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Dalkeith hit for six by Spartans

Dalkeith CYP 0

Lawson 3 (pen), Heinemeier 8,59, Falsone 24, Michie 55, Fergie 74

Spartans FC Youth 6

  • Saturday, 21 February 2015
  • Cowden Park
  • Under 19´s
  • League Division 2

Dalkeith CYP went down to Spartans Fc Youth 6-0 in this bottom versus top clash at Cowden Park.

The home side had no reply to goals from Lawson, Heinemeier, Falsone, Michie and Fergie for the visitors in this eventful fixture.

Spartans hit the front with only three minutes gone when Max Michie was brought down in the box and Blair Lawson stepped up and fired the spot kick into the top right hand corner.

The visitors next chance came from a corner played in from the right when Aaron Heinemeier headed wide of the left hand post but he did not waste his next opportunity when Michie played him in and he finished from six yards out to double the visitors lead on eight minutes.

Dalkeith were awarded a couple of free kicks but Tomasz Wieruszewski puched clear the first one then Eoghann Douglas headed clear the second attempt.

Then Callum Napier launched a missile from all of 40 yards which Wieruszewski tipped over the bar in the visitors goal.

Dalkeith had a good chance when Steven Anderson played in a long ball to the back post but Robert Fleming instead of attacking the ball he stood and watched it and the ball went harmlessly out.

Kieran McFarlane reacted quickly to save with his feet from Jordon Lock's shot from 10 yards out.

Dalkeith's Kieran Dunn must have thought he had reduced the deficit when he struck his shot goal ward from close range but Wieruszewski pulled off a world class save to turn the ball round the post for a corner to deny him getting on the score sheet.

Spartans Andrew Hannigan found his way into the refs book on 17 minutes after a very late challenge in the middle of the park.

Wieruszewski in the visitors goal was called into action again when he had to be brave and dive at the feet of Lunn to halt his progression.

Spartans after their positive start started to sit deeper and deeper and invited Dalkeith on to them and this led to a free kick to the home side. Fleming stepped up to take the free kick 25 yards out but dragged his effort well wide of the right hand post.

Mario Falsone helped himself to a great individual goal on 24 minutes when he headed the ball up in the air in the box, then won the second header with his back to goal and put it over the Dalkeith player and in one movement turned and volleyed the ball into the net from 12 yards out leaving the keeper with no chance.

Spartans should have had the ball in the back of the net two minutes later after good combination play between Sam Murphy and Lock but McFarlane saved well with his feet from two yards out to deny Murphy.

Dalkeith seemed to be looking for route one whilst Spartans where playing the passing football and it was Spartans that created the next chance when Michie drove into the box he looked to have a good penalty claim when Napier seemed to make contact with him.

Napier then proceeded to loose all control and walk up and kick Michie as he left the box.  All eyes were on the ref to see what card would be produced and to everyone's amazement the referee deemed incredibly a yellow card would suffice.

Dalkeith looked to have a good shout for a penalty on the 38th minute when Murphy clearly pushed the Dalkeith player in the back as he tried to win the ball in the box but the referee missed it.

Spartans received their second booking of the game when Arran Lovell saw yellow right on the stroke of half time.

  • Half Time:
  • Dalkeith CYP
  • 0-3
  • Spartans FC Youth

Dalkeith had the slight down hill slope in the second half and came within a whisker of reducing the deficit in the first few minutes of the restart when Lunn tried to latch onto a through ball but could only toe poke his effort right at Wieruszewski from six yards.

Spartans then had a couple good chances to increase their lead but a smart save by McFarlane denied Michie then Lawson put his effort wide of the post.

The Ainslie Park men had the ball in the back of the Dalkeith net on 55 minutes after Lawson found Jamie Cairns who played the ball into Michie who was given all the time he wanted in the box by the Dalkeith defence to pick his spot and fire the ball home.

Dalkeith picked up their second booking of the game on 58 minutes when Anderson found his way into the refs book to make it two bookings apiece.

