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Brady brace seals Spartans Reds Scottish Cup success

Hutchison Vale FC 0

Spartans FC Reds 2

Brady 6' 24'
  • Sunday, 03 May 2015
  • Airdrie Excelsior Stadium
  • Under 16´s
  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup final
Photos courtesy of Craig Halkett / Watch Brady's brace (via Facebook)
Spartans Reds were crowned champions of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup final at under 16s with a smash-and-grab victory over Hutchison Vale on a relatively cold day at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium. Two quick goals from Matt Brady in the first half sealed the victory for Spartans.
The match was a very heated affair with many bookings and ferocious tackles flying in during this Edinburgh derby between two of the heavyweights of Edinburgh football.
The first chance of the match fell to Spartans which proved to be the opening goal; after some high pressing from the forward line, Harry Girdwood won the ball and played through Matt Brady who made no mistake and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Hutchie then had the next chance ten minutes later; following a nice exchange by Robbie Polson and Fareid Yassein, Polson shot from the edge of the box but the ball was saved and cleared by Jamie Mitchell in goals.
Twenty-five minutes in Spartans found themselves two goals up; Girdwood won the ball in the middle of the park and played through Brady who, once again, slotted into the bottom corner to give Spartans a healthy lead.
Hutchie Vale’s Cameron Stewart was next to provide a scare for Mitchell in the Spartans goal but the ball just narrowly went over the bar.
Polson looked like a threat all match and was proving to be a pest out wide for the Spartans defenders; he cut inside and shot just inside the box but Mitchell was able to hold the ball.
The referee then brought the half to an end and Spartans went into the break two goals up; Hutchie Vale would’ve felt hard done by but they would’ve taken confidence from their first half performance.
  • Half Time:
  • Hutchison Vale FC
  • 0-2
  • Spartans FC Reds
At the start of the second half, Hutchie almost pulled a goal back; Cameron Paton played the ball through to substitute Kyle Hunter who was excellently tackled by Spartans Lewis Mooney.
Ten minutes later Hutchie Vale were granted the best chance of the match; Yassein won the ball thirty yards from goal and slipped Hunter through, Hunter’s shot was blocked and the ball fell to Lewis Wright who just couldn’t get on the end of the ball and the chance had gone.
Spartans then showed their talent on the counter attack five minutes from time; Hutchie Vale had a corner which was cleared and the Reds stormed into an attack; Calum O’Neil broke away and played the ball to Girdwood, the striker then slipped through Michael Allen who seemed to be through on goal but his shot was weak and Patrick Martin managed to dive and clear the ball. 
Hutchie then began to press for a goal to get them back into the game but it wasn’t to be, and Spartans were crowned champions of Scotland at the under 16s age group. 
The scenes were jubilant at the end of the match as Spartans won the clash of Edinburgh and lifted the trophy in front of their partisan support in the main stand.
The pair have not finished with one another quite yet this season however – they play in the League Cup final in a two weeks’ time in which should be a fascinating tie. The Hutchie players will be itching to get back out onto the pitch and set the record straight.
But for now, we would like to congratulate Spartans on their excellent victory today in what was a great battle to the final whistle.
  • Full Time:
  • Hutchison Vale FC
  • 0-2
  • Spartans FC Reds


Hutchison Vale FC
Spartans FC Reds
1. Patrick Martin
2. Harry Pullar
3. Callum Mackie
4. Euan McGuire
5. Cameron Stewart
6. Rayaan Singh
7. Robbie Polson
8. Callum Fitzpatrick
9. Blair Conway
10. Kyle Hunter
11. Ross Waters
14. Murray Young
15. Owen Richardson
16. Fareid Yassein
18. Lewis Wright
19. Cameron Paton
1. Jamie Mitchell
2. Daniel Sutherland
3. Josh Williamson
4. James Pringle
5. Lewis Mooney
6. Oran Hosey
8. Michael Allen
9. Matt Brady
10. Calum O'Neil
11. Lewis Hall
15. Sean McCorquindale
16. Jack Murray
17. Ogulcan Tilidirim
19. Dillon Floyd
20. William Linton
Star Player
Hutchison Vale FC
Spartans FC Reds
Fareid Yassein – The midfielder was fantastic in the first half, pulling the strings in the middle of the park. Despite getting substituted fifteen minutes from time, he still made a fantastic contribution.
Matt Brady – the striker was prolific in front of goal and took the two chances he had, both goals were excellent.
Magic Moment
Hutchison Vale FC
Spartans FC Reds
A fantastic move by Hutchie Vale just a few minutes into the first half; perhaps on a different day the ball would’ve found the back of the net but it was a great passage of play.
Both goals were excellent; the two were brilliant counter attacks and Brady was prolific in front of goal on both occasions.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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