Aberdour P5 and Under Shinty side finished runners-up in the South of Scotland World Cup, narrowly missing out on victory in a closely-fought final which went to extra time.

And the Aberdour P6/7 team also put in a great effort as they narrowly missed out on their final.

The P5 and Under team, which was made up of only P3s and P4s, started their day with a huge 5-0 win against Strathkelvin. Wins followed against Gaels and Stirling, making it the perfect start to the tournament for them.

Dunfermline Press: Words of advice from the coach for the Aberdour players.Words of advice from the coach for the Aberdour players. (Image: Aberdour Shinty Club)

Despite a strong showing, the side dropped a few goals in their next match, losing to tournament favourites Kyles, the strongest team going into the tournament having just won the Dalmany Sixes against some strong Argyle sides. 

The Dour team then had to beat Edinburgh to seal a final meeting with Kyles, and they did just that.

The final was a competitive match that went back and forward and could have had either team come out on top.

Kyles went 1-0 up, but Aberdour fought back. The defensive work of Freddie Ritchie and Rory Campbell helped out goalkeeper Roddy Macneil who made some terrific saves.

Dunfermline Press: The Aberdour players put in some fine performances in the tournament.The Aberdour players put in some fine performances in the tournament. (Image: Aberdour Shinty Club)

Reuben Hilditch brought the energy in midfield, whilst Murdo MacColl and Connor Cook made for an excellent pairing up front. A special mention goes to Otto Trouw who played in the side despite only playing shinty for a few weeks.

Murdo equalised with a great shot to make the scores one apiece. Kyles went ahead for the second time in the match, but the Dour team still wouldn’t lie down. Reuben managed to push the ball past the Kyles keeper, meaning it was all square at full time.

Extra time ensued and despite a tremendous effort from all the Aberdour players involved, it was Kyles who picked up the victory and the cup.

In the P6/7 tournament, Aberdour picked up victories in their first three matches. Kyles had a strong side at this level as well and once again proved too much for the Aberdour side.

The side then narrowly missed out on the final after a tight 2-1 defeat to Gaels.

It was still a strong showing for the team, particularly Matilda who was a stand out.