Fixture: Milton Reds 98's v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy U17's
Competition: Forth Vallery FDA League Cup
On Thursday 16th April Milton Reds 98s U17’s were at home to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in their League cup section match. Milton had already qualified for the quarter final stage of the tournament as they won their first two section matches. Their opponents needed a victory due to surprisingly losing their two opening matches in the section.
The game was played on the grass at Braehead and the spring evening weather made it a night where both teams could at last enjoy playing football in ideal overhead conditions.
Both teams played at a high tempo and the match was very competitive with both sides working hard to take control in the match. Rob Roy were sitting deep and playing their usual long diagonals looking for the opening goal, but Milton were resolute in defence and both Milton fullbacks Callum Rennie and Justin Reynolds were getting forward at every opportunity to keep the opposition on the defensive.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 40th minute with Rob Roy braking out and managed to get down the Milton left. Their wide right player finally got round his marker, hit the corner, and delivered a great ball back across the Milton goal giving his fellow forward an easy finish. A well taken goal from Rob Roy’s point of view, but Milton were disappointed as they felt it should have been prevented.
Half Time: Milton Reds 98's 0-1 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
After the break Milton pressed for the equaliser but were finding it difficult to break down the resolute Rob Roy defence and the match was still being played at a high tempo.
Milton were pressing hard and won a series of corners but could not get the elusive goal which they felt their play merited. There was no leting up in the Rob Roy defence and despite the high work rate and desire, the equaliser did not come with the referee blowing for full time with no further scoring.
The points went to Rob Roy and they also qualify for the quarter finals.
Full Time: Milton Reds 98's 0-1 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy