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Glasgow & District YFL
Thistle BC 4 v 4 Nrth Glasgow 
Clyde BC 9 v 1 Giffnock
Busby A 0 v 0 Hampden BC
Dunoon 4 v 3 Castlemilk
Dean This 3 v 1 Ardeer This
Southside 2 v 2 Fulham
Old Firm All 0 v 5 Pollok Utd
Baillieston 1 v 8 Westerton
Celtic BC 9 v 0 Andalus Ansar
Rossvale This 7 v 0 Cardonald This
Old Firm All 0 v 5 Jim Johnstone
Rangers SABC 1 v 6 Harmony Row
Pollok Utd
Celtic BC 1 v 5 Lenzie YC
Celtic Youth 1 v 6 Clydebank Utd
Antonine 4 v 1 Busby Am
Camlachie 8 v 1 Summerston
UNDER 19 – Division 1
Blantyre Vic 2 v 5 Kilpatrick
EKFC ‘Gold’ 2 v 0 Rossvale ‘A’
Easthall Star 0 v 2 Baillieston
St Mirren 9 v 0 East End
Pt Glasgow BC 1 v 3 Clydebank
West Park 4 v 0 Glentyan Th
Maryhill Jnrs 2 v 4 Lenzie YC
UNDER 19 – Division 2
Glasgow This tle 6 v 4 Crookston
Third Lanark 4 v 0 Argyle Ath
Milngavie BC 1 v 7 Dunoon 
Rossvale ‘B’ 3 v 5 Vale of Clyde
Easthall 2 v 7 Glencairn
Busby ‘B’ 1 v 6 West Park Utd
Drumchapel Am 7 v 2 EKFC ‘Blue’
Scottish Youth FA Cup - R2
Celtic BC 1 v 3 Broomhill
Rangers SABC 6 v 0 Renfrew Vic
Pollok Utd 7 v 6 Busby Am ‘B’
Elderslie 4 v 1 Dumbarton Utd
Cardonald Th 8 v 0 Langside
Muirton 2 v 4 Chelsea BC
Celtic Jnrs 5 v 1 Pt Glasgow Jnr
Rangers SABC 9 v 2 Everton BC
Celtic BC 3 v 1 Linwood Rangers
Finnart 2 v 0 Hampden BC
Gourock 3 v 5 Drumchapel Am
Rangers SABC 1 v 6 Celtic BC
Busby Am 3 v 5 Barrhead
Celtic 2 v 1 Renton
Airdrie Utd 3 v 1 Maryhill Jnr
Tass This 2 v 1 Knightswood
Milngavie Wand      14 v 1 Parkmoor
Jimmy Johnstone 4 v 2 Giffnock
Rossvale 2 v 4 Young Falkirk
St Mirren 8 v 0 MYF
Rossvale Milan 1 v 5 Cardonald This
Saturday, 21 September 2013 17:34

Saints triumph in Paisley goal-fest

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St Mirren YFC
Broomhill SC City
Bendoris (3)
Turner (2)
Burns (2)


U14 PJ&DYFL Division 3
St James' Racecourse
21 September 2013
Authors: Kieran Muir & Dean Robertson

Today's game between St Mirren and Broomhill at a cloudy St James' park was a goal-fest which saw a total of eleven goals with St Mirren scoring nine and Broomhill scoring two.
It was St Mirren who got the action underway and from the start, both teams battled for the ball with each of them finding early chances. Broomhill got the first chance when Jude Taylor fired a shot from the edge of the box but only to see it go wide. Next was St Mirren when Josh Beattie had a chip shot which went just over the bar.
Broomhill came closest to score first when Ben Arthur put a low cross into Aaron Robeson who had his shot saved Mirren keeper Liam Kelly but the ball rebounded to Craig Duffus who's shot was also saved then eventually cleared by the defence.
Broomhill may have had the closest chance but it was St Mirren who found the net first when Josh Beattie had a shot from the edge of the box which beat the diving Broomhill keeper.
After the goal, both teams were still evenly matched on the balance of play but St Mirren looked as if they could sore again when Declan English had an ambitious shot from long range which troubled the keeper resulting in a corner which found the head Thomas Turner but the ball went wide.   
St Mirren continued their goal threat when Thomas Turner found himself again with another few chances but the keeper dealt with them well, keeping the score at 1-0.
The next chance of the match fell to Broomhill when a bad clearance fell to Jude Taylor who had a shot which was saved well.
St Mirren responded well when Marcus Huston had a sot from a wide angle saved. St Mirren then increased there lead when Marcus Huston crossed the ball to Ronan Burns who curled the ball into the keeper's left side of the net.
Broomhill looked for an immediate response when Jude Taylor had a shot that beat the keeper but only hit the side net.
St Mirren looked to put the game beyond doubt before half time when Declan English and Josh Beattie both had shots which didn't trouble the goalkeeper.
Half Time: St Mirren YFC 2-0 Broomhill SC City
Broomhill kicked off the second half which featured no less than nine goals in quick succession.      
The first came for Broomhill who looked to get back into the game and did when a defensive mix up from St Mirren allowed Jude Taylor to slot the ball past the keeper.
Just after the restart St Mirren restored their two goal lead when Marcus Huston's powerful shot from close range, nestled into the corner of the net.
Mirren went on to score again within minuets to make the score 4-1 when Thomas Turner's edge of the box shot found the net, past the diving keeper.
Within what felt like seconds, St Mirren scored again when Turner chipped the keeper after receiving a nice pass from Steven Bendoris.
Mirren came through on goal again when Steven Bendoris slipped the ball passed the goal keeper after some very skilful work from himself.
At this point in the second half, the action seemed to slow until Ronan Burns sparked the game back to life with a goal for St Mirren.
Broomhill were next on the score sheet when they found a consolation goal when the ball was taken around the Mirren goal keeper and slotted the ball into the empty net after two previous clearances off the line.
St Mirren got back to there scoring ways however when, substitute Kyle Dohan cut into the box an drilled the ball into the left side of the net.
The final Goal of the game was yet again St Mirren's Steven Bendoris put the ball past the charging goal keeper to conclude the scoring for the game.
There was no more clear cut opportunities in the game as the referee blew time on our goal Benazir.    
Full Time: St Mirren YFC 9 - 2 Broomhill SC City


