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Penalties separate champs Banny and Woodmill

Bannerman High 2

McKay (2)

Woodmill High 2

Dolan, Hunter
  • Thursday, 30 January 2014
  • Bannerman High
  • Under 16´s
  • SSFA Shield - R5

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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Current British and Scottish champ Bannerman went in to their 5th round Scottish cup tie knowing that they could have had an easier draw but if they wanted to keep their crown they would have to beat last year's semi finalists Woodmill who traveled all the way from Dunfermline to take part in what would turn out to be a exciting game for all to watch. Both sides couldn't be separated in normal time which meant the game would end in the most cruel fashion of penalties. Bannerman showed their ruthless side and took advantage of Woodmill who missed a penalty and anyone who knows the Banny Under 16's side won't be surprised to hear the man who scored the winning penalty was ofcourse Cameron McKay who famously sunk Dunbar last year at Tynecastle in the final with the winning spot kick.
The most action in the first half of the game was really only the two goal's. Woodmill started much the brighter however putting the home side a little on the back foot. Banny didn't manager to get in to their game till a good while in to the first forty five and this came at a price for the slack Banny side.
Woodmill opened the scoring when Gary Dolan smashed home a free kick from just outside the box to stun Banny and give the visiting side an all important lead in this 5th round clash.
Banny burst to life really just after Sean Hughes received the ball in the middle of the park and beat 5 players to burst in to the box but then riffle his attempt over the bar.
"He did all the hard work then fluffed the easy part" said one of the spectators.
Target man Cameron McKay was working hard up front but it wasn't just a great work rate the striker has as he showed off some excellence when he curled home a fantastic free kick from 25 yards out to level the scoring just on half time.
Gary Dolan thought he had a second when he smashed the bar seconds before the whistle but it wasn't to be for the Woodmill forward.
  • Half Time:
  • Bannerman High
  • 1-1
  • Woodmill High
The second period started off much different with Banny coming out on the front foot and quickly taking the lead when Cameron Foy's great long ball from the back was taken down superbly by his name sake Cameron McKay who then showed fantastic composure to finish and put Banny ahead for the first time in this game.
Banny were looking solid and didn't look like conceding, they even looked like finishing Woodmill off when Cameron McKay nearly grabbed his hat trick by chipping the keeper who then recovered on the line. 
Woodmill knew there wasn't long left and they were throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Banny but no joy up until a good corner from the right hand side was headed home by Hunter who sent the Woodmill support crazy.
That last minute goal would see the game go straight to spot kicks.
  • Full Time:
  • Bannerman High
  • 2-2
  • Woodmill High

Penalties it was and after missing their third and fourth penalties Woodmill gave Cameron McKay the chance to send Banny marching on. The little number 9 stepped up and smashed his effort home leaving the keeper with no chance and Woodmill left to travel all the way back to Dunfermline disappointed.


Bannerman High
Woodmill High
1. Ross Elliot
2. Rhys Walker
3. Jonathan Martin
4. Lewis Warnock
5. Fraser Kennedy
6. Kieran Harkins
7. Mitchell Barclay
8. Cameron Foy
9. Cameron McKay
10. Mark Lamont
11. Peter Lamont
12. Greg Johnston
14. Gary Watson
15. John Smith
17. Sean Hughes
1. J. Paton
2. E. Bell
3. A. McDonald
4. C. Lane
5. L. Hunter
6. C. Brown
7. Z. Moore
8. G. Dolan
9. R. Crawford
10. L. Donaldson
11. J. Donaldson
12. B. Fergus
14. C. Ball
15. S. Ferguson
16. L. Dyce
17. C. Reid
Star Player
Bannerman High
Woodmill High
Cameron McKay was again superb every time I watch him he seems to get better. Perfect striker.
Gary Dolan had real hunger the whole game, showed desire to beat players and make things happen.
Magic Moment
Bannerman High
Woodmill High
Cameron McKay's 25 yard free kick, shows the boy has class about him. Unreal!
Woodmill's last minute equaliser to send the game to penalties.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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