes gone and Spartans James Hamilton played a lovely through ball into Fergie who had progressed into the box but the referee deemed that he was off side.

Hutchieson looked dangerous every time he got on the ball for the first division side and his ball in from the right found Kerr who failed to connect properly with his attempted scissor kick finish.

Spartans had a good chance to get on level terms but Sean Murphy saw his shot blocked by Scott Page in goal and then Lock saw his follow up deflected out for a throw in.

Hutchie increased their lead in the 20th minute when Williamson strode in from the right hand side and found the far corner with his powerful strike to give the visitors some breathing space.

The next goal would go a long way to determine this cup tie and within a minute of scoring Hutchie had the ball in the Spartans net again after Hutchieson played a good ball in from the right which was met by Burnside which Wieruszewski did well to block but the forward put home the rebound to leave Spartans an uphill struggle to get back into this game.

Spartans forced a couple of corners and created a good chance from the latter which saw Hamilton at the near post produce a good turn and hit but the ball landed on the top of the net.

Hutchieson who seemed to be involve with most thing involving Hutchie was provider again when he played in Joseph Wuya who showed good foot work in the box and from six yards out his shot into the far corner came of the base of the upright and rolled over the line on the half hour mark.

The Hutchie men went looking for more goals and Kerr set up Burnside but Wieruszewski blocked well then a Dean Robertson free kick 30 yards out went wide of the left hand post.

Spartans were not going to lie down and Lock saw his shot deflected for a corner on the right which was taken by Hamilton who found Fergie at the near post but he put his effort over the bar to bring the first half to an end.

  • Half Time:
  • Spartans FC Youth
  • 0-4
  • Hutchison Vale

Hutchie got the second half restarted after the interval and they came close from a corner after the ball was whipped in by Burnside. Kerr met the ball on the right side of the box and was unfortunate to see his shot come of the bar.

Spartans replied by forcing a couple of corners on the right hand side but on both occasions Burnside cleared up field to relieve the pressure.

Hutchie's Kerr was then involved again when he picked up the ball on the right and drove in on goal but Wieruszewski came out bravely to save at his feet resulting in both players getting injured but thankfully both players recovered after treatment to continue.

Spartans Adam Muir picked up the ball on the right and showed good foot work and released a powerful drive from the corner of the 18 yard box but his shot came of the bar and out for a goal kick.

Hutchie won a corner after Adam Murray saw his shot deflected and the ball in from Hutchieson was claimed by Wieruszewski but the Spartans number one had to be alert minutes late.

Firstly Hutchieson played in Williamson who saw Wieruszewski take at the second attempt then he reacted to thwart Hutchieson and Burnside with a fine double save after the initial shot was blocked then the follow up shot was saved.

Sam Murphy was only inches away from getting a goal back for Spartans when he tried to poke home a ball in from Hamilton but it was just out of reach.

Hutchie were looking to play keep ball then hit their opposition on the break with the long ball and this led to Joseph Wuya putting a header 25 yards out on target but Wieruszewski claimed easily.

The home team then broke up field but Robertson put his shot wide of the left hand post and then good combination between Nick Marshall and Max Michie nearly created something but like in most of the match Spartans were getting in good positions but unfortunately their final ball let them down.

Wieruszewski again was called into action and was up to the task when he tipped Wuya's 25 yard drive onto the bar then collected the ball.

The 70th minute saw real controversy when Hutchieson bearing down on goal was pushed over by Grant Belcher for a stone wall penalty for Hutchie but the only person who seemed to think differently was the referee Scott who unbelievably waved away the claim.

Page in the Hutchie goal was called into action and produced a top class save to deny Michie from 16 yards out when it looked like the Spartans man had reduced the deficit.

Hutchie were awarded an indirect free kick just inside the box in the 76th minute after Spartans were penalized for a pass back which Hutchieson tapped to Sturgeon who totally miss-kicked his shot only for it to fall beautifully for Wuya who found the left hand corner.

Spartans were knocked for six two minutes later when Kerr played a square ball into Hutchieson who from six yards out lashed the ball home.

Hutchie were relentless and tested Wieruszewski again who produced a top save to tip Kerr's shot out for a corner and the resulting corner played in by Burnside was cleared. Wieruszewski could do nothing minutes later to deny Sturgeon who's long range effort flew into the back of the Spartans goal.

Spartans tried to keep concentrating on playing the football that had proved so beneficial to them over the last few months but Hutchie were starting to frustrate them with just playing the ball around and keeping possession.

Wuya who is naturally a certain back claimed his hat-trick on the 86th minute with a super piece of individual skill after he danced past two Spartans men in the box and fired a composed finish into the far side of Wieruszewski goal to leave him no chance.

Spartans again tried to get forward and showed good play down the right and left side in the closing minutes but Hutchie gave them no ground and the ref brought the game to an end.

Certainly a game that the better team on the day won especially with their clinical finishing but Spartans were no where near as bad as the result makes out because if they had the finishing prowess of their opposition then this would have been a closer game because that is what really separated these teams on the day, the ability to finish.

  • Full Time:
  • Spartans FC Youth
  • 0-8
  • Hutchison Vale


Spartans FC Youth
Hutchison Vale
1. Tomasz Wieruszewski
4. Adam Muir
5. Grant Belcher
6. Sam Murphy
7. Ryan Love
8. Baillie McLean
9. James Hamilton
10. Mario Falsone
11. Eoghann Douglas
12. Jordan Lock
14. Keir Marshall
15. Max Michie
16. Aaran Lovell
17. Nick Marshall
19. Brad Fergie
20. Andrew Hannigan
1. Scott Page
2. Adam Murray
3. Frankie John Bee
4. Adam Forrest
5. Calum Livingston
6. Dean Robertson
7. William Kerr
8. Rhys Surgeon
9. Ryan Hutchison
10. Devin Burnside
11. Craig Williamson
12. Joseph Wuya
14. Daniel Smith
Star Player
Spartans FC Youth
Hutchison Vale
Eoghann Douglas - Worked hard in the centre of defence and time after time halted the oppositions progress towards goal and stood up well when it would have been easy to dive in at times.
Ryan Hutchison - Involved from start to finish creating all sorts of trouble for the opposition with his directness and was happy to set up team mates in a better position but also showed he can score getting a goal for himself as well. He worked hard all day long getting back to help his defence when it was required.
Magic Moment
Spartans FC Youth
Hutchison Vale
Adam Muir's ferocious shot from the corner of the 18 yard box which rattled the bar.
Joseph Wuya's third goal to complete his hat-trick which was a great bit of individual brilliance to leave two Spartan defenders in his wake and then produced a superb finish.
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Hutchison Vale
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