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Crosshouse secure third round spot with Troon win

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Crosshouse B.C. Under 14s


Troon Thistle Y.F.C. Under 14s
Competition:  SYFA Challenge Cup - Round 2
Venue: Grange Academy, Kilmarnock
Date: 08/10/2011
Author: Ross Mitchell
Crosshouse kicked off the match against Troon Thistle and went straight on the attack.  Connor Brown spread the ball wide to the right wing for Kyle Gilroy.  Gilroy drove towards the by-line and got a cross in.  Brown had continued his run and was able to get his head to the cross which needed a good save for Ross Abercrombie in the Troon Thistle goal.

Crosshouse continued to dominate possession and were able to create chances.  Cameron Lonie was able to place a shot into the corner of the net but Abercrombie made another good save to keep the scores level.  With their next attack, though, Crosshouse were able to break down Troon’s resistance.  Graeme Condon was able to get a cross in from the right wing.  The cross was flashed across the face of the goal where Kieron McLaughlin was at the back post to tap in.

After the goal Crosshouse kept up their pressure and looked for more goals.  Graeme Condon played Cameron Lonie in on the right wing, Lonie drove towards goal but put his shot just wide.  With the final attack of the half Crosshouse doubled their lead.  The ball fell to Condon around 25 yards out, the midfielder took a shot on the half volley which went into the top corner and left the keeper with no chance.

At half time, Crosshouse had dominated the half and should have scored more given the amount of possession they had in the half and the chances they created.  Troon will feel lucky that they are only two goals down and will believe that they can still comeback in the second half but they will need to perform much better.    
Half Time:  Crosshouse 2 – 0 Troon Thistle
Troon kicked off the second half and looked to get themselves back into the game straight away. 

With the first attack of the half Troon scored to give themselves a chance in the match.  Thomas Watkins went on a long run down the left wing going passed three defenders and getting himself into the box.  Watkins finished really well into the corner to half Crosshouse’s lead.

With Crosshouse’s next attack Troon’s goalkeeper Ross Abercrombie got a head injury meaning he had to go off and be replaced by Matthew Ellis.  Crosshouse tested the new keeper soon after through Connor Brown who got a well struck volley away which was well saved by Ellis.

As the game came to a close Troon pressed for an equaliser.  Thomas Watkins was played through just inside the box and looked to place his shot in the far corner but it went wide.

Crosshouse soaked up Troon’s pressure and hit them on the attack.  Strong play from Connor Brown allowed the striker to get a shot away from just outside the box but it was well saved.  With the last attack of the game, Crosshouse made sure of the victory by scoring a third.  Kyle Gilroy put Brown through again and this time he was able to finish calmly into the corner.

At full time, Crosshouse deserved their win because of their first half performance.  The score-line could have been a lot more comfortable for the home time than it actually was in the end.  Troon will be disappointed in their performance in the first half but they played well in the second and could have snatched a draw if they were able to take some of the chances they had created.    
Full Time:  Crosshouse 3 – 1 Troon Thistle 

Crosshouse B.C. Under 14s
Troon Thistle Y.F.C. Under 14s
1.  Louis Kerr (GK)
2.  Euan Strachan
3.  Aidan Wilson (c)
4.  Scott Gibson
6.  Stuart Shek
7.  Kyle Gilroy
8.  Graeme Condon
9.  Connor Brown
11.  Cameron Lonie
12.  Kieron McLaughlin
15.  Andy Robinson
5.  Luke Shearer
10.  Sean Sweeney
14.  Duncan Knapp
16.  Aidan Shearer
17.  Marc Nellison
1.  Ross Abercrombie (GK)
2.  Jonathon Hendry
3.  Ross McCaig
4.  Joseph Toner
5.  Matthew Ellis
6.  Ross Cowan
7.  Greg Henderson
8.  Fraser Russell
10.  Alex Main
12.  Thomas Watkins
14.  Andrew McCall (c)
9.  Marcus Miller
11.  Owen Murphy
17.  Ryan Cole
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Last modified on Thursday, 08 August 2013 18:35
Ross Mitchell

Ross Mitchell | YFS South West Region Journalist
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