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Hamilton hands Carnoustie opening day win

Broughty United Pumas 2

Patterson 26, Holmes 57

Carnoustie Panmure 3

McLeish 25, Scott (OG) 41, Hamilton 66
  • Sunday, 26 August 2018
  • Claypotts Park
  • Under 14´s
  • DS Rennie League

Andrew Creegan

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A late goal from Scott Hamilton handed Carnoustie Panmure a win in their opening game of the season. The defender turned home from a corner four minutes from time to grab his side three points.

Broughty picked up a win and a draw in the sides two league meetings last season, and they had the better of the play early on. Ben Muir forced Carnoustie keeper Aaron Edward into a save after nine minutes.

The hosts did have the ball in the net shortly after, but Callum McFarlane was ruled to be offside. Scott Hamilton had Carnoustie’s first chance of the match with a strike from the edge of the box, but Broughty keeper Matthew Galloway was equal to it.

The conditions were making it difficult for both teams to develop any kind of rhythm, with the game quickly becoming a battle in midfield. With 25 played, Carnoustie opened the scoring through Dylan McLeish.

A corner was played short to the forward, who delivered a cross-cum-shot that flew into net. Whether it was a shot or a cross, only McLeish knows, but it had given Carnoustie the lead.

The lead would prove to be short lived for Carnoustie, as Edward could only push Muir’s cross as far as Max Patterson, who drilled a low shot into the corner to bring Broughty level.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United Pumas
  • 1-1
  • Carnoustie Panmure

Carnoustie went close to retaking the lead early in the second half as Ben Blackley powered forward, but he was denied by Galloway.

The visitors didn’t have to wait long for their second as Jack Chalmers free kick deflected off Fergus Scott past Galloway.

Broughty continued to battle on despite the ever-worsening conditions. They introduced Freddie Holmes from the bench, and the striker grabbed the equaliser after 57 minutes.

Patterson’s deep free kick was spilled by Edward, giving Holmes the simple task of tapping the ball into the empty net.

Both sides sensed the three points were there for the taking in the final 10 minutes, and both had opportunities to take the lead. Patterson tested Edward with a free kick from 25 yards, while at the other end Galloway made a smart save to deny Karter Inglis who had been sent through one-on-one with the keeper by Blackley.

With four minutes to go, Carnoustie took the lead for the third time when a corner fell for Hamilton, who swept the ball past Galloway from close range.

There was enough time remaining for Broughty to launch one last attack through Scott, but he couldn’t hit the target and Carnoustie held on to take the points.

Both sides must take credit for producing such an entertaining match in less than ideal playing conditions. Broughty can count themselves unlucky not to have taken something from the game having matched Carnoustie for most of the match.

Despite the result, the signs are there that they will be competitive in the DS Rennie League this season.

As for Carnoustie, they stuck to their guns and tried to keep the ball on the deck despite the conditions. In the end, three set pieces provided their goals and handed them a win in their first game of the season.

Once they get up and running, they are going to be serious competition in the DS Rennie League and will fancy themselves against any side.

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United Pumas
  • 2-3
  • Carnoustie Panmure

Lineups

Broughty United Pumas
Carnoustie Panmure
2. Ben Aherns
3. Matthew Galloway
5. Max Aitchison
6. Louis Hynes
7. Max Patterson
8. Freddie Holmes
9. Ciaran Quin
10. Stuart Turfus
11. Callum McFarlane
12. Fraser Passway
14. Kyle Webster
15. Fergus Scott
16. Kieren Hannan
18. Ben Muir
1. Aaron Edward
2. Charlie Clark
3. Fraser Morgan
5. Dillon Fraser
7. Scott Hamilton
8. Ben Blackley
9. Dylan McLeish
10. Jack Chalmers
12. Karter Inglis
14. James Paterson
15. Charlotte Taylor
16. Carter Kelly
17. Cayden Carroll
18. Devon Aigbekan
19. Callum Stewart
Star Player
Broughty United Pumas
Carnoustie Panmure
Max Patterson - The midfielder fought from the first minute to the last in the middle of the park as well as picking up a goal and assist.
Carter Kelly - Carnoustie's captain led by example in midfield, putting himself about well and rarely giving the ball away.
Magic Moment
Broughty United Pumas
Carnoustie Panmure
Patterson's Goal - A controlled finish from the midfielder that brought Broughty level immediately after falling behind.
McLeish's Goal - I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say this was a fantastic bit of vision that was perfectly executed to open the scoring.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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