Cup defeat for Under-14s

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After a three week lay off, Brechin City Youths Under 14’s played hosts to Celtic Boys on Sunday in the J. Duffy Cup, with a windy public park the venue.

In an evenly contested first half chances fell to both sides, with Rogerson and Charlie Crosby coming close for the home side.

The home defence kept Celtic at bay but with 15 minutes on the clock the boys switched off allowing the forward to run into the box unchallenged and slipping the ball under Clark in goal.

To the credit of the home team they went up the park and levelled in minutes with Rogerson finishing low into the corner following a goalmouth scramble.

As half time approached Celtic went back in front with a carbon copy of the first goal, with the striker being allowed room in the box to score his second.

Half-time: Brechin Under-14s 1, Celtic Boys 2.

With the wind against them in the second half it would have been easy for Brechin to fall further behind but the exact opposite happened.

After Rogerson was brought down in the box Sawyer calmly slotted home the equaliser and a few minutes later Stewart put Brechin in front finishing into the roof of the net following good work by Grieve on the left.

Celtic then took advantage of the wind and equalised a short time later following a calm finish into the corner of the net from the Celtic winger.

As extra time loomed Celtic took the game by the scruff of the net and scored two further goals.

Brechin managed one more chance via Steele but the Celtic ‘keeper followed up his first save with another from the rebound.

So it was Celtic who went into the next round of the cup but the coaches were happy with the home team display.

Man of the Match was Clark in the goals, closely followed by L. Milne at right back.

Team: Clark, L. Milne, K. Milne, Marwood, C. Crosby, Renilson, Lamb, Donald, Rogerson, Sawyer, Steele, Grieve, Mitchell, Stewart, Akers and S. Crosby.