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Panthers pounce late to snatch point from Riverside

Broughty United Panthers 3

Jones 38', Munro 46', Grimes 80+4'

Riverside CSC 3

Smith 52', Garrick 69', 75'
  • Sunday, 11 February 2018
  • Claypotts Park
  • Under 15´s
  • G Taylor League

Andrew Creegan

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Sam Grimes' goal four minutes into injury time snatched three points away from Riverside CSC. The visitors looked to have secured the win after fighting back from 2-0 down, but Grimes ensured that 10-man Broughty Panthers got a share of the spoils.

Riverside sit fifth and Broughty Panthers sixth in the G Taylor League, and there was little between them in the opening stages. Josh Knight hit a low free kick from 20 yards wide of the mark before Broughty lost skipper Lewis Denny. The midfielder broke his ankle after landing awkwardly.

Clear cut chances were few and far between as both sides tried to get to grips with the pitch and the elements. Craig Low didn’t trouble Wilson Price with a free kick after 18 minutes, but he did manage to set up Daniel Hart with a clever header moments later. The midfielder saw his shot blocked by a Broughty defender.

As half time approached, Broughty opened the scoring. Lewis Munro was fouled at the edge of the box, and Liam Jones slotted the resulting free kick into the bottom corner.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United Panthers
  • 1-0
  • Riverside CSC

The majority of the first half had been a non-event, but the second period started with Broughty nearly doubling their lead though Haaris Ahmed, but Blair Kettles denied him.

Riverside were caught sleeping at the resulting corner, and Munro popped up with Broughty’s second of the afternoon.

This kicked Riverside into life, and they nearly pulled one back straight away when Dougray Smith rounded Price, but Liam Innes raced back to clear the ball off the line.

Smith did hand Riverside a lifeline with a header from a Jack Kingston corner. The striker was left unmarked and his header bounced off the inside of the post before finding its way into the net.

Riverside were in the ascendency, with the wind behind them and playing down the slope. When Callum Livingstone was dismissed after 55 minutes, they sensed the comeback was on. Ben Garrick saw a fierce strike pushed away by Price on the hour mark.

Garrick set up an intriguing finish to the match when he equalised after 69 minutes. The midfielder was slipped in one-on-one with Price, and despite the Broughty keeper getting a touch on the ball, it spun over the line.

Low had a golden chance to complete the comeback three minutes later when a loose ball fell to him 18 yards out, but he shot straight at Price.

Riverside did complete the comeback with five minutes to go, and once again Garrick was the scorer. Price misjudged a corner, allowing Garrick to head the ball into net despite the efforts of Munro on the line.

Broughty went for broke as the final whistle approached. Riverside looked to hit on the break, but a decisive fourth goal alluded them.
In the fourth minute of injury time, a ball into the box wasn’t taken by Kettles, allowing Sam Grimes to pounce on the loose ball and stab in the equaliser with the last kick off the ball, earning Broughty Panthers a valuable point.

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United Panthers
  • 3-3
  • Riverside CSC

Lineups

Broughty United Panthers
Riverside CSC
1. Wilson Price
2. Adam Barclay
3. Ethan Clark
5. Callum Livingston
6. Sam Grimes
7. Ryan Carr
8. Liam Jones
9. Lewis Denny
10. Josh Knight
14. Daniel Boyle
15. Haaris Ahmed
16. Charlie Greenshields
17. Liam Innes
19. Lewis Munro
1. Blair Kettles
2. Craig Low
3. Adam Flynn
4. Jamie Sinclair
5. Peter Cringle
6. Roan Mearns
7. Andrew Olver
9. Jamie Hoskins
10. Dougray Smith
11. Jack Kingston
12. Ben Garrick
14. Daniel Hart
15. Aidan Marshall
16. Campbell James
18. Declan Hume
Star Player
Broughty United Panthers
Riverside CSC
Liam Jones - A difficult award to pick as all the Broughty boys put in a shift in difficult conditions. Jones fought well in the midfield and his goal oozed class.
Ben Garrick - An industrious performance on the left flank that was capped off with two fine goals.
Magic Moment
Broughty United Panthers
Riverside CSC
Grimes' Goal - Not the prettiest goal but one that meant so much to Broughty Panthers. Even Lewis Denny with his broken ankle ran onto the pitch to celebrate it.
Garrick's Second Goal - A composed header that looked to have won the game for Riverside.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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