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Edusport's hat-trick sinks Lothian in Youth Cup

Edusport Academy 3

DeLiedekerke 3, 15, 90

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 0

  • Sunday, 25 September 2016
  • Oriam
  • Under 20´s
  • Scottish FA Youth Cup - R2
Edusport Academy progressed into the next round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win against Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, thanks to a hat-trick of goals coming from Phillip DeLiedekerke. The match was dominated by Edusport in the first half with Lothian Thistle defending for the most part, however, Lothian Thistle looked a stronger side in the second half and were unfortunate to get a goal for their efforts.
Into the first half and it only took until the 3rd minute for Edusport Academy to get their scoring underway. Edusport’s early pressure in the game meant a poor clearance from the Lothian Thistle defence gifted Captain, Alexandre Lebrisse the ball outside the penalty box. Lebrisse then passed to Francisco Gomez who was situated on the right hand side of the penalty box. Gomez then fed a pass to the other side of the penalty box where DeLiedekerke calmly placed the ball into the right hand side of the net, Lothian Thistle keeper, Quinn Franklin diving the other way.
Edusport doubled their lead moments with later as a result of poor man marking by the Lothian Thistle defence. A ball sent into the penalty box from the right hand side of the pitch found DeLiedekerke who fired the ball into the net from the left hand side of goal.
Lothian Thistle created their first threat on goal in the 21st minute. A corner taken by Aaron Wood sent the ball into the fist of Edusport keeper, Daniel Farrell, whose clearance landed the ball at the feet of John Francis. The Lothian Thistle defender then shot towards goal but the ball was met with the body of a Edusport defender. 
  • Half Time:
  • Edusport Academy
  • 2-0
  • Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Into the second half and Lothian Thistle carried far more of a threat on goal, than they did in the first half.
In the 47th minute Lothian had a great counter attack. Captain, Ryan Fox played a brilliant ball through the Edusport defence to find Wood on the right hand side of the pitch. Wood then squared the ball to Jordan Easton, whose effort on goal was saved by Farrell. Easton picked up the rebounded ball on the right hand side of the penalty box and passed to Fox who was central, however, his shot went wide to the left hand side of the goal.
Another great chance from Lothian Thistle came moments later in the 50th minute. Callum McCarthur made a good run into the penalty box, beating multiple Edusport defenders on the way, however, his shot on goal wasn’t powerful enough to challenge the keeper.
Despite good counter attacking play and a solid defence in the second half from Lothian Thistle, their hard work did not pay off as Edusport Academy sealed their win in the 90th minute with their third goal of the game. The man of the match, DeLiedekerke earned his hat-trick. A great run by the player saw him dribble past multiple Lothian Thistle defenders on the left hand side of goal to then get a shot away that arrived in the bottom left hand corner of the net and with that putting his side into the next round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup. 
  • Full Time:
  • Edusport Academy
  • 3-0
  • Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale


Edusport Academy
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
1. Daniel Farrell
2. Renaud Hertzog
3. Munur Solak
4. Guillaume Prevot
5. Bastien Brunet
6. Alexandre Lebrisse (C)
7. Maxime Moriera
8. Gautier Moutou
9. Francisco Gomez
10. Yacine Boualem
11. Phillip DeLiedekerke
12. Theo Rogrigues
14. Izidane Alecton
15. Kamil Hareb
16. Nicolas Grond
17. Yoan Massuet
18. Marc Gilquin
1. Quinn Franklin
2. Jamie Cook
3. Thomas Prior
4. Adrian Shala
18. John Francis
8. Yousif Mohammed Asam
14. Elliot Taylor
10. Brodie Hamilton
11. Aaron Wood
9. Ryan Fox (c)
12. Callum McCarthur
6. Rhys Surgeon
16. Dean Apicella
15. Jordan Easton
19. Byron Gibb
Star Player
Edusport Academy
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
The star player for Edusport Academy has to be winger, Phillip DeLiedekerke.

Three goals, his first full 90 minute performance for the club and was impressive from start to finish. The pitch at Oriam is much wider pitch than some of the players were used to, however, DeLiedekerke used this to his advantage, allowing himself room to dribble with the ball and free to use a bit of skilled play when required.

Edusport Academy have an extensive amount of players at their arsenal, however, I would not be surprised to see DeLiedekerke start for the team in their next match and following matches if he keeps up his good form.
The star player for Lothian was defender John Francis. A good performance by the player in the first half despite conceding two early goals, however, Francis stepped up his game in the second half. Swapping from a full back to centre half role at different points in the match when required, Francis put on a very professional performance.

He was usually the first player to the breakdown when defending from Edusport Academy's attacking force. Not only did the player defend well, he was also impressive in taking the ball up the field and creating chances for his team mates. He was unfortunate not to get an assist or goal in the match.
Magic Moment
Edusport Academy
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Edusport Academy's magic moment was their first goal of the match. It set the tempo for the game and showed the coach and crowd that despite the players having been together for around three weeks, they were not a group of individuals but rather they were a team that will be tough to break down this season.
Lothian Thistle's magic moment was their chance early in the second half. It showed that they were a stronger side coming into the next half of the game and that they weren't going to get rolled over by the opposition easily. The tempo they set from that point in the game lasted until the end of the match and showed that this game could have gone either way with the way that they were playing.
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