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Dunfermline Athletic
Celtic FC
Smith 80

Lindsay 53
Atajic 79
Johnstone 84


SFA Youth Cup - Final
Hampden Park, Glasgow

Rob McCarry

By Robert McCarry
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Hampden in the sun was the venue for tonight’s cup final as Celtic were looking to make history by winning the trophy for an unprecedented thirteenth time and fourth consecutively against a Dunfermline side currently steeped in turmoil and looking for a shining light amidst their current administration wracked season who were looking to win Scottish youth footballs showpiece event for the first time since 1988.

Aside from an anomalous fourth round result for the Pars when they put ten past Montrose without reply both sides route to tonight’s game had been incredibly hard fought with Celtic edging past Hearts, Hibs and Kilmarnock all by a single goal whilst Dunfermline’s quarter and semi-final wins were 3-2 affairs against Inverness Caledonian and St. Mirren respectively so all the early signs were pointing to a close game.

Dunfermline kicked off playing from left to right and were immediately on the attack and a long ball over the top in the opening seconds caused confusion between Celtic’s Italian goalkeeper Leonardo Fasan and his defenders but the loose ball was cleared by Michael Miller before any damage could be done.

The first real chance of the game came after eight minutes when Dunfermline’s Blair Henderson broke into the box and drove the ball left footed across the danger where it found Scott Mercer who shot first time but Fasan was just able to get a foot out and send it spinning into the air before it was cleared.

Dunfermline were continuing to give a good account of themselves and their front line of Mercer, Henderson, Allan Smith and Alex Whittle were showing some deft touches but they were being continually rebuffed by the green and white back rear-guard whilst Celtic winger Paul George was seeing a lot of the ball was often able to swing it into the box.

The hoops first real chance came of 24 minutes when a corner from the right was initially blocked but the loose ball was returned swiftly and found Jackson Irvine rising above everyone else to glance a header goal wards and only a majestic one handed save from Ryan Goodfellow stopped the scoreboard rattling as he tipped the effort over the bar.

Stuart Findlay was having a magnificent game from the heart of the Bhoys defence and, with his team playing such a high defensive line, was able to dictate a lot of the early play from around the half way line whilst also making several timely interventions early on.

On the half hour mark Dunfermline gained a free kick on the left of the Celtic box and right-back Ross Millen stepped up to deliver a beautiful in swinging ball only for his opposite number Darnell Fisher to usher it around the post for a corner and, having defended it successfully, it was Fisher in the opposition box twisting and turning but his right footed drive trouble neither goalkeeper or defence as it flew past the near post.

Fisher was yet again making a nuisance of himself down the right as he found time and space to shape his cross this time but Chris Kane timed his intervention well and the change in possession sent his side up the park where Smith found himself free but his effort failed to trouble Fasan and, aside from a couple of unimpressive corners by the hoops, that was the last action in what was a very tight first 45

Half Time: Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 Celtic FC

The Pars still looked like a side who’d taken three SPL scalps this season as they set up for the second half and Smith had the first shot of the half before Celtic streaked up the other end and with their first attack of George twisted Grant Munro inside out like a pretzel before delivering beautifully for Bahrudin Atajic to send his header goal wards only to see if smash off the face of the left hand post.

However Jamie Lindsay only had eyes for the ball as it bounced loose in the box and he met the ball on the bounce to send a well struck half volley past Goodfellow and into the net and give the bhoys the lead on 53 minutes.

Up again minutes later the combination of Lindsay and Atajic streamed forward through the middle this time with Lindsay riding two challenges before playing in his counterpart and looking for the return ball but Atajic was always looking to shoot and his effort was blocked before it cause any damage.

Lindsay would have another chance when he met the ball on the bounce twenty five yards out but his shot was well held before Dunfermline had their best chance of the half so far when Christopher Kane met Millen’s corner but glanced his header wide.

Dunfermline were far from buried here and were still showing touches of class and when first half sub Ross Drummond played in Mercer down the right it took a confident save from Fasal to push his effort wide and only concede a set piece.

Celtic weren’t to be denied though and on seventy nine minutes a period of dominance ended with a superb cross from Callum McGregor on the left that was met perfectly by Atajic who glanced his header past Goodfellow to double his sides advantage.

Less than a minute later though Dunfermline had clawed their way back into it with a superb slaloming run and shot from Smith resulting in the net bulging at the other end to make it 2-1 with ten minutes to go.