St Mirren YFC Broomhill SC City
1. Liam Kelly
2. Declan English
3. Cameron Bruce
4. Kyle Dohan
5. Jordan Lizana
6. Thomas Turner
7. Stewart Dalgleish
8. Josh Beattie
9. Ronan Burns
10. James Wight
11. Steven Bendoris
12. Lewis Cummings
14. Declan Docherty
16. Marcus Huston
17. Cameron Clark
1. Aidan Reilly
2. Ben Macdonald
3. Ewan Mcgill
4. Douglas Huston
5. Jonathon Renton
6. Sam Maciver
7. Ben Arthur
8. Finlay Perry
9. Jude Taylor
10. Craig Duffus
11. Aaron Robeson
12. Jack Feild
14. Cameron Sood
15. Gary Gilchrist
16. Cameron Price
Steven Bendoris played his part in a handful of goals and managed to net a hat-trick, as well as good all round play.
Jude Taylor scored a good goal and showed great willingness to get his team back into the game as he was invalved in all of Broomhill's attacking play.
Derrick Wright, St Mirren Manager said "Today we took our chances excellently, which was very pleasing."
Broomhill's manager said, "We started the game well with a couple of good chances but it's just one of these things in football and today wasn't to be our day."


Bonnyton Thistle FC
Johnstone Burgh BC
U19's Trans World Soccer SYFA Cup - R2
14 September 2013
In this keenly anticipated second round tie an injury ravaged Johnstone Burgh squad made their way down to Grange Academy in Kilmarnock to take on Scottish Cup holders and winners for the last 3 consecutive years - Bonnyton Thistle. Burgh were left with 13 fit players after illness and injury had decimated their squad in midweek and they knew they faced a tall order to topple the holders, who were fielding 9 of the players who lifted the Scottish Cup just 4 months ago, further strengthened with the addition of players from the pro youth ranks. However, there remained no shortage of talent and a great deal of resolve in the 13 Burgh players who travelled.
From the first whistle it was clear that Burgh had arrived with a disciplined counter-attacking game plan in mind and their players appeared to be executing it to the letter straight from kick off. Bonnyton dominated the early exchanges with their fluid passing game but were not making any impact through the compact Burgh midfield, where Adam Dardis and Aaron Lewis were imposing themselves and wide players Calum Craig and Andrew Skinner were working their socks off. The usual miserly Burgh defence was also dealing comfortably with anything Bonnyton striker Steven Hill and their attack had to offer.
As the first half progressed Bonnyton continued to dominate possession and press into the final third, but were still finding it difficult to penetrate the stuffiest defence in last seasons PJD YFL; a team who had 11 competitive shut-outs under their belt. Meantime, Burgh continued to pose a threat with swift dangerous breaks from strikers Craig Buchanan and Lewis MacDonald. Indeed MacDonald should have put Burgh ahead with the best chance of the first half when on 24 mins he cut in from the left of the Bonnyton box, beat his man and with just the keeper to beat from 8 yards placed a shot to the far corner which Bonnyton goalkeeper Scott Purdie stretched a foot to and blocked. Purdie was made to work hard on another couple of occasions by a Darren Kennedy long range shot on 28 mins and a near post volley from Buchanan on 35 minutes. By the end of the first half a pattern had developed with Bonnyton having the majority of possession, Burgh containing them and although having probably fewer chances had the most clear cut to score. 
Half time: Bonnyton Thistle FC 0-0 Johnstone Burgh BC
The second half continued with more of the same, although with the wind now at their backs Bonnyton were having even more of the game. Burgh suffered further setback early in the second half when midfielders Andrew Skinner and Adam Dardis had to be replaced due to injury and the Johnstone side were forced to use their only substitutes. The first half hour of the second half was all out pressure from Bonnyton as the cup holders tried to make the breakthrough, with David Shedden looking dangerous against the tiring Burgh players.  But still goalkeeper Sean Quinn and defenders Darren Kennedy, Craig Stevenson, Colin Rose and Ross Cairns held firm.
Burgh's chances were now fewer and far between, but they still posed a threat on the break and the Bonnyton players were beginning to show signs of frustration. The final whistle blew with the teams still locked at 0-0 and with Burgh hanging on in the final 10 minutes. Burgh were now the walking wounded with a further two players,Calum McFadyen who had been outstanding in various positions in this tie and Ross Cairns continuing injured as they were unable to be replaced. The 90 minutes had been played at a very high tempo and this continued in extra time.
Bonnyton were becoming more frustrated though as the game wore on and Johnstone Burgh continued to look very dangerous on the break. In the 10th min of extra time striker Buchanan again raced clear for a one on one with the Bonnyton goalkeeper and as he looked set to pull the trigger from the edge of the box, he decided to take an extra touch and over ran the ball into Purdie's arms. Five mins into the second period of extra time disaster struck for Burgh as Craig Stevenson collapsed with injury and had to be carried off. With Burgh now down to 10 men and complete backs to the wall, the Kilmarnock based Scottish champions went for the jugular and threw everything at the Johnstone side to try to finish them off before penalties kicks would decide the tie.
Burgh defender Taylor Curran made a remarkable block at the back post when the Thistle player looked certain to score with a header. However, incredibly Burgh's 10 men were not finished and in the final 7 mins with Bonnyton now looking as if they had given their last ounce, the Johnstone side came back with a final flurry themselves searching for the elusive winner. Buchanan again sprinted clear from the defenders and despite being ushered into the corner dribbled his away along the byline beating two defenders and firing a shot across the face of the goal just missing the far post.
The Burgh support were left outraged with only 4 mins left when Colin Rose played a superb 30 yard through ball over the Bonnyton defence and two Burgh players ran from deep to beat the offside trap and race clear of the defenders. With Buchanan and Craig through on the champions goalkeeper and defenders left in their trail and not a single appeal from the opposition, everyone was anticipating the winning goal. However, the referee still positioned in the Burgh half of the field decided to blow his whistle very late, to indicate what he thought was an offside!

