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Easty boys fight for their right to cup glory!

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East End United Under 21s
Hillwood BC Under 21s
Lady Darling Cup Quarter Final
Venue: Lady Octavia Park
Date: 03/03/2012
Author: Martin Milligan
This quarter final cup cruncher saw Third Division outfit East End BC play host to West of Scotland Division One side Hillwood BC, with the home side coming out on top and putting a stop to the visiting side's cup campaign.
The game started with Hillwood flying out of their traps and laying seige to the East End goal, and it was on the fourth minute when Jamie Boyle carved out a goal scoring opportunity and lobbed it over East End keeper Paul McMillan and made it one-nil to the visitors.
Hillwood continued to dominate the game, but it was on the twelth minute when East Ends' Ryan Guiller connected with a punted ball, and from eighteen yards out and against the run of play, he swiftly put a volley over the keeper to level the score.
Five minutes later however, there was some confusion when the East End Number One picked the ball up following a pass back, and from the resulting free kick, just inside the crowded penalty area, Jamie Boyle caught on to a short pass and thundered it past Paul McMillan to double his days goal tally and make it two-one to Hillwood.
With Hillwood getting their second goal of the day, and with the wind in their sails, you would have expected the Greenock tails to go down, "but no," the next three minutes were to change the outcome of the game dramatically!
On thirty six minutes, Easty's Jamie Mason found himself far out down the left wing, and from an impossible angle and a strong wind blowing against him, he hit a wonder shot over the unlucky Jordan Bowskill to even up the score.
One minute later, Kerrin Dow made good space for himself in the box and calmly put it beyond the Hillwood stopper and put the home side in front for the first time.
On the thirty eighth minute, Kerrin Dow, again gained possession of the ball inside the box and slotted it home to extend the East End lead and make it a well deserved half time scoreline of four-two to the Greenock lads.  
Half Time: East End United Under 21s 4-2 Hillwood BC Under 21s
Unlike the first period, the second half went underway with both sides looking likely to score.
On fifty five minutes, Hillwood started to claw their way back into the game and pulled one back when Chris McGregor struck the ball from distance and slammed a well taken shot past Paul McMillan in the East End goal.
The game seemed to flow from one end of the pitch to the other, and it was on sixty eight minutes when East Ends' Ryan Guiller broke free from his marker and sneaked the ball past Jordan Bowskill to make it five- three to the lower leaguers.
With the clock hitting the hour mark, Hillwood earned themselves a free kick just outside the box, and when the set piece was whipped in, it found the head of Jonathon McGilp who comfortably put it out of reach of Paul McMillan and pulled one back for the visitors.
With one goal in it, Hillwood couldn't find the answer they were looking for, and Referee John Paul McGovern, who kept control of a physical and sometimes ill-tempered game well, blew for full-time.
After the match, a jubilant East End Coach, Martin Jess said, "I am delighted with the result, it was a hard fought game. Hillwood scored early on in the match and that put us under a lot of pressure, but we responded well and saw it through."
Full Time: East End United Under 21s 5-4 Hillwood BC Under 21s
East End United Under 21s
Hillwood BC Under 21s
1.Paul McMillan
2.Ben Armstrong
3.Jamie Mason
4.Graeme McClement
5.Ryan Bryceland
6.Brendan Grana
7.Kerrin Dow
8.Ryan Moran
9.Jonathon McGilp
10.Ryan Guiller
11.Liam Bryce
12.Andrew Shaw
13.Thomas McLees
14.Andrew Ellis
15.Kristofer Jess
1.Jordan Bowskill
2.Mark Scott
3.Ross Simpson
4.Robert McGuire
5.Greig Barr
6.Jamie Hunter
7.Danny Fraser
8.Jamie Lees
9.Jamie Boyce
10.Alan Morrison
11.Chris McGregor
12.Steven McFadyen
13.Chris Boyd
14.Ross Sullivan
15.Paul Dawson
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Kerrin Dow
Givova UK Man of the Match: Jamie Boyce
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