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Saturday, 27 April 2013 22:11

SYFA West pip Central to cup final berth

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SYFA Central
U15 SYFA Inter-Regional Cup
Airdrie Sports Centre
Goalscorers v Central 15 Apr 13The SYFA West Region Under 15’s faced a tough challenge in their section. They had drawn 5-5 against South West last month in a match they should have won. South West then beat Central 4-2 leaving West a target of a win against Central by 3 goals to book their place in the Final.

West played Central on Friday Night and got the result they needed, but it wasn’t all one way traffic. In the 10th minute West opened the scoring when a free kick by Michael Kennedy (Renfrew Vics) played the ball into the back post and found Matthew Lamont who rose up amongst the packed defence to head home from the back post to head home.

West continued to press and in the 15th minute a great move from midfield saw Ryan Shields (Rangers SABC) play through Michael Kennedy who then fed a great ball through to Scott Russell (St Mirren BC) and he finished from close range, at this point West looked good to reach their target.

Central Region fought back for a spell and a great save by keeper Lloyd Fallon (Celtic BC) kept West in the game when he had to fingertip save the ball over the bar from a long range chip attempt.

West came back from that and Matthew Beckett (Antonine) played the ball into Ryan Shields and he rounded the diving keeper to slot the ball home at the back post.

So having reached the target West should have been able to increase on their goal tally but for whatever reason they took their foot off the gas and allowed Central to get back in the game and press West back.

In the second half for the first 10 minutes Central pressed and had several chances with two free kicks that should have caused West problems but both went wide of the mark

West nerves started to kick in and on a couple of occasions they were caught out in midfield as they tried to press and add to the score. Solid defending with the back four Central from breaking through and despite some good moves neither side was able to score in the second half

Full Time: SYFA Central 3-0 SYFA West

Primescout Europe Man of the Match: Michael Kennedy (Renfrew Vics)

So West achieved the score that saw them through on goal difference to join the Under 16 Squad in this season’s Inter Region Cup Finals in June. The16’s won both their games beating South West 2-1 and Central 7-2

Players for Regional Squads are selected from Boys Clubs, who nominate players, within the West Region and Regional Secretary, Jim Smith said “This is great for football in the West of Scotland to have both the 15’s and 16’s Teams through and for the 4th consecutive season we have the Under 16’s in the Finals. Each year the West Region has won one of these Finals and we are looking forward to this year’s finals."

Regional Chairman Peter Glancey said that once again the competition was great as part of the Regional Development programme encouraged everyone to come along on the day and support the squads.
Saturday, 27 April 2013 20:18

Cherrie crushed as Saints hit top spot

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Cherrie YFC
St Convals
Hallan 10
Carty 81


U17 Division Cup
KGV, Renfrew

Kieran MuirDean Robertson

By Kieran Muir and Dean Robertson
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Today's game between Cherrie YFC and St Convals BC, in the PJ&DYFL D2 Divisional Cup, was a closely contested tie which saw the away team St Convals leave with a 2-0 victory in the sunshine.

It was St Convals who got the game underway and the game began evenly contested with no team taking early control, but it was the visitors who had the first chance when David McDonald had a shot saved by Cherrie keeper Jordan Holmes. It wasn't long until Cherrie had there first chance when a header from a long throw-in went wide off the target.

St Convals second chance of the game came when David McDonald passed the ball onto Brian Hallan who saw his shot blocked by the brave Cherries defender. It was only moments later when Cherrie had there own second chance on goal when Sean Dempsay was through on goal but the ball was cleared by the responsive visiting goalkeeper.

It was St Convals who made there chances count when a free kick by Captain Craig Baille was delivered into the box and found the head of Brian Hallan at the back post who netted to give the travelling team the lead on the tenth minute.

Cherrie looked for an instant reply when a free kick from the half way line was put into the box looking for the head of a Cherrie man but it did not go as they would have hoped. It was not long though until St Convals looked for there second goal when John Carty saw his sliced shot go wide of the post. 

St Convals had the ball in the back of the net again but the referee deemed it to be offside.

At this point in the game it was St Convals who had the majority of the chances and looked the most likely to find the net again but the next chance of any real note fell to the home side Cherrie when they found themselves with a free kick at the edge of the box. Daryl Davidson stepped up and had a shot but the wall did its job by standing strong and protecting the net.

St Convals were given an indirect free kick when the referee deemed there to be a pass back between Cherrie defender and goal keeper. Craig Baille laid the ball off for Scott Paton who fired the ball at goal, only to see the shot blocked by the strong Cherrie defence.

In the last five minutes or so the game returned to a more even pace with the game being played in the middle of the park. The last action of the first half saw Connar McGoldrick have a lobbed effort go past the post before the referee brought the half to a close.

