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Edinburgh swipe aside Scotia to seal victory

Scotia FC 1

Andrew 30

Edinburgh City 5

Liddle 9, Cowan 39, Thomson 52, Morrison 59, 65
  • Sunday, 17 May 2015
  • Jack Kane Centre
  • Under 14´s
  • SERYFL Division 3
Ryan Crombie

Ryan Crombie | YFS South East Region Journalist
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It could be argued that the weather conditions came away with all three points in the encounter between Scotia FC and Edinburgh City, however it was the away team who managed to triumph by five goals to one over their opponents. The wind played havoc with the game making it difficult for the boys to play some decent football, and standing at the touchline you could be forgiven for thinking that there was a hurricane sweeping through the south side of Edinburgh.

The goal came relatively early on through a sweeping strike from number three Craig Liddle. He had positioned himself out on the left wing and eventually the ball found its way to his feet and despite the tight angle he somehow managed to find the bottom right hand corner to put his side 1-0 up.

Although Scotia FC had fallen victim to conceding an early goal, this did not hinder their positive approach to the match and they continued to probe for the equaliser that would get them on level terms.

Liddle was proving to be a handful for Scotia FC to deal with, and a long-range strike into the wind swirled agonisingly wide. Scotia were soon to respond to the ambitious effort with a move of their own.

Jordan Bowie was slipped in on goal by his teammate and as the keeper rushed out to meet him, he poked the ball past him and unfortunately for Bowie past the post also. It was another effort that was inches away from finding the net.

Another spectacular effort was dished out once again from Liddle as he had a crack at goal from roughly the same position as his last effort. This time the shot flew to the opposite side of the goal, but the result was the same. Just wide and out to safety for the Scotia FC goalkeeper.

Despite the two close shots from Edinburgh City, it was Scotia FC who would get the goal just before half time seeing them in t the break level. Flynn Andrew burst through on goal and did not make the same mistake his team mate had. He calmly fired the ball past the keeper and into the bottom corner. A neat finish. 

  • Half Time:
  • Scotia FC
  • 1-1
  • Edinburgh City

Edinburgh City came out a rejuvenated side in the second half and conceding that late first-half goal had not seemed to dent their confidence. Cole Cowan was the next in line to have a long ranged effort, but this time it resulted in celebrations. About 25 yards out the ball sat up nicely in front of him, and Cowan decided to have a strike. That he did and the ball ferociously dipped in the air and over the keeper giving him no chance. The away side had restored their one goal advantage.

The one-goal lead soon became two as Edinburgh’s pressure began to pay it rewards. Long-range efforts were becoming the story of the day and another one resulted in Edinburgh’s third goal. Alexander Thompson struck the ball cleanly from about 30 yards and the ball perfectly nestled in the corner of the net, again the keeper having no chance.

Chances were relatively few and far between but when they did pop up, they were accompanied with a goal. Jack Morrison was the next to get his name on the scoresheet. He got through on goal and as the keeper prematurely went to ground all Morrison had to do was chip the ball over him to tick the score over to 4-1 to the visitors.

The game was rounded off in a similar fashion to which the second half had followed. With Edinburgh City scoring. The ball was played back across the face of goal from Thompson, finding Morison who had the simple job of tapping home. 

  • Full Time:
  • Scotia FC
  • 1-5
  • Edinburgh City

Lineups

Scotia FC
Edinburgh City
3. Connor McLeod
4. Jake Marron
7. Jack Berkery
8. Carlito Quinn
9. Joe Wilson Palmer
10. Billy Lawson
11. Declan Walker
12. Robin Benkole
14. Ciaran Anderson
16. Jordan Bowie
18. Flynn Andrew
23. Tyler Morgan
1. Ben Methven
2. Lee Alexander
3. Craig Liddle
4. Callum Scott
5. Nathan Graham-Donn
6. Lucas Denholm
7. Jaden Steele
8. Jack Johnson
9. Cole Cowan
10. Oliver Niven
11. Leon Hepburn
12. David Wilson
14. Alexander Campbell
15. Callum Jardine
16. Jack Morrison
17. Euan Harley
19. Alexander Thomson
20. Anthony White
23. Brandon McCutchon
Star Player
Scotia FC
Edinburgh City
Flynn Andrew - Looked nippy up front throughout the first half and looked like he could cause real damage, which he did a minute before half time by taking his goal excellently.
Craig Liddle - Pulled strings in the midfield throughout the game for Edinburgh City and scored a brilliant goal in the early stages, which would later top off an wonderful performance.
Magic Moment
Scotia FC
Edinburgh City
Flynn Andrew got his side back on level terms to give Edinburgh City a lifeline.
Cole Cowan struck a wonder volley to give his team the edge, which later turned out to be a pivotal moment in the game.
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