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Salvesen penalty despair but opposition feel top of the Troon

Salvesen CFC 97 2

Robertson 7, Waddell 27

Troon YFC 2

Ewart 16, Kerr 60
  • Salvesen CFC 2-2 Troon YFC (Troon progress 4-2 on penalties)
  • Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • Forrester High School
  • Under 19´s
  • Scottish FA Youth Cup
Youth Football Scotland: Salvesen CFC 97's v Troon YFC (U19s) &emdash;
Salvesen and Troon had to go all the way to penalties to decide the winner of this Scottish cup tie with Troon coming out on top to progress to the fifth round draw after providing a cup cracker.
 
Salvesen and Troon both came through the fourth round comfortably with wins against Larkhall AFC and Rossvale FC Madrid respectively. This was a blood and guts match and offered everything you would want from a cup tie. It was a real shame that one team had to lose.
 
Salvesen were first to threaten when a cracking strike by Cameron McPhillips from 25 yards out smashed off the crossbar. Next it was Adam Robertson who fancied his chances when he drove into the Troon box, fighting off three defenders, but just could not get his shot away.
 
Salvesen were eventually rewarded for their bright start and opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Robertson timed his run perfectly to pick up the ball and drive into the box before lifting the ball over McClelland in the Troon goal. Salvesen had their tales up and John Dunbar and Daniel Mitchell both came close with headers shortly after.
 
Troon had a great chance to get themselves level when Louis Kerr's shot was on target, but it was well saved by Andrew Smith with Sean Ewart putting the follow up shot straight back at the keeper.
 
Troon did get themselves back on level terms though with 16 minutes played when Sean Ewart found the left hand corner after a fine turn and shot.
 
Troon should have taken the lead on the 20th minute as well when Josh Sloan found himself at the back post, but somehow he put his header wide. Troon had the momentum and felt they had a good penalty shout after Mark Brown went down in the box, but the referee waved away the Troon protests.
 
With Troon's opportunity missed, they were made to pay when Salvesen went ahead in this game for the second time through a bizarre goal. Waddell picked the ball up out wide right and from about 30 yards hit a ball along the ground into the box. The ball seemed to evade the Salvesen striker and the Troon keeper and find the bottom right hand corner.
 
This game was being played at full pelt and it was end to end stuff mixed in with some strong tackles as the half-time whistle provided some much needed rest for both teams.
 
  • Half Time:
  • Salvesen CFC 97
  • 2-1
  • Troon YFC
Youth Football Scotland: Salvesen CFC 97's v Troon YFC (U19s) &emdash;
Troon started the stronger in the second half and were moving the ball with pace and menace. Kerr came close with a header at the back post and it was Kerr again who saw his goal bound shot brilliantly blocked by Daniel Mitchell.
 
Salvesen's McPhillips went for the classic overhead kick and he wasn't far off, but the Troon defender managed to get his head to it to clear.
 
Kerr was at it again for the away when he headed just over the bar from a free kick and was involved again as he saw his shot just go over the bar. Troon were looking the better side and Salvesen were struggling to cope with their wave after wave of attacks.
 
Troon could sense a goal was for the offering and on the 60th minute they deservedly got back on level terms. Ewart drove into the box and played in Kerr who finished with a first time shot. 
 
Troon had another big claim for a penalty after it appeared the Salvesen player handled in the box, but the ref again waved away their protests.
 
Ewart again was involved in Troon's next chance when he hit a powerful shot which Smith could only palm out. There was no takers for Troon though and the ball was cleared.
 
Shortly after a nasty collision occurred when a ball swung in from Troon saw the Salvesen keeper and defender both go for the same ball and collide heavily with one another. Smith seemed to come of worse with a bloodied nose which needed lengthy treatment to stop the bleeding.
 
With extra time looming Troon looked like they wanted to end this tie in normal time and Kerr tried his luck from 20 yards, but scuffed his shot. Then Brown tested the opposition keeper but Smith saved well to extend the match a further 30 minutes.
 
 
  • Full Time:
  • Salvesen CFC 97
  • 2-2
  • Troon YFC
The first period of extra time saw Calum Jackson hitting a great strike from 30 yards out which scuffed the outside of the Troon's left hand post and went wide.

Troon had a great chance 12 minutes into extra time when Brown found himself in on goal with only the keeper to beat but his shot hit the bar. The woodwork was proving to be the visitors biggest enemy at this point.

Second period of extra time was all about Troon. Fulton done well to drive along the bye line but blasted the ball into the side netting, much to the annoyance of his team mates waiting on the cut back.

Ewart who seemed to be everywhere found himself six yards out but just could not find the touch to find the net and to give Troon the lead for the first time in the match.

Then a corner in from Brown caused mass panic in the Salvesen box as the ball bounced in and around everyone but Troon just could not force it over the line and eventually Salvesen cleared for another corner.

Troon's Ryan Duffy should have won the game for Troon in the last minute when he found himself in the box on the right and with time to pick his spot, but he blasted into the side netting.

Into penalties and it was advantage Troon after two spot kicks. Brown finishing off for the visiotrs, with Salvesen missing their first attempt

However, it was all square again after three penalties each. Smith saving for Salvesen while his team-mates both scored for the Edinburgh side.

But it was only level briefly. Troon finished off next through Jordan Brown, but Salvesen couldn't finish.

The pressure was now all on Fulton, but he kept calm and finished well to give his side a 4-2 win on penalties and to secure their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup.

Final Result: Salvesen CFC 2-2 Troon YFC (Troon progress 4-2 on penalties)

Lineups

Salvesen CFC 97
Troon YFC
1. Andrew Smith
4. Daniel Mitchell
5. Cameron Moir
7. Ryan Campbell
8. Alex Hastie
11. Calum McGowan
12. Calum Jackson
15. John A Dunbar
16. Adam Robertson
18. Max Condie
19. Cameron McPhillips
20. Ewan Waddell
2. Nicholas McConnell
3. Robbie Dowie
10. Lewis Ross
14. Shaun Serrels
17. Ben Leicester
1. Kyle McClelland
2. Mathew Howie
3. Benjamin Wilson
5 Shaun Vance
6. Morgan Brown
7. Andrew Willock
8. Ross McCrea
9. Sean Ewart
10. Louis Kerr
12. Josh Sloan
16. Mark Brown
4. Greg Dalzell
11. Ryan Duffy
14. Jordan Brown
15. Scott Stenhouse
18. Dean Fulton
Star Player
Salvesen CFC 97
Troon YFC
Adam Robertson who looked a threat up front every time he got on the ball and scored Salvesen's opener.
A few candidates for this but Sean Ewart gets the nod as he was superb today. Sean caused Salvesen problems all day especially down the left hand side and his crosses into the box were top quality. A player with great pace, great work ethic and someone who can also hit a decent shot.
Magic Moment
Salvesen CFC 97
Troon YFC
Salvesen's second goal by John Dunbar which some how found its way into the net deceiving the striker and keeper.
Dean Fulton keeping his head to score the winning penalty to take his team through to the next round.
Club Views
Salvesen CFC 97
Troon YFC
Kevin Moir, coach of Team Salvesen CFC 97, said: "It was a fantastic game and every player gave their all and should be very proud of themselves."
Neil Duffy, coach of Troon Yfc, said: "It was a super cup tie and its always hard for any team to loose on penalties and I feel for Salvesen . Both teams gave everything and I am very proud of my players"
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