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Friday, 13 December 2013 13:55

PGBC weekend round-up

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PGBC 13's 4 Stamperland 2

Port welcomed Stamperland to Parklea on Saturday morning.

With the game barely started Port saw Josh Patton break up play before passing to Ryan Phillips, Ryan turned before sending the ball through to Declan Adair but his shot went just past the post. Declan didn't  have to wait long to get on the scoresheet, Brandon McCabe sent a free kick into the box and after a poor clearance Declan was on hand to send a good strike past the keeper from the edge of the box. Port doubled their lead when Ryan Phillips cut the ball back for David Curley who made no mistake in putting it in the net. Port then fell asleep and on a rare attack Stamperland got the ball in the box where despite two Port defenders sliding in the Stamperland strikers shot deflected off a Port leg and left Lewis McClure stranded in the box goal. Ryan Phillips picked the ball in the centre circle and sent a great switch wide right to Declan Adair who in turn made a good run before getting the shot away to get his second of the game.

Port came out in the second half looking to put the game to bed. Plenty of chances fell Port's way. A good pass from Brandon McCabe saw Scott Marshall see his shot come back off the post. Brandon McCabe then sent a good corner into the box where Scott Marshall again saw the ball hit the woodwork, this time off the bar and the ball seemed to bounce over the line but the referee said no. Scott Marshall again had a good shot at goal but this time the Stamperland keeper pulled off a good save and after collecting the spills Jack Andersons shot was again save by the Stamperland keeper. Port did manage to get another goal after a long ball over the top by Curtys Footitt was met by Ryan Phillips who controlled well before chipping the ball over the Stamperland keeper. Port again fell asleep to let Stamperland score, this time a free kick saw the striker one on one with Dimitris Cameron who had no chance to save the resulting shot.

Referees Man of the Match (joint) - Ryan Phillips/David Curley

Thanks to our sponsor INVERWELD for continued support.

The team are holding a 'One Direction' tribute night in Port Glasgow Town Hall on Friday 13th December, to raise funds for their Easter trip to Southport. Tickets are £10 and available from JJs Bakehouse Port Glasgow, Miller Hairdressing and Parkview Hairdressers both Greenock. There will be limited tickets on sale at the door on the night
Friday, 29 November 2013 14:42

PGBC weekend round-up

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PGBC Community Coaching resumes this week as does the 2005s games at Notre Dame, all boys are asked to bring along prize draw tickets if possible. A massive thank you to all boys from academy up to 2003s for their efforts over the weekends at the presentations, all of the coaches worked hard to put on a great night for the boys and they were well presented by their parents for what was a fantastic 2 nights. 


Port Boys 2006 Finish in Style!!!! As the league season comes to an end the Port Boys are beginning to take their training methods into matches with good team play, passing, dribbiling and shooting which was good to watch for the parents! The 3 teams all played well and can be pleased with their performances in these games and during the season well done boys some of the boys played 8 games to help out and cover winning 7 and drawing 1. The 3 teams had their Presentation Night at the weekend it was a night to remember the Smiles on the Boys Faces would have litten the Sky up long it may continue for Port Glasgow Boys Club 2006s!

Goalscorers: Greig Emerson x10, Darren Stevenson x8, Adam Watt x6, Aaron Smith x6, Kia Daly x4, Christopher Scott x2, Ryan Leslie x2, Dylan Tolan x2, Leon McCall x1. Any boy interested in joining The Port Boys 2006s can call 07928533981 for details!
Sponsors: UPGSC, Ferguson Shipyard Workers, Crawfurds Car Centre.


PGBC 13's 2 St Peters 3

Taking a break from league duty, Port welcomed 1st division side St Peters to Parklea for a West Region Cup tie on Saturday morning.

In a tough start to the game Port battled well against the team two leagues above them. St Peters did draw first blood with a good strike across Port keeper Lewis McClure from the edge of the box.  St Peters kept pressing Port hard but Lewis McClure was on fine form pulling off some great saves.  Port's chances were limited in the first half but they kept working hard for each other and just before half time they had keeper Lewis McClure to thank again pulling off a great stop.

In the second half Port came into the game a lot more. Jack Anderson got onto the end of a great pass from Brandon McCabe but as he got to the box the St Peters defender got his tackle in at the right time. Another good run from Jack found his himself in space, he skipped past two defenders but found himself brought down inside the box to win Port a penalty. Up stepped Declan Adair who made no mistake in leaving the keeper no chance. The goal seemed to spur Port on and helped them grow in confidence. A good run Brandon McCabe saw him brought down about 25 yards out, up stepped Declan Adair again who sent his free kick over the wall and straight into the net. St Peters hit straight back with a great free kick of their own leaving the in-form Lewis McClure stranded. Port had Lewis to thank again when he saved well as he was left one on one.
Another fine save from Lewis ended bad for Port as a St Peters forward was first to react to score from the spills.

This was a great performance from every boy. They should take great pride in their performance and look to carry the same attitude into the league.

Sponsored by INVERWELD.

The Under 13s are having their own tribute night to One Direction on Friday 13th Dec in Port Glasgow Town Hall please get in touch with Ian if you are looking for tickets.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:23

PGBC weekend round-up

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Captain Colin secures victory for Port Glasgow once again

PGBC 21s 3 St Peters 1 

In this fantastic team performance the Port boys took on a St Peters side that are 2 divisions above them, and ensured they went through to the next round of the Lady Darling Cup. As usual Robbie was fantastic in goal when he had to be and bar the penalty kick awarded to St Peters he was always going to keep them out. The defence were solid throughout and the work rate of the midfield was fantastic, with ref's motm being awarded to Ryan McGarrity for the effort he put in. Goals from Ross McLaughlin and Darren Patton added to their seasons tally but it was Colin Stevenson showing off again with his free kick perfection to ensure the Port went ahead and stayed ahead. Tam, Paul and John are very pleased with the effort and team spirit of recent weeks and hope this continues. The boys are pictured with their new strip, and wish to thank Gillian for her efforts in getting this sponsorship for them; they also want to say a massive thank you to Mr David Gunn of The Square Greenock for the support.

