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Scintillating Newcraighall see off Hutchie for regional glory

Hutchison Vale 1

McMahon 48

Newcraighall Leith Vics 4

Gallantes 11, 39, 45, 62
  • Sunday, 01 June 2014
  • New Countess Park, Dunbar
  • Under 13´s
  • South East Region Cup - Final
Kieran Green

Kieran Green | YFS South East Region Journalist

 
The first of four Sunday’s finals at New Countess Park in Dunbar was Newcraighall Leith Vics up against Hutchison Vale at under 13’s age group. Newcraighall took the lead through a Yrick Gallantes header. 
 
Hutchie created the first chance of the match, Luis Malcolm beating the offside to fire low across Tyler McGhee, the goalkeeper saved well , and Luke McMahon followed up but McGhee was up quickly to push the rebound away for a corner. The corner came in and McGhee was brave coming through a crowd of bodies to punch away. Superb goalkeeping from him.
 
The first goal of the match came from Newcraighall. A corner swung into the penalty spot, Yrick Gallantes leaped, and powered his header past Ciaran Cairns to put Newcraighall a goal to the good. 
 
After losing the goal, Hutchie looked the stronger team for long periods of the first half. 20 minutes into the game, McMahon easily beat 3 Newcraighall players to feed the ball wide to Brandon Blair. The wingers’ cross was blocked by Josh Sharkey but fell to Hutchie left back Nathan Hill, but he dragged his shot wide of the post from 18 yards out. 
 
Newcraighall almost double their lead through John Robertson. The nimble striker worked his way across the edge of the penalty area, found space for the shot, it deflected off of a Hutchie defender and onto the crossbar. Robertson so unlucky with his effort.
  • Half Time:
  • Hutchison Vale
  • 0-1
  • Newcraighall Leith Vics
Shortly after the break, Newcraighall doubled their lead. Louis Flucker played the ball wide to Jordan Daly. The winger used his pace to beat Nathan Hill, crossed low towards the neat post, and Gallantes doubled his tally for the afternoon with a low front post diving header. 2-0 Newcraighall. 
 
In double quick time, they went 3-0 up, Gallantes completing his hat-trick. He ran with the ball 30 yards after he headed past his marker beforeblasting the ball into the top right hand corner with his left foot to make it 3-0 to Newcraighall.
 
Hutchie weren't finished and soon pulled a goal back. Hill bombed down the left wing, pulled the ball back for McMahon who found himself in some space 12 yards out to slot past McGhee. 3-1 and possibly game on. 
 
Newcraighall looked very comfortable on the ball, with Flucker instrumental in the middle of midfield. His latest wonder pass was over the top towards Sean Ward who finished well, and the Newcraighall supporters were celebrating goal number 4, but the far side assistant had his flag up early. Marginal, but a good call by the linesman. 
 
Newcraighall make it 4-1 through that man Gallantes again. He received the ball on the corner of the penalty area. He cut in then out to confuse Ross Young and then fired low across Cairns into the bottom corner. Everything he touched has turned to goals. 4-1 Newcraighall. 
 
That was to be the final act of a game, as referee Jim Markey signalled the end of the match with Newcraighall running out 4-1 winners. 
 
  • Full Time:
  • Hutchison Vale
  • 1-4
  • Newcraighall Leith Vics

Lineups

Hutchison Vale
Newcraighall Leith Vics
1. Cairan Cairns
2. Jay Peat
3. Nathan Hill
4. Thomas Sweeney
5. Eden Paterson
6. Ross Young
7. Luke McMahon
8. Rory Campbell
9. Lewis McCann
10. Luis Malcolm
11. Brandon Blair
15. Daniel Lock
1. Tyler McGhee
2. Josh Shankley
3. James Henderson
4. Joe McGinty
5. Arran Bathgate
6. Fynlay Connor
7. Jordan Daly
8. Louis Flucker
9. Yrick Gallantes
10. John Robertson
11. Sean Ward
12. James Smith
14. Colin McKinnon
17. Mark Tenant
19. Andrew Mackay
21. Adam Taylor
Star Player
Hutchison Vale
Newcraighall Leith Vics
Yrick Gallantes scored all four goals for his side and looked a threat all afternoon. Clinical finishing from the striker gave his side the cup.
Luke McMahon was a threat going forward for Hutchie all through the game. His goal was a superb finish and he worked tirelessly up and down the pitch.
Magic Moment
Hutchison Vale
Newcraighall Leith Vics
The Hutchie goal in itself was a well worked move, with Nathan Hill driving down the left and pulling the ball back for McMahon to slot into the bottom corner with a cool finish.
Yrick Gallantes’ 3rd goal was very special indeed. He ran 30 yards with the ball and fired it over the keeper into the top corner.
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