Half Time: Cherrie YFC 0-1 St Convals BC

It was Cherrie who got us underway for the second half and it would be them who found the first chance after the re-start when Sean Dempsay had a one on one effort saved by the keeper after the St's defence failed to clear the ball.

St Convals responded to this pressure when Craig Weir had his first shot saved by the goal keeper and his second effort cleared off the line by the defender.

Saints began to take control of the game as they started to dominate possession and chances. This was demonstrated when John Carty and Craig Weir both had long shots which put Cherrie under pressure.

The game re-gained its even balance for a considerable amount of the second half. 

In the closing ten minutes Cherrie stepped up the pace for an equaliser when Sean Dempsay slid the ball through to James Dickson who saw his lacklustre shot saved by the keeper. As they pushed for an equaliser they found themselves stretched at the back which allowed St Convals to take advantage. 

John Carty found himself with the ball on the edge of the box and hit a powerful shot into the top corner of the net, doubling there lead with only minutes to go.

Cherrie had one final chance to get into the game when Martyn Andrew was on the end of a long throw in but the resulting header was fired passed the post. As the goal keeper took the resulting goal kick, the referee blew for full time. 

Full Time: Cherrie YFC 0-2 St Convals BC

Cherrie YFC St Convals BC
1. Jordan Holmes
2. Christoper Willson
3. Martyn Andrew
4. Connor Sweeney
5. Chris Ferguson
7. Reece Flynn
11. Fraser Elliott
8. Ross Doherty
9. Sean Dempsay
10. James Dickson
12. Kyle Ranachan
14. Dale O'Neil
15. Charles Macphee
16. Connor Love
17. David Campbell
6. Daryl Davidson 
1. Josh Gillies
2. Sean Morrison
3. Connar McGoldrick
4. Liam McNamara
5. Mathew Coyle
6. James Moore
7. Craig Baille
8. Garry McCreadie
9. John Carty
10. Brian Hallan
11. David McDonald
12. Carig Weir
14. Joseph Kelly
15. Scott Paton
16. Kyle Ramsay
Sean Dempsay showed good link up play and controlled passing.
John Carty, scored a good goal, and was involved in a number of attacks.
Cherrie YFC's coach said "It just wasn't our day, the other team had two good chances and took them both."
A St Convals member of staff said: "We got the result which is pleasing, but it could have gone either way."
Thursday, 25 April 2013 13:00

SPTA reach final with win over Greenfaulds

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St Peter the Apsotle
Seagrave (2)


U16 SSFA Shield - Semi Final
Fullarton Park

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By Forde McGhee
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St Peter the Apostle booked their place in the SSFA Shield Final with a rather convincing 4-1 victory over Greenfaulds at Fullarton Park.

St Peters took the lead just two minutes in to the game when Kyle Chalmers great long shy was headed in at the back post by David Seagrave who leaped above his marker to put his team ahead in the early stages.

Nathan Gallacher used pace and some silky skills to beat the Greenfaulds defender and got his shot low and on target but Matthew McRae did well to get down and scoop the shot away. St Peter's continued to pile on the pressure when David Seagrave fired a shot just wide of the post.

St Peters were looking to be controlling the game and asserted their dominance when they added a second goal through David Seagrave who also added a second to his tally with a cool left footed finish.

Greenfaulds were struggling to really get in to the game in the first 20 minutes and still didn't have a shot on target, there main threat was looking like the long ball to Ross Laird who looked to have a bit of pace but so far the St Peter defence had snuffed out all attempts of any attacks.

St Peter's came close to adding a third goal when they won a very inviting free kick from 20 yards out. Kyle Chalmers stepped up and fired and absolute rocket past the ball but the big centre backs thunder bolt struck the bar and went out for a goal kick to his disbelief.

Eventually St Peters did add a third in weird fashion when tricky winger Christopher Dooley went on a great mazy run beating at least 5 players taking the ball past the keeper twiced but his shot was deflected to the edge of the box and that's when Mikey Hopkins capitalised on the empty goal striking his shot from outside the box in to the empty net.

Just on the stroke of half time Greenfaulds had their first real chance when Fraser Sheridan whipped in a great ball from the right flank but Michael McGarahan's header struck the cross bar and the half ended 3-0 to St Peter's.

Half Time: St Peter the Apostle 3-0 Greenfaulds HS

The second half began and again St Peter's looked the more likely to add to their tally in the early stages especially when Darrel Flemming's powerfully driven shot flew just over the Greenfaulds goal.

Greenfaulds started to push knowing they needed an early goal if they were to have any hope of reaching this years final. Fraser Sherdian drove with real pace and power down the left flank but his end product was poor leaving many team mates on his back.

David Seagrave broke brilliantly for St Peters looking for his hat trick and ultimately the goal that would wrap the game up and he thought he had found it when he rounded the keeper one on one and struck towards goal but David Marshall of Greenfaulds handled on the line and a penalty was awarded leaving the referee with no choice but to send the defender off.

