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St Peters FC
Arsenal BC
Burns 35
Clark 64
Scullion 69 
Warren 54



U14 West Region Cup - Final
Petershill Park

James Hunter

By James Hunter
YFS West Region Reporter
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Clinical St Peters killed off Arsenal BC with two late goals to clinch the 2012/2013 Under 14 West Region Cup at a sun drenched Petershill Park. With the score level with just ten minutes to play, substitute Shaun Clark and man of the match Callum Scullion grabbed the two goals to seal a 3-1 victory for St Peters. The atmosphere was set by a raucous bunch of St Peters fans alongside a strong Arsenal support all enjoying the magnificent weather that Petershill Park was experiencing.  

St Peters started the game brightly with Scullion having an early effort held by Arsenal goalkeeper Mark Bryson. Ross McKay was next in going close for St Peters but nodded Darren Robertson’s excellent free kick delivery wide.  It was then McKay and Scullion who linked up for the next opportunity with McKay sending in a terrific cross to Scullion. He chested the ball down and held off Arsenal defender Brian Prentice before turning and sending his shot away. It was a low attempt that sneaked just wide with number 11 Steven Ferguson arriving just too late to tap in at the far post.

Arsenal were struggling to cope with St Peters and were dealt a blow when right back Ryan Bannon was forced off due to injury. The former Milngavie Wanderers player went down at the edge of his own box after a knock to his ankle and was replaced by Patrick McHugh. The break in the game gave Arsenal the chance to calm the game down and break up St Peters momentum. As such it saw Arsenal come more into the game and could’ve taken the lead after Joseph Slee’s header crashed off the bar.

St Peters, who were playing in Red and White, were very much unfazed though by that chance and continued pressuring Arsenal. A good run down the right by McKay saw him lob the ball into the path of an unmarked Scullion who didn’t realise how much time and space he had as he headed straight at Bryson. McKay was excellent in the early exchanges and created another opening for a teammate. This time Murray Wilson was the recipient as he collected McKay’s cross and make a little space for himself before seeing Bryson push wide his curling effort.

Despite their chances being limited, whenever Arsenal did have an opportunity it was clear cut. Sean McMillan should have put them in the lead after captain Kalvin Warren gifted him a one-on-one chance with St Peters keeper Ryan McLaren, after a good run down the left. Warren sent the ball into the path of McMillan but rather than put his foot through the ball he side-footed the ball straight into the arms of McLaren.

With the clock ticking down to half time it looked like the game would go into the second half a stalemate. However, there was still late drama to be had. Scullion, who had troubled the Arsenal defence all afternoon, was running into the box being closely guarded by Dariush Hejarian. As he looked to get a shot away he was clipped by Hejarian and a penalty was awarded. Fraser Burns stepped up to take the spot kick and sent the keeper the wrong way as he tapped the ball low into the corner to give St Peters a half time lead. 

Half Time: St Peters FC 1-0 Arsenal BC

St Peters started the second half in the same fashion as how they had played the first half. Scullion and McKay linked up yet again with Scullion turning provider for McKay whose shot had to be tipped wide by the Arsenal goalkeeper. Everything created by St Peters seemed to involve Scullion and, after seeing an attempt at the near post well held by the goalkeeper, he then ran through one-on-one with Bryson after being played in by Wilson but blazed the ball high over the bar.

These succession of missed chances were soon to come back to haunt St Peters. Arsenal upped the tempo of their play and Warren broke into the St Peters sending in a tasty looking ball across the face of goal but there were no takers. Warren, the Arsenal captain, seemed on a one man mission to get Arsenal back into the game and he did that when he scored a breath-taking equaliser for the Gunners. It was a superb solo run from Warren as he broke into the box, held of the challenges of the St Peters defenders before cracking in an unstoppable strike that hit the far post before going in. It truly was a great goal, worthy of any cup final.

The game then became a scrappy affair and a running battle between St Peters’ Robertson and Slee resulting in both being shown a yellow card and a talking to by the referee. St Peters still looked the more likely side to create anything and it was yet again Scullion who was involved as his swerving shot shaved the bar.

With just six minutes of regulation time to play St Peters got themselves ahead again through Shaun Clark. It was substitute Bradley Rae who was running through and his initial shot was saved by Bryson before falling to Clark to tucked home. It was fitting that, with just a minute of normal time to go, Scullion should get himself on the score sheet.  It was a cracking finish as he drilled the ball past Bryson to secure the triumph for St Peters. 

The result concluded a remarkable season for the Paisley outfit. A narrow December defeat to Dyce in the Scottish Cup's open stages left them with four trophies to compete for after the turn of the year. And they secured all four. The Paisley Johnstone & District Division 1 league title, David Mushet League Cup and Divisional Cup had all been secured prior to the trip to Petershill - meaning quadruple success for the Saints.