Some might have questioned Hoops coach John Kennedy when he chose to replace the talismanic George directly afterwards with the match so finely poised but the introduction of Denny Johnstone would prove to be inspired as, with his first touch, he met yet another cross from the left at the far post and headed it back across goal to restore Celtics advantage with six minutes remaining.

That seemed to put paid to the pars valiant resistance as they appeared unable to pull themselves back into the game and Celtic were happy to wait out the clock whilst resting on a two goal advantage, four minutes of injury time came and went and, as the referee blew for full time, it was Celtic yet again who’d created another little bit of history.

Full Time: Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Celtic FC

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Dunfermline Athletic Celtic FC
1 Ryan Goodfellow
2 Ross Millen
3 Grant Munro
4 Kerr Young
5 Lewis Martin
6 Chris Kane
7 Scott Mercer
8 Shaun Byrne (c)
9 Blair Henderson
10 Allan Smith
11 Alex Whittle
20 Sean Robertson (GK)
12 Declan O'Kane
14 Andy Ritchie
15 Ross Drummond
16 Scott Gray
1 Leonardo Fasan
2 Darnell Fisher
3 Michael Miller
4 Jackson Irvine
5 Eoghan O'Connell
6 Stuart Findlay
7 John Herron (C)
8 Callum McGregor
9 Bahrudin Atajic
10 Jamie Lindsay
11 Paul George

12 Patrick McNally
13 Jordan Hart (GK)
14 Denny Johnstone
15 Patrik Twardzik
16 Paul McMulla
Allan Smith's tireless effort resulted in a superb goal but wasn't enough to save the day for his side.
Paul George the livewire winger caused problems for the Pars all night. 


Celtic FC
Rangers FC
McMullan (2)
Ogen (2)


U17 Glasgow Cup - Final
Firhill Stadium

Forde McGhee

By Forde McGhee
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Rangers lifted the Glasgow cup yesterday with a win 3-2 over fierce old firm rivals Celtic in a thrilling match at Firhill. There was easily a lot of distractions for both sets of young players but they coped admirably to put on a fantastic show for the spectators.

The game started off with a high tempo with both sides looking to take an early lead. Celtic's first chance came when Paul McMullan beat his marker on the right hand side and delivered a great ball into the area but the Rangers defence cleared the area well. The Gers had a similar first chance when Calum Waters skipped by numerous players in green to then whip a ball into the box only for Jordan Hart to come and collect.

Rangers thought they had opened the scoring when a free kick from the left resulted in Jordan Hart dropping the ball and Tom Walsh's shot being heroically cleared off the line by Calum Waters.

Celtic looked to try and push for a goal and came close when Calum Waters floated a fabulous ball to Luke Donnelly who took it down on his chest found space and rifled a shot just over the bar. A few moments later Paul McMullan snatched the ball from David Brownlie's feet, the little Celtic striker raced into the box and was after taken down by Brownlie. The referee awarded the Hoops a penalty and booked the Rangers Centre back to most Celtic fans disgust. Paul McMullan stepped up looking confident to take the penalty and the number 9 slotted the ball with ease into the bottom right hand corner of the goal giving Liam Kelly no chance.

Celtic had broken the dead lock and soon after looked like adding another when Luke Donnely chested a ball down to McMullan who volleyed towards goal but the strikers attempt didn't have enough power to worry Liam Kelly in the Rangers goal.

Rangers finally pulled a goal back when Dylan Dykes played a great long ball to Ryan Hardie who controlled well and fired past the Celtic goal keeper to make the scores level once again. The Gers looked like grabbing a second anytime soon and thought they did when Ryan Hardies shot hit the side netting.

Rangers got the their second goal of the game before the closing of the half and it came when Junior Ogen skips by 4 Celtic players and with a bit of luck finds himself in the box, the Rangers number 7 then curled the ball past the Celtic goalkeeper into the back of the net to give his side the lead for the first time in the game.

Ryan Hardie looked like he was getting his second and Rangers third when he chipped the keeper and ran through thinking he was getting a tap in but from nowhere Celtic defender Fiacre rushed in and made a last ditch challenge to keep the Gers striker out.

The half ended with a shortage of drama and goals. No team looked comfortable and both sides were battling for everything on the pitch, anything could happen in the next 45 minutes with both sides both being in with a chance of lifting the trophy, but Rangers having a slender advantage.

Half Time: Celtic FC 1-2 Rangers FC

The second half began and as expected both teams came flying out the traps but it was Rangers who came closest to adding the next goal when Adam Wilson played a through ball to Danny Stoney who fooled the Celtic defender with a dummy left foot shot but his shot with his right foot was punched wide by Jordan Hart.

