R CLOUSTON CUP AND PLATE
Stromness A pictured with competition sponsor Bob Clouston who presented the trophy
The final competition of the youth football summer season was played at Picky on Saturday 14th September as ten S1 & Under teams played for the R Clouston Cup and Plate. Despite a couple of heavy rain showers early on later conditions turned out favourable and spectators were treated to one of the most exciting and closely fought Clouston Cup competitions for years.
The format saw teams play in two groups with the group winners and runners up progressing to the semi-finals of the R Clouston Cup and the third and fourth placed teams competing for the R Clouston Plate.
In Group A Stromness A and Thorfinn A had a comfortable passage into the Cup semi-finals with the match between the two of them ending in a 1-1 draw.
Group B was much more competitive affair with only 3 points separating the top 4 teams as they took points off each other. In the end it was Dounby A and East United A who squeezed through ahead of Thorfinn B who could consider themselves unlucky having remained unbeaten in their group matches.
The semi finals proved to be closest of matches with nothing to choose between the teams and both having to go into extra time to decide the winner. East United A took a first minute lead but Stromness A equalised on the stroke of half time and with no further scoring the game went into added time. The other semi between Thorfinn A and Dounby A ended up goalless and also required extra time. In added time it was Stromness and Thorfinn both scoring the decisive goals that gave them both the narrowest of winning margins.
The final itself was also the tightest of matches with Thorfinn taking the lead in the first half through Scott Taylor but Sam Hunter equalised for Stromness in the second half. There was plenty of action in extra time with Cameron Fraser in the Thorfinn goal producing two excellent saves including one from a Stromness penalty. Thorfinn themselves came close to scoring the winner at the death when an Aidan Robertson drive smashed against a post but with the teams level it was on to the dreaded shoot out. Stromness proved more deadly from the penalty spot out scoring Thorfinn 4-3. This was Stromness’s first victory in the competition since 2002 and ended three years of East United dominance.
There was some consolation for Thorfinn when their B team secured the R Clouston Plate with a narrow 1-0 victory over East United B with Reid Kemp scoring the winner.
Winners of R Clouston Plate, Thorfinn B
At the end of the completion OYDG Chairman Stephen Crawford congratulated all the teams for providing excellent competition and thanked the sponsor, clubs, Picky groundstaff and coaches. Sponsor Bob Clouston then presented the medals and trophies to Stromness A and Thorfinn B. OYDG would also like to thank the referees for the day:- Ian Scott, Graeme Leask, Ivan Leslie and Alan Scott.
Stromness A 1 Thorfinn A 1; Dounby B 1 East Utd C 0; Thorfinn C 0 Stromness A 6; Thorfinn A 5 Dounby B 0; East Utd C 0 Thorfinn C 2; Stromness A 9 Dounby B 0; Thorfinn A 7 East Utd C 0; Dounby B 1 Thorfinn C 1; East Utd C 1 Stromness A 5; Thorfinn C 0 Thorfinn A 5.
|East United C||4||0||0||0||4||0|
East Utd A 0 Dounby A 1; Stromness B 0 Thorfinn B 1; East Utd B 0 East Utd A 3; Dounby A 2 Stromness B 0; Thorfinn B 1 East Utd B 1; East Utd A 4 Stromness B 0; Dounby A 0 Thorfinn B 0; Stromness B 1 East Utd B 3; Thorfinn B 1 East Utd A 1; East Utd B 1 Dounby A 1.
|East United A||4||2||1||0||1||10|
|East United B||4||1||2||0||1||8|
Stromness A 2 East United A 1 (after extra time); Dounby A 0 Thorfinn A 1 (after extra time)
Stromness A 1 Thorfinn A 1 (after extra time) Stromness won 4-3 on penalties
Thorfinn C 1 East United B 2; Thorfinn B 4 Dounby B 1.
East United B 0 Thorfinn B 1
E G KEMP SHIELD & B W KEMP CUP
Thorfinn A winners of S1 & Under League Division 1
Thorfinn B winners of S1 & Under League Division 2
There was double success for Thorfinn as the S1 & Under Leagues were completed at Picky on Saturday 22nd June. In Division 1 for the E G Kemp Shield Thorfinn A went into their final three matches knowing that a draw in their opening match with their closest challengers Stromness would be sufficient for the Kirkwall side. A closely fought match ended goalless resulting in Thorfinn retaining the trophy for the second year in succession.
In Division 2 Thorfinn B were looking to go through the season undefeated and they duly completed their fixtures with three 2-0 victories to maintain their 100% record to end well ahead of second placed Stromness B who finished well to move up into second place.
