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Lenzie hold top spot with win over Gartsherrie

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Fixture: Gartsherrie Boys Club v Lenzie Youth Club
Competition: Cumbernauld & Kilsyth DYL U15 Division B
Venue: Coatbridge
Date: Saturday 19th December 2015
Lenzie held on to top spot in the league at Coatbridge on Saturday with a win over Gartsherrie. Gale force winds were providing tricky playing conditions, but the Lenzie players took their chances and piled relentless pressure on the home side from start to finish.
The pressure paid off early on when Cairney found Thomson with an exquisite pass, and the hitman rounded the onrushing Gartsherrie keeper and slotted the ball home from 6 yards out.
Ten minutes later and Lenzie's lead was doubled as Kinnell ran onto a Dudman pass to fire the ball into the net.
Gartsherrie pulled a goal back from the penalty spot just before the break to half the deficit, but only just as Lenzie stopper McQuillan got a hand on the spot kick, but it wasn't strong enough.
Half Time: Gartsherrie Boys Club 1-2 Lenzie Youth Club 
The second half seen Lenzie become more in control of the game and with the wind at their backs they fired numerous shots towards the Gartsherrie goal. Several chances fell to Tedeschi, Inglis & Elliot but they couldn't find their way to goal.
The home side to their credit threw everything forward, but Lenzie defenders Douglas, Craig, and Brown did well to prevent an equaliser.
With only ten minutes to play, striker Thomson sent Kinnell baring down on goal and he slotted the ball low into the net for the Lenzie's third goal of the match and to knock the wind out of the sails of the home side.
With their tails up, the confidence was oozing from the Lenzie players and substitute Routledge was unlucky as his shot from 18 yards flew inches wide of the post, and efforts from McMahon, Gilchrist, Kasubandi & Lother came close to increasing the lead.
Full Time: Gartsherrie Boys Club 1-3 Lenzie Boys Club

Kieran Green | YFS South East Region Journalist

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