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Milton Blue smash six past EKYC

EKYC 0

Milton Blue 6

Scott 8, 39, Cruse 10, Bone 24, Higgins 50, 56
  • Sunday, 03 September 2017
  • Ballerup Recreation Area
  • Under 13´s
  • Scottish Cup
Milton Blue got their Scottish Cup campaign off to a flying start at Ballerup as they eased past EKYC to a 6-0 victory in what was a particularly one-sided match.
 
Milton were dominant from the start as they created their first chance within the first five minutes as Paul O’Hara crossed the ball in from the left which caused chaos in the EKYC defence as it fell to Blue's forward Andrew Cruse whose effort on goal was blocked.
 
Milton’s pressure continued throughout the first ten minutes, as EKYC struggled to get out of their own half for much of it. This can be credited to Milton centre back and captain Josh Moore, who fulfilled his role and controlled the defence well throughout the game.
 
Shortly after, Milton deservedly took the lead as Blues winger Liam Bone bombed down the right wing and played a pinpoint cross to David Scott who converted from close range.
 
Milton did not take long to extend their lead, as they pounced on EKYC straight from kick off, which lead to Cruse breaking through on goal and slotting past EKYC keeper Francis Byrne.
 
After 20 minutes Milton looked comfortably in the driving seat, as they continued to put the EKYC defence under pressure. O’Hara posed a constant threat to the EKYC defence, as his effort on goal was cleared off the line by EK defender Scott Nugent. This however did not deter O’Hara as he played an important part in Milton’s third goal, as he put in a cross from an initially cleared corner, which fell to Bone who had an easy tap in.
  • Half Time:
  • EKYC
  • 0-3
  • Milton Blue
Milton continued their relentless pressure in the second half, as O’Hara completed an incredible run with a ball into the box which fell right at Stevie Marshall’s feet. However, Marshall was unable to convert as he couldn’t get the ball out from under his feet, which Scott took advantage of which allowed him to get his second goal of the game.
 
Despite setting up his team mates on several occasions, O’Hara couldn’t seem to find the net himself as he had another effort on goal but dragged it wide.
 
Another danger man for Milton was right winger Liam Bone, who played a nice series of passes on the edge of the EKYC box with Aiden Grealis, before playing through Shaun Higgins who placed the ball in the bottom right corner, extending the Milton lead to five.  
 
Milton’s final goal came shortly after as Robbie Jenkins whipped in a cross for Grealis whose shot was initially saved by Byrne, however the ball fell to Higgins’ feet and he passed the ball into an empty net from a couple yards out.  
 
A lot can be said about the character of EKYC, they never stopped trying and gave it their all regardless of what the score was. However, Milton Blue showed signs of real class as they were in control for the entire game, they should expect to have a good run in the cup if they keep performing like they did in this game.
 
  • Full Time:
  • EKYC
  • 0-6
  • Milton Blue

Lineups

EKYC
Milton Blue
1. Francis Byrne
5. Callum Kurrender
7. Ben Conlin
8. Keiron Mclean
10. Kallum Peers
11. Scott Nugent
12. Shaun Kurdell
19. Callum Donaldson
21. Jamie Munro
22. Daniel Crawley
25. Michael Blakemore
1. Dale Robertson
2. Stevie Marshall
3. Shaun Higgins
4. Josh Moore
5. Cole Connell
6. Liam Bone
7. Kian McGowan
8. David Couper
9. David Scott
10. Paul O'Hara
11. Andrew Cruse
12. Aiden Grealis
15. Robbie Jenkins
16. Clark Millar
17. Ally Mackie
18. Callan Knox
Star Player
EKYC
Milton Blue
Keiron Mclean - Despite a disappointing result for his side. Mclean never stopped running and working for his team. Whether it was a lung bursting run or a crunching tackle, he never once turned away from the challenge and embodied the spirit his team shown.
Paul O'Hara - Milton tried to get this man on the ball as much as possible and it's not hard to see why. Every time he got the ball you expected him to cause some sort of problem for the EKYC defence. Despite not getting on the score sheet today, O'Hara was easily the best player on the park as he played a key role in several of his team's goals.
Magic Moment
EKYC
Milton Blue
Despite the result today, EKYC's defence stood strong for much of the game. A particular example of this was when defender Scott Nugent heroically cleared the ball off the line for his team, preventing what should have been a certain goal.
There were several of these moments to choose from. However, the best moment has to be the cross for Milton's final goal. Robbie Jenkins whipped in the ball with such velocity that it was begging to be put in the back of the net. Any professional player would have been proud of a cross of that standard.
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