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Tremendous Townhill through to the semi-finals

Kinross Colts 0

Townhill FC 8

Baxter 12' 73' 74' Roe (p) 36' Dawson 40' MacDonald 48' Annandale 57' Woodfine 81
  • Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • The Myre
  • Under 17´s
  • Domestic Supplies 17s Cup

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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Townhill reached the semi-finals of the Domestic Supplies 17s Cup after putting eight past their hosts. An Aaron Baxter hat-trick and goals from Mackenzie Roe, Joe Dawson, Gregor MacDonald, Kieran Annandale and Ben Woodfine helped blow Kinross away.

The visitors started on the front foot and took just three minutes for their first chance. MacDonald had his shot blocked by Lewis Bathgate in the Kinross goal before Dominic McMurchie drilled effort was cleared by the home sides defence. Townhill thought they had taken the lead three minutes later but Baxters effort was adjudged to have hit his arm before nestling in the net.

Kinross grew into the game after that as a lovely through ball from Lewis Caulfield found Cameron Donnelly at the back post but he couldn’t get a shot away. Townhill took the lead on 12 minutes as Baxter placed his free kick from 25 yards out into the bottom right corner. The Colts almost equalised 15 minutes later as Calum McIntyres free kick found Caulfield at the back post but his knockdown went begging.

While Kinross searched for an equaliser, Townhill looked hungry for a second and were given a glorious chance when MacDonald's cross struck the hand of Alasdair Bennet inside the box. Roe stepped up and confidently sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to double the visitors lead. The lead was extended to three five minutes before the break as Dawson rose highest to bullet the ball past the keeper.

 

  • Half Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 0-3
  • Townhill FC

It took just three minutes of the second half for Townhill to continue where they had left off. A mazy run by MacDonald made himself some space to strike past the keeper. The visitors continued to press and Malcolm Sturgeon blocked the ball on the line to deny a fifth.

It took until the 57th minute for Townhill to get their fifth. A long free kick was headed up by Jack George and Annandale's header looped up over the keeper. The home sides chances were few and far between but a long range strike McIntyre made Ainslie get down low to palm it away.

A quick fire double for Baxter made sure there was no come back for the Colts. Baxter beat the slide tackle of Sean Cowe before firing past Bathgate. 60 seconds later a dink over the top hit Baxters knee before finishing in the net.

With ten minutes to go Townhill made it eight as Woodfine headed in Roes free kick. The offside flag denied Alex Chingwalu in added on time, however Townhill eased into the semi-finals while Kinross will need to go back to the drawing board.

  • Full Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 0-8
  • Townhill FC

Lineups

Kinross Colts
Townhill FC
1. Lewis Bathgate
2. Calum McIntyre
3. Allen Saunders
4. Alasdair Bennet
5. Michael Drysdale
6. Finlay Reith
7. Lewis Caulfield
8. Euan Duthie
9. Cameron Black
11. Paul McLintock
14. Malcolm Sturgeon
15. Craig Swift
16. Keir Mahon
17. Cameron Donnelly
18. Josh Anderson
67. Sean Cowe
22. Adam Ainslie
2. Kieran Annandale
3. Jay Banning
5. Daniel McIntosh
6. Mackenzie Roe
7. Jack George
8. Joe Dawson
9. Aaron Baxter
10. Ben McCann
11. Gregor MacDonald
12. Ben Woodfine
14. Alex Chingwalu
16. Jamie Sinclair
17. Regan Lumsden
20. Dominic McMurchie
Star Player
Kinross Colts
Townhill FC
Michael Drysdale – The centre back dealt with lots of what he had to well and was rarely at fault.
Aaron Baxter – Hat-trick hero and was a threat all night for Townhill.
Magic Moment
Kinross Colts
Townhill FC
The two lovely crosses by McIntyre and Caulfield but neither could quite breach the Townhill defence.
The lovely free kick by Baxter for the opening goal of the game.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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