Goals R McLaughlin, D Patton and C Stevenson. Referee’s man of the match was R McGarrity

Team sponsor The Square Greenock. 

PGBC 19s 8 Maryhill 6

In this hearty match at Parklea there were goals galore, the spectators had plenty to watch as the boys battled it out on the park. It was the Port however who came out on top, a fantastic performance from Adam Hannah ensured a hat trick and the referee’s man of the match award, with Young Mark Ross adding another 4 to his seasons tally and Sam Pollock also getting one. 

Sponsored by Garvel Clyde Ltd

PGBC 17s 2 Arthurlie 2

A goal from Darryn Robertson and an OG gave the Port a share of the spoils on Saturday under their new maangement. Referee’s man of the match was Jack McGrogan.

Sponsored by Tam Sharp of Sharp Response.

Glenvale Red 1 PGBC 13's 4

Port travelled to Ferguslie Sports Centre in Paisley on Saturday morning to face Glenvale. 

In a pretty quiet first half Port never really looked troubled, but failed themselves to take their chances. That was until a throw in from Brandon McCabe was controlled by Scott Marshall who then played Ryan Phillips clear, Ryan cut inside before sending a great strike over the Glenvale keeper. Declan Adair was unlucky not to double Port's lead when a great left footed strike came back off the post.

In a much busier second half Port started to find their shooting boots. Jack Anderson scored with a shot across the keeper from the edge of the box with his weaker right foot to put Port further ahead. Jack then turned provider when his corner into the box found Declan Adair to score with a good strike. Glenvale managed to pull one back straight from kick off as they ran straight through catching Port sleeping. Brandon McCabe had a shot from the edge of the box, but the Glenvale keeper managed to get a strong hand on the ball and send it wide. David Curley picked the ball up in midfield and sent a great pass wide to Declan Adair who cut inside before unleashing a great shot across the keeper and into the bottom corner. With the game coming to a close a ball into the box saw Ross McKay's header come back off the post. Glenvale picked the ball up and went straight on the counter attack but found Shaun Grierson on hand to pull off a great last gasp tackle.

Referee's Man of the Match - Brandon McCabe.

Sponsored by INVERWELD.

PGBC 2004s Orange

Today saw the port host St Andrews at home in an early kick off, with 3 games left of the season and no win in 5 the port fielded an experimental side, with most of the boys playing out of their natural position. The port started the game well but as in recent weeks were soon behind with St Andrews first attack of the game, credit to the boys they continued to try and play their own game and managed to create a few chances in between a hand full of goals for St Andrews.
The second half started with the port on the front foot again and this time they got the break through with a rare goal from peter Ingram, with the ports tails up and Marc McDonald linking the attack with midfield well marc was to supply the through ball for young Niall Brady to score. The port had a few more chances to reduce the deficit but it was St Andrews who were to sneak another goal or two before wee Lyle MacDonald finished off the scoring for the port.
Credit to the boys they kept trying and no one can fault their enthusiasm and effort today.
Thanks to Marcus Humphrey for their continued support.

PGBC 2004s Black

This week the boys travelled to Ferguslie to on Barrhead wasps. With Barrhead getting the match underway the boys went on the attack immediately with Emerson winning the ball and going close with a run and shot within the first minute. This set the tone for the remainder of the half. With McLaughlin pressing the defence high inside their own half and a great work rate from Emerson and Creen on both wings with Weston in the centre, the boys created chance after chance. Keeping the keeper busy but perhaps snatching a little trying to find the opener. At the other end Scott and Baxter along with McDougall ever alert and dealt with anything Barrhead put together. With half time coming McBride and McPhee were introduced to the match. The boys didn't have to wait long in the second half to take the lead. With McLaughlin in attack a fine shot seen him lob the keeper from outside the box the boys kicking on from here in fine style and right away McLaughlin added another to increase the lead. At the other end Barrhead earning a free kick a good ball whipped in to the port box the striker getting up to dispatch a header pulling a goal back for the home side. The boys not letting this affect their game and went right back to work increasing their lead in fantastic style. An attacking move and a shot by McLaughlin right into the top corner leaving the keeper rooted to the spot. The boys making up for missed chances in first half by being ruthless in the second. A port attack and attempted clearance by Barrhead sat up nicely for Emerson to unleash a ferocious volley into the top corner. With the boys still hungry to add to their tally Creen robbed the midfielder to go one on one with the keeper and slot a cool finish home before a great driving run from midfield and fine side foot finish from Weston seen the scoring end for the day. The boys ended the game in great style. Once again every boy playing their part on the day, with a confidence from the goalkeeper right throughout the team, playing some great football both as individuals and as a team. Goalscorers: McLaughlin, Emerson, Creen, Weston. Coaches thank B. Buick and sons (Bodyshop) for sponsorship.

PGBC 2005s

A few boys played Grieve Rd on Saturday at Parklea and were unlucky to lose out, they faced a side a year above them and played some very nice football. Hattrick hero Sean Tosh kept his side in the game with Reece Farrell and Devlin Anderson both ensuring the play went well in the middle of the park. The Ports motm had to be Paul McGachy though who played well in every position he was asked to play and constantly encouraged his team.