Full Time: St Peters BC 3-1 Arsenal BC

St Peters FC Arsenal BC
1. Ryan McLaren
3. Mark Seggie
4. Niall Herron 
5. Conor Thomson
7. Shaun Clark
8. Haydn Stewart
9. Murray Wilson
10. Fraser Burns
11. Steven Ferguson
12. Ross McKay
14. Bradley Rae
15. Darren Robertson 
16. Duncan Nicolson
17. Callum Scullion
18. Darren Heaney 

1. Mark Bryson
2. Jordan Short
3. James Logan
4. Brian Prentice
5. Dariush Hejarian
6. Patrick McHugh
7. Kalvin Warren
8. Darren Halligan
9. Josh Stevenson
10. Sean Mitchell
11. Joseph Slee
12. Sean McMillan
13. Ryan Bannon
14.Cameron McCauley
16. Paul Kearney
18. Sean Stoave

MOTM for St Peters was the absolutely superb Callum Scullion. He caused problems for Arsenal all day, linked up well with teammates and deservedly managed to grab himself a goal. 
Kalvin Warren picks up MOTM for Arsenal. The captain played a vital role for his side and his goal was an absolutely top notch finish which deserved more than a losers medal. 
Saturday, 08 June 2013 21:40

Comeback kings Barrhead retain West Region Cup

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Hamilton Accies Inv.
Barrhead YFC
Black (2)
Burns (pen)


Under 17's SYFA West Region Final
Petershill Sports Complex

Kieran Green

By Kieran Green
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In almost identical circumstances to my trip to Broadwood for the Central Region Finals a few weeks ago, the fire alarm was set off. This meant that this game kicked off behind schedule by 20 minutes. I just hope my match report is as eventful as the day's going ons.

Accies were first to attack in this match, and Kieron Magennis won a corner for his side after some powerful running. The resulting corner was swung in, and Magennis almost got his head to the ball, but for a faint flick from Barrhead's Jack Easdon. Good defending from the winger, back in his own box to help out.

Easdon almost make the breakthrough himself. A great run down the right wing, he cut inside and back out again, before firing an effort just wide of Callum McMaster’s post. Almost an early breakthrough in the match, from both sides.

Easdon was proving to be a real problem for Accies, as he was beating players with ease, and on this occasion he won his side a free kick around 20 yards out. Anthony Etherson was given the duty of taking the free kick, but wasted the opportunity. Firing well over the bar.

The first goal did soon come, but it was for Accies. Great work from Magennis down the right hand side, he cut in, layed the ball off to Fraser Black, and the number 12 hit a great shot into the bottom corner. A great strike from Black, putting the Accies 1-0 ahead.

The game was a very much a midfield battle, with neither team really gaining any advantage. Despite Accies' one goal lead, they haven’t really showed much going forward, apart from Magennis’ powerful running, and a speculative shot from wide on the left from Aiden Devine. Neither team were really getting any sort of foothold in the game.

Then strong running through the middle of the midfield from Barrhead’s Mark McGrory through the heart of the Accies midfield, forced a last ditch interception from Fraser Kennedy to prevent McGrory from pulling the trigger.

Once again, Devine swung in a wonderful cross from the left wing, evading just about everybody, except Mark Parsons the Barrhead keeper. Parsons spilled the ball, but there was nobody to follow up for Accies. A very good chance for Accies to double their lead.

Accies got even closer to doubling their lead. Kennedy found space in the box, Parsons saved well down to his right. However, the danger was not clear as Black followed up, but Parsons was up quick and equal to the effort. Great double save from the keeper.

The unbelievably hot conditions doing the players no favours at all, as they went into the break with no further goalmouth action.

Half Time: Hamilton Academical Inverclyde 1-0 Barrhead YFC

The second half began, and Accies immediately doubled their lead. Black doubling his tally for the afternoon, with a bullet header from a corner. A great start to the second half for Accies meaning Barrhead were going to have to work wonders to get back into the game.

Work wonders they did, as straight from the kick off they won themselves a penalty. Easdon running through on goal, took a touch past keeper Callum McMaster, and was brought down. The referee decided to show the keeper a yellow card. Christopher Burns stepped up, sent the goalkeeper the wrong way and pulled a goal back for Barrhead. Game on.

The next attack, the equaliser! Sam McNeil rose highest from the corner, and his looping headed was guided into the back of the net. 2-2. The game had burst into life and was now wide open.

Accies almost restored their lead, through Burns. He broke clear of the defence, but Parsons was out quickly to collect the ball and remove the threat.

It was the Inverclyde outfit that had the next chance of the match too. James Siddle found himself on the right hand side of the penalty box, cutting in and out but he dragged his shot wide. The finish didn't match the build up play.