Michael McGarahan looked confident stepping up to take the spot kick but the midfielders penalty was saved brilliantly by Matthew McRae between the sticks giving Greenfaulds a glimmer of hope.

St Peter's put the game to bed with 20 minutes to go when Christopher Dooley skipped by 2 defenders and the goal keeper the passes to Nathan Gallacher who chips the ball over the defender on the line to make it 4-0.

The game had to be stopped for a good 20 minutes soon after the 4th goal because Greenfaulds captain Mark McGlinchie suffered a suspected broken collar bone after jumping for a header and landing very awkwardly, Everyone seemed concerned and an ambulance had to be phoned to take the Greenfaulds skipper off the park.

After the restart there wasn't much time left but enough for Greenfaulds to pull back a goal when Reece Doherty chipped the keeper and the on running Fraser Sherdian tapped it home but the game ended 4-1 seeing St Peters deservedly proceed to the final

Full Time: St Peter the Apostle 4-1 Greenfaulds HS

St Peter the Apostle Greenfaulds
1. Scott Wright
2. Connor O'Donohne
3. Callum Campbell
4. Liam Deene
5. Darrel Flemming
6. Ryan Forrester
7. Christopher Dooley
8. Craig Cowan
9. Kyle Chalmers
10. Sam Gallacher
11. Mikey Hopkins
12. Paul McKenna
14. David Seagrave
15. Paul McLaughlin
16. Ciaran Murray
17. Nathan Gallacher
1. Matthew McRae
2. Brian Kinlan
3. Cameron Eadie
4. Mark McGlinchie
5. David Marshall
6. Connor Murphy
7. Chris Fannan
8. Fraser Sherdian
9. Ross Laird
10. Andrew Barrie
11. Michael McGarahan
12. Ryan Phillips
13. Shaun McLellan
14. Reece Doherty
15. Marc McGarahan
16. Kieran Brass
Christopher Dooley earns man of the match with a terrific display being involved in every team attack.
Fraser Sheridan is my man of the match because his work rate was great and was rewarded a goal because of this.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:20

Antonine defy odds to clinch league title glory

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Author: James Hunter

Antonine Football Club made history as they were crowned the Glasgow and District Youth Football League U19’s league champions. For the club formed in 2001, a 1-1 draw with close rivals Goldenhill was enough as they clinched their first league trophy in their 12 year history.

In a league packed with tough competition in the shape of Campsie Black Watch, Bonnyton Thistle and the aforementioned Goldenhill, among others, Antonine overcame the odds, losing just three games to claim glory. It’s an accomplishment that has left all involved delighted.

John Miller, head coach said: “The whole of the Antonine set up are very proud of the under 19s achievement and with the present under 16s (past Scottish Cup winners) on the verge of winning their league, there is an upbeat feel around the place giving encouragement to the younger teams.”

It all began back in August as Antonine started the season off with a home tie against defending champions Bonnyton Thistle. If they wanted to signal their intent on making a challenge in the league they would have been looking to put down a marker on the first day of the season especially with a home game.

However it was Bonnyton who got themselves off to the perfect start in their defence of the title with a tough fought 4-2 away win to leave Antonine playing catch up from the start.

A midweek game against Linwood Rangers followed for Antonine and they managed to get themselves off and running with a 2-0 home win to set them up with a Scottish Cup clash with fellow GADYFL u19 side Knightswood. It was an early exit for Antonine who succumbed to the away side with a 4-3 defeat to crash out of the top tournament in Scotland, though defeat was to be a blessing in disguise.

Teams want to progress as far as they can in most competitions but head coach Miller admitted it allowed his side to concentrate on league football. He said: “As with all teams you are hoping to perform well in all competitions, however an early exit to Knightswood in the Scottish Cup made us focus on our league form and quietly we put results together.”

It was two weeks before Antonine were back in league action and they followed up their away defeat against Knightswood in the cup with a 2-0 defeat away to Claremont AFC.

It was a poor start to the season for the black and whites but following that defeat they went on a fantastic run of form in the league which saw them defeat Campsie Black Watch home and away along with Clydebank B and also avenge their cup loss by beating Knightswood.

However, league duty was soon to be broken up with the Regional Cup kicking off but it was another quick exit as they lost on penalties to Harmony Row following a 2-2 draw. It was again a two week break before they were back in action in the league and they avenged a second cup loss by hammering Harmony Row 4-1 away from home to keep up their fine league run. It closed out 2012 in strong fashion for the Duntocher side.

If 2012 ended well for Antonine, then 2013 started off in spectacular fashion as they thrashed rivals Goldenhill 4-0 at Goldenhill’s ground signalling their intent that Antonine were serious about this league title, a game that Miller described as a “pivotal” point in the race for the title.

