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Gartsherrie victorious in six goal sizzler

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Gartsherrie BC
Seafar Villa Blue
Devine 8
Stewart 32
Burke 55
Dyball 67
Townsley 12
Hastie 42


U13 Cumbernauld & Kilsyth DYL
St. Ambrose High School
14 September 2013

By Barry McLees
YFS Central Region Reporter
There was a lively opening to the game, with the first fifteen minutes seeing goals from both teams. Devine opened the scoring for the hosts before Townsley replied four minutes later to level the scores. Both goals were clinical finishes after high tempo play in the final third. 
Both teams began to settle prior to the 20 minute mark and effective passing began to materialise. Both sides had multiple breaks in play and through balls and goal efforts that summoned good saves from the goalkeepers before the deadlock was broken.
Gartsherrie's Burke found himself to the right hand side of the six yard box and netted home from a looping chip that found the far side bottom corner.
Seafar looked to retaliate straight away when Hastie rippled the side netting from a solid strike from the edge of the box. Gartsherrie were in front as the whistle blew for half time. 

Half Time: Gartsherrie BC 2-1 Seafar Villa Blue
After losing a goal just before halftime Villa absorbed their team talk and came out with all guns blazing. This was evident when Hastie levelled the game by firing home with a right footed effort a couple of minutes after resuming the second half.
The blaze simmered down and Gartsherrie began to dominate possession for long spells and came close to regaining the lead on the 48th minute with Dyball's strike going just past the near post.
Seafar turned defence into attack a few minutes later when Pettigrew powered through the midfield with a run from the halfway line and was denied by a Gartsherrie's Burns' right hand save.
The game took to a period of end to end battling with both teams adopting a strong challenging and short passing approach before Gartsherrie's Devine took matters into his own hands. A left wing run, beating two defenders, cutting inside and crossing for Burke - allowing him to despatch a low right footed shot past Seafar's Grier on the 55th minute.
In Seafar's attempt to get back into the game and Gartsherrie's to further their lead - the match became midfield orientated until a fantastic central through ball saw Dyball one-on-one with two defenders trailing him. Credit where its due, Grier scurried from the 6 yard box and closed down the intial shot tremendously, but the parry only found the same Dyball boot that the first shot came from and he slotted home to extend Gartsherrie's lead.
Goalscorer Dyball was substituted late on and, if not for Grier's persistence to prevent the score gap widening, his late on strike would have put the nail in the coffin. 
An exciting match finished 4-2 in favour of the home side from Coatbridge, Gartsherrie BC. Both sides added a lot to a well contested game of football.
Full Time: Gartsherrie BC 4-2 Seafar Villa Blue


Gartsherrie BC Seafar Villa Blue
1. Jordan Burns
2. Scott Burke
3. Conor Dick
4. Jonathon Scott
5. Adam Marshall
6. Keiran Gallagher
8. Jack Johnstone
10. Nicky Presland
12. Reece Devine
14. Conor Boreland
15. Thomas Dyball
16. Samuel Winslow
17. Steven Meek
18. Ryan Devine
1. Scott Grier
2. Ronnie Stewart
3. Greg Wilson
4. Michael Maguire
6. Lewis Irvine
7. Aidan Ross
8. Elliot Townsley
9. Marc Hastie
10. Sean McBride
11. Lewis Marshall
12. Jay Pettigrew
15. Lewis James
16. Connor Nicol
17. Connor Hawkes
Ryan Devine was chosen as man of the match for his consistency and drive throughout the game. Situated in the position of left midfield, he showed drive going forward both individually and as a team player and was aggresively determined when fighting to retain the ball back. He was the pioneer behind Gartsherrie's third goal when he went by several players before cutting in and making an effective through pass to his team mate who put the ball in the net.
Marc Hastie was a strong performer for Seafar Villa. He found the scoresheet and threatened on a number of other occasions. On another day he would have added to his tally.
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Barry McLees

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