Scottish Cup success for Syngenta squad

28/03/2011'FHS - Syngenta under-13s in Scottish Cup semi-final action on Saturday2/2/2011against Hutchison Vale

28/03/2011'FHS - Syngenta under-13s in Scottish Cup semi-final action on Saturday2/2/2011against Hutchison Vale

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SYNGENTA under-13s have reached the Scottish Cup final.

The local boys’ club team overcame Hutchison Vale at Carmuirs Park in a dramatic semi-final on Sunday.

More than 700 supporters saw the Dyes progress to the final in Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium on Saturday, April 30.

And it took penalty kicks to see the local team through.

Goalkeeper Alex McMahon made the vital save to put Syngenta into sudden death with Cameron Scott’s converted penalty

Then the keeper put the Dyes in the driving seat with another block and Blair Mackinnon sealed a final berth with the decisive kick.

In an end-to-end match where impetus swung from one team to the other, Syngenta had scraped into the shoot-out thanks to a last-gasp goal from Liam Dillon to level the game 3-3 after extra-time.

The 70 minute match had ended 2-2 with the Edinburgh club forcing extra time with a late goal of their own, before taking the lead in the second period.

Syngenta’s midfield of Jordan Mackinnon, Johnnie Sommerville, Cameron Scott and Aidan Rush had controlled the first half helping Sam Collumbine open the scoring.

They added to their lead through a howitzer from Aidan Rush that flew into the roof of the net.

In the second half injuries began to take their toll and Hutchie Vale hit a double including the late strike to force extra-time and the high drama of spot-kicks.

Fauldhouse Foxes await the Dyes in the final at Airdrie later this month.

Kick off is 3.30 p.m.