Aidan Nesbitt showed great footwork to beat his marker and race to the edge of the box but the Hoops 7 dragged his shot just wide of the goal.

Rangers countered a Celtic attack brilliantly and it paid off when Junior Ogen was left unmarked at the back post and volleyed home to double his tally and double his sides lead.

All went pretty quiet for the next 15 minutes after Rangers third goal with Celtic's only real chance coming when Conor McManus drilled a cross in but Rangers defended well.

Paul McMullan looked to stage a late Celtic comeback when he curled the ball into the top right hand corner giving the goalkeeper no chance. That was the striker's second goal of the game and after he was looking dangerous trying to push for an equaliser.

Celtic thought they had that important goal they needed that would take the game further than 90 minutes when Aidan Nesbitts shot was deflected onto the post leaving many Hoops fans with their head in their hands.

Danger man Paul McMullan showed great silky feet to beat 3 Gers players and the lay of Nesbitt on the edge of the box but again the woodwork denying Celtic that important equaliser.

That was the last real chance of the game as Rangers stayed firm at the back and held on to the slender lead they had to the final whistle. Rangers players management and fans alike were delighted to claim the victory in the final and especially over their rivals. It was a great game to watch with its fair share of drama goals and great attacking football from both sides but Rangers were this years Glasgow cup champions and no one could say they didn't deserve it.

Full Time:  Celtic FC 2-3 Rangers FC

Celtic FC Rangers FC

1. Jordan Hart
2. Glen Eadie
3. Calum Waters
4. Conor McManus
5. Fiacre Kelleher
6. Mark Borrowman
7. Aidan Nesbitt
8. Liam Henderson
9. Paul McMullan
10. Joe Thomson
11. Luke Donnely 
12. Jack Breslin
13. Colin McCabe
14. Connor McLaren
15. Aidan Mcllduff
16. Ciaran Lafferty
17. Gareth McDonagh
18. Ryan Caird

1. Liam Kelly
2. Ryan Sinnamon
3. Jamie Mills
4. David Brownlie
5. Greg Pascazio
6. Michael Mossie
7. Junior Ogen
8. Dylan Dykes
9. Ryan Hardie
10. Danny Stoney
11. Tom Walsh
12. Adam Wilson
14. Ben Reilly
15. Lewis Morgan
16. Stepeh Chatterton
21. Jamie Wilson

Paul McMullan is my man of the match because the striker was Celtic's danger man all night and bagged himself a brace.
Junior Ogen is my man of the match because he worked hard up and down the right hand side and was rewarded with two goals.
Monday, 29 April 2013 21:41

McNeil shines in Glens' Cup triumph

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Rutherglen Glencairn
Goldenhill BC
McNeil 12, 75, 85
Dalzell 79
Gibson 65


U21 Birdston Kennels L. Cup - Final
Shettleston Juniors

Michael Cameron

By Michael Cameron
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DSCF20811The raucous atmosphere at ShettlestonJuniors, at times threatening to boil over, had one organizer almost pining for the calm of the customary 'one man and his dog' in attendance at this venue.  It was a remarkable Ross McNeil hat-trick for Glens which ultimately put the game out of reach for Goldenhill, in a match that had everyone gripped.

A sleepy Sunday afternoon was instantly crackling with fireworks as the Goldenhill faithful set about literally
painting the town blue and yellow.  Smoke flares swallowed up the stands in chalky colours that matched dollops of striped cheeks.

It all added to an imminent sense of spirited battle and the teams didn't disappoint.

Goldenhill's Ryan McKeever shot the first effort wide but it was the Glens who started brightest.

Ross McNeil bluffed opponents all afternoon with his languorous air and precise footwork.  And flitting about him, Calum McRobbie's low centre of gravity and strength made collecting passes and holding off markers
look easy.

Robert O'Donnell also got in on the act.  He cut in to supply McNeil, whose control for once let him down when he stood on the ball inside the box.

The opener came on 12 minutes after Goldenhill failed to deal properly with a Glens' throw-in.

The ball was allowed to bounce and, following an almighty rumpus in the box, McRobbie laid off and McNeil tucked the ball low into Brian Gallagher's bottom right hand corner.

In the face of passionate Goldenhill support, it was Glens who seemed to swell with boldness and Steven Dock had to foul Derek Esplin to contain the flow of attacking defiance.

