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Connelly is the star as Colts run riot

Cumbernauld Colts 9

Millerick 15, Connelly 30, 32, 45, Smith 43, 68, Bevan 50, Robertson 55, Ferguson 59

Falkirk FCF White 1

Buchanan 25
  • Saturday, 30 September 2017
  • Broadwood
  • Under 14´s
  • Cen Scot FA

Cumbernauld Colts got their first win of the season as they ran rampant against Falkirk FCF White, who are still looking for their first win. 

Colts had their foot on the gas from the offset, enjoying most of the possession between the two sides as they tried to break down the Falkirk defence early on.

Striker Jamie Connelly spearheaded the Colts attack and was the danger man for majority of the game as he created two chances for himself early on, only to be denied by Falkirk keeper Iain Perry, who came to his sides rescue on several occasions. 

Despite Perry's best efforts, Cumbernauld made the breakthrough inside twenty minutes as Marc Smith played a ball from the right into the box which fell to Jon Millerick, who tussled with the Falkirk defenders before stabbing the ball home from six - yards out.

Cumbernauld had the chance to double their lead shortly after as Smith played the ball through to Connelly, who blazed the ball over the bar from six - yards out. 

Falkirk made Cumbernauld pay for squandering this chance as against the run of play, Falkirk managed to pull one back. Cumbernaulf played a high line for much of the first half, which Conor Little took advantage of as he broke through down the right wing, before lofting a perfectly waited ball to the back - post which Ewan Buchanan side footed into the bottom right corner.

The score didn't remain level for long thanks to Connelly. The Colts striker broke through on goal from a lofted ball over the top, despite missing a few chances earlier on, Connelly dispatched this one with ease, putting it through Perry's legs.

Within 5 minutes Cumbernauld were two goals up, Connellly managed to latch on to a through ball from Smith and dispatched his second in the same manner as his first.



  • Half Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 3-1
  • Falkirk FCF White

Cumbernauld stepped it up a gear in the second half as they completely dismantled the Falkirk defence.

The first goal of the second half came from Marc Smith, who's shot from the edge of the eighteen - yard box caught Perry off guard and found its way into the bottom right corner.  

Two minutes later Connelly marked his hat - trick with a stunning effort from the left - hand side of the box, which fired right past Perry and into the top left corner.

Cumbernauld substitute Joseph Bevan didn't take long to make his mark on the game, as the all broke to the him just inside the box before smashing it into the bottom right corner. 

Connelly turned from scorer to provider for Cumbernauld's 7th goal. The striker played in a fantastic ball from the right for Reece Robertson, who did not need any invitation to put the ball away. 

There was a lot of impressive goals from Cumbernauld today. However, the pick of the bunch has to be James Ferguson's effort from the edge of the eighteen - yard box, as the midfielder caught the ball on the half - volley and fired it into the far corner. 

The final goal of the game came from Marc Smith, who's free - kick slipped through keeper Iain Perry's hands and dribbled into the back of the net, summing up what was a very forgett day for Falkirk. 

From kick - off the game was never in doubt, Cumbernauld Colrs were the far superior team and the score line perfectly reflects their impressive performance.

  • Full Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 9-1
  • Falkirk FCF White


Cumbernauld Colts
Falkirk FCF White
1. Steven Kearney
2. Connor Twohig
3. Jamie Connelly
4. Marc Smith
5. Reece Robertson
6. Callum Moncur
7. Joseph Calvert
8. James Tourish
9. Aidan Callaghan
10. Blair Wright
11. Aaron McMahon
12. Josh McIntyre
14. Callum Jennings
15. Ciaran Clark
16. Ross Jackson
17. Jon Millerick
18. Joseph Bevan
21. James Ferguson
32. Finlay Brown
1. Iain Perry
2. Joe Kilpatrick
3. Ryan Cowan
4. Cameron Kirkwood
5. Alasdair Cross
6. Matthew Clark
7. Ewan Buchanan
8. Christopher Dickson
9. Cameron Dougall
10. Lewis Adams
11. Jude McAuley
12. Shaun Maxwell
14. Caeden Kibsgaard
16. Blair Lenathan
17. Conor Little
18. James Lugenga
99. Kyle Wilson
Star Player
Cumbernauld Colts
Falkirk FCF White
Jamie Connelly - Connelly lead the line by example, he held the ball up well, linked up with the midfield and was the vocal point for his team's attack. He also wasn't above doing the ugly parts nobody wants to do. He chased long balls, closed down defenders and was rewarded for this with a hat - trick and an assist.
Iain Perry - The score line doesn't reflect the performance of the Falkirk keeper. Despite a flurry of goals in the second half, if it wasn't for Perry's heroics in the first half the score could have been much higher.
Magic Moment
Cumbernauld Colts
Falkirk FCF White
There's not many things sweeter than a perfectly hit volley, and Marc Smith's volley from outside the box was one of the sweetest connections I've seen in a long time. Not many keepers would have been able to save that effort.
Perry had a flurry of impressive saves in the first half. However, the pick of the bunch was when he pulled off an impressive double save against Jamie Connelly, as the strikers first effort forced Perry to make a stunning save to his bottom left, before getting back up to his feet quickly to stop Connely's second effort.
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