Spartans were awarded a freekick 25 yards out and Dalkeith were to pay the penalty for giving away another needless free kick when Heinemeier stepped up and fired the ball into the top corner leaving McFarlane no chance.

Fraser Howie then talked himself into the refs book for the home side after giving the referee his opinion on the legitimacy of the free kick.

Spartans went for the spectacular when Lock attempted a bicycle kick finish but just did not get the proper contact and the ball fell perfectly for Heinemeier but he was deemed off side.

The visitors were looking for more goals and Falsone drove into the box and squared the ball for Michie six yards out but he could not get the ball from under his feet to get his shot away.

Dalkeith were not showing too much as an attacking force but did get forward on 63 minutes and Jonathon Loudon was unlucky to see his shot deflected off the Spartans defender into the side netting for a corner.

The home side should have at least made the keeper work when Lunn played the corner into the back post area and Fleming found himself at the back post but he did not attack the ball and a great chance was wasted.

A real moment of controversy on the 70th minute when Napier was shown his second yellow leading to a red but the referee got the wrong man as it was Fleming who had made the late tackle but he waved away Dalkeith's protests and Napier was asked to leave the field of play.

The men from the North of Edinburgh tried their luck from range but Lawson put his effort well wide of the target but they did increase their lead on the 74th minute when Cairns made a good run down the right and whipped in a first time cross which saw the tall frame of Fergie stoop to head the ball home to make sure this game was well and truly over.

Dalkeith were awarded a free kick 25 yards out and Anderson tried the low drive under the wall which was successful but Wieruszewsk saved comfortably.

Spartan's Falsone came close to getting his second on 78 minutes but he put his effort over the bar much to his annoyance.

Niggly free kicks were being given away by both sides and this time it was Dalkeith who had an opportunity to get the ball into the box and this was the case when Jordon Dalgleish played a super ball in but Douglas headed the ball back to where it came. The home side then had a shot saved from Howie from 18 yards  out.

Another poor challenge and another booking when Hutchieson entered the ref book on the 90th minute for his late challenge on Nick Marshall.

Into added on time and Spartans gained another free kick but Lawson just played the ball too long for Adam Muir and then Spartans not wanting to feel left out, Fergie joined the names in the book on the 92nd minute.

A ball put into the box by Cairns for the visitors was cleared and that was the final action of this intriguing game.

No one can argue that the better team won on the day and top of the table Spartans showed why they are there and look a good bet for the title whilst Dalkeith remain rooted at the bottom.

  • Full Time:
  • Dalkeith CYP
  • 0-6
  • Spartans FC Youth


Dalkeith CYP
Spartans FC Youth
1. Kieran McFarlane
2. Christy Raulston
3. David Hutchison
4. Steven Costello
5. Callum Napier
6. Jack Farquar
7. Robert Fleming
8. Steven Anderson
9. Darren McBay
10. Jonathon Louden
11. Bradley Jamieson
12. Jordan Dalgleish
14. Kieran Lunn
15. Fraser Howie
16. Gabriel Mattiozi
17. Jordan Quinn
1. Tomasz Wieruszewski
4. Adam Muir
5. Grant Belcher
6. Sam Murphy
7. Aaron Heinemeier
8. Baillie McLean
9. Jamie Cairns
10. Mario Falsone
11. Eoghann Douglas
12. Jordan Lock
15. Max Michie
16. Arran Lovell
17. Nick Marshall
18. Blair Lawson
19. Brad Fergie
20. Andrew Hannigan
Star Player
Dalkeith CYP
Spartans FC Youth
Robert Fleming - Defended well all game and worked hard.
Jordan Lock - Always looked composed on the ball and was always looking to create something when he was on the ball along with his encouragement and organisation he is a important cog in the Spartans wheel.
Magic Moment
Dalkeith CYP
Spartans FC Youth
Callum Napiers rocket of a shot from 40 yards.
Thomasz Wieruszewski's world class save to deny Kieran Lunn
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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