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Glenburn see off rivals Troon for second cup victory

Glenburn MW 2

Robertson, McKelvie

Troon FC 0

  • Saturday, 03 May 2014
  • Dam Park, Ayr
  • Under 19´s
  • Presidents Cup - Final

Kyle Brown | YFS South East Region Journalist
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Glenburn Miner's Welfare 19s saw off rivals Troon the Presidents Cup final to lift silverware yet again. This was Glenburn's second cup final victory over Troon in two weeks following a dramatic 4-3 win the week prior. This game however was far more comfortable for the Prestwick side, a victory by a score of two goals to nil enough to see them achieve glory. An early goal from captain Sean Robertson sent them well on their way, and with twenty minutes to play substitute Allan McKelvie made sure of victory with a cool finish from inside the six yard box.
Glenburn got the start they would have been dreaming of when ex-Ayr United man Robertson slid home a splitting through ball inside the three minute mark. 
Ten minutes later Glenburn once again went close to scoring: from fully thirty yards Billy Anderson lashed a speculative volley that came down just too late and laid rest upon the roof of the Troon goal.
Midway through the first half the game began to become heated. Both of these teams savour victory over one another, and tackles became both aggressive and fully committed. However, there was not a tackle that I'd have deemed "dirty." Perhaps the crowd did not see it quite the same, as they soon began to rally in attempts to lift the side they were cheering on. 
Twenty five minutes in and Troon registered their first real chance: the goal opened up for Mark Brown but his outside-of-the-foot strike ended up well wide.
Glenburn quickly countered through Robertson, who - after some fine individual skill - dragged his shot  just wide from 14 yards.
The last chance of the first half again fell to Robertson. When he raced through one on one with Troon goalkeeper Cameron Taylor you would have bet your house on him scoring, however his shot beat the goalkeeper and trickled just wide. 
  • Half Time:
  • Glenburn MW
  • 1-0
  • Troon FC
On the basis of play, Glenburn probably deserved to be ahead. Troon had had a few lucky escapes with the chances missed, and the only time Andrew Clark in the Glenburn goal had been troubled was dealing with a few routine set plays. However, Troon fought back last week to get the game level, and I'm sure Glenburn were aware of that fact and keen to ensure that it did not happen this time round. 
Within eight Troon should have been level. Christopher Vance raced through one on one with Clark, however the ex-Ayr goalkeeper stopped the ex-Ayr striker's shot with his feet. 
That seemed to awake Glenburn in the second half. They registered a host of chances in a quick fire fifteen minute spell. Firstly, Darrell Crossan looked dead certain to add to his side's lead with a shot from inside the six yard box, however it somehow deflected upwards onto the crossbar and out for a corner. Then full-back Sandy Robertson caught a glimpse at goal and let rip a low drive from twenty yards - however Taylor was well positioned and duly held the ball.
However, the decisive second goal came on the seventy minute mark: a long throw-in was flicked into the path of McKelvie at the back post, and he made no mistake in blasting the ball low and hard into the back of the net. 
Troon attempted to rally, and did have a few half chances, the best of which fell to Jordan Brown who curled a low shot just wide of Clark's goal. Late on, Ewan Bain also had a long range drive on target, however Clark was positioned well and held on - ensuring there was no nervy end to this cup final.
A deserved win in the end for Glenburn. A win I'm sure they will savour. Troon go again next week in yet another cup final, and hopefully for them it'll be third time lucky. As for Glenburn, a President's Cup victory means its already a cup double. The league is still up for grab's for either of these sides so a grand finale finish is ensured. Best of luck to both sides in their quest for more glory.
  • Full Time:
  • Glenburn MW
  • 2-0
  • Troon FC


Glenburn MW
Troon FC
1. Andrew Clark (Gk)
2. Sandy Robertson
3. Billy Anderson
4. Alexander Agnew
5. Regan Finnie
6. Josh Sloan
7. Gregg Baillie
8. Darius Graham
9. Sean Robertson (C)
10. Nicholas Moore
11. Darrell Crossan
12. Andrew Murdoch
14. Liam Anderson
16. Alan Robertson
1. Cameron Taylor (Gk)
2. Glen Armstrong
3. Morgan Brown
4. Jordan Greenlees
5. Shaun Vance
6. Matthew Howie
7. Ewan Bain
8. Benjamin Wilson
9. Christopher Vance
10. Ross McCrea
14. Jordan Brown
15. Mark Brown
16. Ryan Duffy
17. Louis Kerr
18. Dean Fulton
Star Player
Glenburn MW
Troon FC
Sean Robertson. The captain was the focal point of Glenburn's attack, scored the opener and got his hands on the trophy.
Jordan Greenlees. It was more of a united team performance from Troon, but nonetheless the stopper did not put a foot wrong.
Magic Moment
Glenburn MW
Troon FC
Nicholas Moore had a fine piece of skill in the early second half, catching the ball on his foot and then showboats by flicking it over his man and running round to continue dribbling.
The move that resulted in Christopher Vance going one on one was a neat move by Troon, and had it not been for a good save it may have clawed this cup final back for Troon.
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