Extra time finished still deadlocked, so the 10 left standing for Burgh were now into a penalty shoot out to decide things after a fast paced and exciting 0-0 draw where both teams gave everything.  With nerves undoubtedly playing a part for both sides, Burgh's goalkeeper Sean Quinn became the hero, saving 3 Bonnyton penalties and stepping up himself to take the fifth and final deciding spot kick and sending Burgh into the third round.
Final score: Bonnyton Thistle FC 0-0 Johnstone Burgh BC (2-3 on penalties)
Johnstone Burgh coach, Graham Cairns said afterwards how proud he was of every one of his players. "we certainly did'nt get an easy draw in this round and bearing in mind we only had 13 players today and not all of them fit, it's a great achievement by the players to come here and see off a team with their track record. Both sets of players are due credit for playing the game in a very sporting way despite what was a stake and although Bonnyton Thistle will be very sore right now, they are a good side and I'm sure they will have other successes". 
Johnstone Burgh squad: 1. Sean Quinn, 2. Darren Kennedy, 6.Calum McFadyen, 13.Colin Rose, 3.Ross Cairns, 4.Calum Craig, 8.Adam Dardis, 2.Aaron Lewis, 9.Andrew Skinner, 7.Lewis MacDonald, 10.Craig Buchanan Subs 5. Craig Stevenson, 11. Taylor Curran

Bonnyton Thistle squad: 1. Scott Purdie, 2. Blair Larmour, 3. Andrew Hunter, 4. Marc Abercrombie, 5. Ian Paterson, 6. Lee Gordon, 7. Ryan Golightly, 8. Keiran McCrum, 9. Steven Hill, 10. Christopher Kelly, 11. Sean Mears Subs: 12. Declan Adam, 14. Ewan Barrie, 15. David Shedden, 16. Steven McCarrison
(Johnstone Burgh squad photo from July 2013)
St Andrews Secondary
St Peter the Apostle HS
Hopkins (3)


U18 Glasgow Schools FA
St Andrews Secondary
18 September 2013

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By Forde McGhee
YFS West Region Reporter

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The start of the new campaign started off with St Andrews hosting St Peter the Apostle in what looked to be a very tasty match for all spectating. This would be the first time both senior teams would be playing together so it would be interesting to see how both teams gel.
Straight from the off the away side piled on a huge amount of pressure to the Andy defense Andy McIlhill's cross was touched towards goal by Sam Gallacher but was saved easily by Garry Black between the stick for St Andrew's.
St Andrews then had a chance of there own to test the visitors goalkeeper when they won a free kick on the edge of the box and they did exactly that with Reece Delaney's free kick being tipped narrowly over the bar.
The deadlock was broken with only fifteen minutes played and it was St Peters who were the team to do it when a well timed cross from the right hand side was tipped in at the front post by Sam Gallacher who managed to lose his marker with ease.
The Andy tried to hit back immediately and nearly did when Reece Delaney's good ball in from a corner was met by the head of Declyn Brown who's header smashed the bar, not long after the visitors added another to there tally when a long ball from the back caused the home teams defense major problems which ended in Garry Black being chipped but Declyn Brown rushing back only to for his clearance to meet the head of Joe Toye who doubled his side's lead.
Half time couldn't come quick enough for St Andrew's who certainly needed time to regroup and try and figure out what was going wrong but before the break a ruthless SPTA side added not one but two more goals the first coming when Mikey Hopkins smashed a shot into the top left hand corner then again Hopkins adding the fourth but this time using his head after a great cross from David Seagrave.

