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Linlithgow Rose CFC Girls
Bonnyrigg Rose
13's League
The first fixture of the league campaign saw the Blues up against old friends Bonnyrigg in the South East's version of the War of the Roses.

It was a great day for football – light wind, sunny and warm. The Blues were a little shorthanded with Phoebe and Megan unavailable alongside long term injury absentee Tyler, but it didn't stop the Blues going for it from the first moment, with the tone set after a drive from Kirstie within the first 12 seconds drawing a save and a corner for Linlithgow.

Kirsty was more on fire than a fiery phoenix made of fire in a fireplace in a furnace, and was running her opponent ragged from the off. Another corner forced by the Blues saw kirsty whip in a low, fierce curler that beat the keeper on her near post after 2 minutes, before the equally flammable Kirstie jinked and tricked her way through the box to finish with style a minute later.

Bonnyrigg were working hard to get themselves back in the game, with Cozza's concentration, handling and distribution a feature of the opening exchanges. Although the Blues had the upper hand, a good pass saw the Bonnyrigg striker draw them back in the game with a sweet strike on 8 mins. This just spurred the Blues back into action, and a sweet combination of triangular passing starting from Zoe through Team Kirst up to Anna on a rampaging run saw the keeper with no chance as she coolly passed the ball home.

The post was rattled by Kirstie a short while later, while Kirsty was set up by her but with great comedy value slipped the ball past the post – in fairness it was the only time she mishit the ball all day. Lucy had dropped to full back with Laura coming on, and it was a sweet knock from the latter that set up Kirstie for her second in 16, before an even better version of third goal saw the same players combine with marvellous fluidity, confidence and touch to work the ball from back to front, along the deck, this time for Kirsty to slot home. The notes to this goal simply read "Brilliant". 5-1 at the break with Dave and Allan describing the half as the best the girls had played as a team, and this against a very accomplished Bonnyrigg who were always looking to press and probe.

Half time: Linlithgow Rose CFC Girls 5-1 Bonnyrigg Rose

Into the second period, and the pattern was repeated although the pace dropped a little. Fiona, solid throughout at the back, fancied getting in on the act with a superb drive up the middle, and was unlucky not to grab herself a goal at the end of it.

Zoe was her normal positive, laid back self (even apologising, it seemed, to the touchline at one point for thinking the ball was out. The actual touchline, not the coaches on the touchline. Very polite girl our Zoe :-) ). But as always she set up attack after attack, linking superbly with the midfield.

Cozza's handling was immaculate, and she set up a number of attacks with good decisions from possession, and it was only another 5 mins before Kirstie led her opponents a merry dance to slot home number 6 – huge credit to Laura and Lucy for off the ball movement too to create the space.

Bonnyrigg were always looking to create chances, and the game ebbed and flowed delightfully with both teams showing their stuff – if this is typical of the standard of the Kim Little League this season we will be in for some cracking games.
Linlithgow were largely on the front foot though and Lucy came close on a couple of occasions after mesmerising runs, Laura had a classy, instinctive close range volley blocked, Anna twice came close from distance, the Kirst's both could have added to their tally with threat being posed from every player on the park.

Kirstie picked up a loose ball in 21 to magnificently slam in the 7th, before Bonnyrigg grabbed a second in the last minute.

Huge credit to both teams for an entertaining and enjoyable game. The Roses meet again in 10 days in the semi-final of the HL league cup, and while the result went the way of the Linlithgow girls today, it would be wise of them not to assume a repeat result then.

As for the Blues, some of the play - in the first half in particular - was simply superb, with every single player putting in the effort, not frightened to try stuff and making the right decision.
Well done the Blues, proud of you as always.

Full time: Linlithgow Rose CFC 7-2 Bonnyrigg Rose

Report from Linlithgow Rose CFC Girls' website 


Royal High school
Leith Academy
U14's Edinburgh Schools Div 2
Royal High won their first league title at under 14's level since 1989 with a 6-0 win over Leith Academy on Saturday morning. Going into the game they required two points from their remaining two fixtures to seal the league title and following the win, remain on track to finish the season undefeated in the league.

They went into the game on the back of a disappointing League Cup semi final defeat to Portobello last weekend but settled the early nerves by taking the lead after 10 minutes. A Kieran Tant corner was partially cleared before being played back in for Che Cousland to head home from 8 yards.

Royal High continued to press but couldn't find a second goal before half time. The Leith keeper was in good form and made a number of good saves towards the end of the first half.

