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Crosshouse defeat Boswell to make it a double

Crosshouse BC 3

Jennings, Laidlaw, Archibald

Ayr Boswell 0

  • Saturday, 03 May 2014
  • Dam Park, Ayr
  • Under 14´s
  • BFM Cup - Final

Kyle Brown | YFS South East Region Journalist
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Crosshouse defeated Ayr Boswell 3-0 to lift the BFM Cup at the 2000s age group. A goal in first half stoppage time from Ryan Jennings had Crosshouse leading at the break. Then, Robbie Laidlaw converted a penalty ten minutes into the second half. With virtually the last kick of the match Cole Archibald sealed the scoreline when he slotted home from six yards to make it 3-0.
      
Crosshouse were in control for the full of the first half, and they registered their first clear cut chance inside six minutes. Reece Millar burst through a wave of players, however when the goal opened up for him he hit his shot straight at David Hill in the Boswell goal. A great overlapping run by wide right man Jennings lead to a superb cross by the afore mentioned player but Laidlaw's resulting header was too close to the keeper.
     
Whilst this game was always going to be close, Crosshouse just looked more dangerous than their opponents. A counter-attacking style resulted in them often cutting up their opponents defence, and from set pieces they were superior offensively and defensively.
      
In saying that, Callum Peters had a great chance to put Crosshouse ahead - his free header from a corner, though, went straight over the crossbar.
     
And Boswell had thought they'd taken the lead just before the half-hour mark when Ryan Whyte turned home Jordan Bell's flick on - the linesman had his flag up early and the celebrations were short lived.
      
Crosshouse did however take the lead in the last minute of regulation time. Jordan Mason's whipped free kick found its way to Jennings and he duly converted with a lovely side-footed finish.
       
Boswell did try to rally with a Jack Taylor driven free kick from in deep added time, however Crosshouse goalkeeper Jamie Wilson tipped it wide. That was the first time the goalkeeper had really touched the ball.
  • Half Time:
  • Crosshouse BC
  • 1-0
  • Ayr Boswell
It was a lead Crosshouse deserved on the basis of play for the first half, and if the second half panned out exactly as the first there would only be one winner. Everyone in the ground knew that that was unlikely to happen though, and Scottish Cup Finalists Boswell surely would be aiming for a rallying fight back in the second period. Crosshouse though, would be looking to at least hold on, and perhaps even add to their lead.
 
Indeed, they did add to their lead ten minutes into the second half. Logan Campbell was brought down in the box cynically as he was about to shoot, a clear penalty. Laidlaw stepped up and cooly slotted the ball into the bottom right corner. 2-0, and the ball was firmly in Crosshouse's court now with only 25 minutes of this cup final left.
        
Within a few minutes, it was almost 3-0 as Grant Wallace got his foot right through the ball on a half volley: Boswell keeper Hill was well positioned.
     
Fantastic play from Campbell then allowed Jennings a chance to add his earlier goal, this time though he failed to connect properly with the cross and the ball went over the bar.
    
The game teetered out a until injury time. The red and whites of Crosshouse added gloss to the scoreline when Archibald slotted home to send everyone wild - players and coaches alike all piled up into the corner to celebrate a marvellous win in this cup final.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Crosshouse BC
  • 3-0
  • Ayr Boswell

Lineups

Crosshouse BC
Ayr Boswell
1. Kerr McKinlay (GK)
2. Jordan Webster
3. Cole Archibald
4. Grant Wallace
5. Callum Peters
6. Robbie Laidlaw
7. Reece Millar
9. Kyle Chisholm
10. Ryan Jennings
11. Kieran Connelly
12. Ben Bonnar
14. Bailey McLung
15. Craig McLean
16. Jordan Mason
18. Logan Campbell
21. Jamie Wilson (Gk)
1. Grady McTaggart (Gk)
3. Jack Reid
4. Daniel Robson
5. Lee Barrett
6. Jordan Bell
7. Gavin Todd
8. Adam McNae
9. Robbie Meikle
10. Jack Taylor
11. Ryan Whyte
12. David Hill (Gk)
14. Dario Nimmo
16. Josh Higginson
17. Arran Sawyer
18. Michael Lomont
19. Kai Poole
Star Player
Crosshouse BC
Ayr Boswell
Logan Campbell was outstanding, from first minute to last.
David Hill. Played a solid game, and was unlucky to concede goals.
Magic Moment
Crosshouse BC
Ayr Boswell
Cole Archibald's goal that sealed victory was a touching moment for all to see.
David Hill in the Ayr Boswell goal produced a fine one handed punch that denied a ricochet going in off of the crossbar.
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