Then on Sunday 3 teams played at Notre Dame and continued to work in their teams passing and moving the ball to create chances and some quality football for the parents who came along to watch. Young Charlie Seggie is coming on in leaps and bounds and was fantastic for his team. 

The 2005s are moving on in next few weeks to play 7-a-side and require goalkeepers, any boy born in 2005 and wishing a trial in goal call Gillian on 07534-230282 or come along to Parklea on a Wed night at 6pm.

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre

Community Coaching 

There will be no coaching this week due to the presentation but it will resume the week after, see you all Friday night.

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre.

This weekend see's the annual presentation for the academy through to the 2001s, all boys should be at Boglestone CC for a great night out, anyone who needs more info contact a team manager.

Also tickets are now on sale for PGBC Under 13s tribute to One Direction, the UKs no 1 tribute Act for one D it's on its way to Port Glasgow Town Hall on Fri 13th Dec and at only £10 a ticket, it's a steal. Contact Gillian 07534230282 or Ian 
Thursday, 14 November 2013 15:26

PGBC weekend round-up

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PGBC Community Coaching

A massive thank you to all the boys and girls who came along last Friday night to the Halloween Disco, a good night was had by all. The coaching continues on Saturday mornings at 10am for the next few weeks, please come along and speak to Alan or Graeme.

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre.

PGBC 2006s

Port Boys 2006s continue to train at Parklea Stadium on Wednesday and Saturdays the boys continue to develop as young players with their close control, dribbling, skills, shooting and good team play keep up the good work boys! Any boy interested in playing for Port Boys phone 07928533991 Goalscorers: Aaron Smith x7, Darren Stevenson x6, Greig Emerson x4, Adam Watt x4, Zac Stewart x2, Rhys McCready x1, Christopher Scott x1 and Kai Daly x7 All goals were well worked and the boys played good football well done to all the boys who played!!!!

Sponsored by UPGSC, Ferguson's Shipyard Workers and Crawfurds Car Centre

PGBC 2005s

On Saturday morning some of the boys were put to the test against an older side at Parklea, unfortunately they lost out but did score a few goals in the 2nd half, a fine bit of teamwork ensured John Rodgers got in on goal and a perfect saw him smash the back of the net. Young Aaron Kelly came on in defence for the Port and played really well, his strong tackling and defending saved the Port a few times. Reece Farrell and Devlin Anderson are improving every week, they are both learning to play as part of a team and with their hard work rate and desire to win they spur the team on. Well done boys.

On Saturday 2 teams arrived at Notre Dame, they each played a few games and they won the majority of these, the boys are determined to improve and some of the passing moves were outstanding. Keep up the good work boys.

Team sponsor Crawfurds Car Centre

PGBC 2004s Black 

The boys entertained Park Moor BC at Parklea this weekend in what turned out to be a real battle of a match. The Port boys getting the match under way making their intentions clear taking the game straight to park moor having some good early possession. As the half went on both sets of boys having a share of the ball with chances at either end and individual battles in all areas of the park. Then a Port move down the left hand side a direct run by Emerson who cut the ball inside to Weston who wins a 50/50 to slot a ball through to McGlaughlin in attack his touch and turn taking the defender out and a shot slotted past the advancing Park Moor keeper. A great team goal to take a deserved lead. The remainder of the half saw chances come and go for both teams with Scott and McPhee solid at the back strong in the challenge and McDougall on hand to pull off a few fantastic stops to make sure the boys led going into the break. A change at half time saw Baxter introduced for McPhee at the back. As the second half kicked of the port boys came right out the traps in fantastic style. With Park Moor kicking off McLaughlin robbed the striker of the ball to go straight at park moor winning two 50/50 challenges in the middle of the park to continue his run and slot a fine strike under the park moor keeper to increase the boys lead. A fantastic solo effort which only encouraged the team as a whole. After the goal the port boys had a great spell of pressure with Emerson Weston and Creen holding a high line to support both McLaughlin and McBride in attack park moor were struggling to get out their own half. The boys creating numerous good chances keeping the keeper busy. The remainder of the half saw Park Moor come back into the game carving out a few good chances of their own but with the Baxter and Scott sticking to their task superbly and the midfield working hard to get back along with McDougall having an absolute blinder in goal they failed to get on the score sheet. In the end the port boys running out deserved winners. Both sets of boys making a great game to watch in what really was horrendous weather conditions. The coaches delighted with the application and desire from all boys on the day. Goalscorer: McLaughlin.

Sponsored by B Buick and Sons (Bodyshop)

PGBC 2003s

The Port boys ran out victorious on Saturday against local rivals Port Glasgow Juniors. This was a great victory for the boys with every individual playing their part in the game. Well done 

PGBC 2001s 2 Broomfield BC 1

Looking to put last weeks early exit from the cup, Port welcomed local rivals Broomhill to Parklea for the first derby of the season.

The game started with both teams really up for it. Both teams had a few chances but kept each other at bay until a mix up in the Port defence saw Broomhill capitalise and take the lead. Port pushed hard looking to equalise but found the Broomhill keeper in fine form. Port did get the equaliser after a two corners from Brandon McCabe into the box saw the Broomhill pull off some fine saves from the resulting shots, then corner number three was cleared only as far as Sean O'Donnell on the edge of the box who took one touch to control the ball before unleashing a strike high into the roof of the net. Port went looking for more before half time but again the Broomhill keeper was on hand.

The second half was just as action packed as the first with both teams trying to get in front. Both keepers and defences were holding out well until Port's Ryan Phillips was sent clear, he took the ball in his stride and just as he entered the box he was pulled down by the Broomhill centre half to win Port a penalty. Up stepped Declan Adair, who showed great composure, striking the ball high and out of reach of the in-form Broomhill ‘keeper. Port then dug deep giving a great defensive performance to hold onto the win.

