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Leith defeat Musselburgh on penalties to lift South East Region Cup

Leith Athletic 3

Musselburgh Windsor 3

  • Leith Athletic win 6-5 on penalties.
  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014
  • Hallhill, Dunbar
  • Under 21´s
  • South East Region Cup

Leith Athletic won the South East Region cup after defeating Musselburgh Windsor in a penalty shootout.

Windsor came from behind twice as the match ended 3-3, but Leith finally triumphed after the teams could not be separated after extra time.

It took just four minutes for Leith to open the scoring. John Robertson took the credit for it in fortunate circumstances. A Windsor clearance ricocheted off Robertson and the ball rolled into the back of the net.

Windsor switched off and conceded another minutes later. A free kick played into the area landed at the feet of Callum Mein and he made sure to lace the ball into the goal from close range.

As the game began to settle down, Windsor started to get into their groove and they almost pulled a goal back midway through the first half. A ball into the area was held up by Chrissy Stevenson before he spun and shot, but the effort was straight at Reece Smail who gratefully caught the ball.

  • Half Time:
  • Leith Athletic
  • 2-0
  • Musselburgh Windsor

It was Windsor who came out strongest at the start of the second half and pulled a goal back six minutes into the half. A corner delivered from the left side was flicked on by Dan Howie and Wayne Simpson gratefully smashed in a volley at the back post.

They did not let up and levelled the scores 10 minutes later. Steve Kean's corner fell to Stevenson, who nestled the ball into the back of the net.

Leith regained the lead moments later, when Steven Froude's header looped over Laing and bounced into the net.

Musselburgh came back once again. Kean's free kick that flew into the net through traffic to take the match to extra time.

  • Full Time:
  • Leith Athletic
  • 3-3
  • Musselburgh Windsor

With neither team willing to risk pushing too many bodies forward in extra time, the game headed to penalties with the scores deadlocked.

Both sides scored four of their initial five penalties in the shootout and the tension was cranked up a notch as sudden death penalties began. After both Dan Howie and Sean MacPherson found the net, Mussie’s Shaun Davidson put his penalty just over the bar to give Leith the chance to secure victory.

Simpson stepped up for the boys in black and white and made no mistake to ensure his side would be making the trip back home as South East Region Cup champions.

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Final Result: Leith Athletic win 6-5 on penalties.

Lineups

Leith Athletic
Musselburgh Windsor
Reece Smail
Craig Robertson
Connor Pont
Alan Murray
Darren Linton
Euan Morrice
Callum Mein
Sean MacPherson
Steven Froude
Ross Davies
Todd Smith
Kevin Hamilton
Daniel Simpson
Stefan Hay
Lewis Smith
John Robertson
Daniel Laing
Andy Cameron
Euan Greig
Dan Howie
Jack Moffat
Ben Stewart
Gary Scott-Learmonth
Kamran Tufail
Shaun Conlon
Shaun Davidson
Andy Lang
Chrissy Stevenson
Wayne Simpson
Rab Murray
Ano Subasic
Steve Kean
Star Player
Leith Athletic
Musselburgh Windsor
Callum Mein - Never stopped causing problems for the Mussie defence all day and gave his all until the end.
Chrissy Stevenson - Equalised for his side and looked lively in attack. He barely put a foot wrong all game.
Magic Moment
Leith Athletic
Musselburgh Windsor
Daniel Simpson's winning penalty delighted the Leith Athletic team after coming close to victory a number of times throughout the match.
Steve Kean's last-minute free kick sent the match to extra time.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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