Kelburne U14's Win Scottish Cup


Squad
Top Row; 
Amy Mcintyre, Drew Berry, Laurie Kirkland, Conor Bain, Molly Godfrey, Alison Hendry
Front Row;      
Andrew Duff, Jack McAllister, Adam McInnes, Jack MacKenzie, Ed Greaves
 
 
At a sun drenched Peffermill a young Azzurri Kelburne U14 team retained the Scottish U14 cup beating local rivals Clydesdale in the final 3-1 on penalty flicks.
 
Earlier in the day the Kelburne squad came through the group stage comfortably without losing a goal and with some great performances.
 
Group Stage
 
Azzurri Kelburne 5 - 0 BAMBC
Azzurri Kelburne 4 - 0 Dunfemline Carnegie
Azzurri Kelburne 4 - 0 Dundee Wanderers
 
In the semi-final the young Kelburne squad blew a physical Inverleith side away with arguably hte best performance of the day;
 
Semi - Final
 
Azzurri Kelburne 5 - 1 Inverleith
 
In the final Kelburne faced Clydesdale who had defeated them in the West District Final by a golden goal.
 
Kelburne took the game to Clydesdale and had 2 goals ruled out by the umpires for being outside the shooting area one in particluar from Molly Godfrey looked a harsh call. Kelburne did not let this setback get to them and the kelburne defence marshalled by Connor Bain & Jack McAllister kept Clydesdale at bay and rarely did Clydesdale threaten Laurie Kirkland in the Kelburne goal.
 
The Kelburne midfield trio of Alison Hendry, Adam McInnes & Ed Greaves completely dominated their local rivals and it was a real surprise for the game to finish goal less with Andrew Duff, Amy McIntyre, Drew Berry & Jack MacKenzie all going close.
 
A late injury to Connor Bain meant a team shuffle just before the end of the match and Adam McInnes saved on the goal line from Clydesdales only shot of the second half evaded Laurie Kirkland in the Kelburne goal.
 
When the final went it was Clydesdale that were the relieved team as they had survived the Kelburne onslaught.
 
Ed Greaves, a star on the day for Kelburne took the first flick only for the Clydesdale keeper to save, Laurie Kirkland then saved Clydesdales opening flick.
Alison Hendry then coolly converted her flick to put Kelburne 1-0 ahead, only for clydesdale to equalise narrowly evading Lauries attempt in the Kelburne goal, 1-1.
Jack McAllister also scored with a well taken flick low into corner giving the Clydesdale keeper no chance, the next player for Clydesdale then missed the goal entirely to give Kelburne a  2-1 lead.
Andrew Duff then scored a brillant flick high in off the keepers helmet to give Kelburne a 3-1 lead, with the CLydesdale striker knowing he needed to score to keep the game alive, and it was Laurie Kirkland who brillantly dived low to her left to ensure Kelburne retained the cup.
 
Azzurri Kelburne captain Adam McInnes lifted the trophy and thanked all for making it such a great day for Kelburne. Special thanks also to Michael Nicol who umpired all day superbly for Kelburne.
 
This was a fantastic achievement by such a young Kelburne squad with 7 of this squad still available next season.
 
Winning Squad;
 
Connor Bain
Drew Berry
Andrew Duff
Molly Godfrey
Ed Greaves
Alison Hendry
Laurie Kirkland
Jack MacKenzie
Jack McAllister
Adam McInnes
Amy McIntyre
 
COACHES: Neil Godfrey Duncan McInnes