Referees Man of the Match - Scott Marshall

Thanks to our sponsor INVERWELD for continued support.

Stewarton Annick 0 Port 21s 3 

The Port got off to a great start after a great ball from Liam McColgan to Ross McLaughlin who finished superbly. The boys kept battling away with some excellent football being played. Then a brilliant 25 yard free kick from Colin Stevenson made it 2. At the start of the 2nd half Stewarton pressed but couldn't get passed the in form Robbie Graham. Then Stewarton got awarded a dodgy penalty but yet again Robbie saved and probably changed the game in the Ports favour. Late on in the game the new free kick taker Colin Stevenson done it again with another great finish to put the game to bed. The attitude and commitment of the 21s is getting better every week. Scorers Colin Stevenson (2) Ross McLaughlin, Refs Man of match Robbie Graham

Sponsors: The Square Restaurant, McKinnon brothers property maintenance, PMC school of motoring and SJ's newsagents


Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:22

PGBC weekend round-up

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PGBC Community Coaching

All boys are reminded the clubs Halloween Disco is this Friday night, so get that costume back on and come party at Boglestone CC. Team sponsor Crawfurds Car Centre.

PGBC 2006s

Port Boys 2006s continue to train at Parklea Stadium on Wednesday and Saturdays the boys continue to develop as young players with their close control, dribbling, skills, shooting and good team play keep up the good work boys!
Any boy interested in playing for Port Boys phone 07928533991.
Scorers: Aaron Smith x5, Greig Emerson x3, Darren Stevenson x1, Ryan Graham x2, Ryan Leslie x1, Christopher Scott x2, Dylan Tolan x2, Kai Daly x1, Leon McCall x1.

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre, UPGSC and Fergusons Shipyard Workers.

PGBC 2005s

On Saturday the boys braved the weather at Parklea to play against each other and then on Sunday 10 boys turned up at Notre Dame and played as 2 separate teams. Within team 1 there was Reece, Charlie, Calum, Aaron and Devlin, with Daniel Colin keeping them right they played some good passes and scored some fantastic goals, Young Aaron Kelly with a particularly spectacular one. Team 2 also worked really well and with Sean T, Logan, Joseph, Kyle and Patrick moving the ball they served up a treat for all spectators. Keep up the good work boys.

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre

PGBC 2004s Orange

On Saturday the Port took on Glenvale back at Parklea. The port started the game well but were unfortunate to concede with a quick counter attack by Glenvale, goals from Raymond Keyes and Marc McDonald had the port back in front but it was Glenvale who were to finish the first half in front. The second half Glenvale started the better of the two teams and were further in front straight from the kick off, a Sean Doherty goal gave the port some hope before Glenvale grabbed another goal.
Looking down and out the boys showed great character to somehow grab the game by the scuff off the neck and start the come-back, Kyle Fuller scoring a double, his second a thunderous header from a Peter Ingram corner, Peter Ingram was to score with a great strike across goal, unfortunately the port ran out of time to grab what would have been a deserved equalizer and should consider themselves very unlucky not to take something from the game. 
Thanks to Marcus Humphrey for their continued support.

PGBC 2004s Black

The Port boys travelled to Ferguslie park this week to take on Bridge of Weir United in an early morning fixture. With the Port goalkeeper McDougall out due to illness, McPhee was brought in from defence to play in goal meaning a shuffle of positions throughout the team. As the game kicked of Bridge of Weir started the brighter of the two teams with the port looking a little disjointed due to the positions change. As the half went on the port boys battled away but it was bridge of weir who took the lead. The remainder of the first half saw bridge of weir add another couple of goals to take what looked like a comfortable lead into half time. With the port boys looking unsettled throughout the first half a change of positions came at half time. As the second half kicked of the boys started a lot brighter having some early pressure keeping bridge of weir pinned back. The midfield trio of Emerson Weston and Creen getting more reward for their hard work in the middle of the park seeing the port pull a deserved goal back. A fine strike by Creen across the keeper’s goal into the bottom corner. This acting like a shot in the arm for the boys who kicked on from here and it wasn't long before they had another back. A tremendous solo run from Weston and a fine strike dispatched leaving the opposition keeper stranded. With Scott and Baxter working hard at the back dealing with bridge of weir attacks and McGlauglin and McBride pressing the ball well up front the boys were working hard to get the equaliser. In the end just running out of time and unlucky not to get more out of this match. A game of two halves indeed with the boys doing well against good opposition given the circumstances. The coaches really pleased with the way the boys brought it back in the second half. Credit to all boys working hard on the day and extra credit for McPhee for his performance in goal. Another game in which the boys will take a lot out of. Goalscorers: Creen, Weston.

Thanks to B. Buick and Sons. (Bodyshop) for sponsor.

Clydebank United 3 PGBC  13s 2

Switching their attention to cup duty, Port travelled to Clydebank to compete in the Winton Murdoch Cup.

In a really even first half plenty of chances fell to both teams. Clydebank did take the lead when they played the ball well through the left and a shot across the Port keeper. Port had many chances in the first half although shots straight at the keeper and past the post saw Clydebank take their lead into half time.

With the rain starting to get heavier the second half got under way.