O'Donnell was full of incisive running and William McCulloch cleverly supplied the bucking, shimmying presence of McNeil up front, like a colt on the track, but he slipped in the rain. Goldenhill weren't at the races.

Conor McGlinchey bought some respite at last with a good run, winning a corner.  But, in general, you could understand the laborious look of Goldenhill's defence in possession, so scarce were the options up ahead. 

Daniel Gibson had an off balance shot-cum-cross from the inside left channel but it wasn't enough to inspire his team.

Instead, McRobbie was soon swatting opponents with his back and when McNeil spun, a defensive deflection
took the sting out his shot – a seemingly random thwack that opposition managers are nevertheless scrambling to compute, clone and bottle this very minute.

McCulloch and O'Donnell then combined to feed McNeil inside the box.  He showed great skill to beat two defenders and stretched to fire a shot over the bar.

Glens oozed confidence and Jonathan Boal, who had a fine match, got forward from left back to take part in
the first real eye-catching passing of the match.

Then Esplin speared down the centre of Goldenhill's half in lung-bursting fashion.  The tackle finally arrived but only to gift O'Donnell the chance to fizz in a dangerous cross.

Gallagher was out to parry the ball to safety but Goldenhill's defence had their work cut out.  Glens' were
steamrollering the midfield.

Daniel Gibson almost charged a Laith Al-Naeme's clearance into the net after a slack Glens' back-pass and it seemed that it might take a similar stroke of luck to find an equaliser.

McGlinchey had switched to centre forward and was on the end of David Crerand's sweeping pass and Marc Morrison's cross, but was underneath it and could only head high and over.

This was a better spell from Glens but Kevin McFarlane was a marauder up the right, and McNeil had a shot
which Gallagher showed good handling to save, along with McFarlane's own header from the ensuing corner.

Finally McGlinchey broke loose in behind Glens' rearguard but Al-Naeme was equal to his effort.  Nadeem Zab headed over from a Glens' corner on the stroke of half-time, emphasizing their first half dominance.

Half Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 1-0 Goldenhill BC 

DSCF20951Goldenhill were like a different side at the restart, with Crerand starting to pull the strings in midfield, and McGlinchey had a fine looping header from a corner tipped over by Al-Naeme. 

It was telling that McNeil was more of an 'out ball', getting on the end of an intelligent first time McFarlane pass but having to rush his shot from 25 yards and fire wide.  Matthew Moore was turning into a juggernaut at the back for Goldenhill. And in attack, they were chipping away.  Gibson fired over the bar with 30 minutes left to play.  Then McGlinchey ambitiously turned and caught a flighted ball in one deliciously agile movement but he couldn't get enough on it being so far out from goal.

Though they were off the pace, McCulloch disguised a sublime pass into the path of McRobbie, and motoring substitute Ryan Bennett won Glens a free-kick and some precious territory.

Like second-guessing pedestrians on a pavement, McGlinchey swayed one way, then another, trying to penetrate and find Goldenhill a way back into trophy contention.

And it was all the team in blue.  Gibson's cross was frustrated by a good tackle from Lee Graham.  And from the corner Goldenhill really ramped up the pressure.  Esplin put his body in the way of the first effort, and once McKeever kept it alive, Richard Henry thundered it back in to a chorus of penalty claims. 

The ball then broke to Gibson, and he rifled an accurate shot into the left corner, sparking bedlam among the
Goldenhill fans at the other end.

Goldenhill now purred with intent.  Richard Henry was hungry for the ball and excelled with it.  Gibson dropped back to stab a stunning first time pass to McGlinchey on the left as a corner was won.

Esplin was brought down, a trailing boot that in the first half he would have slalomed around as control in the engine room changed hands.  And dramatically. 

Crerand was the pivot, the homing device to Henry's purposeful running. And McGlinchey ratcheted up his nuisance factor to the Glens' defence, roaming around them, running them ragged. He trickled a mouth-watering shot into no-man's land, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, no one was on hand to convert at the back post.

But just as Goldenhill were scenting blood, Esplin was at the heart of a wonderful dance of a Glens' move - exquisite as a tragedy in three acts - which changed the game.

With nearly every black and white shirt playing a part, they flounced up one wing, before switching to the other in a series of delightful dialogues and interchanging. 

Patience... patience – such a scarce commodity in finals – suddenly they had it in spades, O'Donnell finally setting up McNeil to slot past Gallagher.

Football this good until now just wasn't in the script.  Here, was your tournament design of ascending excellence.

