u20s exit youth cup

Our u20s exited the Scottish FA Youth Cup this afternoon (30th November), going down 4-2 at home to Aberdeen (having beaten them 1-0 in the league on Tuesday).

Dons Mbayo was red carded for denying a clear or obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 25th minute and Ross Cunningham duly pinged the free kick straight in from just outside the D. Aberdeen equalised with a penalty from Bruce Anderson six minutes later before taking the lead in the 41st minute with a low curled effort from Frankie Ross.

Ross Cunningham levelled from the spot on the hour mark, for his 11th goal from our last 9 u20 games, before we then also went down to 10 men when Ronan Hughes went for a 2nd yellow in the 73rd minute. Dons took the lead from the free kick through Ryan Harrington. With three minutes remaining they made it 4-2 when Toby Wells fired home from close range after the proverbial stramash.

Accies – Marshall, Douglas, McCann, O’Halloran, Wilson, Hughes (c), Cunningham, ferguson, Tierney, Breen (L Smith 84), Kelly. Unused subs Hamilton, J Boyd, Reilly, Scullion, Slaven, Connelly

Referee Alastair Grieve Assistants Donnie MacKinnon & Colin Weir

Next up for the u20s is a league game away to Dundee Utd next Tuesday, 5th December, 6pm at Station Park, Forfar.