“Many of our games were close fought encounters against very good opposition, however without doubt the 4-0 away victory over our local rivals Goldenhill early in January was pivotal in our quest for the title” he said.

Bonnyton Thistle though were keen on keeping their crown and Antonine met the Kilmarnock side a week later in league duty. It ended in a miserable 5-0 defeat for the away side which kept Bonnyton very much still in the hunt for another league title whilst also denting Antoine’s hopes of shocking many by clinching the title.

It would be another 3 weeks before Antonine could get back on track and try to put the defeat behind them and they managed to do just that with an impressive 4-2 win over Linwood Rangers. It was the start of a winning run that saw Antonine win another five on the bounce after this defeating Glasgow University twice, Claremont AFC, Harmony Row and Knightswood.

It all culminated in a final day clash with Faifley neighbours and rivals Goldenhill. A draw would be enough for Antonine to capture a title that, at the start of the season, probably wouldn’t have been expected by many. The black and whites managed to secure a 1-1 draw that clinched a well fought and well deserved league title.

Miller took time to praise every single player emphasising that it was a collective team effort that allowed the side to triumph in their first year in the Saturday league. “This season has been a tremendous effort by all Antonine players, who have shown a great willingness, determination and pride in representing their club. Such has been the collective desire to succeed it is impossible to single out individuals in what has been a squad effort in securing the title.”

Congratulations to Antonine Football Club, the 2012/2013 GADYFL U19’s Division A Champions.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:23

SPTA win battle of the semi finalist Saints

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St Peter the Apostle
St Ambrose HS



Senior SSFA Shield - S/F
Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie

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By Forde McGhee
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St Peter the Apostle yesterday reached the final of the SSFA Shield with a well deserved 3-1 win over St Ambrose. From the early stages of the match St Peter's looked the more likely to reach the final as they showed more conviction than their opponents.

St Ambrose nearly added a goal from the St Peter's kickoff however when Stephen Paterson stole the ball from the feet of a St Peter's player and burst with great pace in to the box but was met by an out rushing Paddy Hasty who collected the ball before the St Ambrose number 11 had time to take a shot.

Not long after St Ambrose came close again to opening the scoring when Dale Dickson whipped a ball in from the left hand side and Nick Frasers shot nearly found its way through the keepers legs and into the back of the net but some how the St Peter's goalie scrambled it away.

St Peter's staged there first attack of the game when Kevin McInally played a well timed ball over the top for on running striker Joe Toye but the number nines left footed shot was held safely by the St Ambrose goalkeeper, a few moments later however the same thing happend but striker Joe Toyes left footed shot this team creeped past Paul Anderson into the net to put St Peters 1-0 up.

Just a few moments later St Peter's doubled their lead in superb fashion when Gary Hynes smashed home a 25 yard free kick that the St Ambrose keeper could only stand and watch rocket past him into the top left hand corner of his net. Just when things were looking bad enough for St Ambrose it got worse when St Peter the Apostle went 3-0 up a couple of minutes after there second this time Hynes the provider when the number seven curled a freekick perfectly into the back post for Kieran Falconer to power home a great header.

St Ambrose started to push hard to try and salvage a goal and there hard work payed off when they were awarded a penalty when Ryan McCallen looked to have handled the ball inside the area. Christopher O'Neil stepped up to take the penalty but his effort from the spot was saved by Paddy Hasty but the keeper couldn't stop O'Neils rebound to make it 3-1.

St Ambrose looked to add another just on the stroke of half time and came close to when Ryan Cox's volley fired just over the bar. Again St Ambrose came close when Dale Dickson breaks through the St Peter's defense to then cut the ball across goal for his team mate but St Peter defender Andy McElhill made a superb last ditch tackle to keep the score 3-1 at half time

Half Time: St Peter the Apostle HS 3-1 St Ambrose HS

The second half didn't have anywhere near as much excitment as the first 45 minutes with both sides playing a lot more of there football in the midfield meaning a lot less chances and a lot more fouls in the middle of the park.

The first real chance in the second half came when Joe Toye robbed the defender of the ball and darted with it into the box but his low drilled shot was saved well by the feet of the keeper.

St Ambrose then had their fist chance of the second half when Josh Robertson whipped a powerful cross in to be met by the hed of Christopher O'Neil but the midfielder's header was saved acrobatically by the St Peter's goalkeeper.

Joe Toye came close to adding his second of the game when a great long ball from the back ment he was 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper but both the strikers attempts at goal failed and the score was kept at 3-1.

Getting in to the last ten minutes of the game both sets of players looked tired with a lot of players going down with cramp or injuries and the tempo of the game was certainly starting to show.

St Peter's had one last chance at the end with a free kick but the St Ambrose wall stayed solid and blocked the attempt. The match ended 3-1 sending meaning that the final would now be Bishopbriggs vs St Peter the Apostle which is quiet the rivalry match. The players got a heroes reception from their many fans when leaving the pitch and they looked delighted to be heading to the final.

