East End Lewis Youth U14s’ Scottish Cup dream is over.
They fell to a 3-0 defeat to Glasgow side Knightswood in a last-32 tie.
Knightswood had also been reduced to 10 men.
East End U14s manager Tony Yeats said: “Overall there is a feeling of disappointment.
“I thought we started the game well and had some of the best chances in the match.
“Then Knightswood scored a 30-yard strike.
“They then had a player sent off, which, for some bizarre reason, changed the game in their favour.
“I thought Knightswood were a big, strong team.
“Hopefully the boys take it on the chin.
“When it was 11v11, I thought there was nothing in the game and then they get a player sent off and it galvanises them.
“Our guys seemed to get into their shell and just took a backward step.
“We were also (playing) downhill in the second half, which I thought we could take advantage of.
“Overall I have no complaints about the result.”
Last season saw a fantastic run by 2005 sides in the Scottish Cup including Cove Youth getting to the final before losing to Hutchison Vale in the showpiece.
This season, after the last 16 stage, there will be no ADJFA participants.
Yeats feels people shouldn’t really read too much into it, though.
He said: “Teams in the Aberdeen area have come up against some good sides earlier in the tournament.
“We were knocked out by Ferry last season. However, Knightswood are a better side.
“Hutchison Vale beat Elite and they will take some stopping. I heard Riverside were good against Cove and I spoke to the Albion coach and he mentioned that they were beaten by the better team (Lasswade) on the day.
“I am hoping there isn’t a difference in quality but time will tell. But I think it’s just been the luck of the draw.
“Hopefully we still have a lot to play for. We just need to work hard and see where it takes us.”
East End Lewis U14s host Newmachar United this weekend in the second round of the Winton Trophy.
City Youth U15s recorded a superb win away to Mintlaw to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.
Hat-tricks for Liam Sim and Darren Millsom were followed by braces from Jordan Macleod and Ethan Henderson, along with Liam Doherty and Mikey Thomson making it on to the scoresheet.