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Glasgow win on spot kicks to reach National Trophy final

Aberdeen 0

Glasgow 0

  • Final Result: Aberdeen 0-0 Glasgow (Glasgow win 6-5 on penalties)
  • Monday, 31 March 2014
  • Spain Park
  • Under 18´s
  • SSFA National Trophy - Semi Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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It was a blustery day at Spain Park when Glasgow made the trip up North, two Aberdeen boys play for Scotland Schools compared to Glasgow's two, Chris Liversedge got the headlines last week with his hat-trick at New Douglas Park for Scotland against Wales however Glasgow kept him at bay to ensure they would progress.
Aberdeen had the 1st chance of the game,a defensive lapse from Dominic McLaren found Scott Adams whose effort was wasteful and went wide, Adams came on in the 93rd minute at Gayfield Park for Arbroath against Rangers on Saturday.
Another player who plays for Scotland Schools, Mikey Hopkins who attends St Peter the Apostle had a chance to give the visitors the lead via a free kick however it just went inches wide of the left hand post.
There was good spells from both teams midway through the first half, first through Glasgow after a through ball from Rosshall's Chad Meechan found Kieran MacPherson whose effort went wide of the right hand post.
Then, a Lenny Wilson goal kick found Westhill Academy's Ewen Ritchie who then fed in Harlaw Academy's Liversedge who knocked his effort wide, it was a game that contained lots of chances however came to no avail in the end.
  • Half Time:
  • Aberdeen
  • 0-0
  • Glasgow
Glasgow had a bright start to the second half and Bishopbriggs' James Findlay was in the thick of the action. First he was unfortunately caught offside by the linesman after his effort had found the top left hand corner. He then had a 20 yard effort which went over.
Aberdeen did get back into it and had a few great chances to get the breakthrough, first through Sam McGregor who saw his header straight at Kieran McWilliams, then a shot from Scott Adams just went wide of the left hand post.
As the game approached the final whistle, both sides had golden chances to get that decisive breakthrough, Aberdeen were feeling aggreived with eight minutes to go after Scott Adams was caught offside in what was a very tight call.
Glasgow then had the easiest chance of the game after a ball from Noel Makombo Eboma found Findlay whose shot went over from 5 yards when it appeared eaiser to score. That chance was the last saloon and it was now down to the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
  • Full Time:
  • Aberdeen
  • 0-0
  • Glasgow

Glasgow were up first and it saw Ryan Smith tuck away his penalty with ease.

Both Aberdeen and Glasgow scored the remainder of their penalties until sudden death.

Nathan Moore then missed the visitor's 6th spot-kick and it meant Mark Swan had the chance to guide Aberdeen into the final however a good save from McWilliams denied the Cults Academy player.

Findlay then scored a vital penalty and all the pressure was on Aberdeen Grammar's Ben Garrett whose penalty unfortunately went wide and it meant Glasgow will now meet Lothian in the final.

Final Result: Final Result: Aberdeen 0-0 Glasgow (Glasgow win 6-5 on penalties)



1. Lenny Wilson
2. Cameron Tough
3. Shaun Elder
4. Sam McGregor
5. Anthony Harkin
6. Clark Henderson
7. Sam Burnett
8. Ewen Ritchie
9. Chris Liversedge
10. Scott Adams
11. Sam Downie
12. Ruaridh McVinish
14. Stuart Charleton
15. Mark Swan
16. Ben Garrett

1. Kieran McWilliams
2. Niall McGinlay
3. Iain Seymore
4. Dominic McLaren
5. Craig Connelly
6. Chad Meechan
17. Sam Smith
8. Mikey Hopkins
9. Kieran McPherson
10. James Findlay
11. Ross Cameron
12. Nathan Moore
14. Ryan Smith
15. Noel Makombo Eboma
16. Andrew MacDonald
GK. Pearce Watt

Star Player
Ruaridh McVinish - The midfielder put in a really good shift and always went into dangerous areas.
Iain Seymore - The left back impressed and made bombing runs down the park.
Magic Moment
Scott Adams's goal which was ruled out for offside, was a controversial decision by the linesman in what was a good move.
The elation of winning the penalty shoot-out, meaning Glasgow would go into the final.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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