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McFarlane winner sends Dyce to Airdrie

Dyce BC Blues 1

McFarlane 45

BSC Glasgow Lightning 0

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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A 45th minute winner from Matt McFarlane was enough to send Dyce BC to the Scottish Cup final to set up a meeting with Airdrieonians Real BC at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie on May 19th. Both teams tried to play the game in a positive way however a gusting wind was the burden behind that with only a set piece the difference.The attendance was 300.

Dyce beat CBC Hilton, East End Boys Athletic, Spartans, Glasgow Boys, Pollock United and Tynecastle. BSC Glasgow Lightning beat Thorn Athletic Blues, St Cadocs County, Ardencaple, Valspar, West End Reds, Currie Star and Hutchison Vale.

The other winner who deserves a mention is Dyce Juniors committee member David Bartlet who got his wife to drive him to Ian Mair Park at 5am on Sunday morning in order to get the game to go ahead after extreme weather on Saturday forced the game to be a doubt.

Both sides had a few half chances in the early exchanges of the game with Broomhill having the most notable chance on eight minutes. A good long range strike by Zak Murray was tipped away by Sam Inglis in the Dyce goal, the first half was a little bit subdued with the wind dominating proceedings in this game.

Dyce had a few chances afterwards in an effort to get that all important break through with Ethan Sutherland trying his luck however a good save by Hursh Sharma denied the striker, McFarlane also had a good chance with a 25 yard effort which was also denied by the talented Sharma.

The final chance of the half came to the hosts with Sutherland and McFarlane linking up again with the latter having a chance denied by Sharma, nothing to seperate the teams heading into half time, Dyce were playing well however lacking that final ball whilst Broomhill were battling away however had a lack of chances in front of goal.

The wind kept up for the start of the second half, Ian Mair Park is always an exposed facility however with the wintry weather experienced recently, it came as no surprise that the quality of football was unfortunately lacking.

Gafar Abari was an unsung individual for the hosts with the winger showing a lot of skill and trickery, Abari broke past the Broomhill backline however a tame effort was denied by Sharma as Dyce tried to force home the opener.

On 45 minutes, that all important breakthrough came and it was Dyce who opened the scoring, a fantastic ball came in by Aiden Brookes, 30 yards from goal, who picked out Matthew McFarlane in a fantastic area and McFarlane showed fantastic energy and desire to head the ball past a stranded Sharma and into the net to give the Aberdeen side the opener.

McFarlane was continuing to be a nuisance for the Lightning defence and another good effort six yards out was knocked wide, it would have been easier to find the target however McFarlanes contribution hadn't gone noticed and what a shift the youngster put in.

It was a fantastic team performance from Dyce who showed a completely different side to their game. Dyce are normally a fantastic passing team and good on the eye however with the blustery winds, that was difficult and it was a battle. Broomhill exit at the semi-final stage however they have done fantastic to get here, beating some good teams along the way including Hutchison Vale in the quarter-finals.

Dyce vs Airdrie in the final promises to be an exciting prospect for the neutral, the ADJFA has had an impressive streak of getting fellow teams into Scottish Cup finals and Dyce continued that feat. There is such a togetherness both on and off the field for both Dyce and Broomhill and Dyce Juniors were fine hosts for everyone at the game.

Lineups

Dyce BC Blues
BSC Glasgow Lightning
1. Sam Inglis
2. Dylan Souden
3. Scott Robertson
4. Aidan Brookes
5. Cameron Robertson
6. Lucas Youngson
7. Miller Keir
8. Ryan McLean
9. Gafar Abari
11. Dylan Shaw
12. Dylan Robertson
15. Jimmy Anderson
16. Zane Lawson
17. Matt McFarlane
18. Ethan Sutherland
19. Ethan Allan
1. Hursh Sharma
2. Jamie Maxwell
3. Harry Kyle
4. Finn McDonald
5. Ryan Cameron
6. Zak Murray
7. Kasra Abedi
8. Robbie Brander
9. Alex Thompson
10. Jonathon Hutton
11. Lee Brown
12. Jack Maxwell
13. Laudike Monaghan
14. Ruaridh Sayer
15. Michael Shanks
16. Fraser Harrow
17. Ruariadh McDonald
18. Hugh O'Malley
Star Player
Dyce BC Blues
BSC Glasgow Lightning
Matt McFarlane - It was a battling performance from Dyce who showed a bit of fight and desire however Matt put in a fantastic shift helping Dyce as a club back to the Scottish Cup final.
Hursh Sharma - Broomhill had some fantastic outfield players however Hursh kept the scoreline down with some fantastic saves.
Magic Moment
Dyce BC Blues
BSC Glasgow Lightning
The goal which seperated the sides, a good ball by Aidan Brookes and a fine header by Matt McFarlane.
The strike by Zak Murray which had to be deflected onto the crossbar by Sam Inglis.

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