Leith almost grabbed an equaliser just before half time when the centre forward went clean through on goal however defender Nathan McCulloch recovered well to put in a last ditch tackle.

Half time: Royal High School 1–0 Leith Academy

The second half started out quite evenly before Royal High finally got their second goal, they broke at pace following a Leith attack and Aaron Mackay played a good through ball for wide-man Calum O'Neil who carried the ball from just inside the Leith half before finishing well from the edge of the box.

Kieran Tant soon added a third from inside the box before Calum O'Neil added the fourth and fifth to complete his hat-trick. Defender Dylan Wood finished from close range following a good passing move to complete the scoring late on and to ensure captain Joe Beaton will be lifting the league trophy at the end of the season

O'Neil just pipped centre midfielder Ruaridh Glancy to the man of the match award following his three goal haul. Glancy did a great job in defensive midfield breaking up the play and allowing fellow centre midfielders MacKay and Cousland to break forward.

It was good to see the game played in the right spirit with both teams passing the ball well and giving the referee very little to worry about.

Full time: Royal High School 6–0 Leith Academy

Royal High line-up: Joe Martin, Harry Taylor, Joe Beaton, Dylan Wood, Nathan McCulloch, Kieran Tant, Calum O'Neil, Che Cousland, Ruaridh Glancy, Aaron MacKay, Jake Beckett, Lewis McAndrew.



Giffnock SC Thistle
Spartans FC
Stewart 3
Brown 30
Atkinson 47, 75
Havelin 81


U17 SYFA Challenge Cup - Final
Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie

Ross Mitchell

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After a long, hard cup run for either team this year the moment they have been waiting for arrived. They walked out on the pitch at the Excelsior Stadium and served up a great match which will have sent all spectators home happy – one set with their team winning and the other with seeing some great football being played by either side. One team had to win and it was Spartans who came out victorious as their passing style on the large park allowed them to create and take chances.

Early chance for Spartans, who have started very well, as their striker Blair Atkinson broke into the penalty area on the left hand side. He got a strike away with his left foot but his effort trickled wide of the post.

In the third minute we were gifted with the opening goal of the game. Some good work down the left wing from Andrew Mair allowed the winger to get himself inside the box. He cut onto his right foot and got a shot away which was parried by Giffnock’s keeper. The rebound fell kindly to Sean Stewart who had the simple task of tapping the ball into the net from three yards out.

Spartans continued to press and probe the Giffnock defence as they kept good possession of the ball. They were given the chance to double their lead as they were awarded a penalty after Scott Irving was fouled as he got to a loose ball before the defender. Irving took the kick himself and went down low to his right hand side. Giffnock’s Stephen McPhee produced a great save to turn the ball round the post for a corner.

Giffnock had their first chance of the game nine minutes in. A long free kick was played into the box from the right wing. The ball was eventually cleared after a few failed attempts to clear their lines. The ball fell to Giffnock’s midfielder Connor Daniels who smashed his shot over the bar from twenty yards out.

Spartans went on the attack again moments later. Nice movement from Blair Atkinson created some space for himself. He got a shot away but it was weak effort which was easily saved by McPhee.

On the fifteen minute mark of the match Spartans had been in control of the game. They were keeping the ball very well and playing the ball around which was very good to watch as a neutral. There were a couple of signs, though, that Giffnock were getting a foothold in the game, getting some shots off and holding onto the ball for spells.

Giffnock were the next to threaten as a snapshot from midfielder Blair Lyons went close. The ball was worked neatly from the left wing into the centre of the pitch around twenty-five yards out. Lyons controlled the ball well and had a lot of space which he used to smash his effort towards goal. His shot left the keeper with no chance as he stood and watched the ball crash off his crossbar and back into play.

On the half-hour mark Spartans were able to add a well-deserved second goal. Jordan Brown was played in down the left hand channel by a brilliantly-weighted ball. He got into the area and played a cross-come-shot towards the back-post. The ball nestled inside the far-post, leaving the keeper with no chance. Only Brown himself can tell you if he meant that but from where I was it looked like he meant to cross the ball.

The side from Edinburgh continued to press and had another chance which if they were able to take would have killed off the game. Atkinson found space on the left hand side of the box and he was able to play a cross towards the back-post along the floor. Scott Irving was arriving and he smashed his shot at goal which produced another fantastic reaction-save from Stephen McPhee.

