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Top class Mossend hit top form against Calderbraes

Calderbraes 1


Mossend 9

McQueen,14' Docherty,36',70' OG,44' O'Hagan,49',69',81' Minto,52' Gibbons,54' MCQuade, 84'
  • Sunday, 17 September 2017
  • Birkenshaw Sports Barn
  • Under 17´s
  • The Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup

An injury hit Calderbraes just couldn’t handle Mossend as they romped to what turned out be an easy victory for Mossend in the Inspiresport Scottish Youth Cup.

This was the first competitive match between the two sides but Mossend were already at an advantage with Braes being reduced to 11 players and having no goalkeeper in their squad before the game had even started.

It was a scrappy affair early on with no real chances for either team with Mossend having most of the ball and Braes scrapping to get it back.

14 minutes into the game however Mossend winger Jack Gibson made a mazy run past several Braes players and slipped through Connor McQueen who fired high into stand-in keeper Paddy McVicar’s net.

The game got even worse for Braes 6 minutes later when Aidan McRobert, who had made a promising start to the game, lashed out and kicked Aidan Clements after a 50-50 tackle with the defender.

From here it was a backs to the wall job for Braes, McVicar doing his bit to keep the score down with a fantastic save from Jack Docherty’s low 6 yard drive.

From the resulting corner however Mossend doubled their lead, Docherty this time getting the better of McVicar putting a header through his legs from a cross ball that was delivered by Aaron Minto. It was cruise control for Mossend from here on in and it was 3 before the break, Gibbon’s corner reaching Docherty again whose shot deflected off Braes full Back Declan “Wishy” Kerr’s foot into the net. 

  • Half Time:
  • Calderbraes
  • 0-3
  • Mossend

Mossend came out in the second half looking to assert their dominance in the game and did just that in the 49th minute when Gibson, who was a real menace for Mossend throughout the afternoon, had his shot ricochet off the post which let John O’Hagan tap into an empty net to make it 4.

It began to get ugly. Mossend scored two more in five minutes, Gibson’s long throw in found Minto who headed home before Paterson’s unlucky clearance deflected off Gibson to let him make his 3rd goal contribution of the game.

Docherty really got a grip of the midfield spraying around passes and winning 50-50s whenever he was in one. However Kieran Dolan was able to race by him making Adam Brown pull out an impressive save to keep his clean sheet.

Mossend went on to add two more in five minutes, O’Hagan Scoring an impressive header from Adam Morrison’s cross before a moment of magic from Docherty, picking up the ball in midfield and driving a 30 yard looping ball over new stand- in keeper Lewis Elsender. Brown wasn’t to keep his clean sheet however, Dolan capitalising on a Dylan Murphy mistake to finish his chance and pulled one back for the Braes In the 74th minute.

Ten minutes and a Bulldog pitch invasion later Mossend had entered double digits O’Hagan completing his hat-trick with another headed effort before Mark MCQuade slotted home to finish the scoring.

A fine afternoon for Mossend, however Calderbraes will be left wondering if they could have made a game of it with a full complement of players 

  • Full Time:
  • Calderbraes
  • 1-9
  • Mossend


2. Jonathon Paterson
3. Conor Gafney
5. Paddy McVicar
6. Kieran Dolan
8. Aidan McRobert
9. Declan Kerr
11. Jake Barnett
12. Cameron Clarke
14. Lewis Elsender
16. Josh Christie
18. Lewis Grierson
1. Adam Brown 2. Lewis Smith 3. Adam Liddell 4. Connor McQueen 5. Dylan Murphy 6. Aaron Minto 7. Jack Gibson 8. Martin Lockhart 9. Mark McQuade 10. Stephen Carr 11. Adam Morrison 12. Jack Docherty 14. Adam Clements 15. Roan Finn 16. John O'Hagan 17. Ryan Whitley
Star Player
A hard afternoon for the home side but midfielder Cameron Clark was one player who never gave up despite having arguably the hardest job on the park holding down the central midfield spot on his own after McRobert’s dismissal. He showed great energy and never gave up despite the scoreline. Honourable mention to Paddy McVicar and Lewis Elsender who stepped up to go in goals for their team after the Braes keeper was unavailable.
Jack Gibbons was a major problem for Braes with his eye for a killer pass, dancing by players like they weren’t there. Gibbons got his just reward getting 3 assists and a goal for his side. John O'Hagan was also key, bagging a hat-trick for his side on what was a great afternoon for Mossend.
Magic Moment
Kieran Dolan’s killer strike pouncing on a defensive error was the highlight of a disappointing afternoon for Calderbraes showing a good striker’s instinct to calmly slot the ball in the corner under pressure.
Jack Docherty’s 30 yard looping ball into the back of the net was the most colourful event in what was a bright afternoon for Docherty who will look to build on his impressive performance in league competition.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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