The winning goal looked like it may be coming for Accies, but they found Mark Parsons in good form in the Barrhead goal, and he was equal to a venomous volley struck by James Siddle. A wonderful strike from Siddle, was tipped onto the bar by Parsons. Just one of numerous outstanding saves from Parsons.

That was to be the last piece of action in the 90 minutes, and the game went straight to penalty kicks. The reason for no extra time, was that numerous finals across the age groups in last year’s West Region Finals went to extra time, and this made the day very, very long. So the decision was made to scrap extra time, and go straight to penalties.

Both sides scored all five of their penalty kicks, and it went to sudden death. Unfortunately, Accies had their first sudden death penalty kick saved wonderfully again by Mark Parsons, and Connor Donaghy wrapped it up for Barrhead.

Back to back West Region Cups for the Barrhead outfit is no mean feat, and Hamilton Accies will have to settle for a still fairly remarkable treble. Both sides can look back on fantastic seasons, but today belonged to Barrhead. 

Full Time: Hamilton Academical Inverclyde 2-2 Barrhead YFC (Barrhead win 6-5 on penalties)

Hamilton Ac. Inverclyde Barrhead YFC
1. Callum McMaster
2. Stuart Emerson
3. Robert McLairdie
4. Kyle Stewart
6. Aiden Devine
7. Vincent Newlands 
8. Fraser Kennedy
9. Kieron Magennis
10. Christopher Burns
11. Taylor Curran
12. Fraser Black
14. James Siddle
15. Aiden Dough
20. Ross Geddes
1. Mark Parsons
2. John Middleton
3. Sean Macrae
4. Anthony Etherson
5. Connor Donaghy
6. Mark McGrory
7. Jack Easdon
8. Sam McNeil
9. Bani Nhlapo
10. Fraser McLaughlin
11. Michael Grant
12. Conor Bradley
14. Graham Haughie
16. Lee Blockly
17. John Craig
For his two goals, and his allround play, Fraser Black was the standout player for Accies. Direct running, and his passing ability was brilliant. allround a very good performance from him. 
There were too many saves to mention in the main report, and Mark Parsons in goal for Barrhead was the saviour for his team on many ocassions. Faultless performance from the keeper, could do nothing about the two goals he conceded. 
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 15:10

Shawlands do the double at girls' finals

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Author: Forde McGhee

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Toryglen hosted this years Schoolgirls' S1-S4 Summers Sinals with teams from all over Glasgow competing. The Collaboration between Glasgow Life Football Development and the education services at Glasgow city council has been running football all year long for the girls and this final day was actually a bit quieter than most Tuesdays' where at times there could be 20 plus schools involved.

On the day there were more than 150 girls participating to be crowned champions of the Summer finals. Spring league champions Shawlands were looking to the double on the day down at Toryglen but they had a hard task as teams from all over including Drumchapel, St Andrews Secondary, Bannerman high and Castlemilk were all looking for glory.

Football development officer Gary Doctor said: "The event is a brilliant opportunity for the girls. Especially as it is a one off event it is a bit different to the Spring League because if you miss a week in the league it could blow your chances of winning. So it was a good opportunity. I work a lot with girls football and this year more than ever we are seeing a lot of girls with clubs playing in the Summer Finals. There are more chances to get involved with clubs than ever before for girls."

The final saw Spring League winners Shawlands Academy, who were chasing the double, take on a very attack minded Castlemilk who were more than up for it. Castlemilk suffered a huge blow in the opening stages of the match as their goalkeeper looked to have suffered a broken wrist and they had to play on with a outfield player in goal. This would prove to be costly as Shawland's went on to win the match 2-1 and complete a great season for their girls side doing the Spring League and Summer finals double.


Hamilton Academical Inverclyde
Mossvale & St James BC
U17 Tom McPhillips League Cup - Final
Keanie Park, Johnstone
Hamilton Academical Inverclyde met Mossvale & St James BC on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the home of Johnstone Burgh.

Accies went into the match on the crest of a wave, having recently secured the Paisley Johnstone & District Division 1 title and Divisional Cup. Today was part three of a potential quadruple, with the West Regional Cup final to follow next weekend.

Mossvale & St James BC were the underdogs but did not lack winning form ahead of the final. They had finished runners up in the second tier, coming agonisingly close to winning the division before being pipped by two points. They had impressively knocked out top flight outfits Dumbarton Accies, Barrhead YFC Yellow and Glenvale AFC on the road to this final - not to mention their own league champions Eastwood Juveniles in the semi final stage.

The game started off quietly, both sides struggling to retain possession. Then after half an hour, following some good football from Hamilton, striker James Siddle found himself with a shooting opportunity which he tucked away expertly, giving Accies a 1-0 lead.

The lead remained intact until the refree's half time whistle, seeing Hamilton into the break with a slender lead.