McPhee saved his side again after some crisp passing play split his side apart. Blair Atkinson played a lovely little ball to Andrew Mair who found himself in a central position after cutting in from his left-wing berth. He used a piece of skill to get by the last defender and put himself one-on-one. McPhee raced out from his line to close down the attacker who prodded his shot passed the Giffnock player. McPhee got a strong hand to the effort which forced the ball onto the post. The danger was swiftly cleared by a recovering defender.

That was the final action of the half as the referee blew his whistle shortly to signal the break moments later. At half time Spartans had a two-goal lead which, in truth, should have been much more. They were the better side from the first whistle and created chances at will. Giffnock stirred for a short spell where they looked like they could get back into the game but overall, it has been Spartans half and the cup is now theirs to lose.

Half Time: Giffnock SC Thistle 0-2 Spartans FC

After the restart, Giffnock came out on all cylinders and created the first chance of the second period. Matthew Doherty broke with pace down the left wing. He got inside the area and got an early shot away. The effort was weak and did not catch Speedie out as he collected with ease.

Spartans responded well to the previous attack and got on the ball again. They added their third goal of the game after a lung-busting run from Harry Cliff who had broken from his left-back role. He got to the by-line where he was able to cut the ball back to an un-marked Blair Atkinson who got the goal that his performance so far in the half had warranted.

Nice play by Giffnock saw the West-region side threaten once more. Matthew Doherty was played in smartly on the edge of the area. He tried to get the ball onto his left foot and when he did, he got his shot away. The shot was heading in but was well blocked by a covering Spartans defender.

On sixty-five minutes, Spartans created another opportunity. Substitute Kyle Holdcroft Doig played a brilliant ball from just inside his own half towards Blair Atkinson. Atkinson was being tracked by Giffnock’s Daniels who did not give him any space. The attacker got his shot away but it was a simple save.

Blair Atkinson caused more problems for Giffnock as his pass played in Jamie Dishington. The midfielder got to the ball before the on-rushing McPhee and he was then able to round the helpless keeper. He pushed himself very wide but he tried to get a goal but his shot finished wide of the post.

With fifteen minutes remaining, Spartans were able to get their fourth of the game. Strong play by Daniel McIvor on his side’s left wing saw him beat the Giffnock right back and get to the by-line. He laid an inviting ball across the face of goal which evaded both an attacker and a defender and ran to Blair Atkinson coming in from the right wing. Atkinson finished the chance well by placing his effort into the top corner for his second of the game.

Spartans did not let up and added their fifth of the game ten minutes from time. From a Giffnock corner Spartans broke down the right hand side. A great ball was played towards Stephen Havelin who was thirty yards from goal. Havelin drove into the area and finished his chance well by prodding the ball into the corner of the net.

Giffnock did not let their heads drop despite the score-line and looked for a goal of their own. Jordan Brown broke down the left wing and whipped a ball into the area. Tristan Cumming met the ball with a header from twelve yards out but he could not direct his effort on goal.

Giffnock went close again minutes later. The ball was played across the edge of the area from the left hand side. Johnny MacNamara met the ball and smashed his shot goalwards which produced a fantastic save from Speedie after a slight deflection on the effort.

At full time, Spartans had run out comfortable winners. They were by far the better side from the off and played some lovely football across the ninety minutes. Their performance was well worthy of Scottish champions and they deserve to lift the cup at the end of the match. For Giffnock, though, they did not play as well as they could have. They were bested across the entire park and left themselves with a mountain to climb after such an early opening goal.

Full Time: Giffnock SC Thistle 0-5 Spartans FC

Giffnock SC Thistle Spartans FC
1. Stephen McPhee (GK)
2. Gavin Orr
3. Johnny MacNamara
5. David McHarg Shearer
7. Connor Daniels
8. Daniel Silver
9. Kristopher Holmes
10. Ross David Sloan
11. Matthew Doherty
12. Blair Lyons
14. James Duncan
15. David Johnston
16. Craig Buchanan
17. Greg Jacobs
18. James Lea (c)
19. Tristan Cumming

Team Statistics
Free kicks won: 12
Free kicks conceded: 6
Corners: 2
Shots: 6
Shots on target: 4
Headers won: 29
Tackles won: 20
Passes completed: 127
1. Callum Speedie (GK)
2. Kerr Alan
3. Harry Cliff
4. Duncan Player
5. Scott Irving
6. David Scobie (c)
7. Andrew Mair
8. Jamie Dishington
9. Blair Atkinson
10. Sean Stewart
11. Jordan Brown
12. Elliot Carruthers
14. Bruce Scott
15. Daniel McIvor
16. Kyle Holdcroft Doig
17. Stephen Havelin

