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Wednesday, 27 July 2005 - 11:42
youngsters triumph
at a.i.f.f.
Friday, 08 July 2005 - 18:15
foyle cup latest
dons beaten on penalties
Action from the Foyle Cup
Monday, 30 May 2005 - 11:59
ess presentation
young dons receive sponsored training wear
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Friday, 20 May 2005 - 10:18
major sponsorship deal announced
ess join forces with afc youth programme
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Friday, 13 May 2005 - 12:27
u12s news
foyle cup 2005 - 5th-9th july
Monday, 11 April 2005 - 11:17
young dons host fc twente
and continue impressive run of form
Thursday, 31 March 2005 - 16:40
u13s london tour
young dons record impressive victories
U13's trip to London.
Wednesday, 23 March 2005 - 12:13
u13s prepare for london
arsenal, chelsea, fulham and leeds utd beckon
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 - 14:44
victory shield squad 2005
young dons selected
Wednesday, 12 January 2005 - 16:45
maguire in national squad
...this time its portugal
Wednesday, 05 January 2005 - 11:02
maguire makes the step up
young chris signs full-time contract
Tuesday, 21 December 2004 - 11:26
youth squads fundraising
bag-packing efforts raise 871
Thursday, 16 December 2004 - 15:45
youth development squads
fundraising at asda, bridge of dee
Thursday, 16 December 2004 - 15:21
fraser stewart gets the call
young dons 'keeper selected in national squad to face malta
Wednesday, 24 November 2004 - 14:27
scotland u16s squad
omond, maguire and skinner selected
Tuesday, 16 November 2004 - 11:58
omond & maguire to face auld enemy
scotland victory shield squad announced
Friday, 01 October 2004 - 09:57
dons starlets in victory shield squad
u17 players omond and maguire in squad to face n.ireland
Friday, 24 September 2004 - 15:46
youth development shirt sponsorship
cansco agree two-year deal
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 - 19:33
aiff action
u14's clinch semi final spot.
Monday, 12 July 2004 - 15:46
mixed fortunes
for young dons
Friday, 09 July 2004 - 14:26
foyle cup update
u12s reach final
Friday, 09 July 2004 - 09:50
foyle cup
under 12s reach semi-final
Friday, 18 June 2004 - 10:09
aiff
plans well underway
Wednesday, 28 January 2004 - 10:31
youth development
evening cancelled
Sunday, 18 January 2004 - 21:28
youth development dinner
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Saturday, 05 July 2003 - 20:27
foyle cup disappointment
u14s lose on penalties
Friday, 27 December 2002 - 15:35
youth development strip presentation
u9s sponsorship deal
Monday, 10 June 2002 - 11:44
shell foyle cup
young dons travel to ireland
Monday, 10 June 2002 - 11:03
s-form signings
5 youngsters sign on
Friday, 03 May 2002 - 15:26
under 12?s easter trip
afc youth development update
foyle cup disappointment

05 July 2003 20:27

The Aberdeen U14s had to endure the bitter disappointment of losing on penalties this afternoon in the final of the Foyle Cup. The young Dons were defeated 4-3 on spot kicks by the Red Devils (Manchester United) after the match had finished 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.

Aberdeen started the game the stronger team and took the lead after only 9 minutes when Michael Paton scored, continuing his tremendous form during the tournament. The boys then held out until the stroke of half time when the Red Devils snatched an equaliser.

The Dons battled well for the rest of the game but could not find the spark needed to break the deadlock. Just like their semi final yesterday the game went to penalties, but unfortunately this time they lost out. The Devils did miss one spot kick but sadly for the Dons it was not enough, as two of their efforts failed to find the target.

Youth Development coach Chic McLelland was philosophical after the game. ?That?s the way football goes sometimes. The boys competed well throughout the final but it just wasn?t meant to be.?

There was some consolation for the team and in particular Michael Paton (pictured) as he was named U14 player of the tournament.

Earlier in the day the U12?s finished their tournament on a high when they beat Home Farm (Leeds United) in the 3rd/4th play-off game. The Dons dominated the match throughout with goals coming from Sam Urquhart (2), Aron Taylor and Scott Ross.