Dyce Boys Club Blues Under 13s booked their place in the final of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 win over BSC Glasgow Lightning at Ian Mair Park.
Dyce will now take on Airdrie United in the Scottish Cup final at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie on May 19 with a 4.15pm kick-off.
Dyce coach Allan Youngson, also co-manager of Dyce Juniors, said: “It wasn’t a great day for football to be honest which was a shame.
“The wind spoiled the game. There were two decent football teams there – however, they weren’t allowed to show it in front of a big crowd of around 250 to 300 people.
“A big thanks must go to Dyce Juniors for getting the game on. It was really doubtful on Saturday night, but not a lot of people get up at 5am in an attempt to get a game on.
“Committee member Davie Bartlett got his wife to drive him to Ian Mair Park to make sure that the pitch was playable.
“A normal committee would have made the decision the night before to call the game off – Dyce Juniors wanted to give the game every chance of going ahead, and thankfully it did.
“Getting through to the Scottish Cup final is good. However, you want to get through by playing some good football – we want to play football the right way and we normally do that.
“However, the wind spoiled it. The players will learn in a different way after that, as it was a battle.
“The boys kept knocking at the door, waiting for it to happen and it eventually did. It was a fantastic ball in by Aidan Brookes, who has that bit of quality and is a really good football player, and Matt McFarlane had that bit of desire to get on the end of the ball.
“I think that summed up our performance, we had a bit more desire than Broomhill did.”
The Aberdeen and District Juvenile Football Association has a proud reputation of getting clubs into Scottish Cup finals and Dyce BC Blues U13s continued this impressive streak.
A quadruple is very much still on the cards for the Aberdeen side. However, coaches Youngson, David Souden and John McLean will be keeping the players’ feet on the ground for now.
Youngson added: “The final isn’t until May now and we still have a lot of league and cup games to play. We stressed that to the players straight after the game.
“There were subs today who probably weren’t happy they didn’t play – however, they did not have an opportunity to get into the team.”
The only notable chance of the first half was a good ball by McFarlane to Ethan Sutherland, who forced a good save from Hursh Sharma.
Dyce got an all-important breakthrough on 45 minutes after a fantastic ball in by Brookes. It was met by McFarlane, who managed to break free and guide a fine header into the net past Sharma.