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St Leonards hit six to see off Kingseat

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Kingseat Athletic Under 17s
Kinghorn St Leonards Under 17s
Competition: AFYFC Division 2 Under 17
Venue: Pitreavie Playing Fields
Date: 18/03/2012
Author: Sam Robertson
Kinghorn St Leonards boosted their promotion hopes with a convincing 6-0 victory over Kingseat Athletic. Goals from Samuel Dow, Owen Richardson, Kieran Matthew, Ryan McCallum, Stuart Hay and Sean Reid earned the visitors three crucial points.
Before today's game Kinghorn were lying in second place, two points off the league leaders. Kingseat were down in fifth, six points adrift of their opponents so they had a chance to close the gap but it was St Leonards who came out on top with a superb performance
It was a sunny day in Dunfermline and perfect conditions for a game of football. The visitors started well and dominated from the first whistle and they almost went ahead on 2 minutes when Samuel Dow was played through the middle but Kingseat centre back Kieran Duffy got back well to tackle the St Leonards forward. The visitors continued to dominate and thought they'd taken the lead on 8 minutes when Kieran Matthew smashed home Michael Lawson's cross but the referee disallowed the goal for offside.
This was a warning sign for the home side's defence but on 15 minutes St Leonards opened the scoring. A long free kick from inside their own half cleared the heads of the Kingseat defence and bounced into the path of Samuel Dow who lifted the ball over the onrushing Eddie Smith and into the back of the net. A deserved goal for the visitors who had dominated the early exchanges of the match.
Kingseat looked to find an equaliser and almost did on 17 minutes when Jason Keith made space for a shot but was comfortably saved by Fraser McGregor. Possession was a little more even now although Kinghorn almost doubled their lead on 23 minutes when Kieran Matthew fired a shot just wide.
Kinghorn found a second goal on 27 minutes. Centre back Owen Richardson carried the ball upfield and unleashed a shot from 25 yards which found the bottom corner, leaving Eddie Smith with no chance. The visitors were gaining a firm grip on the game and added a third goal before half time when some sloppy Kingseat defending allowed Kieran Matthew to tap in at the back post from what had originally seemed a harmless ball into the box. 
Half Time: Kingseat Athletic Under 17s 0-3 Kinghorn St Leonards Under 17s
Kingseat came out in the second half looking to make an impact on the game and they did start to play better in the second half. The first 10 minutes of the half was a midfield scrap with neither team creating any goalscoring chances.
The first chance of the half fell to the home side when Jason Keith burst through the middle but St Leonards captain Stuart Hay got back well and made a tackle just as Keith went to shoot. However, it was St Leonards who got the first goal of the second half. Sean Reid's shot on the turn was well saved by Eddie Smith and the rebound fell to Ryan McCallum who finished emphatically, smashing the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.
The visitors almost added a fifth on 69 minutes when Ryan McCallum's shot was beaten away by the Kingseat goalkeeper but Sean Reid dragged the rebound wide from 10 yards. Kinghorn continued to press and again came close a minute later when Steven Blake's shot deflected wide of the near post. From the resulting corner St Leonards scored their fifth when Stuart Hay's header trundled over the line after confusion amongst the Kingseat defence.
Kingseat struggled to find a response of any kind as the visitors' defence remained focussed and strong for the whole match and deserved the clean sheet they earned.
St Leonards added their sixth and final goal on 83 minutes when Sean Reid broke through the Kingseat defence and slid the ball smartly under Eddie Smith. The visitors could have had a seventh goal on 85 minutes when Daniel Woodall brought down Ryan McCallum in the box but Eddie Smith brilliantly saved McCallums kick. This proved to be the final piece of action in the match and the visitors claimed a vital win.
A deserved win for St Leonards who look good for promotion to the first division.
Full Time: Kingseat Athletic Under 17s 0-6 Kinghorn St Leonards Under 17s
Kingseat Athletic Under 17s
Kinghorn St Leonards Under 17s
1. Eddie Smith
2. Daniel Woodall
3. Murray Thompson
6. Cameron Campbell
7. Jamie Dickson (c) 
8. Christian Eves
10. Robbie Watt
12. Kieran Duffy
15. Michael Watson
16. Jason Keith
18. Michael Stevenson
11. Casey Malcolm
14. Ryan Dunn
1. Fraser McGregor
2. Kieran Farmer
4. Stuart Hay (c)
5. Samuel Dow
6. Michael Lawson
7. Ross Fraser
9. Kieran Matthew
11. Owen Richardson
14. Ryan McCallum
16. Stuart Martin
17. Steven Blake
3. Jake Bowers
8. Ross Kenny
15. Sean Reid
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Sam Robertson

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