Goldenhill tried to go again, but it was difficult for a team to pick themselves up again, having already risen from flat to buoyant before such a devastatingly brilliant Glens' goal.

And Glens pounced twice more, rekindling their first half energy and quality to secure for their fans a rousing cup victory in the rain.

McRobbie flashed across a free-kick which super-sub Jordan Dalzell, unmarked, guided beautifully from just inside the box.

Then McNeil, in a season that had already produced 99 goals, capped off a special day with a 25 yard hat-trick strike of surgical unerring, rising like a missile, as Gallagher could only slump to the floor.

It was an enthralling a game of three halves that had both sets of supporters jangled inside.  To the Glens' go the glory.  Stay tuned to some of these careers.

Full Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 4-1 Goldenhill BC


Rutherglen Glencairn Goldenhill BC
1. Laith Al-Naeme 
2. Kevin McFarlane
3. Jonathan Boal
4. Lee Graham
5. Euan Conroy
6. Derek Esplin
12. Nadeem Zeb
8. William McCulloch
9. Ross McNeil
10. Calum McRobbie
11. Robert O'Donnell
 7. Jordan Dalzell
14. Ryan Bennett
15. David Quinn
16. Terry McMullan
1. Brian Gallagher
2. Steven Dock
3. Stewart Sharkey
4. Richard Henry
5. Peri Daremas
6. Matthew Moore
7. Conor McGlinchey
8. Ryan McKeever
9. Daniel Gibson
10. David Crerand
11. Marc Morrison
12. Peace Syed
14. Daniel Friel
15. Robert McDougall
16. Declan Stirling
Ross McNeil scored three fine goals, several efforts fashioned out of nothing. Led the line immensely.
Conor McGlinchey was the main source of hope for his team's fightback with his shoulder dropping enterprise.


Gourock YAC
Houston United
U14 PJ&DYFL D2 League Cup
Gourock Park
Gourock YAC 2000 has had a highly impressive season at U13s in Division 2 of the well-organised Paisley, Johnstone & District League. They were second in the league table before their Division 2 League Cup tie against Houston United on 27th April and had gained a reputation for playing football the right way.

However, their latest game pitted them against a Houston United team on a good run and determined to play to their potential.

Gourock Park at the top of George Street must have one of the best views from a football pitch anywhere in Britain. It looks across to Loch Long, The Holy Loch and the dramatic mountains of Argyll in the distance: Scotland at its finest. Boats split the water and the sun split the sky on a perfect morning for football.

Houston United’s eyes were only on the game, though, as they kicked off! Flowing football based on quick passing and fast support yielded an early reward as Sean Murray found the net from close range. The visitors, who have been a mid-table league team in this, their first season together, thenscored a special second goal. One and two-touch passing during a sweeping move finished with the energetic Max Nugent slotting the ball home neatly just inside the back post.

Before Gourock could get their game going, HUFC struck a third time after forceful running down the right from Scott Ferguson (captain) who cut the ball back intelligently for Sean Smith to execute a composed finish from just outside the six yard box.Gourock reacted and started to test the HUFC defence but itswell-organised back five stood strong. Both teams hit the woodwork as the exciting first half drew to a close.

Gourock raised their game in the second half with the dangerous red-haired number 8 always one to watch. Clever balls were played in behind the HUFC full-backs towards flying wingers as the pressure mounted from the home side; but Houston United’s goal couldn’t be breached and swift counter attacks occasionally threatened Gourock’s goal.

Some very tired boys headed off the first-class astro pitch at the end with the weather still glorious. HUFC thanks Gourock YAC for their hospitality on the day and appreciates the way in which the game was played by both squads and supported by both sets of parents.

Full Time: Gourock YAC 0-3 Houston United
Monday, 29 April 2013 17:38

Port Glasgow BC roundup - 27th/28th April

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PGBC Community Coaching

All kids aged between 4 and 7 are invited along to Parklea on a Saturday morning for coaching with the club, just ask for Alan or Graeme.

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PGBC 2006s

The 3 teams had their 4 games at Seedhill on Sunday where all boys played good passing football, dribbling, shooting and scoring goals, keep up the good work in training. Scorers: Greig Emerson 4 Darren Stevenson 3, Adam Watt 3, Ryan Graham 2, Lyon McCall 2, Rhys McCready, Christopher Scott and Blair Templeton. This team are looking for a few more players, call 07928533991 for more info.