Half Time: Hamilton Academical Inverclyde 1-0 Mossvale & St James BC

Hamilton appeared to raise their game going into the second half, and they got their reward when Fraser Black volleyed the ball home from the edge of the box.

The Inverclyde outfit continued to increase their lead after winger Vinnie Newlands finished off some great passing. Then around five minutes later there was some confusion in the Mossvale defence and Fraser Kennedy found himself tapping the ball into an empty net to make it 4-0.

The game appeared to as good as done until Mossvale number 7 Connor McCambridge rocketed a 35 yard screamer right into the top corner leaving Hamilton keeper Calum McMaster absolutely helpless.

The intensity of the game dropped significantly after the fifth goal and finished Hamilton Academical Inverclyde 4-1 Mossvale.

A lot of credit to second division team Mossvale after putting up a very good fight against the first division champions, who completed their treble with this victory.

Full Time: Hamilton Academical Inverclyde 4-1 Mossvale & St James BC

Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:31

Harmony Row do the double over Vics

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Harmony Row YC
Renfrew Victoria
Fitzpatrick (2)
Cham (2)
Lamont (2)


U15 Renfrewshire Cup - Final
Keanie Park, Johnstone

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The Under 15's Renfrewshire cup served up an eight goal thriller between PJ&DYFL Division 1 winners Harmony Row and runners up Renfrew Victoria, Harmony had only beaten Renfrew to the league title by one point so this was a shot at redemption for the Vics.
Vics started off the far more lively with chances coming from everywhere, They came extremely close to opening the scoring when Andrew Brooke  found a bit of luck to dribble into the box but the Vics number 9 shot wasn't good enough to beat the Harmony Row goalkeeper.
Renfrew Vics finnaly broke the deadlock after a wave of attacks,  A well weighted free kick was drifted in from the right wing to be met by the leaping Matthew Lamont who powered his header home and put his team one up in this cup final.
Not long after the restart Harmony started to lift their game, and grabbed a goal back when tricky midfielder Ryan Fitzpatrick showed fantastic feet to dance by 3 on rushing defenders then slot the ball by the keeper with ease.
After their goa Harmony Row looked like they had gained a huge confidence boost as they started to control the game and straight from the re start Aaron Millar blasted a shot just over the bar. They continued to apply Vics with lots of pressure and eventually got a second goal again Ryan Fitzpatrick was the centre of every Row attack but this time the little magacian turning provider after beating his man with great skill to then chip the ball into Scott Paterson who with his bad foot smashed home a powerful volley.
Harmony Row looked to have full control of the game in the closing stages of the half but out of no where after bad set peice defending Vics scored an equaliser just on the stroke of half time again the goal coming from a powerful header from huge defender Matthew Lamont, after the goal the half time whistle sounded and both sides went in even at half time.

Half Time: Harmony Row 2-2 Renfrew Victoria

The second half started and both teams came out looking like they were ready for battle. Vics provided the first chance when Matthew Lamont showed brilliant pace and power to drive from his own half into the Harmony Row box but fire just wide.
Just minutes after Renfrew nearly added a third Harmony Row went one better and scored to make it 3-2 to the league champions once again Ryan Fitzpatrick showed magnificent feet to coast past the defenders like they weren't there and again slip the ball past the keeper into the net to secure his second goal of the game.
Just when Vics were looking to try and get back on track in the second half and try and comeback to win the game it all went down hill starting with defender Cameron Armstrong being sent off for a second bookable offence leaving them with ten men shortly after Harmony Row added a fourth when Ryan Fitzpatrick went yet another mazy run into the box before cutting it back to Kelvin Cham who had an easy enough tap in.
Kelvin Cham started to looke dangerous down the right hand side after being brought on and with 10 minutes left he added another to his and Harmony Row's tally after a great counter from Cham with blistering pace to burst into the box and fire the ball past a helpless Vics keeper.
The drama didn't end in the last 5 minutes as Harmony Row were awarded a penalty after again Kelvin Chalm drove with great pace into the box and was brought down by Jordan Daly who was after sent off for the foul which ment Vics had only 9 men on the picth. Owen Crumlish stepped up and smashed the penalty home with ease to almost secure the victroy for Harmony Row.
In the last mniute Stuart Fyfe pulled back a consolation goal for Vics with a well directed header but this meant nothing as soon after the game ended and Harmony Row in some style completed the double over their rivals Renfrew Vics

Full Time: Harmony Row 5-3 Renfrew Victoria

Harmony Row Renfrew Vics 

1. Iain Cassidy
2. Christopher Hamilton
3. James Watret
4. Graeme Wallace
5. Ross Goodwin
6. Daniel Levy
7. Ryan Fitzpatrick
8. Lewis Smith
9. Owen Crumlish
10. Kelvin Chalm
11.  Peter Bajenski
12. Stuart Faulds
14. Aaron Millar 
16. Sean Lynch
17. Declan McDonald
18. Scott Paterson