Clydebank went further ahead after a quick break and switch of play saw Port lost. Port then fell asleep again to let Clydebank stretch their advantage to 3-0. With nothing to lose Port changed their formation to 3-4-3 and went for the game. Straight away good play saw Declan Adair set up Scott Marshall where he made no mistake in pulling on back. Port keeper Dimitris Cameron kept Port in it with a fine diving save and on the counter attack Declan Adair cut inside but found his shot to hit the bar. Ross McKay found himself one on one with the out coming keeper and he won a good 50/50 tackle and the ball fell kindly to Ryan Phillips to slot the ball home. Port kept pressing hard but time wasn't on their side as the referee blew the final whistle.

Referees Man of the Match - Josh Patton

Team thank Ian Munro of Inverweld for continued sponsorship.

PGBC 15s 6 Bridge of Weir 3

Goals from Connor Duffy 3, Ciaran Murray, Jimmy McGowan and Paul Payne ensured a magnificent victory for the Port this weekend. Coach Jimm Boyland has said the boys are a pleasure to watch and as they continue to work as a team they play brilliant football. Well done boys.
Refs MOTM David Marshall

Sponsored by S Johnston Joinery and Building

PGBC 21s 4 Sauchie Juniors 3
This was an excellent result for the Port against the team that was top of our league. The boys fought very hard for everything and as a team they won every ball and every tackle against a strong Sauchie side. Scorers: Ross Mclaughlin (2), Stiv Thomson and Colin Stevenson. Refs man of the match: Ross Boyland Our man of match: every single person in the squad. Sponsors: The Square restaurant, McKinnon brothers property maintenance, PMC school of motoring and SJ's Newsagents


Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:55

Bonnyton snatch last gasp winner to stun champions

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Rutherglen Glencairn
Bonnyton Thistle
Craig (2)


West of Scotland 21's YFL - Premier Division
Clyde Gateway Stadium
28 September 2013
Author: Forde McGhee

After a mixed start to the season West of Scotland champions Rutherglen Glencairn were looking to try and put more points on the board and keep their title chances alive this early in the season but visitors Bonnyton had other ideas scoring a last minute winner to make it 4 defeats and 3 wins in the league so far for a very inconsistent Glens team.
Straight from the first whistle both sides looked to test each others defence with some great football being played and lots of chances being created in a very end to end first half. The first big chance of the match came to Dale Simeon but the Glens player couldn't get the right connection with the ball after Nathan Ward fired a ball across goal.
The deadlock was finally broken and to no shock of anyone in the Clyde Gateway stadium and it was Bonnyton to do it after Laith Al Neame mad two wonderful saves but couldn't stop Jordan Craig who smashed the ball low and hard into the net to put his side ahead.
Garry Sweeney showed great strength then vision to firstly hold the ball up then lay off Dale Simeon who's attempt at goal flashed just wide.
Moments later the away side added to their tally when David Stevenson smashed a shot from the edge of the box right into the Glens net leaving the keeper suprised and with no chance.
Rutherglen would have to show real champions spirit to try and get back into this game and they showed a bit of that shortly after conceding when Dale Simeon was brought down in the box and the Glens were awarded a penalty. Captain Terry McMullan's spot kick was saved but the big number eight rolled in the rebound.
Just on half time the drama didn't stop as just before the break the Glens showed great fight to even the odds when Callum McRobbie's shot was palmed out to Garry Sweeney who fired past the keeper to make the Glens coaches half time team talk a little bit easier.
Half Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 2-2 Bonnyton Thistle
The second half looked to be just as exciting as the first right from the off when for the first time in the game Glencairn took the lead. Garry Sweeney's header bounced off the bar and Euan Conroy was there to tap the ball into the net.
Bonnyton looked to try and get back into the game with a flurry of chances and eventually found that all important equalisier. Peter Wood powered home a header from a well weighted corner from the left to make the score 3-3 going into the last ten minutes of the game.
Both teams pushed that extra last bit of energy to try and clinch a winner in the closing minutes but after a lot of stoppages for free kicks,corners and subs the game looked to end as a draw.
However that all changed in the very last minute of the game. Jordan Craig smashed a piledriver from the edge of the box right past the keeper to snatch all three points for Bonnyton and send the champions home feeling robbed.
A thrilling game, which could have went either way. Thistle returned to Ayrshire jubilant, whereas Glencairn will have to pick themselves up and go again with the distraction of the Scottish Cup next on the agenda.
Full Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 3-4 Bonnyton Thistle


Rutherglen Glencairn Bonnyton Thistle
1. Laith Al Neame
2. Nad Zeb
3. Nathan Ward
4. Euan Conroy
6. Kevin McFarlane
7. Kieran Chalmers
8. Terry McMullan
9. Callum McRobbie
10. Gary Sweeney
11. Robert O'Donnel
16. Dale Simeon
17. Paul Muholland
18. Gavin Goodall
20. Ryan Cliugherty
21. David Quinn
1. Chris Murchie
2. Paul Young
3. James Ferguson
4. Peter Wood
5. Gary Bickerton
6. Jackson Biggar
7. David Stevenson 
8. Jack Robertson
11. Eddie Ablorn
14. Andy Strachan
15. Darren Bennie
16. Allan Dorrans
17. Jordan Craig
18. Kyle Finnie
20. Kenny McGill 
Callum McRobbie looked to make things happen all game and was a pest to the Bonnyton defenders and earns the forward man of the match.
Jordan Craig scored the winner and played a vital part in his teams victory and earns man of the match on the day.
Sunday, 29 September 2013 18:57

Deadlock for Drumchapel and Dunoon

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Drumchapel Amateurs
Dunoon YFL
Hunter 57
McIllkenny 66


