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Hampden Weir edge out Holytown after seven goal nail-biter

Written by  Hampden Weir Recreation AFC

Fixture: Hampden Weir RAFC vs Holytown Colts
Competition: PJ&DYFL D1
Venue: Weirs Cricket Club, Albert Park, Kintore Road, Glasgow G43 2HA
Date: 22/01/17
It was billed as game of the day in the Lanarkshire FDA 'A' League, with Hampden Weir hosting Holytown Colts and both teams within touching distance of the top of the table.
A thrilling tie at Weirs saw the home side come out victorious. This match had everything with a last minute goal getting Hampden Weir the three points.
Hampden got off to a great start with a fantastic ball over the top from Lewis Young for Ryan to meet sweet on the half volley rifling home past the keeper. An equaliser not long after by the Holytown player who smashed a thunderbolt into the top corner past Rio who couldn't get anywhere near it.
Half Time: Hampden Weir RAFC 1-1 Holytown Colts
Second half got underway with a determined Hampden side out to show their capabilities. They took the lead with a penalty slotted home by Lewis after a handball in the box. The third came shortly after, with lovely movement to lose his man, Jack got in front of his defender slamming home from an in swinging corner. The goals didn't stop there after another spectacular finish from the Holytown player who once again smashed the ball high into the top corner.
Holytown gained the momentum for a short while, and equalised after a fine double save from Rio who despite his best efforts couldn't prevent the ball crossing the line. At 3-3 there was more drama, and with only a minute remaining Hampden had a free kick awarded 25 yards out. It was taken by Niall who made the keeper work hard to save. He spilled the ball and it fell into the path of James who slipped the ball into the near post sending the players into party mode.

A hard fought victory and an enthralling match to watch from the sidelines. Well done to both sets of players for giving their all.
Full Time: Hampden Weir RAFC 4-3 Holytown Colts
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