Team Statistics
Free kicks won: 6
Free kicks conceded: 12
Corners: 5
Shots: 18
Shots on target: 11
Headers won: 39 
Tackles won: 60
Passes completed: 213 
8   Steven McPhee produced a string of incredible saves in the first half to keep his team within touching distance at the break. One one ones, reflex stops and full stretch dives.
14---Jamie-Dishington Jamie Dishington was the Spartans heartbeat in the middle of the park. Ran the game like a metronome. Instrumental in attack and defence, and dictated the tempo until the game was won.
Sunday, 05 May 2013 09:12

The Road to Airdrie: Spartans FC

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Author: Michael O'Brien

Spartans FC go into Sunday’s Scottish Cup final on the back of a great run of results in their league campaign. Having seen off Tynecastle, AC Oxgangs and North Merchiston Club in recent weeks, the Edinburgh side find themselves at the top end of the table, having lost just once in thirteen league games. However this weekend their focus will not be on league tables or results. Instead, Spartans will travel west to Airdrie, where they will face Giffnock Soccer Centre Thistle in perhaps the most important game of their footballing careers so far.

The journey of Spartans to their first ever national final is one of high drama. The Edinburgh side earned the right to compete for the trophy at Excelsior Stadium by seeing off seven teams. Inch Colts ‘A’, Craigroyston BC, Alva Swifts YFC, Musselburgh Windsor, Blantyre Victoria BC, Ayr Boswell BC and Cardonald Thistle all suffered defeat at the hands of Spartans in this season’s Scottish Cup competition.

Cardonald Thistle proved tough opponents in the semi-final at Victoria Park last month. The game hung in the balance for ninety minutes plus extra-time, until Daniel McIvor produced a moment both he and his team mates will never forget, scoring a last gasp winner to seal Spartans’ place in the final of the competition.

However come one o’clock on Sunday, every Spartans player will be focused not on what has come before but the task that lies ahead. Having never met Giffnock Soccer Centre Thistle previously in any competition, Spartans can only focus on the strengths of their own team as opposed to analysing the qualities of their opponents. Strengths are something that Spartans have in abundance however and the depth of the squad this year has proven to be instrumental in both their cup run and their ongoing league campaign.

One stand out player for Spartans this season has been striker Blair Atkinson. Having joined the club over ten years ago, he stands alongside Duncan Player, Jamie Dishington and Steven Havelin as one of the team’s longest serving members. With over fourty goals for the club this season alone, Atksinon will be looking to add to his tally in Sunday’s big game.

With two of Spartans’ victories in this year’s cup campaign being decided on penalty shoot-outs, it would be fair to assume that spot-kicks may well be practiced in the run up to the cup final. However Spartans defender Harry Oliff believes that the shootout victories over Musselburgh Windsor and Blantyre Victoria BC had more to do with confidence than technical ability. Spartans will have certainly gained confidence from their cup successes so far and will go into Sunday’s final with the firm belief that they can overcome their opponents and take the Scottish Cup back to Ainslie Park.

As has been common throughout each stage of the competition this year, a large travelling support from Spartans is expected for Sunday’s game in Airdrie. A mention should be given to Phil Mathews and Gary Headspeath of I.A. Software Ltd, Spartans’ sponsors for the 2012/13 season, who have supported the team financially throughout their league and cup campaigns.
Saturday, 04 May 2013 22:38

Rose and Peebles play out entertaining draw

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Peebles FC
Bonnyrigg Rose Red
U15 South East Region YFL D3

Peebles FC hosted Bonnyrigg rose reds on a very sunny Wednesday night. Bonnyrigg kicked off an immediately lost possession. Peebles started off the brighter side by pressuring high up the pitch. Peebles were lively down their left side, Bonnyrigg then countered and forced a good save from the goalkeeper, which led to a countless amount of Bonnyrigg corners.

Peebles then got back on top, with their Centre Midfielders popping the ball over Bonnyrigg's defence. After a lively start, the game then calmed down with very scrappy midfield play. The ball then fell to Peebles' right midfielder who managed to send a shot flying over the Bonnyrigg goal. Straight from the goal kick the ball fell to Peebles' number 8 who sent a shot into the keepers midriff.