U19 Glasgow & District YFL - D2
Glenhead Park
29 September 2013
Author: Darren Carrigan
Glenhead Park was bathed in sun this Sunday when Drumchapel Amateurs hosted Dunoon.  It was the away side who kicked us off and forced Drumchapel all the way back, keeping pressure on the home side without stop.
Drumchapel found some space though, when the Dunoon defence lacked conviction in dealing with a loose deflection. Dean Mowatt was chasing it down and forced Kevin Cameron to come out and claim it.
Drummy had a long free kick and Bradley Sinclair aimed squarely for the head of Kyle Crawford, who was outmuscled by Dunoon’s Adam Walker.
Drumchapel began to make progress slowly, patient football leading to an early cross by Craig Fisher who found Dean Mowatt. Who somehow managed to sneak his shot by the two defenders attempting to block. In the end though, Cameron once again kept his clean sheet alive.
Drumchapel started to play their football, getting Alan Kelly into space out on the right. He took a touch to set the ball and went for a long range finish but Cameron saw it wide calmly.
The play wouldn’t go Dunoon’s way for long though, as Drummy came at them once again; this time Kelly cross was too high for the Drummy boys in the box. It was Calum Mcdonald who collected the ball for Drumchapel only to win a free kick in a dangerous area.
The game was pretty tight and back and forward at this stage, with Dunoon dominating in the air and Drummy getting more joy with their passing on the ground. After the free kick yielded nothing but a corner that went nowhere Frazer Chalmers’ long shy took Dunoon forward.
Paddy McKenzie got his head on to it, only for his effort to be blocked. It was Liam Malloy who came alive with a rocket of a shot that curled just too high.
Dunoon get a corner and come close again this time with Craig Callander swinging it onto the head of McKenzie who was denied by a deflection.
The Dunoon defence moved to far to support the corner and Mowatt drifted into the gap out wide before playing in Kerr Hunter. Hunter was set to test Cameron but in slid Jack Wilson to deny the Drummy striker.
Mowatt again collected this time from a quick shy, before playing in Hunter. But the Dunoon defence were on fire, this time the right back Jamie Strapp slid in to deny the Drumchapel side any joy.
Play bounced back and forward and each team seemed to lack that one killer pass, but Mowatt fired another shot he had no right to attempt – squeezing it through a tight angle. It looked promising until Cameron leapt up to punch it away.
Dunoon took control with some beautiful play, flowing from side to side and front to back. They tested every aspect of the Drummy defence, which stood firm under the pressure. The play resulted in a corner and as the defence organised Connor Mcillkeny came short to collect.
Out came a defender who he casually sidestepped before going for the far post at a tight angle, Joseph Wilton was caught in a bad position but it’s a testament to the goalie that he managed to push it up and back, just too high for the strikers to head. It was a very close call for Durmchapel, who were reminded the danger of switching off even for a moment against such quality opposition.
Fisher collected for Drumchapel out on the left from a switch, he opened up his body perfectly and let loose looking for the top corner. But Cameron wasn’t giving up his clean sheet and Fisher only found his gloves.
Dunoon were looking great at this point, the passing was coming naturally and every tackle seemed to go their way. Drumchapel were not looking weak by any stretch of the imagination though, momentum was swinging between the two sides rapidly.
Jamie Strapp pushed forward on the right, beating three Drumchapel players on his way towards goal. His attempted cross was mishit and tipped onto the post, giving Joseph Wilton a scare between the sticks.
Kelly found himself half a yard on the right and looked for a cross but instead played it back to Fisher who has a go from the wing. He caught Cameron by surprise but the goalkeeper’s fingertips were enough to brush it over the bar this time.
Dunoon answered back with Strapp and Mcillkenny showing some great quick one touch passes between them on the right. They tried everything to get space, but four defenders surrounded the duo and saw it out.
McIllkenny again caused trouble, this time managing to get 1v1 with Wilton. HE ran onto a nice through ball but a moment of hesitation against Wilton meant the angle was closed down for his low shot expertly.
At half time the score was 0-0 and both sides were fighting for everything. Dunoon had dominated sections of the game as had Drumchapel. The stage looked set for a player to prove themselves with a moment of brilliance and it seemed like there were many players who could provide it.
Half Time: Drumchapel Amateurs 0-0 Dunoon YFL
The second half started and the tackles were flying.
Straight away Dunoon had a free kick 20 yards from goal at the feet of Craig Callander. An amazing strike curled right round the wall and looked unstoppable heading into the bottom corner. But Joseph Wilton was down quick with strong hands to keep it out.
Drumchapel won a freekick at the halfway line and only Sinclair was switched on. He wanted and received an early switch, but his tantalising cross remained unchallenged much to his frustration.
Drummy play a ball into Fisher’s feet on the left wing and his lovie dummy leaves Strapp for dead, but the ball across is cut off by a back-tracking Callander.
Drumchapel won a corner and the ball in fell a yard or two from goal. Everyone threw themselves at it and it’s a chaotic scramble but Dunoon somehow survive the scare and see it out for another corner.
Drumchapel really upped the pressure, with corner after corner testing the visitors. Every delivery that Sinclair has put in asked questions of Dunoon that remained unanswered.
The 3rd corner proved too much for Dunoon as Sinclair’s curving cross to the back was attacked by at least 6 different players. But in the end it was Kerr Hunter who rose fantastically to head it into the bottom corner to make it 1-0 Drumchapel on the 57th minute.
Dunoon looked rattled and Drummy looked hungry for more off the restart, two close chances almost sealed the game but Dunoon struck back 11 minutes later.
Frazer Chalmers did well to push forward from the midfield, driving up the centre – but the real star of the move was the goal scorer.  Mcillkenny’s run was a thing of beauty. Moving out wide to get onside and give himself more room before running back inside onto the perfect through ball which put him 1v1 with Wilton.
This time he found the corner with distinction, curling it out of Wilton’s reach to put things level. On 66 minutes Frazer Chalmers made the match everyone’s game at 1-1.
The game was neck and neck for the remaining half an hour. Both sides scrapping for every ball. The atmosphere changed as the minutes ticked by, each side growing more and more frustrated as the defences held firm.
Dunoon came close 10 minutes from time, Strapp looking for Mcillkenny, but a bit of luck meant the ball bounced to Chalmers who was one on one with Wilton. Chalmers shot high but Wilton was just tall enough to get his hand behind it, the shot slowed enough that he was able to claim the bounce and keep things level in this tense battle.
The final test came on the 87th minute. Craig Fisher found space on the left and blitzed past two Dunoon defenders. He made it to the corner but his cross was denied by Adam Walker’s slide before it made it to the feet of Crawford.
The play continued at a frantic and furious pace, but the ref blew the whistle and the game finished 1-1.
Full Time: Drumchapel Amateurs 1-1 Dunoon YFL