1. Dylan Manuel
2. Jack Ferrnans
3. David Donnely
4. Stuart Fyfe
5. Matthew Lamont
6. Cameron Armstrong
7. Jordan Daly
8. Michael Kennedy
9. Andrew Brooke
10. Grant Elliot
12. Brannan McGuire
14. Michale McGowan
16. Kyle McAllister
18. James Morgan

Ryan Fitzpatrick was outstanding on the day made a huge difference in every team attack deservedly takes man of the match.
Matthew Lamont looked to try and inspire his team from the back was solid all day and bagged two goals.
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:37

Port Glasgow BC roundup - 1st/2nd June

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PGBC Community coaching continues every Saturday at Parklea, any boys or girls aged between 4 and 7 feel free to come along and join in with the coaches.

PGBC 2006s

Port boys played their 4 games against good opposition in their wins, losses and draws on Sunday, each boy continues to improve every week. Scorers Leon McColl 4 Adam Watt 2, Ryan Leslie 2, Ryan Graham 2, Zak Stewart and Rhys McCready. Sponsors Ferguson Shipyard Workers, Crawfurds Car Centre and UPGSC. Any boy interested in joining Port Glasgow 2006s phone 07928833991

PGBC 2005s

The 2005s didn’t play this weekend but will resume at Notre Dame on Sunday morning.

Thanks to Crawfurds Car Centre for continued sponsorship.

PGBC 2004s Orange

The boys had a fight on their hands against St Mirren this weekend, but it was played out in a spirited fashion. Port took an early through Marc McDonald and then Niall Brady added to the tally with a double. Some sloppy defending saw the saints score a few goals before a fine ball through from Peter Ingram to Lyle McDonald saw the wee man released on goal and his composed shot hit the back of the net. The Port started much better than last week, deservedly taking the lead, they controlled the game well and only a short spell in the 2nd half let them down. Overall a much improved performance, with all boys playing well in their positions. Once again the support from the parents is fantastic.

Sponsored by Marcus Humphrey House.

PGBC 2005s Black

The boys played their parents in a fun match at Parklea on Saturday, all boys getting a great run out on the day playing some good football scoring some good team goals, could have been more comfortable for the boys on the day had it not been for the mums in the parents team. A good day had by all and this match giving the parents a wee idea of just how hard the boys work every Saturday. Players and coaches thank B.Buick and sons (bodyshop) for continued support.

PGBC 2003s

The 2003s upped their game this weekend with a good solid sperformance against a storng Port Juniors side. The boys pulled off a nice victory by playing some clever, neat football, from the back Luke Cunningham pulling off some great saves through to Brendan Thompson in defence, and also Conor O’Rourke and Lewis Leitch throughout the park.

Sponsored by Carpetrite

PGBC 2001s

Port played host to Glentyne in The Community Stadium, Parklea on Saturday morning.

Port started the match strong and the first chance fell to Declan Adair but the keeper saving his shot from the edge of the box. A good run from Jack Anderson saw him brought down just outside the box to win Port a free kick, Ross Devine then laid the ball off from Brandon McCabe to score with a good strike. Jack Anderson was causing the Glentyne defence all sorts of problems and won Port a penalty, up stepped Declan Adair but the Glentyne keeper managed to save. Ross Devine then got on the end of a Declan Adair corner to put Port further ahead. Just before half time Jack Anderson capped off a fine first half by getting round the keeper to slide the ball home.

Port seemed to slow down in the second half with Glentyne still not causing any real problems. The Glentyne keeper then had a good save from Declan Adair's shot from just out side the box. Another Port attack was cut out by the Glentyne Defence but the ball fell to the oncoming Shaun Grierson to crash in a good strike from outside the box. Lewis McClure pulled off a good save with the game coming to a close but the ball hit off Shaun Grierson and into the net to give Glentyne a goal.

Port are still on the look out for new players to strengthen their squad for the step up to 11-a-sides. Anyone interested contact Ian on 07753846465

Thanks to our sponsor INVERWELD for continued support.

PGBC 14s

The 14s team are now moving on to under 15s and are looking for new players in all positions, from goalkeeper outwards. They will be holding trials through June and July at Parklea, if you were born in 1999 and are interested please phone 07914117814 or 01475717566 and ask for Jim Boyland.

Sponsored by PMc School of Motoring and McKinnon Brothers

PGBC 16s

The 16s will move on under Alec and Co to play 17s next season, they will continue to look to strengthen their squad so anyone interested come along to Parklea on Tue or Thu nights and speak to Alec.

Thanks to Tam Sharpe of Sharp Response for his support throughout the season.

