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Bishopbriggs victorious in an enthralling match

St Peter The Apostle 0

Bishopbriggs Academy 2

Molloy 70', Armstrong 75'
  • Monday, 16 May 2016
  • Celtic Park
  • Under 18´s
  • Glasgow School's FA League Cup

Joe McCready | YFS West Region Journalist
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Bishopbriggs Academy were victorious in a close match up against St Peter the Apostle High School, at Celtic Park, for the Glasgow Schools' FA final. It was a hotly anticipated game, with both teams being evenly matched, but in the end Bishopbriggs just edged it by 2 goals to nil as goals from captain Gregory Molloy and Jordan Armstrong sealed the victory. When St Peters look back at the game it could have been very different if they had taken their chances in the first half. 

The game was very tense and even early on with only a couple of chances coming each sides way. Bishopbriggs had the first real chance, in the 15th minute, as Cameron Gauhl's shot, from about 25 yards, just creeped past the post. 

Undoubtedly the best chance of the half fell to St Peters as some great play by the team led to Connor Higgins being able to whip a ball in for Jamie Ross who's header hit the post when it seemed certain that he would score to give the Clydebank team the lead.

Ross continued to threaten as, just before half time, his shot from outside the box cannoned off the bar. This was the last chance of an evenly balanced first half with the score line still 0-0. There was a chance for both sides to step up and take control of the match. St Peters will probably count themselves unlucky to not be in front but the woodwork denied Ross in what was the best chance of the first half.

  • Half Time:
  • St Peter The Apostle
  • 0-0
  • Bishopbriggs Academy

The second half started off evenly again. This time a couple of chances fell to Bishopbriggs at the start with Greg Melvin having a shot well saved by 'keeper Kane Robinson.

St Peters also registered a shot on target, this time via Michael McGoldrick. His effort was tame and it trundled into the hands of the 'keeper Mark McMillan.

Eventually Bishopbriggs began to turn the screw on the Clydebank side and they took the lead, in the 70th minute, when a corner taken by Jordan Armstrong was headed into the net at the back post, by captain Gregory Molloy, to give Bishopbriggs the lead.

Bishopbriggs continued to press and came close on two occasions, the first time was when Jonny Scott's rippling effort came off the bar. St Petersfailed to clear and the ball fell to Greg Melvin, who blasted over from inside the 6-yard box.

Eventually Bishopbriggs doubled their advantage after Jordan Armstrong ran 25 yards to finish the game off with a fantastic goal. In doing so he sealed the win for his side.

It was a fantastic game with end-to-end action and it is fair to say that both teams can take fond memories of playing at Celtic Park. Bishopbriggs have now completed their double and, with one more final still to go, they will be hoping to complete a historic treble.

  • Full Time:
  • St Peter The Apostle
  • 0-2
  • Bishopbriggs Academy

Lineups

St Peter The Apostle
Bishopbriggs Academy
1. Kane Robinson
3. Brendan Kelly
4. Sean McAuley
5. Darren Wallace
6. Christopher Donaghy
7. Connor Higgins
8. Michael McGoldrick
9. James Grant
10. Jamie Ross
11. Daniel Hamilton
12. Dominic Cairney
13. James Hesketh
14. Adam Boyle
16. Steven Maciver
1. Mark McMillan
2. Callum Hughes
3. Jonny Scott
4. Gregory Molloy
5. Graeme Milne
6. Jude Wilson
7. David Lockhart
8. Ben Currie
9. Cameron Gauhl
10. Greg Melvin
11. Jordan Armstrong
12. Aidan Maxwell
14. Nathan Adger
15. Jamie McEwen
16. Kieran Hamill
17. Connor McLachlan
Star Player
St Peter The Apostle
Bishopbriggs Academy
Darren Wallace - Playing out of position at right back, Wallace still managed to win every header and helped motivate his team to try and overcome the deficit.
Gregory Molloy - The captain scored the all important first goal and helped keep the attacking threat of St Peters at bay, especially in the second half.
Magic Moment
St Peter The Apostle
Bishopbriggs Academy
Difficult to pick out a magic moment but I am sure that the boys would have enjoyed the experience and will be determined to come back next year and come away with the trophy in their hands.
The final whistle saw great scenes of celebration for Bishopbriggs. They were deserving winners and enjoyed their moment at the final whistle.
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