Drumchapel Amateurs Dunoon YFL
1.Joseph Wilton
2.Bradley Sinclair
3.Calum McDonald
4.Dylan McCann
5.Andrew Mulrine
6.Jamie Carrigan
7.Craig Fisher
8.Kyle Crawford
9.Dean Mowatt
11.Kerr Hunter
12.David Newton
13.Adam Mclachlan
14.Alan Kelly
15.Michael Reilly
17.Marc McCran
18.Louis Smith
1.Kevin Cameron
2.Jamie Strapp
3.Liam Malloy
4.Adam Walker
5.Jack Wilson
6.Conner Mcillkenny
7.Craig Callander
8.David Frankgate
9.Paddy McKenzie
10.Ally Rae
11.Marcin Bialak
12.Frazer Chalmers
16.John Burnett
Craig Fisher was a great force going forward, creating chances and supporitng the strikers from beginning to end.
Craig Callander worked hard for every ball. Put in several cruial tackles and was involved in a lot of Dunoon's attacking play.
Colin, Drumchapel Coach said: "It was a good game and both teams went for it. I think both sides created a lot of chances and I just wish we took more of ours. Kerr will be happy about his goal today, we haven't been playing him up front recently so today he proved his point."
Friday, 27 September 2013 13:56

Edusport beat Morton for two in a row

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Greenock Morton Development
Edusport Academy


Friendly Match
Parklea Playing Fields
26 September 2013

Forde McGhee
By Forde McGhee
YFS West Reporter

After a very convincing win at Airdrieonians midweek, French side Edusport Academy traveled to Parklea Playing Fields in Inverclyde to take on Greenock Morton's development squad.
The visitors would go on to record another win against a professional club's youth setup, coming out 3-0 victors against a club who were on a huge high after the first team knocked Celtic FC out of the League Cup a couple of nights previous.
Both sides showed that they did have real quality through out the match playing some brilliant passing football and using the width of the pitch to ping long balls into feet and runners. The first clear cut chance came when Redouane Aouchet dragged his shot just wide of the goal.
Edusport continued to pass their way into the home teams box and it nearly paid off when Yanis Lamghari showed great vision to pick out Antoine Lerbert in the box but the young Frenchman couldn't get the ball out from under his feet to finish the move off.
The marvelous football continued and finally it paid off for Edusport when Florian Moulet's cut-back was tapped home with ease by Lamghari, who lost his marker in the box.
Just before the break Morton had a chance to pull one back when Jordan Cairnie raced clear of the defenders and showed great composure to chip the keeper. However, to his disbelief his attempt hit the post and rolled out. The half ended soon afterwards with the French side one up but still all to play for in this friendly match.
Half Time: Greenock Morton Dvelopment 0-1 Edusport Academy
Not long into the second half Edusport doubled their lead in the game when Anthony Blain showed blistering pace to burst into the box. He then picked his head up and passed across goal to Nabil Hakkar who tapped home.
Shortly after Morton were awarded a penalty and a chance to get back into the match but Anthony Bal saved brilliantly from David McNeil's penalty. It was a well struck spot kick but the goalkeeper came to the rescue of the visitors.
Edusport made the home team pay for that penalty miss when they then went on to quickly add a third goal to their tally. It came from a fantastic passing move between the midfield which lead to striker Clement Payerne smashing home.
Morton had a chance to sneak a goal right on the full time whistle when they were awarded a free kick right on the edge of the box but Cammy O'Neil's attempt was curled just over the bar meaning the match finished 3-0 to Edusport Academy.
Another excellent win against strong Scottish opposition for the French outfit, with a clean sheet to add to the positives.
Full Time: Greenock Morton Development 0-3 Edusport Academy


Greenock Morton Development Edusport Academy
Aidan Fulton
Steven Lamont
Jordan Cairnie
Mark Russell
Craig Knight
Glenn Eadie
Cameron ONeil
Aidan Ferris
Nicky Jamieson
Luke Irvine
David McNeil
David Verlaque
1. Anthony Bal 
2. Gianluca Honore
3. Ezecheil Simon
4. Malik Boukerchegh
5. Jordane Orain
6. Florian Moulet
8. Anthony Blain
9. Yanis Lamghari
10. Redouane Aouchet
11. Antoine Lerbert 
12. Benjamin Huteau
15. Kevin Pagniez
16. Ndiki Gerrard
17. Clement Payerne
18. Loic Leroy
24. Nabil Hakkar
27. Amir Derradji
30. Ahmed Mida
The Morton forward, David McNeil, always looked to get in behind the defense and cause problems.
The French captain, Malik Boukerchegh, was solid throughout the whole game. Nothing got past him and he even looked to burst forward when he could.
Ricky Waddell from Edusport Academy said: "It was a very pleasing performance. The lads played some good football and I am very happy with what I see. Let's hope the squad can carry this form into Saturday for their match against Giffnock St Peter's."
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:02