After a succession of Bonnyrigg throw-ins deep in the Peebles half, Peebles counter attacked with pace and that paid off. Peebles number 9, after strong running then finesses the ball into the corner of the net. This seemed to fire Bonnyrigg up, with them applying the pressure. That pressure paid off with a pass from Bonnyrigg's Cameron Allen piercing through Peebles' defence. This pass was perfect for Bonnyrigg's Ryan Cunningham, who powerfully shot past the Peebles goalkeeper and equalised for the Midlothian side. Bonnyrigg's Ryan Cryne then used his pace to latch on to a loose back pass from the Peebles central defender. With only the Goalkeeper to beat, he somehow slid it past the post in a situation that looked easier to score.

Bonnyrigg goalkeeper Matthew Burns then scooped the ball off his line, direct from an in-swinging corner. Bonnyrigg then cleared and it fell to Allen once again, he once again played an inch perfect on to number 3 Fraser Adair who missed a very good chance.

Half Time: Peebles FC 1-1 Bonnyrigg Rose Red

Almost straight from kick off, Peebles number 16 managed to power through the Bonnyrigg defence and smash it past the Bonnyrigg goalkeeper, who watches it sail past him and smash the underside of the bar, and then in.

After the Peebles goal the game became dull. But the game then showed signs of livening up again when Bonnyrigg number 15 Connoll Scott showed signs of creating goal scoring opportunities, with a few good turns, which opened up the game. From a Scott pass, number 18 Samir Ali managed to get a few yards in front of him, which he drove into and hit a powerful shot, which smashed against the bar and rebounded to the edge of the box, where Allen was lurking. Allen drove a shot high into the net which drew the tie level.

Clumsy defending led to Peebles' 3rd goal. Bonnyrigg just couldn't get it clear and they were then robbed of the ball. Peebles' number 16 drove the ball at the Bonnyrigg goalkeeper who palmed it into his own net. Bonnyrigg then went higher up the pitch and lively Scott was fouled. Allen caught the goalkeeper off guard but it went just over. Peebles' cleared a scrappy Bonnyrigg attack out for a corner.

From the corner, Allen swung a lovely ball in and it was sub Ali-Al-Sudani who scored a powerful, towering header. Bonnyrigg then Became better side and pressured high up the pitch. A brilliant save from goalkeeper kept Bonnyrigg in the game following a good spell from Peebles. After the goal the game had little to offer. And the Referee soon later called time on an enthralling fixture.

Full Time: Peebles FC 3-3 Bonnyrigg Rose Red
Saturday, 04 May 2013 01:00

YFS TV: Interview with Spartans FC manager

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YFS TV interviewed the Spartans FC U17's manager ahead of their team's SYFA Challenge Cup U13's final.


Friday, 03 May 2013 01:00

YFS TV: Teammates with Spartans FC

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Get to know the Spartans FC squad by watching the SYFA Challenge Cup U17's finalists take part in YFS TV's Teammates.




Hutchison Vale
Tynecastle F.C

Coleman (3)


East of Scotland 21's
Saughton Park

Scott Thomson

By Scott Thomson
YFS South-East Region Reporter
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The old football cliché of taking your chances was never more prevalent in this East of Scotland encounter between two local rivals, who served up a tasty encounter at Saughton in what was billed as a clash of two title contenders.

Yet, with Hutchie having by far the better chances in the first half they found themselves two-nil down at the break to a Tynecastle side who didn’t seem to be as up for the occasion as their opponents in the opening 30 minutes.

At one stage Tynie found themselves 5-nil up, with a large chunk of the match still to play, largely down to the exquisite finishing from their centre forward Scott Coleman who grabbed himself a superb hat-trick.

However, it was Hutchie’s striker James Guy who was causing the Tynie defence trouble in the early stages of the first half. The diminutive attacker showed pace and trickery to outsmart the Tynie defence, before being felled in the area after only seven minutes to win his side a penalty.

Louis Swanson stepped up, and his effort appeared to be heading for the bottom corner only for Sean Diamond to dive to his right to make the stop.

Hutchie seemed determined to get the all-important first goal and Guy had a chance to open the scoring himself at the back post after a cross from Willis Hare found him, but his header crashed off the bar.

Swanson then had another chance after Ali Adams had played a lovely inside pass from the edge of the box to Swanson, who had broken free of his marker. His shot looked to be heading for the top corner but just drifted wide.

Would Hutchie be left to rue these missed chances? They would, as Tynie opened the scoring with really their first memorable attempt on target after 34 minutes.

The ball broke from a corner to the edge of the box, just nicely for Gordon Harris; the left midfielder’s shot from around 20 yards flying into the top corner.