PGBC 19s

The 19s are also looking to strengthen their squad and anyone interested in playing for them can contact Ian Scott on 07908-640299.

PGBC 21s

The 21s are under new management and also looking to add to the existing team, boys train Tue and Thu at Parklea.

Sponsored by Pride of The Clyde and H and H Racing.

Thanks again to all boys and parents for their support throughout the season, this was rewarded on Saturday night when the club held their annual presentation night. A great turn out ensured a great night was had by all, congratulations to all winners and well done to all club officials for making the night a success.
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:30

Port celebrate season with awards ceremony

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Saturday night saw PGBC’s annual presentation in Port Glasgow Town Hall, all boys from the older half of the club attended what turned out to be a fantastic night. Each year the club hold this awards ceremony so that all boys can be rewarded for their hard work and dedication throughout the previous season. The club officials wish to thank all boys and parents for the great turn out, long may this continue.

Player of the Year

14s: Ciaran Murray
16s: Graeme Stevenson
19s: Daniel Bamford
21s: Paul Johnstone


Player of the Year 2nd place:

14s: Paul Payne
16s: Paul Bamford
19s: Liam Rodgers
21s: Ross Boyland

Player of the Year 3rd place:

14s: Connor Hair
16s: Stuart Anderson
19s: Ryan Corr
21s: Alan Hendry

Players Player of the Year:

14s: Ciaran Murray
16s: James Stone
19s: Daniel Bamford
21s: Paul Johnstone

Top Goal Scorer:

14s: Connor Duffy
16s: Bradley Anderson
19s: Jamie Curran
21s: Steven Thomson

Referee's MOTM award:

14s: Connor Duffy
16s Graeme Stevenson
19s Ryan Corr and Grant Jackson
21s Scott Coyle

Most Club Minded:

14s: Jay Fisher
16s: Jaymie Wiggins and Kyle Mackay
19s: Ryan Stewart
21s: Steven Thomson

Congratulations to all winners!


Glennifer Thistle
Barrhead YFC 



U16 Renfrewshire Cup - Final
Keanie Park, Johnstone

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Barrhead YFC saw off a tricky Glennifer Thistle side to lift the Under 16's Renfrewshire League Cup. After basically running away with the Paisley and District 16's Division 1, fending off their opponents on the day Glennifer and newly crowned Regional Cup winners East End United, Barrhead were looking to round off what looked to be a very successful season for the team and they did that in great style.
The game started off slowly with both sides being more cautious in the opening minutes perhaps trying not to lose an early goal, if anything Glennifer started off the more lively in the first 10 minutes of this eagerly anticapated cup final.
Glennifer had a good chance to open the scoring when the won a lovely looking free kick just on the edge of the Barrhead box however Conan McLean's effort did well to beat the wall but just could'nt find its way past Ciaran McKean in the Barrhead goal.
Barrhead started to come in to the game more as the first half went on and the league champions snatched a goal to Glennifers suprise when Daryl Converey smashed a shot that beat all players trying to block and a diving keeper to put his side in the lead.
Glennifer looked to respond right away whena  great ball was floated from the back to William Lennox who then showed great feet to dribble into the box but his ambitious chip lobbed just over the bar and out for a goal kick.
That was the real last action of the first half with both sets of players taking to the dressing rooms for team talks from their managers, Barrhead would be happy with the first half performace but knowing they could not afford to get complacent with it being only a slender one goal lead.

Half Time: Glennifer Thistle 0-1 Barrhead YFC

Barrhead started the second half brightly when after a few minutes Jay Campbell showed a great change of pace to beat the defender then feed Mark Garner who blasted his attempt just over the bar.
Glennifer Thistle looked so close to equalising when a great long freekick from just past the half way line fell to Jay Burns who looked certain to score but somehow managed to screw his shot wide of the far post.
After a lot of pressure Glennifer finnaly pulled a goal back and it came when Jay Burns done brilliantly to pick out Stewart Logan who then slotted the ball past the keeper in to the back of the net to put the game back on level terms.
Both sides started to play a lot of good football in midefield stringing about some nice passing moves and using the full width of the big pitch. All this great passing football ended up leading to another Barrhead goal this came courtisy of a Lindsay Inch goal, the Barrhead number 7 curled a ball that was punched to him by the Glennifer keeper into the top right hand corner to once again give is side the advantage.
Barrhead started to take real control of the match pressuring Glennifer big time, soon after there second goal they then added a third to what looked like pretty much clinch the victory, the third goal came from Michale Dumerey who showed great composure so slot the ball under the keeper into the goal to give his side a two goal lead in this cup final.
Glennifer looked to try and put together a few attacking moves to try and salvage something in the last minutes but again Barrhead had denied Glennifer of glory and been crowned champions, After a well battled games with both sides fighting until the end Barrhead were the team lifting that all important trophy.

