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Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Aberdeen

SPL Youth 19
Kilmarnock scorers: Stynes 30
Aberdeen scorers: Carse 71, Grimmer 90.

09/09/2011 | KO: 13:30

Last Minute Goal Seals Win

Aberdeen U19s got back to winning ways with a deserved victory this afternoon against Kilmarnock at Kilwinning Sports Club, but they left it very late.

In the opening stages Aberdeen had a couple of chances. Conor Devaney did well with a tackle in the middle of the park and played it forward to Cammy Smith. Cammy did well, nicked it past the last defender and he was one on one with the goalkeeper but the keeper has made a fine save. Declan McManus had an opportunity and Ryan Fraser had a chance as well.

The home side had a chance as well when the ball was played through the Dons back line but Lukasik did well to get out quickly and dive at the strikers feet. Kilmarnock then took the lead on the half hour mark and it was a poor goal from the Dons point. They lost possession on the edge of their own box and Stynes has picked it up and produced an excellent finish into the top corner.

Aberdeen dominated the second half. Stephen O'Neill has had two really good chances but put the ball just past the post on both occasions.

Finally the Dons got the equaliser in the 71st minute. Captain Clark Robertson put the ball in the box, Cammy Smith flicked it on and Dean Carse, who had came on as a substitute a short time before, hit it first time to score, a good finish by Dean. Aberdeen continued to create good chances and completely dominate possession and territory but it looked as if it was going to be one of those days.

However in the final minute Jack Grimmer scored with a brilliant individual effort. The centre half picked the ball up on the edge of his own box and has ran the full length of the park, he beat one or two players and knocked it by the killie defence. There was a couple of Aberdeen guys in an offside position but the referee has correctly waved play on because they were not involved in the play, despite the linesman raising his flag. Jack got through one on one with the goalkeeper and he cooly slotted the ball home.

Neil Cooper spoke to RedWeb after the game "I am pleased with the boys, they have had a long journey so it was a good win if not one of our best performances. We didn't give a lot of chances away in the first half but by our standards we didn't start the game as well as we would have like. In the second half we were a lot better, a lot sharper in the tackles and the passing. Connor Devaney did well again in middle of the park for us, the defence was strong as well. Cammy Smith has done well as well in a decent enough team performance but there is still room for a lot of improvement. We are pleased to win but we know we need to keep working on our game to keep improving."

Weather: Dry and Sunny
Kilmarnock Teamsheet
Cadwell, Barbour, Thorburn, Rankin, Ashcroft, Fisher, Kennedy, Davidson, McKenzie, Stynes, Johnston
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Lukasik, Masson, Robertson, Devaney, Grimmer, Rumsby, Fraser, Murray (Storie 70), McManus (Carse 65), Smith, O'Neill.

Unused Subs: Gibbons, Duguid, McMahon, Rogers.
Venue: Kilwinning Sports Club, Kilwinning
Next Match
24 Feb 2024 / 15:00 / Rugby Park, Kilmarnock