Saturday 5th May 2012
Hutchison Vale FC 1999 2-1 Musselburgh Windsor 1999
Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon was host to an exciting Scottish Cup Final between 13s Hutchison Vale and Musselburgh Windsor. Hutchison Vale took the trophy after a 2-1 win. It was a close call after half time as Jay Kilboy from Musselburgh Windsor landed the ball into the back of the net and it took Hutchison Vale less than two minutes to even the score with a goal from Fareid Yassien. It was Harry Girdwood that scored the victory goal for Hutchison Vale which won them the game 2-1. Jay Willis was given the title Man of the Match after his superb performance throughout the game.
Harmony Row YC 1990 3-2 Campsie Black Watch 1990
Both Harmony Row and Campsie Black Watch put on a fantastic performance at this years Scottish Cup finals however in the end it was Harmony Row who won the game after a 3-2 victory. Harmony Rows Chris McLaughlin scored the first goal of the match shorty followed by Chris Gordon who scored the second goal for Harmony Row who put the ball over the goalkeeper after he went to ground. Campsie Black Watch was then back in the game as Ciaran McElroy scored a fantastic goal before half time making the score 2-1 to Harmony Row. In the second half Steven Aitken scored another goal for Campsie making the score a tie at 2-2 however to end the game at less than 10 minutes to go Steven Slater side-footed high past the keeper to put Harmony Row 3-2 up and win the 2012 SYFA Scottish Cup. Campsie Black Watch Jamie Darroch won Man of the Match after a great performance throughout the game including when he appeared to block the ball in the box and the ball went out for a corner which gave Campsie a huge let off.
Sunday 6th May 2012
Bellfield Royals BC 1995 2-1 Banchory Boys FC 1995
At Airdrie Excelsior Stadium on Sunday 6th May it was Bellfield Royals and Banchory Boys 17s competing to win the SYFA Scottish Cup. Bellfield, made an aptly bright start to the match with their orange kits, cutting their opponents open regularly in the match’s opening exchanges. Banchory had a sluggish start but into the second half of the game they became the dominant team although Bellfield caused problems on the counter attack. In the second half Bellfields Johnathon Quinn and Banchorys Sam Smith both scored causing the teams to push for an all important goal to prevent the extra-time phase. At full time it was 1-1 and went into extra time, just 3 minutes into this Steven hill from Bellfield Royals scored the winning goal for Bellfield leaving the final score at 2-1. Darren Reid from Banchory Boys was crowned Man of the Match.
Bonnyton Thistle FC 1993 3-2 Goldenhill BC 1993
Bonnyton have retained their Scottish Challenge Cup Final trophy from 2011 as they won a victory of 3-2 against Goldenhill at Aidrie on Saturday 6th May. The game got of to a brilliant start with both teams fighting for a goal. Five minutes before half time Bonnyton's Greid Mitchell scored, the striker kept his cool and placed his shot passed the keeper to put Bonnyton up 1-0. At half time the score was still 1-0 to Bonnyton but not for long as 5 minutes into the game Goldenhill equalised with a goal from Kieran Thompson. In the next attack of the game Bonnyton took the lead as Michael Lennox, who controlled the ball well, unleashed a powerful drive which went in from 20 yards. Goldenhill equalised again when a cross came into the Bonnyton box from deep on the left wing and it was not cleared properly. The ball was flicked into the path of Ryan McKeever which allowed the Goldenhill player finish well from close range to make the scores 2-2. With just 15 minutes of the game remaining Greig Mitchell got onto the loose ball and finished the move well to nudge Bonnyton back into the lead and with that Bonnyton won the game 3-2. Man of the Match was Bonnyton Thistles Edward Mcternan as he was constant threat throughout the first half to Goldenhill and popped up everywhere.
Sunday 13th May 2012
11.00am Dundee United SC 1998 0-2 Hutchison Vale FC 1998
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It was Sunday 13th May at Airdrie Excelsior Stadium when Hutchison Vale met unbeaten Dundee United at the SYFA Scottish Cup Final. Throughout the first half of the game there was a few chances for both teams to score but it was Hutchison Vales continual pressure finally earned them the opener. Regan Hendry’s smart through ball found Ethan Feachen on the left flank, who crossed the ball low in to the path of Cameron McAlpine who was never going to miss. Dundee nearly equalised with Hutchison but Cameron McMahon's great ball was just too high and went over the post. In the second half Hutchison continued to take control of the game and Dundee were struggling to cope with the attack. Ryan Fox from Hutchison then made the score 2-0 by a great goal. Both sides continued to battle for the remaining minutes of regulation and injury time, but no further goals came and Hutchison Vale celebrated being crowned the champions. Both sides deserve a huge amount of credit for making the match a national final Scotland could be proud of.
1.30pm Tynecastle FC 1997 1-0 Antonine Blacks 1997
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The next game on Sunday 13th at Excelsior Stadium was Tynecastle and Antonine Blacks which was sure enough an exciting game. In the windy and rainy opening, the first chance of the game fell to Antonine. Aaron Graham fed the ball to Liam Deane but his shot went wide of the left hand post. In the first half of the game both side were cancelling each other out and most of the action was in the midfield as both teams struggled to break down the opposition's defence, therefore there was no goals untill the second half. The second half was following a similar pattern to the first with both sides having good periods of possession but no real chances were being created. There was drama in the last minute however as Tynecastle took the lead. Antonine's goalkeeper miscued a clearence from the edge of his own box and the ball fell to the feet of Tynecastle's Tyler Connachan who calmly fired the ball into the empty net which took the score final to 1-0 to Tynecastle winning them the Scottish Cup Final.
4.00pm Tynecastle FC 1996 0-0 (4-5 pens) Albion Boys Club 1996
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In the last game of the 2012 Scottish Cup Final there was penalty drama in the 16s as Tynecastle FC played Albion Boys Club. The game started with a real midfield battle. Albion made a good start to the game and nearly took the lead when their striker almost scored but was denied by the Tynecastle goalkeeper Cameron Tulloch. Tynecastle had a good chance in the first half when a cross came into the box, Albion goalkeeper missed the ball completely but his defender on the line saved him from conceding a rather soft goal. In the second half of the game the attack from both sides was still superb, Albion kept up the pressure and looked closer to scoring as their centre back headed over from a corner. The game continued to be a close one throughout the rest of the game however at full time the score was still 0-0 and went into penalties. A tense shoot-out saw the first eight scored with great composure. The next five were missed, giving Albion's Pashley the chance to become a hero and that he did. The game was incredibly close and it could have went either way however Albion won the game in penaltys 5-4.
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