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PGBC 2005s

3 teams played at Notre Dame on Sunday morning, some wins, losses and draws occurred. A great performance from Calum Watters for his team saw him work hard, with plenty of good passes on show. New boy Charlie Seggie made his debut and played really well alongside Devlin Anderson who showed great skill for his team, with the 3rd team being coached by Daniel, OJ Brisland showed great effort. Well done to all boys and [parents for braving the weather.

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PGBC 2004 Orange

The 2004s lost out to KCFC wasps last Thursday night, the boys didn’t start well and let their opponents take a three goal lead, slack play and individual errors cost the boys. In the 2nd half they played much better, scoring two good goals, which should have been more.. The boys can take heart from a good 2nd half performance. Best for the Port were the impressive Brady on the right hand side, capping off a good night with a goal, and Fuller on the left who also done really well. Thanks to parents for continued support.

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PGBC 2004s Black

The port boys entertained Glenvale FC at the Parklea community stadium at the weekend with the boys taking the game to Glenvale right from the first whistle the pace of the boys catching their opponents off guard to lead within the first minute of the game from a quick taken kick in and a fine strike, the remainder of the first half played inside the Glenvale half with some good attacking football resulting in some more goals, a few substitutions and a shuffle of positions at half time saw the boys start the second half the way the first had ended working hard in all areas of the park, a combination of work rate and good football saw the boys add to their lead with a few more goals, credit to the goalkeeper, defence and midfield who were more than comfortable with the Glenvale attacks resulting in a clean sheet and a well earned victory for the boys on the day. Goal scorers Creen, McPhee, Emerson and Bonnar. Players and coaches thank B. Buick and sons (bodyshop) for continued support.

PGBC 2003s

The boys lost out to a travelling Erskine side, although at times they played some good football it wasn’t enough to secure a victory, well done to Connor O’Rourke, Luke Cunningham and Joseph Dow.

Thanks to team sponsor Carpetrite

PGBC 2001s

Port Glasgow Boys Club 2001s played there local rivals at the Juniors at Parklea Community Stadium on Saturday. The boys started the game well and Ryan Phillips opened his account early with a great solo goal, then set up Declan Adair with a good cross into the box. Port boys where now passing the ball about well and totally dominating there opponents. Further goals from Ryan now with his hat trick, Jack and Brandon also added to the tally of goals before half time. The second half started the same as the first with Port Boys on the attack and further goals where scored from David Curley and Declan, securing his hat trick. Ross McKay came on and played up front and he also scored a hat trick this was a good team performance to keep Ports unbeaten run going . The team are looking for players to add to the squad for the step up to 11 aside football if interested contact Ian on 07753846465.

Thanks to our sponsor Inverweld.

PGBC 14s 6 Quarriers 3

The Port were back to winning ways this weekend and showed a great team performance, six goals by six different players meant the hard work paid off and they played like a team. Goals from Kyle Bartolini, Paul Payne, Declan coyle, Thomas Liesk, Connor Duffy and Dylan McIntyre. Refs motm was Paul Payne.

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PGBC 16s 4 Mojams White 0

Scorers: Arron Folan 2 James Stone Christopher Grierson

Port continue to improve with a convincing victory over Mojams, with a fest first half of football, their best in a long time. Stone was the butt of the jokes prior to kick off with his shooting being of the rugby type, scoring the first goal rubbing everybody's nose in it. he then had to come off with an injury. Folan replaced him and scored a brace but knows he could have had more. Young Chrissy scored his from some fine work from the bear (Kyle) down the right side giving him an easy tap in. This was a good team performance with Wiggins pulling off a world class save from point blank range, who would be a goal keeper. 

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PGBC 19s 4 Clydebank South 2

The 19s gained 3 valuable points on Sunday against a tough Clydebank side, Ryan McCorkindale and Jamie Curran both added to their seasons tally, and after only 8 months Grant Jackson finally hut the back of the net, his first goal for the Port quite an important one. With Grant flying high the Port kept hold of the ball and not to be outdone Darren (Shiner) Boyle kept up by adding his 1st of the season too.

Refs motm Grant Jackson

PGBC 21s 2 Kirkintilloch 0

The 21s got a victory away from home at weekend, 2 goals from Darren Patton and the Refs motm was Scott Coyle.

Sponsored by Howdens, Pride of the Clyde, and H and H Racing.

All boys and parents are reminded to hand in prize draw tickets this week as this will take place next Saturday 11th May at Parklea Community Stadium.