Full Time: St Peter the Apostle HS 3-1 St Ambrose HS

St Peter the Apostle HS St Ambrose HS
1. Paddy Hasty
2. Kevin McInally
3. Andy McElhill
4. Dylan McCann
5. Kieran Falconer
6. Callum Cook
7. Gary Hynes
8. Ryan McCallen
9. Joe Toye
10. Matt Todd
11. Chris McLaughlin
12. Andrew Mulrine
13. Michale Brown
14. Kieran Conlin
15. Scott Cameron
16. Niall Cunningham
1. Paul Anderson
2. Aaron Johnstone
3. Josh McCormack
4. David McCormack
5. Gerard Gallagher
7. David Lamb
8. Christopher O'Neil
9. Dale Dickson
10. Paul O'Hear
11. Stephen Paterson
12. Nicky Fraser
14. Josh Robertson
15. Robert Park
16. Ryan Cox

Joe Toye is my man of the match because he worked hard up front and was rewarded with a goal.
Chrsitopher O'Neil is my man of the match becuse he  made huge impact in the midfield.
Monday, 22 April 2013 23:57

Rossvale hold nerve to defeat JJA in classic

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Jimmy Johnstone Academy
Rossvale Thistle
U15 West Region Cup - SF
Cathkin Park
The much anticipated meeting of two old rivals took place at Cathkin Park, in the West Regional cup semi final.

Jimmy Johnstone Academy v Rossvale Thistle 98s is a game both sets of players look forward to and seems to be the acid test for the coaches on how far their respective teams have progressed.

The game started at a frantic pace with no real football being played in the early stages, Rossvale seemed to settle first and started to use the pace of their winger's Jack Crumlish and Richard Dunn to get behind the JJA defence, Cammy Ralston was causing real problems with his strength and pace which saw a stream of free kicks awarded to Rossvale as JJA struggled to cope, despite this dominance the first goal came in a fortunate fashion as a weak Michael O'Brien pass found it's way through the JJA defence to fall at the feet of Rossvale's top scorer Paul King a few yards from goal who toe poked it past the keeper.

If the first goal was fortunate the second was the exact opposite a searching free kick found Paul King who had made good movement in behind the JJA fullback, his pass back into the box was met sweetly by Michael O'Brien on the volley and the ball flew past the keeper to put Rossvale in the driving seat.

Half Time: Jimmy Johnstone Academy 0-2 Rossvale Thistle

If ever there was a game of two halves this was it, a formation change seemed to rejuvenate JJA who put Rossvale onto the back foot form the off and quickly got themselves a foothold in the game after pouncing on a slack pass from Rossvale JJA raced forward and the midfielder struck the ball from distance into the top right hand corner leaving Milne with no chance.

The Rossvale heads seemed full of doubt and JJA poured forward with the second goal seeming inevitable and it came in the strangest of fashion with with Rossvale threatening on the break a miss kicked cross from a quick throw caught Rossvale short at the back and suddenly the game was tied at 2-2.

The game seemed to settle after the equaliser with Rossvale starting to find their way in the match again but all the real threat was now coming from JJA whos players seemed to have grown six inches and were winning every battle all over the park, the loss of Aiden Wisely to a head knock saw the introduction of Jack Law

With just over 15 minutes to go a set piece put JJA into the lead for the first time, the ball was delivered from the right deep into the Rossvale box it found an unmarked runner who rose unchallenged and despite a desperate attempt by Milne the ball flew into the net.

Rossvale looked a beaten team at this point,the last throw for them was to throw Crumlish up front to join King and Ralston, with time against them Rossvale threw everything at JJA who were defending well and appeared to be in a comfortable position to run out the clock.

With almost the last kick of the game Rossvale made another assault on the JJA goal and the ball fell to the feet of Cammy Ralston who managed to shift the ball enough to find space in a packed box to strike the ball low past the JJA keeper for 3-3.

The game went straight to penalties, a pity in a game were no boy deserved to be a loser after giving everything for their respective teams.

Full Time: Jimmy Johnstone Academy 3-3 Rossvale Thistle

Jimmy Johnstone stepped up first and the first kick was saved by Milne, Ralston scored to put Rossvale ahead only to see Frazer Kennedy miss and and the shootout levelled, the game remained level until the fifth round of penalties when JJA missed again to a wonderful Milne save, as if scripted up stepped Declan Bryson against his old team and a bunch of schoolmates to strike the ball home and take Rossvale through to the final.

Both sets of fans clapped the boys off after a wonderful spectacle which was a real credit to youth football in Glasgow played in a competitive but sporting manner.

Final Result: Jimmy Johnstone Academy 3-3 Rossvale Thistle (Rossvale win 4-3 on penalties)
Monday, 22 April 2013 23:23

Port Glasgow BC roundup - 20th/21st April

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PGBC Community Coaching

All 5 and 6 year olds are welcome along on a Saturday morning at 10am to join in with the coaching, just come along to Parklea hub and speak to any club official.