Full Time: Glennifer Thistle 1-3 Barrhead YFC

Glennifer Thistle Barrhead YFC
1. Stewart Collins
3. Ryan McNeil
4. Connan McLean
5. David Collins
6. Tam McCarthur
7. Andy Stewart
8. Cameron Boyd
9. David Mullen
10. Stewart Logan
11. Paul McQuade
12. Liam Prior
15. William Lennox
16. Matthew Planas
17. Scott King
1. Ciaran McKean
2. Lee McDonagh
3. Connor Higgins
4. Aidan Higgins
5. Ross Armstrong
6. Daryl Convery
7. Lindsay Inch
8. Michael Dumerey
9. Daniel Colburhanan
10. Mark Garner
11. Blair Smith
15. Marhen Forhuria 
19. Jay Campbell
Stewart Logan worked hard all game and was rewarded with a goal and man of the match.
Jay Campbell earns man of the match after a great performance was involved in every attack contributed to every goal was all over the place.
Monday, 03 June 2013 20:41

Linwood beat Hoops to seal double in style

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U14 West Region Cup - Final
Petershill Complex

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The annual festival of football that is the end of season SYFA West Region Cup finals had arrived at Petershill yet again and kicking off festivities would be Scottish Champions Linwood Rangers taking on Celtic Juniors in the under 14’s final to determine who would be taking over from Milngavie Wanderers as top dogs in the west and owners of this particular piece of silverware.

A far cry from recent finals which had been scheduled in weather that was often too harsh to play in today’s matches would be contested on one of the finest days of the year so far and the boys in blue warming up opposite those in green and white were doing so in beautiful sunshine.

As we kicked off Linwood began playing from left to right in front of a near capacity crowd and they were the first to threaten with their front line probing for an early opening whilst Celtic looked to keep their lines clear.

Unfortunately for the Hoops it would be a stroke of freak luck that would prove to be their undoing early on as Tony Gallagher’s well struck shot from outside the box was well blocked but the resulting ricochet spun into the path of Cameron Coughtie who had the simplest of tasks in slipping the ball under Matthew Boyle to give his side an early lead.

Along with Ryan Muir it was Gallagher and Coughtie who were causing most of the early problems however Tony Cantley was eager to exploit Linwood’s willingness to go forward and was using his pace down the wing to stretch their defence as the game ebbed and flowed evenly.

Celtic’s first chance would be orchestrated came soon after the opening goal when the ball was played into the box and Bradley Moultrie laid the most delicate f flicked headers into the path of the onrushing Andrew Ruoddie on the edge of the box but his right footed strike was straight at the goalie.

Cantley then gathered the ball outside the box and struck a fierce dipping effort which troubled Gary Russell between the posts as he struggled to claim the ball at the second attempt before the boys in blue then broke quickly with Muir playing beautifully off the shoulder of his marker Jordan Kitzios he was able to turn the defender beautifully before racing clean through on goal and lifting the ball over the advancing Boyle, only when looked for all to see that he’d doubled his sides advantage did the ball bounce back off the post before being cleared by Jordan Scott as the hoops breathed a little easier.

Next to try his luck was Cantley and his speculative cross cum shot was on target but well held under the bar before Moultrie then struck a thunderbolt of a free kick from outside the box that was spilled by Russell only to see follow up efforts by Ruoddie and Johnstone cleared off the line as the score remained the same heading into the break

Half Time: Linwood Rangers 1-0 Celtic Juniors

After the stramash that was the end of the first period Celtic were keen to keep the pressure they’d been building and looked to draw level as quickly as they could in the second half. Pressing high and in numbers the ball fell to Moultrie outside the box for the first chance of the half and his shot was spilled, yet again, by Russell only this time it was the cool, calm figure of Joseph McKenna he saw swooping in in front of him to tuck the ball home and draw the sides level within minutes of the restart.

In what looked a carbon copy of the first half incident Muir once again found himself on the right side of Kitzios and clean through yet again, however those in attendance who thought lightning couldn’t strike twice would be wrong as he once more beat Boyle with his effort only to see it shake the woodwork before being cleared.

It was beginning to become clear that it would take something special to divide these two teams given the damage both penalty areas were taking without the scoreboard turning over and when Linwood were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal you had the feeling that anything might happen. What actually did happen was talented midfielder Ryan McCotter curling a shot past the four man wall and into the corner of the net as Boyle was well beaten for his sides second with what had to surely be one of the best goals he will ever score.

You got the feeling that the next goal would be crucial as it might well be the last and that’s exactly what happened, perhaps distracted by the need to grab an equaliser and time running out Celtic looked all at sea as Bill McIntosh swung in a lethal looking corner that was bulleted goal wards by Callum Strain. Boyle leapt majestically to claw it out the air with one hand but unfortunately for him it dropped onto the goal line where it was gleefully stabbed home by Cameron Breadner for his sides third, giving them a two goal advantage and effectively putting the finishing touches to a superb performance.

