Ayr United 17s v Aberdeen 17s
Ayr started on the front foot and took the lead after only two minutes when Nisbet collected the ball on the left and sprinted clear of the Aberdeen defence to set up strike partner Vance. Vance’s shot was well saved by the Aberdeen goalkeeper but Stewart was there to blast home the rebound.
Within 3 minutes of taking the lead Ayr doubled their advantage after great play between Forrest, Wardrobe and Nisbet resulted in Nisbet scoring his 1st of the afternoon.
Despite Ayr’s possession Aberdeen were dangerous on the counter attack and they pulled a goal back when there number 8 scored with a fine strike from 20 yards.
Ayr continued to play entertaining football and created chances with Vance, Nisbet and Wardrobe all having good efforts at goal. However Ayr scored again after 30 minutes when Keegan delivered an excellent cross into the box which caught the Aberdeen goalkeeper out and sailed over his head and into the net.
In the thirty fifth minute Aberdeen pulled another goal back when slack defending by Ayr allowed there number 8 to score his second of the afternoon with a free strike at goal from inside the box.
The 2nd half was dominated by Ayr and with Wardrobe, McCreadie and Forrest in midfield and Vance and Nisbet up front, Ayr looked as though they would score with every attack.
Ayr increased their lead further when a fantastic through ball from Lapham sent Nisbet (pictured) through on goal and with just the keeper to beat he placed it into the corner of the net. With the tireless work of McCreadie and Wardrobe in midfield Ayr continued to create chances with the best falling to McKenzie, Nisbet and McCreadie but unfortunately none were able to convert.
Forrest was next to get his name on the score sheet from the penalty spot after McCreadie went past 3 players in the box before being sent crashing to the ground.
The save of the match came from the Aberdeen goalkeeper when somehow he was able to get across goal and save Nisbet’s excellent strike from 20 yards. He then prevented the same player again from increasing the score line with a fine stop when the inform striker looked certain to score.
After the game manager Andy Willock said ‘that was a fantastic team performance. The challenge for them now is to play at that standard every week but knowing those bunch of boys they’ll probably raise their standard of play even more.’