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Seafar leave it late to take all 3 points against Gartcairn

Written by  Seafar Villa Blue

Fixture: Gartcairn 99 v Seafar Villa Blue U17
Competition: Cumbernauld & Kilsyth DYL U17 Division 2 
Date: 4th October 2015
Seafar were up against a very much evenly matched team in Gartcairn in what was our second league match of the season. Not much separated the two teams throughout the whole game.

Before the start of the game, the Seafar management had to reshuffle as centre half Hayden was unwell in the morning and therefore was forced to take a seat on the bench.
The game seemed to flow end to end although Gartcairn looked to have more cohesion in midfield with their passing finding the feet of the front two. Whereas a lot of balls from Seafar to the front two seemed to turn into long balls from midfield which constantly were overhit.

This game was beginning to kick into life well into the first half as there were quite a few challenges flying in, and the referee had to speak to the Gartcairn management and then the Seafar management on different incidents.
Two chances in the first half, both fell to striker Michael. He lobbed the onrushing goalkeeper, and the pair collided, but Michael but came off worse of the two. The ball however was trickling towards the goal but the covering defender managed to clear the ball off the line. Michael recovered from the clash with the keeper and had another chance a few minutes later, but the keeper came out on top with a good save to keep the scores locked a 0-0.

Just before half time, Seafar scored to make it 1-0 and we would say, Seafar just edged it. Just.
Half Time: Gartcairn 99 0-1 Seafar Villa Blue
In the second half there was good flow from Seafar but Gartcairn looked more determined and hungry to win every ball. Gartcairn were given a free kick 10 yards from the penalty area, which most players clearly didn't agree with. The free kick was powerfully hit and our keeper was off his line slightly but the shot was a screamer and hit the underside of the crossbar and in. Great goal.
Seafar had to bite the bullet and finally we seen the hunger from them that was missing earlier on in the game. Winning tackles and creating chances from midfield, and when Gartcairn would break away on the counter attack we comfortably dealt with it. Seafar looked much more relaxed and comfortable in possession, and there was more and more chances being created.
The goal didn't take long to arrive for Seafar after growing pressure. A bit of a melee at the Gartcairn goal left Scott to coolly slot the ball in to the net when all the fans thought he had missed it. 2-1 Seafar with not much time to go.
With 5 minutes to go, Scott received the ball o the right wing, comfortably beat the defender for pace, crossed to Michael who finished off a superb move to give Seafar some breating space.

Seafar ended up deserving 3-1 winners which we are sure the Gartcairn Staff would agree. Gartcairn are a solid good football team, who will take points off of all challengers we are sure.
Full Time: Gartcairn 99 1-3 Seafar Villa Blue
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