Half Time: St Andrews Secondary 0-4 St Peter the Apostle HS
The second half started with St Andrew's knowing they needed an early goal if they wanted any hope of getting something from this game and that's certainly what they tried to do when Kieran McDonald showed great pace to beat his marker then cut it back into the path of Gareth Cairneys who's shot was blocked well by a SPTA defender.
A fifth goal was eventually added to the game but it wasn't the home side who got it, yet again some great play about the middle of the park from the away side ended in Mikey Hopkins slotting the ball home with ease to complete his hat trick.
SPTA continued to pile on the pressure winning numerous corners and missing chances left right and Centre and it was well deserved when they added their sixth goal when a cross from the right flank was spilled by St Andrews keeper Garry Black who's fumble fell into the path of Ryan Forrester who could only use his chest to direct the ball into the net and kill the game completely.
The home side still pressed though looking for a consolation and nearly got it when Declyn Brown pinged a ball up to Kieran McDonald who found space to get his shot away but Scott Wright got down quickly to save. 
Eventually just before the final whistle The Andy did get a goal courtesy of Gareth Cairney who was left unmarked from a corner and smashed his effort low and hard past the SPTA goalkeeper but that was the last real action in this fairly one sided game. St Andrews will need to improve this performance next week when they host local rival school Smiffycroft.
Full Time: St Andrews Secondary 1-6 St Peter the Apostle HS


St Andrews Secondary St Peter the Apostle HS
1. Garry Black
2. Kieran McDonald
3. Declyn Brown
4. Justin Mallin
5. Connor Smith
6. Harry McVey
7. Reece Delaney
8. Michael Mulligan
9. Gareth Cairney
10. Chrissy Eadie
11. Brandon Dowie.
15. John Stewart
16. Alan Dobbs
17. Kieran Hughes
1. Scott Wright
2. Ciaran Murray
3. Andy McIlhill
4. Liam Devine
5. Callum Campbell
6. Ryan Forrester
7. Christopher Dooley
8. Andrew Muiryne
9. Mikey Hopkins
10. Sam Gallacher
11. Joe Toye
12. Brandon Sincliar
15. David Seagreave
16. Craig Cowan
17. Nathan Gallacher
It has to go to Reece Delaney who always looked to create things and grabbed an assist.
Mikey Hopkins has to be man of the match after working hard all game and grabbing hiself a hat trick while doing so.
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 16:23

