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Glenboig progress past Cavalry Park into round four

Cavalry Park 1

Pajak 14

Glenboig United 4

Millar 9, Bonner 12, McGlone 44, Woods 90
  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014
  • Meggetland
  • Under 17´s
  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup
On Saturday 25th October, Glenboig United U17’s travelled to a bright but challengingly windy Meggetland to take on Cavalry Park U17’s in the third round of the TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup. Managing the conditions well, two goals inside the first fifteen minutes gave Glenboig early control, and they eventually ran out 4-1 winners, despite Cavalry’s improved second half performance. 
Glenboig certainly started more brightly, pressing Cavalry well, preventing them escaping their own half and creating early chances. Calvin Townsley was only prevented from opening the scoring within five minutes by some brave cavalry blocking.
However, Glenboig's break-through came very shortly after. Fast feet from Thomas Cochrane won a corner, which Cavalry struggled to clear. The ball fell to Gavin Millar, who drove a powerful shot past Cavalry ‘keeper Craig Cockburn.
That signalled the start of a frantic four minutes in which Glenboig and Cavalry both scored. Firstly, a good low cross from Glenboig's left wing found Luke Bonner in space at the top of the box, who calmly side footed home. Then, almost straight from kick off Milosz Pajak found himself with the ball at his feet in the Glenboig box and managed to squeeze a shot past Glenboig ‘keeper James Whyte at his near post. 
After this the game settled into a more regular pattern, with Glenboig having most of the possession and territory, but Cavalry occasionally threatening from long balls to the strong Samuel Nhamburo.
Cavalry’s best chance of the half to equalise came when he won a free kick on the left hand edge of the Glenboig box, from which Kyle Dixon forced Whyte into a good save.
Cavalry seemed to be gaining confidence and composure as the first half came to a close, but with the final act of the half Glenboig scored again. Bonner gave Townsley’s lofted free kick the faintest of flick headers, taking it away from the Cavalry defence, giving Anthony McGlone the time and space to run onto the ball and fire a low shot into the Cavalry net. 
  • Half Time:
  • Cavalry Park
  • 1-3
  • Glenboig United
With the wind picking up to the extent that it was a struggle to get the ball to stay still for set pieces and goal kicks, the second half began with a period of disjointed play in which both teams struggled to find any fluidity.
There was a moment of controversy when following a goalmouth scramble the Glenboig players believed they had forced the ball over the line, but no goal was given.
At the other end, a free kick from Calum Paterson arced dangerously from close to the centre circle towards the top right corner of the Glenboig goal, only to be tipped over the bar by Whyte. 
As the half wore on Cavalry introduced some attacking substitutes; Cameron Sweeney’s ability to hold the ball up and willingness to hassle the Glenboig defence helped Cavalry push up and establish more of a foothold in the Glenboig half. However, this inevitably left more space behind for Glenboig to exploit. Cochrane, Logan Woods and Paul Archibald combined well on the break several times, only to be thwarted by close offside calls and last ditch defending.
Eventually Cavalry where caught out when Bonner’s well placed pass through Cavalry’s high defensive line found the onrushing Logan who was brought down in the box for a penalty. Logan took the spot kick himself, coolly rolling the ball into the bottom left to seal a convincing Glenboig victory. 
  • Full Time:
  • Cavalry Park
  • 1-4
  • Glenboig United


Cavalry Park
Glenboig United
1. Craig Cockburn
2. Kamil Sitowski
3. Keith Hogg
5. Bernard Dobrowoski
6. Calum Paterson
7. Kyle Dixon
8. Jason Scott
9. Milosz Pajak
11. Samuel Nhamburo
13. Jack O'Meara
14. Gregor Young
15. Connor Holleran
16. Cameron Sweeney
18. Nicholas Humphreys
1. James Whyte
2. Calvin Townsley
4. Scott Schoneville
5. Anthony McGlone
6. Christopher McKerron
7. Thomas Cochrane
8. Andrew Chrystal
9. Paul Archibald
10. Micheal Gray
11. Logan Woods
12. Luke Bonner
13. Gavin Millar
Star Player
Cavalry Park
Glenboig United
Calum Paterson - battled well in midfield.
Thomas Cochrane - consistently good running with the ball helped drive Glenboig forward, won the ball well in midfield too.
Magic Moment
Cavalry Park
Glenboig United
A free kick from Calum Paterson arced dangerously from close to the centre circle towards the top right corner of the Glenboig goal, only to be tipped over the bar by Whyte.
Bonner's pass through the Cavalry defense for Woods to run onto and win the penalty.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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