Thanks to Crawfurds Car Centre for continued sponsorship.

PGBC 2006s

Port Glasgow’s up and coming 206s played their 4 games at Seedhill with a local derby thrown in, the boys played well and are learning every week new drills and skills, they must start to believe in themselves and take their good training into match days, to develop as stars of the future. In the 3 teams wins, losses and draws goals came from: Greig Emerson 8, Adam Watt 6, Ryan Graham 4, Aaron Smith 4, Ryan Leslie and Leon McCall.

The team are looking for players to develop into budding young stars, phone 07928533991 for details.

Sponsored by UPGSC and Crawfurds Car Centre

PGBC 2005s

Finally the football resumed for these boys after 4 weeks without any games, in total 3 teams went out at Notre Dame on Sunday morning, there were wins, losses and draws for all teams but it is a learning experience for the boys. An excellent team performance from Sean Tosh, Devlin Anderson, Marcus Weir and Joseph against First Touch made the hard work at training seem worthwhile, while all the other boys continued to show improvement. We will be back at Notre Dame on Sunday morning, if all boys can be there for 9.50am, any calls off phone Gillian 07534230282

Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre

PGBC 2004s ‘A’

These boys got another win on Saturday against St Mirren after a cagey first half when both teams scored two goals each. After the break though the Port boys played some great football, in turn scoring a few more goals without reply. Best for the Port on the day was 4 goal hero Sean Doherty but well done to all boys for their efforts. Thanks to all parents for help and support on Saturday and at the First Touch tournament on Sunday.

Sponsored by Marcus Humphrey House.

PGBC 2004s Black

The boys travelled to Ferguslie Park at the weekend to take on Broomhill, right from the first whistle the boys looked up for the game, making their intentions known hitting the bar with a good attacking move within the first minute of the match. The remainder of the first half saw the Port press Broomhill high inside they're own half creating good chances and playing some good one touch football, this paid of with the Port boys leading at half time. The second half started of at the same pace as the first half had ended, the boys clearly hungry to add to their lead, good pressing in midfield saw the ball won and a good run and fantastic finish saw the port double their lead, credit to Broomhill who were under sustained pressure at the back, they put together a fine passing counter attack resulting in a goal serving as a warning to the Port boys to stay switched on, credit to the boys though they re-grouped and went back at Broomhill playing some great football at times in all areas of the park, breaking down the Broomhill defence to score a few more goals and run out comfortable winners on the day. Goalscorers; McLaughlin, Weston, McBride and Baxter. Players and coaches thank B. Buick and Sons (bodyshop) for continued support.

PGBC 2003s

The boys played on home turf on Saturday against a strong Bridgewater side, the team played well together creating chances but were unlucky in their defeat. The coaches are pleased with the teams performances as the season progresses. The boys were also delighted to be invited to take part in First Touch’s 7-a-side event at Cappielow on Sunday, great effort was showed by all boys and it was an experience everyone enjoyed, the boys look forward to many more competitions and thank those who organised this one.

Sponsored by Carpetrite

PGBC 2001s

Port travelled to Johnstone High School to face Linwood Rangers on Saturday morning. With loads of chances coming their way early in the match Port failed to convert any, then a break up the park from Linwood saw them convert an easy chance. A nice one two between Jack Anderson and Ryan Phillips saw Ryan just pull his shot past the post. Ryan did manage to convert his next chance after Declan Adair made a good run down the right before playing the ball into the box for Ryan to score. Port again had numerous chances but failed to find the net, shots from Declan Adair and Brandon McCabe forced the Linwood keeper into some fine saves.

In the second half Port had keeper Dimitris Cameron to thank for keeping them in the game with some good saves. Declan Adair then put Port in front after he made a good run through the defence and slid the ball past the Linwood keeper. Brandon McCabe and Ryan Phillips then hit the woodwork in quick succession before a good strike from Josh Patton left the Linwood keeper stranded. In the dying minutes and with Port still missing loads of chances, the defence then fell asleep and let Linwood in twice to share the honours.

Port are still looking for more players to strengthen their squad for the step up to 11-a-side. Anyone wishing a trial contact Ian on 07753846465.

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PGBC 14s

The 14s played at home on Saturday morning and managed a point in the league tie, 2 goals from Connor Duffy had the Port ahead, the boys played well but lost 2 goals and couldn’t seem to get the ball in the back of the net for a victory, refs motm was goalscorer Connor Duffy closely followed by Ciaran Murray. In the run up to the close of the season the boys have midweek games and Saturday morning games so are being asked to work extra hard, good luck boys.