Port Glasgow BC roundup - 21/22nd September 2013

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PGBC  U21s 1-1 Claremont FC
Port won 5 - 4 on penalties.
Port progressed to the next round of the West of Scotland Cup against first division opponents. They started off slowly and lost a goal in the first five minutes, it took the Port about 25 minutes to get started but once they did they were the better team. 
The effort from all boys again was excellent with some nice football played at times. Ports goal came from Darren Patton, penalty scorers: Ryan Stewart, Paul Johnstone, Darren Patton, Ross McLaughlin and Jack Maxfield. 
Men of the match Aiden McMillan and Robbie Graham.
The 21s wish to thank The Square Restaurant, McKinnon Brothers property maintenance and PMc School of Motoring for sponsorship.
PGBC 19s 1-3 Hamilton
In this Scottish Cup Tie, played in severe weather conditions the Port boys had went ahead when Sam Pollock took the ball past the keeper to hit the back of the net. But in the final 20 minutes Hamilton gained 3 goals to see them through. 
Ref’s MOTM Daniel Bamford.
Team sponsor Garvel.
PGBC 17s 7-1 Cunningham Crusaders
The 17s (pictured) kept alive the Scottish Cup dream for Port Glasgow this weekend with a great victory at Parklea, goals from Lewis Rankin (2), Aidan Sharp (2), Darryn Robertson (2) and Christopher Grierson,
secured the win.
Ref’s MOTM was Jack McGrogan. 
The team are looking to strengthen their squad, anyone interested should Stiv 07984980154 or come along to Parklea Tuesday or Thursday.
This team wish to thank Tam Sharp of Sharp Response for his continued support over the last few years, the boys are pictured in their new strip with Tam.
PGBC 15s 2-4 Pirrie Park
The 15s lost out to Pirrie park midweek with goals from Paul Payne and Connor Duffy, refs motm was Connor Hitchinson.
PGBC 15s 7 Erskine 1
On Saturday the boys travelled to Erskine and came out on top with a great 7-1 victory, goals came from Connor Duffy (2), Stuart Barnes (2), Nicky Grierson, Ciaran Murray and David Marshall, 
Ref’s MOTM was Connor Duffy.
Team sponsor S Johnston Joinery and Building Contractors
Port Glasgow Boys Club U13s 3-2 Stamperland
Port Glasgow Boys Club 2001s traveled through to Eaglesham to play Stamperland on Wednesday night. On an excellent playing surface Port Glasgow started the game well pushing Stamperland back and having a lot of the ball. Port opened the scoring through a great pass from Scott Marshall to Ryan Phillips who scored with good left foot finish. Port continued to press the game but lost a goal from a free kick put into the box. 
Once again Port when on the attack and Declain Adair put a cross into the box for Aaron McGoldrick to score on his first start, but before half time Stamperland brought themselves level when Port lost a goal from a corner kick. Into the second half and there was very little  chances being created then Stamperland won a penalty kick but Lewis McClure would not be beaten in goal and pulled of a fantastic double save to keep Port level. 
As the game opened up more Ryan Phillips put Port ahead with his second of the game to keep up his good scoring form. Stamperland continued to press for the equaliser but the Ports defence with Josh, Shaun, Brandon and Curtis not prepared to give an inch Port held on for a very good win. 
This was a good team performance to keep moving Port up the league table and the boys must keep this standard up. 
Ref’s MOTM Brandon McCabe.
Langcraigs 13s 0-6  PGBC 13s
Port made the short trip up the M8 on Saturday morning to play Langcraigs at St James Playing fields in Paisley.
The first half started with Port on full attack. Numerous chances came their way but no one was able to capitalise until a good strike by Brandon McCabe from well outside the box flew over the top of the Langcraigs keeper and into the back of the net. Another great strike from Brandon forced the Langcraigs keeper into a good save but no one from Port was following in to get on the end of the spills. Brandon then played a good ball through to Declan Adair but his shot was pulled just past the post.
In the second half Port started to find their shooting boots. Sean O'Donnell played a good ball through to  Ryan Phillips who unleashed a good strike past the keeper and into the net. Ryan then got his second when he got onto the end of a good cross into the box from Scott Marshall from wide on the left. Jack Anderson picked the ball up midway in the Langcraigs half, he then went on a run skipping past 3 defenders on his way before chipping the ball over the Langcraigs keeper to put Port further ahead. 
Good play from Scott Marshall saw him get into the Langcraigs box before he was brought down to win Port a penalty. Up stepped Brandon McCabe to strike the ball low into the keepers bottom left corner. A long ball forward by Port keeper Dimitris Cameron saw good play between Ross McKay and Ryan Phillips before Ryan capped off a great second half by rounding off his hat-trick.
Ref’s MOTM was Ryan Phillips.
Port still have some space in their squad, anyone interested in a trial contact Ian on 07753 846465 or Bryan on 07969 760291.
Thanks to our sponsor INVERWELD for continued support.
PGBC 2003s vs Erskine
PGBC 2003s played Erskine on Saturday morning, they started of well and were unlucky to go behind early on however when they lost a silly goal the boys heads went down and they were unable to secure a win.
Sponsored by Carpetrite.
PGBC 2004s Black vs Langcraigs
The Port boys travelled to Ferguslie sports complex to take on Langcraigs bc in a bright and sunny early morning fixture. As the match kicked of neither team really got a hold on the game and the first 5 minutes was a scrappy affair. 
As the game grew on the Port boys finally got to grips with the game and started to dominate proceedings playing some lovely football. The boys finding the breakthrough midway through the first half a ball played from the middle of the park splitting the Langcraigs defence wide open and dispatched well past the goalie. It wasn't long before the boys increased their lead, a run from midfield a powerful shot hit which the Langcraigs keeper could only palm away, it falling perfect for the port boys following up to slot home and go into half time leading. 
The second half saw the boys continue to dominate the game keeping Langcraigs pinned well inside their own half with a great spell of pressure just unable to convert and add to their tally. Then totally against the run of play a clearance from defence saw Langcraigs in to pull a goal back and get back into the match. 
The port boys going straight back on the attack holding a high line pressuring well and creating chance after chance, But a combination of snatching at chances and what was a great display by the Langcraigs goalkeeper seen the game remain tight when the boys should have been out of sight. With 5 minutes remaining and the port boys on the attack trying to put the game to bed another clearance saw Langcraigs in to equalise. An identical goal the boys were disappointed to concede. 
The port pushed for the winner putting the Langcraigs defence and goalkeeper under pressure right till the final whistle. The game ending in a draw although it felt more like a defeat after dominating the match the way they did. A fantastic effort from the boys on the day though, learning with every match, playing some lovely football in spells with good movement. A bit more clinical in front of goal will see the boys get more reward in future matches.
Goalscorer: McBride. 
Coaches thank B. Buick and Sons (Bodyshop) for sponsorship.
PGBC 2004s Orange
Saturday saw the port boys take on Parkmoor, both teams started well and there wasn't much between the two sides with a Marc McDonald strike separating the teams at half time. 
The game opened up in the second half with Parkmoor equalising almost immediately after the restart. At 1-1 the game was flowing from end to end, the port eventually regaining the lead through kyle fuller, the lead didn't last long as Parkmoor started to come out on top in a five minute spell scoring a couple of goals to take the advantage in the game. 
The Port dug deep and showed the same kind of passion and fight that has been evident in recent weeks with Marc McDonald adding to his tally with a superb effort with an over elaborate celebration to match and Raymond Keyes continuing his good form by grabbing a double. 
Niall Brady, who had been tormenting the Parkmoor defence with his jinking runs and nutmegs, had the final say on the day tapping home from close range. 
There was a lot of good football played today by both teams and coaches from both teams couldn't have asked anymore from their players, fantastic game of football to watch.
Today’s special mention should go to big Aidan Mclachlan, thought he was superb breaking up the attacks and the ball from defence was a lot better than it has been, even in the warm up the big fellow looked
really up for it, he's set the standard now for himself and knows what we will expect from him from now on. 
Thanks to sponsor Marcus Humphrey for their continued support.
PGBC 2005s had no training or game this week but will resume as normal on Sunday at Notre Dame, any call off scontact Gillian.
 PGBC 2006s was also off this weekend but continue to train as normal, Ronnie will advise of all details.
The club are holding a bingo night on 4th October 2013 in Upper Port, a Halloween disco for the kids within the club on Fri 8th Nov in Boglestone CC and the Sportsmans dinner will be the 26th Oct 2013 in Port Glasgow Town Hall, please contact any club official for more info.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 00:00