Promising times ahead for Old Firm Alliance Academy

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Author: Forde McGhee
One of the biggest problems in Scottish football is Sectarianism - it has been for a number of years now. The problem doesn't just exist in the professional game between the two big sides Celtic FC and Rangers FC, it is very easy to find Sectarianism in Scottish grassroots football. I am sure if you asked a lot of young boys and girls if the knew the meaning of Sectarianism they could tell you it straight away from either hearing about incidents or seeing them first hand.
In the East End of Glasgow a new academy has been started to try and kick Sectarianism out of the grassroots game. It hopes to bring young players together and try to show them that it doesn't  matter whether you are a different religion or you support a different team - everyone is human and you can get on. The Old Firm Alliance Academy  was set up in early 2013 to try and bring young players together and get them to see that just because you wear a different football top doesn't mean you are any different. They currently run two teams at the moment, playing in the Under 15 and Under 16 age groups of the Glasgow & District YFL, but have put the wheels in motion to try and start up another four with the long term vision to have all ages from mini kickers to Under 21's.
Kenny Highlands, who previously coached with Rangers, is now on board with the Academy. He said: "It is always something something I've dreamed about doing since I started coaching in the early 90s. If I was being honest, I never thought it would work. The boys wear Rangers kits one week then Celtic the following week, and are enjoying being part of it."
Since the club was formed such a short time ago it has came on leaps and bounds. Charlie Miller, formerly of Rangers, provides coaching on a weekly basis. Alert Goalkeeping, as a sponsor, provide the goalkeepers with training and specially made goalkeeping gloves.
The academy are also waiting to hear back from both Celtic and Rangers about activity and are heavily involved with Strathclyde Police who have praised the project, and the fact that it promotes unity between the two clubs.
Highlands said: "It is our hope to try and build an academy in the East End for the teams to train and play on along with trying to bring in more players and better the ones we have. Even at this early stage  it is important to get our name out there and try to build up a reputation in the community."
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 13:02

Rossvale hit back to knock Tranent out of national cup

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Rossvale FC
Tranent Juniors
Clarke 49
Stokes 57
Kennedy 3


U21 TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup
Huntershill Playing Fields
21 September 2013
Author: Isi Osagie
A gutsy performance saw the boys from Glasgow edge a feisty East vs West affair. Despite a slow start, two goals in the second half were enough to take Rossvale FC into the second round.
Rossvale entered into the match with seven key players missing, and their absence was evident as early as the first minute; Tranent Juniors struck the bar following a header from a throw in.
Six minutes later and this time the header did go between the posts, with Jack Kennedy the goalscorer. Rossvale had started slowly and Tranent punished their hosts clinically.
The next few minutes saw the visitors asking all the right questions, and pressing for a second goal but Rossvale managed to hold on to keep the score line at 1-0.
A crunching tackle by Ryan Smith in the 29th minute typified the boys from East Lothian's passion in the early stages of the game. A free header in the 32nd minute went narrowly wide and was Kennedy again, looking to increase his and Tranent's tally.
The half ended with Rossvale beginning to string passes together and create openings, coming back into the game.

Half Time: Rossvale FC 0-1 Tranent Juniors
The second half saw Rossvale come out of the blocks in a sprint. A quick counter attack in the 49th minute saw Sean McCall go on a mazy run, beat two defenders and cut the ball back to Conor Clarke for a tap in. The game was level and the outcome was back in the balance.
Rossvale came alive and were first to every ball, a totally different team to the one in the first half. Eight minutes later they reaped the rewards. Glen Stokes scored a stunning volley, reacting brilliantly and putting his team ahead. 
A late flurry of activity from Tranent proved futile as Rossvale packed bodies in front of the goal and looked to pounce on the counter.
The home side countered to great effect five minutes from time and were awarded a penalty. Clarke stepped up and blasted the ball low and hard to the right of Alex Valenzuela, who somehow managed to parry it. A fantastic save.
The miss did not amount to much as the referee blew the whistle. Game over. Rosevale FC progress to the second round, where they will visit Glasgow neighbours Arsenal BC.
Full Time: Rossvale FC 2-1 Tranent Juniors


Rossvale FC Tranent Juniors
1. Ciaran McDade
2. Jack Clubb
3. Mark Brown
5. Sean McCall
4. Nicholas Gardiner
6. Kevin Carr
7. Tommy McGuiness
8. Thomas Robertson
9. Conor Clarke
10. Robert Finnan
11. Glen Stokes
12. Martin Bell
14. Andrew Cunningham
1. Alex Valenzuela
2. Johnny Malcolm
3. Stevie Murray
4. Darren Ramsey
5. Ryan Hall
6. Elliot Grieve
8. Danny O'Rourke
9. Greg Lauder
11. Ryan Smith
12. David McIntosh
20. Connor Godsell
15. Sean McGinn
16. Nicky Garrity
17. Jack Kennedy
18. Connor Stewart
21. Danyal Walthew
Sean McCall bossed the midfield, making his presence felt in every department.
Jack Kennedy put his team ahead early on in the game, was unlucky not to score a second. Was always an aerial threat.
Rossvale's manager complimented both teams for a good game of football, and heaped praise on his team for their comeback despite having so many players out and being a very young team.
The Tranent Juniors manager expressed his disappointment, claiming his boys didn’t match the effort of Rosevale FC and they are lot better than they showed on the day.
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