Inverurie claim league and cup double.

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Inverurie Academy U15s went to Meldrum last week with the prospect of winning the league if they could overcome their near neighbours.

Having lost earlier in the season in the league, Inverurie gained revenge at the end of April by beating Meldrum to lift the Soccerworld Cup and the prospect of a league and cup double was to the fore as they took to the sports field at Meldrum Academy.

With the athletics track lines far more prominent than the football pitch lines there was sometimes a bit of confusion down one touchline and around the edge of the 18 yard box but the players soon settled down.

Inverurie took the lead in the opening quarter with a fine finish from Callum SEYMOUR. The Inverurie keeper Dylan Faskin made an excellent postage stamp save to deny the home side but as the half wore on Inverurie began to dominate play and only some stout defending and saves from Ainslie in the home goal kept the margin to one at half time.

The second half started in the same vein and the visitors defence had a relatively quiet time as Inverurie won the midfield battles and played much of the game in the Meldrum half. With just over five minutes on the clock Adam SMITH found himself in space in the left hand side of the box and his initial shot was blocked but he drilled the ball low past two defenders and through the legs of Ainslie.

With that goal Meldrum looked to have no way back and held out against several waves of attack until 15 minutes before the end when substitute Stuart COUTTS did extremely well to steer a half volley home inside the six yard box.

Meldrum grabbed a late consolation when the defence were caught napping with a long range shot which looked to be going wide but fell inside the far post.

Inverurie faced a wait to discover if the victory had ensured the title, but confirmation was received and the team had secured the double!