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Southside resist Ayr fightback to lift cup

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Ayr Boswell Under 14s
Southside BC Under 14s
Competition: BFM Barr Construction Cup Final
Venue: Dam Park, Ayr
Date:  09/04/11
Author: Robert McCracken
It seems to be an unwritten rule that the sun shines on cup final day. During yesterday’s Barr Construction U14s cup at Dam Park in Ayr there was no exception to this rule. On a fine Ayrshire spring day Ayr Boswell and Southside battled it out and it was Southside who shone the brightest. 
It didn’t take long for the deadlock to be broken, after a couple of early chances for Ayr Southside caught them cold. Taylor Hollywood with a clever feint to beat his man and released Scott McLean. McLean turned quickly on the defender, ran for 20 yards before coolly slotting home from the edge of the area. 
Southside continued to link up well, Grant Forbes with a superb touch lifting the ball to Ross Black who was slightly heavy with his control, allowing Mason Rowan to gather the ball in the Boswell goal. 
Ayr had a chance of their own soon, a free kick on the half way line was expertly whipped in by Connor Henderson, Southside headed it away but only as far as Liam Wallace who unleashed a wicked volley just wide of the post. 
Ayr continued to attack and soon were caught on the break again. Taylor Hollywood caught Liam Wallace in possession and broke into the Ayr half after holding off a player twice his size. Hollywood slid a perfect through ball to Ross Black who chipped the ball over the out coming ‘keeper from 20 yards. 
Just three minutes later, Southside were three up. Rhys Wallace, the right back who was calm and composed all day, showed excellent strength to hold off his man. He linked up with Hollywood who played Matthew Cree in to slot the ball into an empty net with the keeper stranded. 
The scoring was not over yet. Callum Haymarch and Grant Forbes linking up with some one-touch football. Matthew Cree popped up again to finish emphatically for his second of the game. 
Ayr clawed a goal back before half time. Liam Wallace who came close earlier running towards the Southside defence with great pace on the left, he cut into the box and side footed high into the net. A fine goal. 
Half Time: Ayr Boswell Under 14s 1-4 Southside BC Under 14s
The second half kicked off and Ayr Boswell were on top from the beginning. Coming close with a free kick early on. Just before the hour, Chris Devlin forced a super save from the Southside ‘keeper. 
Ayr were not finished there. After a driven free kick saw the Southside ‘keeper fumble, allowing Robbie Pinkerton to head home for Ayr Boswell. 
Southside were then awarded a penalty after a rush of blood to the head saw the Ayr Boswell defender catch the ball. The penalty was saved but the rebound scored by Scott McLean for his second. Referee Drew Kirkland gave the Boswell defender the benefit of the doubt and did not dismiss him. 
Ayr continued to play on the attack, and looked a different side from the one in the first half. The tireless work of their number seven, Chris Devlin was vital in driving them on. Ayr played some lovely football but the early goals had knocked their confidence. 
The result never looked in any real doubt for Southside and the superb football from their midfield was a joy to watch. Ross Black, Taylor Hollywood and Scott McLean shone particularly brightly in a team peppered with top performers. 
Full Time: Ayr Boswell Under 14s 1-4 Southside BC Under 14s
Ayr Boswell Under 14s
Southside BC Under 14s
1.  Mason Rowan
2.  Kyle McFarlan
5.  David Moffat
6.  Craig Anderson
7.  Chris Devlin
8.  Liam Wallace
9.  Dylan Croke
10.  Blair Kennedy
11.  Connor Henderson
17. Lee Holland
14. Dylan McClue
3. Ryan Kirkwood
16. Kieren Lynch
18. Lyle Avici
15. Robbie Pinkerton
13. Stuart Cowan
2. Rhys Wallace
3. Grant Cairnie
5. Rory Connell
7. Callum Haymarch
11. Fraser Smith
9. Scott McLean
10. Ross Black (C)
14. Grant Forbes
17. Taylor Hollywood
15. Matthew Cree
1. Craig Spiers
8. Callum Irving
12. Josh McKinnon
YFS Man of the Match: Chris Devlin
YFS Man of the Match: Ross Black
Referee: Drew Kirkland
Last modified on Friday, 09 August 2013 02:55
Robert McCracken

Robert McCracken | YFS South West Region Journalist
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