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Blue Brazil comfortably push past Thornton Locos in well-deserved victory

Blue Brazil 8

Geddes 6, 30, 33, Dair 10, 45, 65, Logan 20, Boundy 78

Thornton Locos FC 1

Morrison 80
  • Saturday, 15 September 2018
  • Venters Park
  • Under 15´s
  • FFDL Division 1

Trebles from Dylan Geddes and Arran Dair aided Blue Brazil in putting eight past the visiting Thornton Locos at Venters Park.

The first chance of the game fell to Lee McLaughlin in the 3rd minute after the midfielder managed to find space for himself at the edge of the box, but unfortunately saw his effort sail over the bar.

An early goal was welcomed to the match after tricky winger Dylan Geddes jinked past two defenders and placed his shot expertly into the bottom left corner, past Thornton keeper Darren Meldrum in the 7th minute of the match.

Thornton went on to immediately get their first chance of the game and came within inches of getting an equaliser when captain Daniel Meldrum had his header from a corner rattle the crossbar in the 8th minute.

However, Blue Brazil went onto double their lead when Arran Dair skipped past his man and unleased a powerful effort from outside the box which beat Meldrum and found the back of the net in the 10th minute.

Thornton had another flurry of chances after conceding, which included a long-ranged effort from Aidan Boyle which was comfortably saved by Brazil keeper Conar Barney in the 11th minute. David Zielinski was next to threaten for Thornton when he managed to get on the end of a skilfully placed through ball. But was smartly denied by Barney in the 14th minute.

The hosts made it three after Dair showed some fantastic running ability down the right wing and managed to pick out Matt Logan in the 20th minute who had a simple finish from close range. Dair once again was a vital component in a Blue Brazil goal, when he turned the Thornton defence inside out and played Geddes in for his second goal of the game in the 30th minute.

Thornton really should have pulled one back in the 32nd minute when Robbie Morrison got on the end of a poor back pass and managed to round the keeper but was unable to keep the final touch on target.

Blue Brazil ended a dominant half with another goal as Geddes managed to grab his hattrick in the 33rd minute, when the winger powerfully headed the ball into the top corner and put the Cowdenbeath side five ahead going into the second half.

  • Half Time:
  • Blue Brazil
  • 5-0
  • Thornton Locos FC

The second half started as the first ended, as Blue Brazil managed to grab another goal in the 45th minute when a deflected Dair cross found the back of the net and doubled the tall forwards tally for the day.

Meldrum showed off some fantastic goalkeeping to deny Brazil’s seventh of the afternoon when he got down quickly to prevent Dair from completely his hattrick in the 50th minute. Logan was next to threaten for Brazil but once again was denied by another good save from Meldrum in the 58th minute of the match.

However, Dair finally managed to complete his hattrick when he nicely slotted the ball past Meldrum, into the bottom right in the 65th minute. The hosts then went on to make it eight when substitute Kieran Boundy curled his effort in from outside the box in the 78th minute of the match.

However, the Thornton Locos' faithful will say they had the last laugh, when Morrison managed to pick up a spilled ball in the box and smash it into the empty net in the 80th minute and also bringing an end to the game.

  • Full Time:
  • Blue Brazil
  • 8-1
  • Thornton Locos FC

Lineups

Blue Brazil
Thornton Locos FC
1. Conar Barney
2. Fraser Banks
3. Conall Brennan
4. Dillon Fotheringham
5. Dylan Geddes
6. Lewis Stones
7. Anthony McAndrew
8. Dylan Fleetham
9. Arran Dair
11. Lee McLaughlin
14. Matt Logan
16. Kieran Boundy
17. Innes Marr
18. Lewis Fleming
2. Daniel Meldrum
4. Kai Beard
5. Aidan Boyle
6. David Dunlop
7. Aiden McEwan
8. Kai Duncan
9. Davis Mackie
10. Miller Ferguson
11. Josh Reilly
12. Jed Lowe
14. Callum Hand
15. Ryan Lawson
16. Ryan Morrison
17. Robbie Morrison
18. Logan McBride
19. David Zielinski
21. Darren Meldrum
Star Player
Blue Brazil
Thornton Locos FC
Arran Dair- A Sensational performance by the powerful forward which included a lovely hattrick as well as a couple of really nice assists. An absolute nightmare for the Thornton defence throughout the match.
Miller Ferguson- A solid display by the technically gifted central midfielder. Moved the ball really well between defence and attack and caused problems for the strong Blue Brazil side.
Magic Moment
Blue Brazil
Thornton Locos FC
Goal number three for Blue Brazil was an extremely well worked goal. The ball starting from defence was carried by a fantastic run from Dair and comfortably finished off by Logan.
Thornton's goal was richly deserved after what had been an extremely difficult game. The scoreline may not reflect the performance as the visitors were very unlucky not have scored a couple more.
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