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Fish inspires EK to victory as Villa flounder

EK Burgh 8

Wilson 1, Fish 19, 34, 47, 50, McMillan, 80, 87, McLoy 80

Aston Villa 1

Setumbwe 42
  • Sunday, 19 November 2017
  • Ballerup
  • Under 17´s
  • Lanarkshire FDA

Sour scenes ensued as EK Burgh blew away an Aston villa side who self-destructed in the second half

A four goal haul from EK number 9 Alex Fish, helped his side on their way to a convincing victory, but it could have been less so if Villa had managed to keep their composure.

The scoring started after just 37 seconds when Adam Wilson burst through a sleepy Villa defence and blasted home his shot into the far left corner of Dylan Leggate’s goal.

Villa seemed to recover from this early setback, dominating most of possession and getting themselves regularly into scoring opportunities, but were unable to convert any of the chances they were creating.

EK were ruthless on the counter and doubled their advantage on the twenty minute mark, Fish getting through one on one with Leggate and slotting the ball under the Villa keeper’s arms to score his first of the afternoon. This goal seemed to rock Villa more than the first, becoming more and more frustrated as things just weren’t clicking for them.

It was three for EK ten minutes from the break, Murray McLoy whipping in a sweet delivery straight to Fish who headed excellently into the bottom corner. Shaun Setumbe gave Villa hope three minutes from half-time when a lobbed ball from Ben Hardie found him to slot home.


  • Half Time:
  • EK Burgh
  • 3-1
  • Aston Villa

EK again were quick out the traps in the second half and added a fourth after just two minutes. Blair Anderson had his shot saved excellently by Leggate only for Fish to get his hat trick with the rebound from close range.

Three minutes later it was five, Fish getting his head on the end of a cross, which again was saved superbly by Leggate, but Fish put in the rebound to net his fourth as Villa admitted to defeat.

It became an ugly game to watch as one by one players lost heart and confidence in each other, with their discipline seemingly forgotten. Leggate was doing well to keep the scoring down but could do nothing to prevent Samuel Herds cross eventually being turned into the net.

More sad scenes ensued as Villa players began to take part in needless conflict with EK players in what were acts of frustration and desperation. Ten minutes from time it was seven, a corner ball in the box was turned in by either Callum Whittingham or McLoy, who debated who turned it in. McMillan finished the scoring three minutes from time, poking home from close range.

It was ruthless attacking play from EK who will look to use this result to galvanise them in the coming games. Villa however will look to get back to the drawing board to figure out what the problem was on this bleak day at Ballerup.


  • Full Time:
  • EK Burgh
  • 8-1
  • Aston Villa


EK Burgh
Aston Villa
1.Matthew Todd
2.Sam Sprott
3.Samuel Herd
4.Josh Cairns
6.Jordan Milne
7.Calum Whittingham
8.Adam Wilson
9.Alex Fish
10.Ben Lamb
11.Murray McLoy
14.Grant Airdrie
20.Ewan McCulloch
24.Blair Anderson
27.Calum Owens
1. Dylan Leggate
2. Sean Stewart
3. Lewis May
4. Stephen McDowell
5. Ross Campbell
6. Jude McCearney
8. Ryan Myles
10. Shaun Setumbwe
11. Daniel McAlinden
15. Ben Hardie
16. Jack Wynn
17. Aidan Jenkins
Star Player
EK Burgh
Aston Villa
Alex Fish was clinical and took no prisoners as he brushed home four poacher-like goals to help his team on the way to victory, as well as helping link the play up into the final third
Despite conceding eight, Villa Keeper Dylan Leggate was the only one in the Villa side who never chucked in the towel. He dug deep, making numerous top drawer saves to keep the score from reaching double digits.
Magic Moment
EK Burgh
Aston Villa
Fish’s second and EK’S third were the pick of the bunch, it was a pinpoint cross from McLoy and was expertly put away by Fish
A well taken goal from Setumbwe was as good as it got for Villa
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