Clydebank FC
The Celtic BC
U17 G&DYFL - Division 1
celticclydebankClydebank FC 17s celebrated the winning the tough GADYFL 1st Division for the division season in a row with a great 2nd half fightback at Home to Celtic Bc on Sunday afternoon after finding themselves going down 3-0 at half time.

The young Bankies were reduced to only 12 fit players including two goalkeepers for the match due to injurires and suspensions to some players and as a result of this produced an amazing comeback in the second half which saw Bankie keeper Robbie MacDonald playing as striker.

Clydebank started the match brightly playing good passing football but things started to go wrong after Bankies gifted Celtic an own goal.

The Bankies did have loads of chances and Brendan Black scored a good goal which should have been an equaliser but the ball cannoned off the inside of the goal and back out again and the referee bizarely claimed the ball hadnt crossed the line. Celtic then scored another two quick goals to take in a 3-0 lead at half time.

Half Time: Clydebank FC 0-3 The Celtic BC

The young Bankies showed what champions are made of with a second half destruction of Celtic as Ryan McAllen,Craig McDonald and man of the match Thomas Carberry came close before Justo produced a stunning goal as he curled a shot from the edge of the box into the top corner over the keeper.

Clydebank pushed forward in numbers and finally got a goal from McAllen placing a shot into the bottom corner after a good lay off from striker Robbie Macdonald.The champions pushed forward still and Carberry struck a rocket from the edge of the box to score the equaliser for the youing Bankies.

With 10 minutes remaining up stepped Carberry again with an identical goal from his first to score Bankies fourth and his second. A great comeback from the young bankies as they celebrated winning the league after the match for the second year in a row.

Clydebank FC: Clark, Devitt, Kalume, McAllen, Grimes, McDonald, Black, Davidson, Justo, Cruickshank, Carberry, MacDonald.

clydebank u17s
Glasgow & District Youth Football League
Midweek 22nd April, 2013

Kelvindale 5 v 2 Muirton
Finnart 2 v 0 Celtic Jnrs
Scotland BC 0 v 0 Hampden BC

Arsenal BC 3 v 4 Fulham
Milngavie Wan 2 v 1 Celtic BC

Hillington 0 v 6 Harmony Row
Moorlands 5 v 0 Celtic BC
Jim Johnstone 7 v 1 Baillieston
Maryhill Jnr 6 v 0 St Mirren
Rossvale Th 1 v 2 Westerton

UNDER-16 – Div 1
Antonine 1 v 1 St Peters

UNDER-16 – League Cup (A)
Lenzie YC 6 v 1 Busby Am

UNDER-16 – League Cup (B)
Vale of Clyde 2 v 1 Maryhill Jnrs
Rossvale BC 4 v 0 Rangers SABC
Celtic Youth 5 v 4 Celtic BC
Summerston 4 v 1 Camlachie

UNDER-17 – Div 1
Cardonald This 2 v 0 EKFC
Rangers SABC 1 v 2 Harmony

UNDER-17 – Div 2
Crookston 0 v 3 West Park
Argyle Th 1 v 1 Goldenhill BC
Milngavie FC 3 v 5 Easthall
Glasgow This 3 v 3 Busby Am
Third Lanark 2 v 2 Clyde BC
Kings Park 2 v 0 Glentyan This

UNDER-19 – A Div
Goldenhill BC 1 v 0 Glasgow Uni

UNDER-19 – Supplementary Cup
Bonnyton This 7 v 1 Claremont  
Campsie BW 6 v 2 Goldenhill

UNDER-19 – Div 1
St Cadoc 1 v 3 Harmony Row
Maryhill Jnr 2 v 2 East End
Larkhall Utd 1 v 1 Rossvale BC

UNDER-19 – Div 2
Baillieston 5 v 2 EK Caledonia
Castlemilk 1 v 3 Giffnock Stamp
Renton 4 v 5 Clydebank Sth

27th & 28th April, 2013

Muirton AFC 0 v 5 Celtic BC
Kelvindale Th 2 v 3 Finnart
Dunoon BC 1 v 1 Easterhouse
Scotland BC 0 v 9 Celtic Jnr
Castlemilk BC 3 v 2 Hampden BC

Tower Hearts 6 v 3 Westerton
Southside 0 v 1 Finnart
Fulham BC 3 v 5 Arsenal BC
Milngavie Wan 4 v 1 Busby Am
Celtic BC OFF Rangers SABC