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PGBC 16s 5 Linwood Rangers 4

The Port boys secured a victory on Saturday with goals coming from hat-trick hero Bradley Anderson and refs motm Christopher Grierson, plus an og.

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PGBC 21s 0 East Kilbride 3

The 21s lost out on Saturday afternoon, refs motm was Scott Coyle.

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Monday, 22 April 2013 00:07

Celtic draw crowns Bankies GADYFL champions

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Celtic BC
Clydebank FC
U17's GADYFL Div 1
Clydebank FC 17s celebrated winning the tough GADYFL 1st Division on Sunday afternoon as the young Bankies, although only drawing the match, did enough to win the league, celebrating two in a row.

The young Bankies went on the attack straight from kick off displaying good passing football as Thomas Carberry came close and Joe Toye firing past before Toye again forced a good save from the Celtic keeper.

Celtic were content to try and contain Clydebank and rely on hitting on the break as Robbie Cruickshank, Ryan McAllen and Calum Davidson came close as Bankies dominated the game.

Celtics tactics worked as they hit Clydebank with a breakaway goal to take a shock lead. But the young Bankies pushed forward in search of an equaliser and good work from Justo saw Cruickshank strike at goal but the ball fell to Brendan Black who rifled the ball into the net. Justo was next with a strike at goal followed by a Zack Birnie freekick flying over the bar.

Half time: Celtic BC 1-1 Clydebank FC

The second half saw the young Bankies pushing forward in search of the goal that would guarantee the title as Birnie let fly, Justo shot over, Toye with a free kick over, Justo shooting past, and Carberry producing a good run that almost produced a goal.

The young Bankies kept going forward though as Calum Davidson shot at goal,Carberry came close and a barrage of the Celtic goal saw McAllen and Carberry almost get on the score sheet as last ditch defending from Celtic denied Clydebank as the young Bankies settled for a point.

Full time: Celtic BC 1-1 Clydebank FC

Clydebank then celebrated later in the day when news came through that other results went their way.

Overall a great achievement for the young Bankies achieving 2 GADYFL 1st Div titles in a row but also well deserved as the boys have topped the 1st Div almost continuously for 2 seasons.

Clydebank squad: Clark, Warrillow, Birnie, McAllen, Grimes, Black, Davidson, Justo, Cruickshank, Toye, Carberry, Macdonald, Devitt, McDonald, Kalume.

Report by David Macdonald

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Clydebank FC
Drumchapel Amateurs
U17's GADYFL Div 1
Clydebank FC 17s took another major step towards the GADYFL 1st Division on Thursday night with a hard fought victory over local rivals Drumchapel Amateurs.The match was switched at the last minute from Holm Park to Mountblow after recent poor weather.

The young Bankies dominated the first half playing some good football taking the game to the 1st Division side producing some good incision in the final third.

Early in the match in form Zack Birnie flighted in a perfect cross that was headed in by Calum Davidson for the opener.

Soon after Birnie struck a superb left foot free kick from the edge of the box right into the top corner. The young Bankies soon made it 3 when a great long pass from Ryan McAllen switching play to Justo who linked with Thomas carberry who finished off superbly.

Carberry and Ryan Devitt had further chances before Birnie came close with another free kick which produced a stunning save from the Drum keeper.

Jamie Grimes was next up with a long range effort followed by a Joe Toye volley. Carberry scored his second when he linked well with Toye in a good quick move to give the young Bankies a 4-0 lead at half time.

Half time: Clydebank FC 4-0 Drumchapel Ams

Right from kick off in the second half the Drum fought back and Bankies keeper Jo Clark produced a good save before the Drum pulled back a goal.

Justo and Carberry had further chances up at the other end but Drum were not for giving up as there striker found himself 1 on 1 with Jo Clark to finish well and get back into the game at 4-2.

The young Bankies finally put the game beyond the visitors with a well worked goal that saw McAllen, Toye, Brendan Black produce a good passing move for Carberry to score his hat trick and Bankies 5th.

Carberry and Robbie Cruickshank had shots at goal before a great chance from Birnie was saved well after a brilliant run from the left back right into the oppositions 6 yard box.Brendan Black produced some good footwork and strike at goal before man of the match Calum Davidson finished off the rebound for his double and Bankies’ 6th.

The young Bankies look to be on course to win their second first Div title in a row and the young Bankies know that an away match next against Celtic could decide the championship.

Full time: Clydebank FC 17s 6-2 Drumchapel Ams

Clydebank squad: Macdonald, Warrillow, Birnie, McAllen, Grimes, Black, Davidson, Justo, Devitt, Carberry, Toye, Clark, McDonald, Cruickshank, McGinley

By David Macdonald


Giffnock SC Thistle
Broomhill Juniors
Lea 82, 90
Smith 70


U17 SYFA Challenge Cup - SF
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On Sunday afternoon a large crowd gathered at Broadwood Stadium to witness a battle between Giffnock SC and Broomhill Juniors of Aberdeen, to find out who would be on their way to the Scottish Cup final in Airdrie next month.  In the end it was Giffnock’s day as they came away with the win with a late rally to book their tickets to Airdrie next month.  