English team names sweeping the West

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When you hear the fixtures Chelsea vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Wolves, you think of highly charged derby matches at Stamford Bridge and Villa Park. What many people don't know, is these fixtures also take place in the public parks of the greater Glasgow area.
In the West region there are hundreds of grassroots clubs, many with teams at various age groups. Within the region, is now commonplace to find a boys club named after a professional English club. Not to be left out, the Central Region also has a few teams named after outfits from down south.
The West region has a couple of Arsenal boys club sides (pictured right, the Gunners prepare to kick off)  - there is also Fulham Boys Club, Blackburn Rovers and a Chelsea Boys Club. In the Central Region again there is another Blackburn Rovers, quite a few teams wearing the Wolves BC banner and Aston Villa BC..
A lot of people will be wondering why the clubs have chosen to have their name after an English club and that was the first question I asked Steven Clarkson, manager of Chelsea BC U14s (pictured below left, celebrating cup glory last season), who replied: "We had chosen our name because years ago in Blantyre there used to be a Chelsea BC ran by a man who is sadly not with us today. That's when the teams name was retired and we decided to pick it up and start the Chelsea boys club up again."

Roger Campbell, coach of Aston Villa BC Under 13's, responded to the same question: "It's a strange one, I had always wondered this as well but found out that it was Albert Brown the old Manager of the Aston Villa BC who passed away recently who came up with the idea of the name. He said that he didn't want any divide between Old Firm fans so that's why he stayed well clear of the Celtic or Rangers name and was also a fan of the colors and huge admirer of Villas great history of winning the European Cup back in 1982."
You can imagine that with so much publicity for the English game and so much young kids watching and supporting English teams that if they seen there favorite team having a boys club local to them they would jump at the opportunity to join rather than joining another team. Especially with so many of their well known heroes playing for English teams, it may encourage them to join a team like Arsenal or Chelsea. However, Steve Clarkson disagreed. He said: "Most of the team Chelsea BC have now have been with the club from an early age. The name wasn't a big factor."

Campbell also disagreed saying that although he agrees that lots of young boys these days are into the English game, it doesn't make it any easier to get players. He commented: "We have a great reputation in our catchment area of Bothwell, even though there is plenty of teams for young players to join. Aston Villa would certainly be one of the first considered and not just because of the name but because they are well run and have lots of age groups."
Rutherglen Glencairn
Glasgow Amateurs Arthurlie
Greer (2)


West of Scotland 21's Premier Division
Burnhill Sports Centre
13 September 2013

Forde McGhee
By Forde McGhee
YFS West Region Reporter

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Reigning West of Scotland Premier League champions Rutherglen Glencairn hosted a very new look Glasgow Amateurs side in what looked to be a very tasty league encounter, The Glens had also been fielding a very different team from last season with a few key players leaving including top goal scorer Ross McNeil who is now with Stenhousemuir.
The first 20 minutes off the match were very action less with neither side having real clear cut chances the only major problem caused to an oppositions defense was when Archie McNichol showed great pace to chase a long ball into the box but couldn't get a shot away as Nadeem Zeb got across well to clear the danger.
Finally the game started to liven up when the Glens were awarded a penalty after their player looked to have been brought down in the area, Callum McRobbies tame penalty was saved by the feet of the Glasgow keeper who seconds later again saved brilliantly from Gary Sweeneys attempt.
Shortly after the home sides penalty miss the deadlock was broken but not by the host's.A long free kick from Glasgow caused the Glens problems and Kenneth Shannon was left unmarked to tap home what would be one of the easiest goals the Glasgow number seven will ever score.
Glasgow Amateurs then started to pile on more pressure looking for another before the break and must have been puzzled going in at half time only one up after they had two chances cleared off the line and Archie McNichol smashing just past the post.
Half Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 0-1 Glasgow Amateurs Arthurlie
The Glens started the second half of with a bang grabbing a equalizer shortly after the restart this came through Gavin Goodall who made a great run into the box to nod the ball past the keeper.
David Shaw nearly put the home team two up when Callum McRobbie chipped a perfectly weighted ball into the box for the big Glens defender who's header smashed the bar and went out for a goal kick.
Glasgow went back infront however in spectacular fashion when Steven Greer smashed a 35 yard bullet free kick straight into the top right hand corner leaving Laith Al-Naeme in the Glens goal to just stand and watch. Someone at the side said: "He's lucky he didn't put a hole in the net with that rocket."
Rutherglen pressed high looking to try and salvage something from the game in the closing stages but they were hit on the counter by the visitors who burst into the box and won themselves a penalty and looked to seal the game off, Steven Greer stepped up and smashed it home to double his tally and seal the game and points for his team.
Full Time: Rutherglen Glencairn 1-3 Glasgow Amateurs Arthurlie