Jim Johnstone 2 v 0 Moorlands
Celtic BC 9 v 0 Hillington YC
Rossvale Th 3 v 1 St Mirren
Westerton 0 v 4 East End Jnr
Rossvale BC 0 v 5 Cardonald This
Baillieston Jnr 1 v 2 Harmony Row
Hillwood BC 1 v 2 Rangers SABC

UNDER-16 – Div 1
Rossvale BC 1 v 2 Renton
Antonine 2 v 1 Lenzie YC
Maryhill Jnrs 2 v 6 St Peters

UNDER-16 – League Cup (A)
Clydebank 6 v 0 Jim Johnstone

UNDER-16 – League Cup (B)
Camlachie 3 v 1 Celtic Youth
Summerston 1 v 2 Rangers SABC

UNDER-17 – Div 1
Clydebank 4 v 3 Celtic BC
Cardonald This 4 v 3 EKFC

UNDER-17 – Div 2
Dunoon ABAND Busby Am
Third Lanark 4 v 1 Goldenhill
Easthall 1 v 2 Kings Park
Argyle Ath 2 v 0 Glasgow This
Crookston 2 v 4 Glentyan This

UNDER-17 – League Cup (A)
Rangers SABC 7 v 6 Drumchapel Am

UNDER-17 – League Cup (B)
Shawfield 2 v 1 Harmony Row
Clyde BC 4 v 1 West Park Utd

UNDER-19 – Div 1
East End Utd 1 v 1 Maryhill Jnrs
Kilpatrick 3 v 3 Rossvale BC
St Mirren 2 v 2 Easthall Star
Blantyre Vic 8 v 3 Harmony Row
Larkhall Utd 1 v 4 Aston Villa

UNDER-19 – Div 2
EK Caledonia 4 v 5 Renton Yth
Springboig 4 v 3 Giffnock Stamp
Dumbarton A 1 v 2 Mansewood
Clydebank Sth 2 v 4 Pt Glasgow
Baillieston Jnr 4 v 3 Castlemilk

UNDER-19 – Supplementary Cup
Claremont v Campsie BW

Sunday, 28 April 2013 23:52

Star secure final spot from admirable Allander

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Allander Colts
Lochgilphead Red Star YFC
U16s DFDL Cup Semi Final
Vale of Leven Academy
Red Star and Allander met in Alexandria to play this cup semi final on a very pleasant spring afternoon. After an evenly contested game, Red Star ran out eventual winners, scoring three goals, securing their place in the League Cup Final.

Allander were first to settle when James Tanassee burst through the middle to unleash a powerful shot that was heading towards the top corner, only for Red Star’s Ewan McCulloch to dive full length to tip the ball round the post for a corner.

Star began to come into the game with Cameron Hendry having a good shot expertly saved by Allander’s Callum Reid.

The opening goal came in the 28th minute when Hendry found Cameron Wylie running through on goal who then showed great composure to find the back of the net.

Red Star extended their lead in the 36th minute when Star’s Captain Ryan Deans showed neat footwork on the left wing to jink past the defender before crossing from the byline for the incoming Josh Coats to shoot past the helpless Reid in goal.

Half time: Allander Colts 0–2 Lochgilphead Red Star YFC

Allander started the second half brightly with a shot going narrowly wide of the post. Red Star struggled to create any chances of their own as Allander took control of the game.

In the 60th minute their perseverance paid off when a free kick from the halfway line was not cleared and Greg Fallon who came on for Allander at half time pounced on a loose ball and shot past McCulloch in goal.

This seemed to give Red Star a wake up call that this game was far from over. Star’s Coll McCallum was very unlucky to see his powerful free kick saved well by Reid. It was now end to end and Allander missed a glorious chance to equalise when Fallon shot over the bar after a corner landed unexpectedly at his feet.

Star’s Keir Whitefield put in a great tackle in the box as Allander desperately tried for their second goal. In the 77th minute the Argyll team scored their 3rd and decisive goal of the game when Lewis Mahaffey made a strong run into the box and his pass found Hendry free who calmly and efficiently hit the net from 10 yards.

Full time: Allander Colts 1–3 Lochgilphead Red Star YFC

This was a hard fought match between two teams who deserved to be in the final.

Allander tried hard to bring the game into extra time but Red Star’s grit and determination have given them the chance to lift some silverware this season.

Both teams and the match officials deserve enormous credit for the manner in which this semi-final was played.

Red Star now play Kilpatrick in the DFDL League Cup Final on the 25th of May at Dumbarton Stadium.

Report by Brian Deans