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Clinical Longniddry Villa into semi-finals of the David Innes Cup

Peebles FC 0

Longniddry Villa 4

Demarco, Branley, Williamson, Taylor
  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014
  • Peebles
  • Under 14´s
  • David Innes Cup
Blair Meikle

Blair Meikle | YFS Scottish Borders Senior Reporter
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Longniddry Villa advanced to the semi-finals of the David Innes Cup with what looks like a comfortable victory.
 
In actual fact, the game was much closer than the score line suggests. Villa were more clinical than Peebles, and scored three of their four goals in the second half.
 
The East Lothian men will now face Gala Fairydean Rovers for a place in the final. Peebles miss out on the chance to play their Borders rivals after matching a team who are technically unbeaten in the league for most of the match.
 
It was actually Peebles who looked like they might go and win the game during the first 30 minutes.
 
Joe Robertson had two chances in quick succession. First, he headed wide from Ross Aiken’s free kick, and then he had a shot from distance which wasn’t too far off target.
 
An excellent last ditch tackle from Marc Forsyth prevented Fraser Imlah from going one-on-one, after a good pass by Jules Carrie.
 
Joe Robertson again set up a chance with a set-piece delivery, Jack Farrand was unable to connect with his head though.
 
Longniddry did have plenty of the play, and had been doing some pressing of their own. They couldn’t create any goal-scoring opportunities though with Peebles’ backline holding firm.
 
They did manage to open the scoring on 29 minutes though. Robbie Demarco showed his opponents the way to goal with a predatory finish.
 
Peebles pushed up the other end in search of an equaliser before half time. The closest they came was an Aiken free kick which sailed just over.
  • Half Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 0-1
  • Longniddry Villa
The men in red and white hoops had perhaps ran out of steam as it was Villa who began to do most of the attacking. Cameron Laidlaw and Jack Branley both went close with strikes from the edge of the box before they went further ahead with two goals worthy of gracing any stage.
 
Branley tried his luck again with a half volley from outside the box. This time he connected sweetly, and his volley looped up and over the head of Felipe Ortega, before hitting the post and coming back off the unlucky keeper.
 
The other one was scored by Alex Williamson from a free kick. From just outside the box on the right hand side, he delicately curled it round the wall and beyond the reach of Ortega.
 
Four minutes later it was wrapped up and Williamson was involved again. After being sent to the bye line, he cut inside and pulled back for Sam Taylor, and the substitute applied the finish.
 
Taylor went close again shortly after but any more would have been harsh on the home team. In fact it already was harsh on them. Longniddry deserved their win though, displaying a bit more quality in the final third than their opponents, which saw them through on the day.
  • Full Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 0-4
  • Longniddry Villa

Lineups

Peebles FC
Longniddry Villa
1. Felipe Ortega
2. Ross Aiken
3. Joe Robertson
4. Scott Lawson
5. Jacob Findlay
6. Joe Ryalls
7. Jack Farrand
8. Jamie Lawson
9. Tom Kaljee
10. Sam Ho
11. Aaron Smith
12. Jules Carrie
14. Fraser Imlah
15. Luke Houten
17. Aidan McKendrick
99. Cameron Sandilands
4. Matthew Scott
5. Joshua Fitzpatrick
6. Kieran Douglas
7. Ellis Grieve
8. Alistair Maclachlan
9. Alex Williamson
10. Ajay Kilkpatrick
11. Sam Taylor
12. James Henry
14. Cameron Laidlaw
15. John Arbuckle
16. Jack Branley
17. Cameron Smith
19. Kieran Stevenson
20. Robbie Demarco
21. Marc Forsyth
Star Player
Peebles FC
Longniddry Villa
Joe Robertson - Good defensively in the centre of midfield coupled with good use of the ball
Alex Williamson - Pace and strength troubled Peebles defenders. Scored a deightful free kick, and set another goal up. Special mention to Kieran Douglas who would have won the award until Williamson's involvement in the goals.
Magic Moment
Peebles FC
Longniddry Villa
Jules Carrie's turn and pass to Fraser Imlah was a quality piece of play
Jack Branley's outrageous volleyed goal was exquisite.
Club Views
Peebles FC
Longniddry Villa
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