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Thirds hit four against Argyle

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Third Lanark
Argyle Athletic
Carmichael (2)


U19's GADYFL Division 2
Glasgow Green
22 September 2013
Author: Forde McGhee

Third Lanark hosted Argyle Athletic looking to continue their unbeaten league campaign following wins against Kingspark United and Drumchapel Amateurs for the HiHi's. The host's had most of the possesion in the game barely allowing Argyle out their own half for spells and ran out fairly comfortable winners to add a vital 3 points on what looks to be a very competitive Glasgow and District division 2.
The first hal was all Third Lanark with the away team having only one shot at goal in the whole forty five minutes. The first chance of the game came when Qaasims Ali's perfectly flighted corner was met at the back most by the rising Ross Greening who guided his header just over the bar.
Argyle were frustrating the home team with their defending in numbers but the Thirds still pushed to try and sneak a goal before half time and had a chance to when another great corner from Ali was this time headed over by the teams top scorer Baboucarr Sowe who had looked a threat in the first half.
Both sides went in at half time knowing that they would need to improve if they wanted to take anything from the game, Thirds were overcrowding Argyles half in the last ten minutes of the half but there end product was poor in what was to be fair a very lack luster first half.

Half Time: Third Lanark 0-0 Argyle Athletic
The second half started off in a far more higher tempo but again the same story Argyle being pressed deep into their own half by a very offensive Third Lanark side who were so close to breaking the dead lock when a long punt from their keeper realsed Baboucarr Sowe who raced through on goal but smashed his volley over the bar.
Soon after the Thirds finnaly broke the deadlock when playmaker Qaasim Ali threaded a through ball into the feet of his skipper Ryan Carmichael who slotted home with ease.
Argyle looked to try and sneak an equaliser when James McCallum done well to beat his marker and blast a shot goalwards but his attempt fizzled just past the post, straight from the resulting goal kick the home team added another when great link up play from strikers Baboucarr Sowe and Jamie McKay resulted in Sowe smashing the ball past the Argyle goalkeeper.
Third Lanark continued to pile on the pressure in the last twenty minutes with several well worked attacks but no end product to match. The third goal of the game for Third's was finally added though when Luke Pye smashed a free kick from 25 yards out which was helped goalbound by an Argyle players head.
Another freekick from 25 yards out was to be taken by the Thirds this time the player hitting it was goal machine Baboucarr Sowe who's effort looked to be curling in but was tipped just wide by the Argyle goalkeeper.
Just before the end of the game the home side managed to add another to their tally and in fine fashion when Qaasim Ali used his brian to take a short corner to Ryan Carmichael who fired first time across goal into the bottom right hand corner and send the Thirds back to the changing room 4-0 victors.
Full Time: Third Lanark 4-0 Argyle Athletic


Third Lanark Argyle Athletic
1. Duncan Gibson
2. Zak McLean
3. Qaasim Ali
4. Connor Cowan
5. Ross Greening
6. Daniel O'Brein
7. William Smith
8. Robb Elder
9. Jamie McKay
10. Baboucarr Sowe
11. Ryan Carmichael
12. Luke Pye
14. Jack Richardson
16. David Buchannan
17. Callum Sharp
1. Andrew Campbell
2. Adam McCulloch
3. Daryl Priestly
4. Alan McCabe
5. Stuart Toole
6. Karlon Sweeney
8. Shaun Mitchell
10. James McCallum 
11. Fraser Kennedy
14. Nicholas Ellis
16. Jack Davidson
Ryan Carmichael produced a real captians performance working hard all game driving his team forward and bagging 2 goals.
Andrew Campbell kept it from being double figures agaisnt his side with plenty of great saves.
Last modified on Sunday, 22 September 2013 23:52
Forde McGhee

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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