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Lockhart on song as Currie High lift Lothians Schools' Under-18 trophy

Currie HS 4

Lockhart 10, Helm 32, Walker 72, Montgomery 88

Lasswade HS 2

Greig 48, Forrest 90
  • Friday, 16 May 2014
  • Ainslie Park
  • Under 18´s
  • Lothian Schools' FA Cup - Final
Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson | YFS South East Region Journalist

Currie High's senior side were crowned Lothians Schools' FA Cup winners after surviving a second-half comeback from opponents Lasswade.
 
Currie were cruising in the opening period and were two goals to the good at the break, but a determined Lasswade returned from the interval intent on getting themselves back into the match.
 
Gregor Lockhart was Currie's main dangerman and gave a glimpse of his ability when he fired the opener on 10 minutes.
 
Lasswade failed to clear and Lockhart showed determination to nip in between two defenders before flicking the ball past Ben Mackenzie.
 
Lockhart was put through again just six minutes later, but the cross just eluded him, before he shot just wide on 27 minutes.
 
Striker Calum Helm doubled Currie's lead on 32 minutes with a well taken individual goal. Helm picked the ball up on the edge of the box before taking a touch round a defender and prodding past Mackenzie.
 
Lasswade came close two minutes later when Connor Brunton's shot went just wide of the post - their first chance of the match.
 
Lockhart almost made it three when Shaun Munro fed him from the right wing and he volleyed goalwards first time, but Mackenzie saved well.
 
Currie were in full control, however Lasswade could have pulled one back five minutes before half-time. Craig Forrest had several opportunities to get a shot away inside the six yard box, but Currie keeper Scott Wayth gathered at his feet.
  • Half Time:
  • Currie HS
  • 2-0
  • Lasswade HS
Lasswade were a different animal at the beginning of the second-half. Penned back for much of the opening period, they came out from the break eager to attack.
 
And three minutes into the second-half they pulled a goal back. William White's cross went all the way to Euan Greig at the back post and the ball hit off him unexpectedly and into the net.
 
Lasswade, buoyed by their goal continued to put Currie under pressure. Currie defender Calum Livingstone almost put the ball in his own net with a backwards header, but it just cleared the crossbar.
 
Currie survived though and they sealed the trophy with two goals in the remaining 18 minutes.
 
Craig Berry was brought down inside the box and Liam Walker converted, before Jack Montgomery made sure of the win with a neat finish at the back post.
 
Lasswade reduced the deficit in added on time when Forrest found the net from a spot-kick.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Currie HS
  • 4-2
  • Lasswade HS

Lineups

Currie HS
Lasswade HS

1. Scott Wayth
2. Daniel Mitchell
3. Grant McEwan
4. Calum Livingstone
6. Jamie Tomlinson
7. Shaun Munro
8. Alistair Goldie
10. Gregor Lockhart
12. Craig Berry
14. Liam Walker
15. Callum McArthur
16. Jack Montgomery
17. Ben Leicester
18. Andy Smith
19. Calum Helm

1. Ben Mackenzie
2. Ross Henderson
3. Connor Brunton
4. Jack Fairgrieve
5. Sean Norris
6. Danny Judge
7. William White
8. Calum Preston
9. Sam Jones
10. Chris Hackland
11. Cammy McFarlane
12. Craig Forrest
14. Harry McGill
15. Jose Herreros
16. Euan Greig
17. Blair Paterson

Star Player
Currie HS
Lasswade HS
Gregor Lockhart was influential in Currie's victory. His opener gave the side the best possible start and he caused Lasswade no end of trouble.
Craig Forrest was key to getting his side back in the match. His energising runs from midfield were crucial in lifting Lasswade's confidence.
Magic Moment
Currie HS
Lasswade HS
Calum Helm's goal was classy. A cheeky touch round a defender before finding the net doubled Currie's lead and put them in the ascendancy ahead of the break.
William White's cross for Lasswade's first goal caused havoc in the Currie box, allowing Euan Greig to knock in.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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