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Pitfour extend unbeaten run with win over Fairmuir

Fairmuir BC 0

Pitfour FC 3

Wright 32, Alcorn 38, 50
  • Sunday, 21 October 2018
  • Graham Street
  • Under 16´s
  • Maryfield League

Andrew Creegan

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A double from Ally Alcorn helped Pitfour keep up their 100% record in the Maryfield League. The striker netted in either half after Dylan Wright opened the scoring.

Both these teams have title aspirations and came into the match unbeaten. Fairmuir keeper Shaun Watt was called into action to keep out Kairn Brand’s strike after five minutes.

Matthew Glen was teed up by Ally Alcorn but could only fire a shot into the side netting as Pitfour looked to capitalise on their strong start to the match.

Dylan Wright fired wide from the edge of the box before Fairmuir’s Marcel Motyka tried his luck from distance but didn’t trouble Archie Kelly-Barton in the Pitfour goal.

These sides were showing why they had only conceded a handful of goals between them in the opening games of the season, as both found clear-cut chances hard to come by.

Pitfour broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break when Andrew Allan diverted Alcorn’s corner into the path of Wright, who turned the ball home from close range.

Allan had the ball in the net moments later but was adjudged to have handled the ball before slotting it past Watt.

There was still enough time remaining in the first half for Pitfour to double their lead, with Alcorn grabbing the goal. A free kick on the left touchline appeared to give the striker the chance to cross the ball for a teammate, but he opted to whip the ball over the diving Watt straight into the net.

  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 0-2
  • Pitfour FC

After a lacklustre first half showing, Fairmuir started the second half brightly. Nick Fletcher fired a shot into the side netting before Jamie McCann forced Kelly-Barton into a smart save.

The resulting corner was met by Aidan McCann who headed the ball against the crossbar before Alcorn doubled his tally with a cool finish inside the box 10 minutes after the restart.

Kelly-Barton was tipped another Jamie McCann free kick onto the post before keeping out Jack Wilkie’s volley from point blank range.

In the final minutes Alcorn had the chance to complete his hat trick when he combined with Ben Clos, but saw Watt keep out his effort.

  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 0-3
  • Pitfour FC


Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
1. Shaun Watt
2. Callum Rae
3. Liam Hunt
4. Jack Wilkie
5. Marcel Motyka
6. Godswill Oke
8. Damien Kunc
9. Nicholas Fletcher
10. Jamie McCann
11. Graeme Stewart
12. Zain Ferguson
14. Nairn MacDonald
15. Robbie Flynn
16. Aidan McCann
17. Nathan Graham
23. Mason Anderson
1. Archie Kelly-Barton
2. Rory Harrower
3. Dylan Wright
4. Ben Clos
5. Kairn Brand
7. Ross Cameron
8. Andrew Allan
10. Oliver Farquharson
11. Matthew Glen
12. Kieran Sweeney
15. Alistar Alcorn
16. Jacob Edwards
17. Kieran Forber
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
Nick Fletcher - Worked hard down the right and threatened the Pitfour goal on several occasions.
Ally Alcorn - Put in a power of work up front and once again proved to be the man for the big occasion with two well taken goals.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Pitfour FC
McCann's Second Free Kick - A super strike that was only kept out by an equally impressive save.
Alcorn's Free Kick - A sublime effort that put Pitfour in control of the match.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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