Rutherglen Glencairn Glasgow Amateurs Arthurlie
1. Laith Al-Naeme
2. Nadeem Zeb
3. Nathan Ward
4. David Shaw
5. Kevin McFarlane
6. Euan Conroy
7. Kieran Chalmers
8. Grant Richardson
9.  Callum McRobbie
10. Garry Sweeney
11. Robert O'Donnel
12. Kyle MacBeth
14. Ryan Bennet
15. Ayodeji Akinyemi
16. Andrew Quial
17. Paul Muholland
18. Gavin Goodall
19. David Quinn
20. Ryan Clougherty
1. Robbie Kelly
2. Mark Wade
3. Paul Sweeney
4. Steven Greer
5. Greig Barr
6. Kevin Stewart
7. Kenneth Shannon
8. David Brunger
9. Archie McNichol
10. Marc Stewart
11. Anton Moy
12. Scott McBride
14. Christopher Johnstone
15. Lee Bosley
16. Matthew Hynland
Kevin McFarlane looked to create chances for the Glens throughout the match and earns man of the match.
Steven Greer was superb at the back and scored two goals to help his team to victory which makes him my man of the match..
Glasgow & District YFL
Nr Glasgow Utd 1 v 8 Cardonald Th
Rangers SABC 3 v 2 Celtic BC
Thistle BC 2 v 9 Hampden BC
Busby Am ‘A’ 4 v 1 Dumbarton Utd
Clyde SOC 3 v 3 Busby Am ‘B’
Rangers SABC 2 v 5 Celtic BC
Bellfield Royal 7 v 0 Ardeer This
Dunoon BC 0 v 9 Celtic Jnrs
Finnart 7 v 1 Kelvindale This 
Busby Am 9 v 0 Easterhouse
Airdrie BC 3 v 3 Rangers SABC
Old Firm Alliance 7 v 1 Andalus Ansar
EDFC 1 v 7 Rossvale BC
UNDER 19 – Div 2
Argyle Athletic 1 v 1 Dunoon YFL
Rossvale ‘B’ 4 v 4 Crookston
+Busby Am 1 v 3 Glencairn
Scottish Cup (1 & 2nd  Round)
Giffnock SC 6 v 1 Westerton
Stamperland 0 v 7 Knightswood
Renfrew Vic 1 v 4 Celtic BC
Celtic BC 2 v 1 Glenvale
Rangers SABC 5 v 2 Clarkston
Rossvale Thistle                16 v 0 Renfrew FC 
Mossvale 2 v 3 Cardonald Thistle
Westerton          10 v 3 St Cadocs
East End 2 v 3 Harmony Row
Renfrew Vic 1 v 1 (4-1 pen) Baillieston Jnr
Ardgowan This 0 v 6 Camlachie
Clydebank Utd 2 v 1 Gleniffer This
Summerston 1 v 8 East End Utd
Antonine 9 v 0 Harmony Row
Bute YF 1 v 5 Celtic Youth
Barrhead YFC 7 v 1 Celtic BC
KSC 0 v 7 Busby Ams
Clarkston AAC 0 v 16 Lenzie YC
Largs Colts 6 v 2 Third Lanark
Giffnock SC This 0 v 6 Baillieston Jnr
St Cadoc 1 v 5 Rossvale BC
Bishopton 6 v 1 Easthall FC
Blantyre Vics 0 v 3 Maryhill Jnrs
St Mirren YFC 1 v 3 West Park
Pt Glasgow BC 1 v 3 Hamilton Acas
Cherrie YFC 2 v 9 Easthall Star
Rangers SABC 1 v 3 Clydebank FC
EKFC ‘Blue’ 1 v 5 Harmony Row
Barrhead YFC 8 v 5 West Park Utd
Kings Park Utd 1 v 0 Cherrie YFC
Giffnock SC Swift 5 v 1 Milngavie BC
Drumchapel Am 0 v 3 Kilpatrick FC
EKFC ‘Gold’ 4 v 0 St Andrews
Friday, 13 September 2013 14:03

Gers come back to seal win against Giffnock

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Rangers SABC
Giffnock SC Swifts
McCann (3)


