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St Peters BC Under 13s
Discovery Lads Under 13s
Scottish Cup Third Round
Ralston Astrograss
Author: Martin Milligan
Paisley District and Johnstone League stalwarts, St Peters played host to second placed Clenaghen League newcomers, Discovery Lads, in this riveting goal fest' of a cup tie.
The game started pretty even, with both sides showing hunger for the ball and some good one touch football, with chances coming thick and fast at both ends of the park.
With the clock hitting the twelth minute, St Peters Shaunn Clark, broke clear inside the box, he then got himself in a good shooting position and put a convincing lob over the Discovery keeper, Nairn Glennie, to open their account and make it 1-0 to the home side.
After their opener, St Peters confidence began to grow, and started to command the game, and it showed, when on fifteen minutes St Peters' Callum Scullion added to his 23 league and cup goal tally, when he made a solo run down the left wing, eased his way into the box, and slotted a shot beyond the unlucky Glennie to double the Saints lead.
From then on, St Peters had only one thing on their mind, and that was to attack the away goal at all costs, and on eighteen minutes, Saints showed their superiority, with Steven Fergusson shooting from eighteen yards out and firing it past Glennie to triple their lead.
With five minutes remaining until the interval, Callum Scullion again, bolted down the left wing and made a sublime pass to Bradley Rae, and with a calm finish, he comfortably put it past Glennie to make it four.
With the half time whistle about to blow, and against the run of play, Discovery earned themselves a corner, and when the set piece had been whipped in, it found the boot of Tyler Martin, and he poked it into the back of Callum Armstrong's net and pulled one back for the Dundee side. 
Half Time: St Peters BC 4-1 Discovery Lads
The second half started with St Peters continuing to dominate the proceedings, and on forty four minutes, Mark Seggie gathered the ball in midfield and from twenty five yards out, with a cultured left foot, he put a pile driver past the Discovery stopper to make it 5-1 to the hosts.
Discovery Lads did create the odd chance or two, and on sixty two minutes, they managed to get themselves a free kick just outside the Saints penalty area.
Team captain, Sean Reekie, stood up to take the set piece, and was unlucky to see his shot cannon off the sturdy St Peters wall and bounce away to safety.
At this point of the game, St Peters were attacking at will, and just after the hour mark, they made it 6-1, when Steven Fergusson cashed in on some poor defending and knocked it into the back of the away net.
With Discovery now feeling deflated, they gave away a seventh goal, which came from a corner, and was tidily put away from six yards by Ryan Nesbitt.
After the match, a modest St Peters coach John Dalziell said, in the first fifteen minutes, i thought Discovery were the better side, but when we scored our first goal, it seemed to settle our nerves, and from then on, we started to play better football.
In a positve manner, Discovery manager, Brian Malliff commented, the size of the park didn't do us any favours, but we were up against a quality side.
My team put in a good effort, and thats all i can ask of them. We will take this experience on the chin, and learn from it.
Full Time: St Peters BC under 13s 7-1 Discovery Lads under 13s
St Peters BC Under 13s
Discovery Lads Under 13s
1. Callum Armstrong
3. Mark Seggie
4. Niall Herron (C)
5. Conor Thomson
7. Shaunn Clark
8. Haydn Stewart
10. James Crossan
11. Steven Fergusson
14. Bradley Rae
16. Reece Garrigan
17. Callum Scullion
6. Ryan Nesbitt
9. Murray Wilson
15. Christopher Wallace
1. Nairn Glennie
2. Reece Malliff
3. Max Craig
4. Sean Reekie (C)
5. John Mitchell
6. Joe Leslie
7. Ross Sullivan
8. Taylor Anderson
9. Michael Keltie
10. John Thompson
11.Tyler Martin
14. Jack Greig
15. Ross Smith
16. Ryan Dand
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Callum Scullion
Givova UK Man of the Match: Tyler Martin
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