The last time that the same club won both leagues was back in 2005 when Thorfinn also did the double. This year’s victories show Thorfinn has strength in depth at this age level.
At the end of the competition OYDG Chairman Stephen Crawford introduced the presentation ceremony and congratulated all the participating teams and especially the winning teams. He thanked the clubs for organising the leagues and the Kemp families for their continued sponsorships of the leagues. Greg Kemp then presented the EG Kemp Shield and winners trophies to Thorfinn A and Paul Kemp presented the BW Kemp Cup and winners trophies to Thorfinn B.
Week 4 - 22 June at Picky
Dounby A 0 East Utd A 2; Thorfinn A 0 Stromness A 0; East Utd A 1 Thorfinn A 0; Dounby A 0 Stromness A 2; Dounby A 1 Thorfinn A 3; Stromness A 1 East Utd A 0.
|East Utd A||12||5||0||1||6||9||8||21|
East Utd B 1 East Utd C 0; Thorfinn B 2 Dounby B 0; Thorfinn C 2 Dounby B 0; East Utd B 0 Thorfinn B 2; Thorfinn B 2 East Utd C 0; Stromness B 2 Thorfinn C 1; Stromness B 2 East Utd B 1.
|East Utd B||10||4||2||0||4||20||14||20|
|East Utd C||10||4||1||0||5||13||15||18|
Week 3 - 19th May at Holm
Thorfinn A 0 Dounby A 1; East Utd A 0 Stromness A 1; East Utd A 2 Dounby A 0; Stromness A 0 Thorfinn A 2; Thorfinn A 2 East Utd A 0; Stromness A 0 Dounby A 2.
Dounby B 3 East Utd C5; Thorfinn B 4 Thorfinn C 1; East Utd B 1 Thorfinn C 2; Stromness B 1 East Utd C 0; Thorfinn B 3 Stromness B 0; East Utd B 2 Dounby B 2; Thorfinn C 1 East Utd C 1; Stromness B 6 Dounby B 0
Week 2 - 5th May at Dounby
East Utd A 0 Thorfinn A 0; Dounby A 1 Stromness A 0; Dounby A 0 Thorfinn A 4; Stromness A 1 East Utd A 0; Dounby A 0 East Utd A 1; Thorfinn A 2 Stromness A 2;
East Utd B 6 Stromness B 2; Dounby B 0 Thorfinn C 6; Thorfinn C 1 Stromness B 5; Thorfinn B 2 East Utd B 1; East Utd C 1 East Utd B 2; Dounby B 0 Thorfinn B 6; East Utd C 0 Thorfinn B 5
Week 1 - 27th April at Stromness
East Utd A 2 Dounby A 0; Stromness A 0 Thorfinn A 1; Thorfinn A 1 East Utd A 0; Stromness A 2 Dounby A 1; East Utd A 1 Stromness A 2; Thorfinn A 1 Dounby A 0.
East Utd C 2 Thorfinn C 0; Dounby B 0 Stromness B 4; Thorfinn C 0 Thorfinn B 6; East Utd C 1 Dounby B 0; Stromness B 0 Thorfinn B 1; Thorfinn C 1 East Utd B 1; Dounby B 0 East Utd B 5; East Utd C 3 Stromness B 0
S2 & UNDER W HOURSTON’S INDOOR 4’s
Competition sponsor Tom MacPhail presents cup to winners East United A
The final event of the OYDG indoor football season took place on Friday 19th April at Picky with 10 teams competing for the S2 & Under W Hourston’s Indoor 4’s. The full set of results were as follows:-
Dounby B 0 East Utd C 3; East Utd B 0 Thorfinn B 1; East Utd C 3 Stromness A 1; Thorfinn B 0 Dounby B 0; Stromness A 2 East Utd B 0; Dounby B 2 Stromness A 2; Thorfinn B 3 East Utd C 1; Dounby B 4 East Utd B 0; Stromness A 2 Thorfinn B 0; East Utd C 2 East Utd B 0.
|East Utd C||4||3||0||0||1||9||4||12|
|East Utd B||4||0||0||0||4||0||9||0|
Dounby A 0 Thorfinn A 0; East Utd A 2 Stromness B 0; Dounby C 0 Thorfinn A 3; Stromness B 0 Dounby A 2; Dounby C 1 East Utd A 1; Thorfinn A 3 Stromness B 1; Dounby A 1 Dounby C 0; Thorfinn A 1 East Utd A 2; Stromness B 2 Dounby C 0; Dounby A 1 East Utd A 2.
|East Utd A||4||3||1||0||0||7||3||14|
East Utd C 3 Thorfinn A 1; East Utd A 2 Stromness A 1
East Utd C 1 East Utd A 3
Runners Up, East United C