When the whistle went for the final time moments later you knew that both teams had left it all out on the park today, unfortunately for Celtic it seemed that Linwood just had that little bit more to give.

Full Time: Linwood Rangers 3-1 Celtic Juniors

Linwood Rangers  Celtic Juniors
1 Irwin Gray
2 Kris Alexander
3 Bill McIntosh
4 Jordan MacKay
5 Max Bridgewater
6 Tony Gallacher
7 Ryan McCotter
8 Ciaran McKenna
9 Ryan Muir
10 Reece Gallagher
11 Cameron Breadner
12 Cameron Coughtie
14 Jonathan Lee
15 Callum Strain
16 Harvey Brown
25 Gary Russell
1 Matthew Boyle
2 Ciaran Leonard
3 Reece Johnstone
4 Andrew Ruoddie
5 Lewis Smith
6 Joseph McKenna
7 Tony Cantley
8 Matthew Connolly
9 Kieran Redmond
10 Ryan Cunningham
11 Jordan Scott
12 Gregor Carey
14 Jonathon Kavanagh
15 Bradley Moultrie
16 Ronan Fox
18 Jordan Kitzios
Ryan McCotter's superb free kick was just the highlight of an all round display.
Tony Cantley was creative, intelligent and often audacious his spark was almost enough to swing things in his side's favour.
Glasgow & District Youth Football League
MIDWEEK 27th MAY, 2013
UNDER-13 (Tues)
Rangers SABC 2 v 0 Finnart

UNDER-14 – Supplementary Cup (A)
Southside 3 v 7 Celtic BC

UNDER-15 (Tues)
Jim Johnstone 1 v 3 Rossvale This
Moorlands 3 v 4 Harmony Row
East End 1 v 0 Maryhill Jnrs
Rossvale BC 0 v 4 Celtic BC
Cardonald This 5 v 7 Rangers SABC

UNDER-15 (Thurs)
Cardonald This 1 v 0 Westerton
Harmony Row 0 v 2 Jim Johnstone
East End Jnr 0 v 6 Celtic BC
Moorlands 3 v 0 Maryhill Jnr

UNDER-16A (Tues)
St Peters 2 v 0 Rossvale BC

UNDER-16 – League Cup (A)
Camlachie 0 v 2 Rossvale BC

UNDER-17B - (Tues)
Easthall 4 v 0 Glasgow This
Busby Am 0 v 6 Kings Park
Clyde 3 v 0 Goldenhill BC

UNDER-17B - (Thurs)
Glentyan This 3 v 2 Easthall

UNDER-17 – League Cup (Tues) (A)
Crookston 3 v 0 Milngavie

UNDER-17 – League Cup (Thurs) (A)
Milngavie 0 v 3 Rangers SABC
Drumchapel Am 3 v 0 Cardonald

UNDER-17 – League Cup (Tues) (B)
Celtic BC 2 v 2 Thur Busby Ams

UNDER-19 Supplementary Cup
Harmony 4 v 1 Tues Goldenhill
Bonnyton 3 v 0 Tues Glasgow Uni
Bonnyton 3 v 0 Thurs Campsie BW
Glasgow Uni 0 v 3 Harmony
Goldenhill 2 v 1 Claremont

UNDER-19 Div 1 - (Tues)
St Cadoc 1 v 0 Easthall
East End 3 v 3 Rossvale BC

UNDER-19 Div 2 - (Tues)
Clydebank Sth 2 v 4 Mansewood

Glasgow & District Youth Football League
1st JUNE, 2013

Celtic BC 2 v 1 Cardonald This
Maryhill Jnrs 0 v 3 Rossvale BC
Rangers SABC 2 v 6 Jim Johnstone
East End Jnrs 3 v 0 Hillwood BC

UNDER-16 League Cup (B)
St Peters 3 v 2 Rossvale BC

UNDER-17 Div 2
Busby Am 1 v 6 Third Lanark

UNDER-17 League Cup (A)
Glasgow This 3 v 8 Rangers SABC
Kings Park 3 v 0 Milngavie

UNDER-17 League Cup (B)
Easthall 6 v 0 Shawfield
Argyle Ath 3 v 0 Clyde BC

UNDER-19 Supplementary Cup
Campsie BW 1 v 1 Claremont

UNDER-19 Div 1
St Cadoc 3 v 1 Rossvale BC

UNDER-19 Div 2
Renton 2 v 2 Giffnock Stamp
Clydebank Sth 6 v 2 EK Caledonia

Celtic Jnrs 1 v 3 Linwood Rangers

Moorlands 0 v 1 Rossvale Thistle

Clydebank Utd 0 v 1 East End Utd