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11 September 2013

Forde McGhee
By Forde McGhee
YFS West Region Reporter

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Rangers SABC gained another 3 points on the table with a hard fought 3-1 win over a very strong Giffnock SC Swift who actually had the lead for most of the game and will be kicking themselves for missing a penalty and a few other good chances which may have put the game to bed.
The first major chance of the game was infact the Giffnock penalty, this incident happened when Rangers keeper Gareth Watson came out to collect the ball and was deemed to have left his leg trailing high to kick the incoming Giffnock player. Martin McGuire stepped up to hit the penalty and blasted well wide but the referee blew for a retake stating that the Rangers keeper moved off the line, McGuire again stepped up this time hoping to open the scoring for his side but again blasts the penalty wide almost similar to his first attempt.
Not long after thought that Giffnock did open the scoring, after his penalty miss McGuire grabbed an assist after his cross was tapped in at the far post by an unmarked Fraser Williams ,Rangers players protested for offside but the referee wasn't having it and the away side were a goal ahead.
Giffnock nearly doubled there lead when after some awful defending from the Gers, Anthony Houston managed to snatch the ball and drive into the box with pace but the big number 18's shot flashed just wide of the far post.
The only real chance Rangers had before half time was when the ball fell kindly to Jordan Duncan who had time and space to drive into, the big Gers defender then smashed a shot towards goal but Rory Bradley held with ease to see his team go in with a one goal advantage at the break.
Half Time: Rangers SABC 0-1 Giffnock SC Swifts
The second half started off really sluggish with neither set of players showing real drive to go and take the game to their opponents, most of the football was being played in the middle of a slippy grass park with silly fouls being given away frequently.
Rangers were given a chance to get back into the game 15 minutes in however when Dale Sproull showed great feet to dance into the box and was then brung down to win his side a spot kick, Sproull himself stepped up to take the kick and just like Martin McGuire of Giffnock in the first half smashed his penalty high and wide to his sidelines agony.
Eventually the home side did pull a goal back when Taylor Stewart done well to knock the ball on for Stuart McCann who showed lighting pace to burst into the box and knock past the keeper.
Shortly after McCann grabbed his and the Gers second when again poor defending from Giffnock allowed the striker to burst into the box and slot past Rory Bradley with ease. Giffnock pushed for an equalizer but while doing that Rangers hit them on the counter and who else but Stuart McCann would pop up to chip the keeper and complete his hat trick and seal the game for his side.
Full Time: Rangers SABC 3-1 Giffnock SC Swifts


Rangers SABC Giffnock SC Swifts
1. Gareth Watson
2. Jordan Duncan
3. Kristoffer McCulloch
4. Jamie Linton
5. Logan McIntyre
7. Daniel O'Malley
10. Taylor Stewart
11. Stuart McCann
34. Dale Sproull
35. Reece Feeney
36. Alan Nasadi
37. Stephen Christie
38. Connor MacLeod
39. Mark McCrorie
1. Rory Bradley
2. Mark Peacock
3. Jack Alison
4. Fraser Rathey
5. David O'Neil
6. Fraser Williams
7. Ryan Armstrong
8. Owen Sweeney
11. Kieran McKay
12. Kyle Fitzpatrick
14. Paul Smith 
15. Stephen Lavery
16. Miller McWilliams
17. Martin McGuire
18. Anthony Houston
Stuart McCann grabbed hiself a hat trick and earns man of the match after a terrific performance.
Martin McGuire is my man of the match as he looked a threat to the Rangers defence the whole game.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:15

SYFA West reflect on summer adventure

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Author: Forde McGhee
The SYFA West's regional select teams went on a fantastic summer tour of Europe with all different age groups visiting different country's to take part in football festivals and showcase their skills against teams from all over the globe. 
Jim Smith MBE, SYFA West Regional Secretary, said that it had been another spectacular summer for the SYFA West Regional Squads. He commented: "With the 16's winning in Tenerife (a new tournament for the West); the 14's winning Cup Denmark (West had been going there for 3 years, previously reaching the semi finals); and the 15's reaching the last 16 in a tough Donosti Cup before being put out on penalties; all in all it was a fantastic summer." 
Smith also said: "Thanks go to all of the coaches who were involved. Particular thanks to the coaches who gave up their time freely to help these talented young players achieve one of their ambitions. Feedback from the squads had been fantastic with the most common remark being 'thanks for the best week of my footballing career so far'."
The Under 17's squad, which I was lucky enough to be part of, faced Hungarian heartbreak after some brilliant performances beating teams from Germany, Moldova and the host nation Hungary on the way to the final. In the final itself we ere brutally beaten 6-5 in a dramatic shootout against local team Kaposvári Rákóczi. Personally I can agree with the comment made above by Jim Smith and gladly say that the trip was a huge experience and was the best week of my footballing career so far. Something that will be hard to top.
This season the SYFA West again have the 14's going to Cup Denmark, the 15's going to the Donosti Cup and because it's their 10th Anniversary the association are sending the 16's and 17's over to Hungary. Being part of the regional squads is all about developing talent. Within the SFA Player Pathway players move from recreational football to pro youth football. Some are not ready for that move yet and the regional squads provide that step up for those players within the SYFA set up. The SYFA West offers thanks to all the clubs who support their players by nominating them for the regional trials.
This year the Under 19's will play against Ireland and more details to follow, with trials starting soon. Watch out for your age groups trials and make sure you give your players the chance to play against top international talent at the summer tournaments in 2014. It's a World Cup year and for some players they will be going to their own youth World Cup.