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Antonine progress to League Cup final with win over Oban

Written by  Antonine BC

 
Fixture: Antonine 99s v Oban Saints 99s
Competition: Dunbartonshire FDL 16s League Cup semi-final
Venue: Duntocher
Date: 10/05/2015
 

Antonine welcomed Oban Saints to Duntocher for a League Cup semi-final. Antonine started on the front foot and opened the scoring within three minutes when a through ball was flicked on by Owen Gallacher and Adam Boyle slotted past the keeper to open the scoring.

On nine minutes, a Gallacher corner fell to Dean Miller who volleyed into the back of the net from 15 yards.

Then, Joe McKendrick slipped in Antonine top scorer Boyle to fire home to make it 3-0. Boyle, Gallacher and Danny Hamilton all came close as Antonine looked to kill the game off.

On the 30 minute mark, a mix-up in the Antonine defence allowed the Oban striker to roll the ball into the empty net.

Five minutes later the deficit was reduced again as Antonine failed to clear their lines and the ball was fired home at the back post.

Half Time: Antonine 99s 3-2 Oban Saints 99s

Antonine were still in control of the game but had to be wary of Oban on the break. Boyle had an effort saved by the keeper and Gallacher and Hamilton both came close as the fourth goal did not come.

McKendrick had an effort cleared off the line and Calum Maxwell's 25-yard drive was touched over. Maxwell then had a 20 yard free kick come back off the bar.

With the last kick of the ball Maxwell squared for Hamilton to fire home.

After a great start it was a bit lacklustre from Antonine but, as in most semi-finals, the result is more important than the performance.

Antonine 99s squad: Carroll, Maciver, Manley, Kelly, Miller, Hutton, Hamilton, McKendrick, Boyle, Gallacher, Donaghy

Substitutes: Sweeny, McGinley, Maxwell, James

Man of the match: Danny Hamilton

Full Time: Antonine 99s 4-2 Oban Saints 99s

 
 
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