In a game of few chances it was Giffnock who looked to open the scoring early on.  Craig Buchanan picked the ball up on the left hand side and was able to cut in onto his right foot.  He drove towards the centre of the pitch and got a shot away from twenty yards out which proved to be a simple save for Rhys Leaper.

Broomhill had their first real chance of the game midway through the half after neat work from winger James Dunbar.  He was able to slip the ball through to Glen Smith on the right hand side of the penalty area.  Smith took a touch and smashed his shot towards goal but his effort flew over the bar.

The away side had the final note-worthy chance of the half and they should have opened the scoring through Shaun Kirkpatrick.  A free kick was crossed towards the back-post where the Kirkpatrick had a free header but his effort went wide of the post.

At half time the game was very even with both sides trying not to make mistakes.  I would say that Broomhill were the better side, just, in the opening period as they had slightly more possession and created a few more chances.  

Half Time:  Giffnock SC Thistle 0 – 0 Broomhill Juniors   
Broomhill came out for the second half looking to take the initiative in the match and they started brightly.  They had a great chance to open the scoring very early on after great work by Connor Kelly down the left hand side.  The attacker got himself into the area with a nice piece of skill and was able to cross to Aaron Cox.  The striker won the header eight yards out but it went wide to the relief of the home support.

Kelly was involved again moments later as he went close himself.  He picked the ball up on the edge of the box, he was able to create space for himself to get the shot away but his shot was deflected wide for a corner which came to nothing.

Giffnock had their first opportunity of the second half when Tristan Cumming picked up a loose ball.  The winger got on the ball around twenty-five yards from goal and he got a powerful snap-shot away which forced a save from Broomhill’s Leaper.

The scoring was finally opened seventy minutes into the match as Broomhill were able to get themselves ahead.  A cross from the visitors’ right wing was not cleared by the Giffnock defence and the loose ball fell to Glen Smith inside the area.  Smith got the ball out of his feet and he was able to smash the ball just inside the far-post from a tight angle.

Giffnock responded well and forced a corner which led to their equaliser.  James Lea took the corner but the initial cross was poor and cleared at the near-post.  The clearance went straight back to Lea who was able to get another cross in towards his team-mates.  His cross was low and was driven into the near-post where there were a group of players were looking to attack the ball.  However, the cross eluded everyone, including the keeper who was helpless in keeping the ball out of the net.

With ten minutes remaining both sides went searching for a winner.  Broomhill had a couple of good chances as James Dunbar threatened.  Firstly, Liam Paterson played a lovely ball to Dunbar to put the attacker through on goal.  Dunbar got a left-footed shot away but his effort was well saved by Giffnock’s Stephen McPhee who had rushed out and met the attacker eight yards from goal.

Dunbar’s second effort inside a couple of minutes came as he drove at the Giffnock defence.  He got to the edge of the area where he got a shot away but it was an easy save for the keeper.

As it looked to be heading for a draw, Giffnock managed one last attack which saw Tristan Cumming being fouled inside the area after some nice skill to give his side a last-minute penalty.  Captain James Lea bravely stepped up to take the kick and he was able to send the keeper the wrong way to give his side the lead.

Giffnock were able to hold out for the remainder of injury time to book their place in the final of the SYFA Scottish Cup which will be played at Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie next month.    
Full Time:  Giffnock SC Thistle 2 – 1 Broomhill Juniors

Giffnock SC Thistle Broomhill Juniors
1.  Stephen McPhee (GK)
2.  Gavin Orr
3.  Johnny MacNamara
5.  David Shearer
7.  Connor Daniels
8.  Daniel Silver
9.  Christopher Holmes
10.  Ross Sloan
11.  Matthew Docherty
12.  Blair Lyons
14.  James Duncan
15.  David Johnston
16.  Craig Buchanan
17.  Corey Jacobs
18.  James Lea (c)
19.  Tristan Cumming
1.  Rhys Leiper (GK)
2.  Calum Thompson
3.  Ewan Ritchie
4.  Ross Gibson
5.  Shaun Kirkpatrick
6.  Dillon Whyte
8.  Sam Downie
9.  Aaron Cox
10.  Liam Paterson
11.  Connor Kelly
12.  Connor Thomson
14.  Andy Hampton (c)
15.  Anthony Harkin
16.  James Dunbar
20.  Lewis Doherty
21.  Glen Smith
James Lea wins the Man Of The Match award for Giffnock today.  He scored the two all-important goals which saw his side through the tie.
For Broomhill, I am giving Anthony Harkin the Man Of The Match.  He constantly demanded the ball in the centre of midfield and looked to create opportunities for his strikers.