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Kelty Marian Colts 6

Lavender 12 , Stewart 16 , 26 , 47 , Martin 25 , Annandale 58

Kinross Colts 2

Murray 3 , Caulfield 5
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Blairadam Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Domestic Supplies 16s League

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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Kelty came out on top in a feisty affair against local rivals Kinross. A hat-trick from Gregor Stewart and goals from Scott Lavender, Lewis Martin and Keith Annandale cancelled out two early goals for Kinross from Liam Murray and Lewis Caulfield.

An explosive opening saw Kinross come out the blocks better and Cameron Donnelly was unlucky not to put them in front within sixty seconds as he just failed to get a touch at the backpost from Murray's cross.

The breakthrough came a few minutes later when good build up by Craig Swift and Caulfield let Cameron Black play a great through ball into Murray. He rounded the stretching goalkeeper before steering the ball in from an acute angle.

The lead was doubled two minutes later when Sean Cowes corner was nodded in by Caulfield at the back post and the referee judged the ball to have crossed the line despite the best efforts of Sean Holland in the Kelty goal. 

Kelty got back in the game on 12 minutes when a good run from Lavender created space for himself and he rifled it goalwards. Lewis Bathgate in the Kinross goal could only get a hand to the ball but it wasn’t enough. The equaliser arrived minutes later when Stewart headed home after Euan Duthie had cleared off the line for Kinross.

The goals kept raining in as Martin completed the turnaround for Kelty when he volleyed home after the ball was cleared to him. Stewart grabbed his second and Kelty's fourth less than sixty seconds later as he drove the ball in at the front post.

The smash and grab by Kelty left Kinross with a tough task but they were unlucky not to make it 4-3 just before as Alasdair Bennets header was stopped on the line and hacked clear.

  • Half Time:
  • Kelty Marian Colts
  • 4-2
  • Kinross Colts

Kelty began the second half with early chances and a good double save by Bathgate kept the scoreline as it was.

Stewart though completed his hat-trick on 47 minutes as good work down right wing by Kelty resulted in him having the simplest of tap-ins. 

The game took a controversial turn after Kelty's sixth goal. Annandale was played through by Andrew Brown and he calmly slotted it through the goalkeeper's legs with Kinross appealing for offside. Kinross were aggrieved with the decision and were punished further as Murray was dismissed.

The referee again was searching for his red card eight minutes later when Kelty were reduced to ten men as Annandale was sent off.  

Bathgate became a hero for Kinross as he stopped Sean Cusick from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Caulfield. Diving high to his right Bathgate pulled off a magnificent save.

An absorbing league clash with Kelty Marian Colts proving victorious after coming from behind to defeat Kinross. A cracking clash with plenty of talking points on this cold Tuesday night.

  • Full Time:
  • Kelty Marian Colts
  • 6-2
  • Kinross Colts

Lineups

Kelty Marian Colts
Kinross Colts
1. Sean Holland
2. Callum Clunie
3. Gregor Stewart
4. Kris Burnett
5. Robbie Muir
6. Blaine Cafferkey
7. Lewis Martin
8. Scott Lavender
9. Andrew Brown
10. Sean Cusick
11. Keith Annandale
12. Haydn McGrath
14. Nathan Williamson
16. Michael Walsh
17. Robbie Winsbrough
2. Lewis Caulfield
3. Keir Mahon
4. Liam Murray
5. Alasdair Bennet
8. Euan Duthie
11. Daniel Munro
12. Allen Saunders
15. Craig Swift
16. Michael Drysdale
17. Cameron Donnelly
21. Lewis Bathgate
67. Sean Cowe
99. Cameron Black
Star Player
Kelty Marian Colts
Kinross Colts
Gregor Stewart – Can’t look past the hat-trick hero. Tremendous display and the three goals prove it.
Michael Drysdale and Lewis Caulfield – The centre back pairing both looked up for it , Drysdales second half performance was brilliant while his centre back partner was equally as good and pitched in with a goal.
Magic Moment
Kelty Marian Colts
Kinross Colts
The 14 minute spell in which they effectively won the game with the four goals.
The penalty save by Lewis Bathgate, a superb stop.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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