Tynie then grabbed a second before half-time, with Coleman opening his account for the match.

Darryn Hlabangana, the pacy left back for Hutchie ventured out from the back but conceded possession midway inside his sides half to gift the ball to Tynie. The ball found its way to Coleman, who you’d have expected to finish low under Matthew Banks, but audaciously he went for the chip, and it paid off as it nestled in the back of the net.

Half Time: Hutchison Vale 0-2 Tynecastle FC

Tynie certainly didn’t deserve to find themselves two goals to the good at the break and the Hutchie side looked visibly shocked at the score line considering the wealth of opportunities they had in the first period.

A quick-fire double from Tynie 15 minutes into the second half wrapped up the match as Hutchie began to look as if they didn’t want to be there.

Scott Hume got his first of the match after the ball broke to him on the edge of the box and he sent his shot in off the post before Hutchie had barely restarted when Coleman got his second, superbly placing a shot from about 20 yards into the top corner of the net.

Despite the 4-0 score line being harsh on Hutchie, Tynie had to be given credit for their ruthlessness in front of goal; they seemed to take every chance in front of them.

Coleman wrapped up his hat-trick with 15 minutes to goal as Tynie made it five. He was played through one-one-one with Banks and showed composure to dummy his was past the ‘keeper and place the ball in the empty net.

There were rumblings amongst the crowd about 5-1 being a possible score line (an Edinburgh maroon team achieving the same score line in May 2012), and one of the Hutchie players certainly looked like he wanted it to be the case; the best outcome he could hope for considering his side found themselves 5-nil down.

Andy Cosgrove pulled a goal back for his side with a header from a corner before Sean Guiney added another consolation for Hutchie in the last five minutes, but it was all too late.

 Full Time: Hutchison Vale 2-5 Tynecastle FC

Hutchison Vale Tynecastle FC
1. Matthew Banks
3. Zane Nicolson
4. Ryan Ferguson
5. Robbie Mason
6. Ryan Davidson
7. Louis Swanson
8. Martyn Robinson
9. Willis Hare
10. James Guy
11. Ali Adams
15. Darryn Hlabangana
16. Sean Guiney

18. Craig Rigg
19. Conner Handren
20. Andrew Cosgrove
1. Sean Diamond
2. Gavin McCarthy
3. Greig Jardine
4. Andrew Summers
5. Andrew Munro
6. Ross Yeoman
7. Scott Houston
8. Scott Hume
9. Lewis Russell
10. Scott Coleman
11. Gordon Harris
12. Lewis Knight
14. Craig Spalding
15. Daniel Gemmell
16. Dale Heatlie
17. Stewart Ogilvie
Louis Swanson showed excellent composure in midfield for his side with some great passing, he kept going for his side.
Scott Coleman worked his socks off upfront for Tynie and his three goals were superb.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:39

Broughton march on with St Andrew's victory

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St Andrew's HS Coatbridge
Broughton High School
U13 SSFA Shield - Quarter Final
St Andrew's 3G
Broughton travelled through to Coatbridge, for the quarter finals of the SSFA Shield. The Edinburgh side won the toss and had the wind at thier backs in the first half.

After only 7 minutes Broughton Were awarded a penalty when Reece Rintoul put in a great cross to Calum Hall. Calum was brought down right infront of goal. Captain Ciaran Brian stepped up to the penalty spot and took it well to make the score 1-0 in favour of Broughton.

The first half went all Broughton's way, St Andrew's rarely getting over the half way line. But Broughton failed to take advantage of this and missed numerous scoring chances.

Half Time: St Andrew's HS Coatbride 0-1 Broughton High School

The second half saw St Andrews now with the wind at their backs, they came out fighting and gave the Broughton defence some work. Keeper Ross Coats only had one save to make, thanks to some sterling defending from the away back line.

Broughton got the ball down on the ground and found feet in the last 10 minutes. Bradley Whyte linked up with Washe Manyathelo who cut the ball back to Ciaran Brian, who in turn put the ball in the back of the net. 2-0 to Broughton with 66th minutes played.

The capital oufit were now playing some great confident football and were denied a third, when St Andrews' keeper saved a great shot in from Jason Jarvis.

Broughton deserved to progress to the semi final, where they will now take on Duncanrig Secondary.

Full Time: St Andrew's HS Coatbridge 0-2 Broughton High School

The Scottish FA South East Region held their annual coaching conference at Livingston FC's Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, on Sunday 28th April 2013. Video highlights are available below: