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Goldenhill BC win sets up Tower Hearts semi final

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Goldenhill BC
 vs
Arsenal BC
 
 
 
U21's Trans World Soccer Scottish FA Youth Cup
Venue: Knowes Complex
05 February 2014
 
 
 
Goldenhill BC 21s progressed to the Scottish Cup semi-finals with a late comeback against a hardworking Arsenal side. 
 
‘The Gowdie’ started the better side with both Gibson and O’Brien going close but it was the visitors who broke the deadlock.  With 23 minutes played Hinshelwood was given space wide on the left and his cross found Getty in the box who managed to hook the ball over Wilson into the far corner to open the scoring with what was Arsenal’s first real venture up-field.
 
The hosts responded with a Gow header and a tame effort from Howie which Boyle in the Gunners goal held easily.
 
Goldenhill full-back Smith then took a tumble in the opposition penalty box just before the interval but the referee waved away the claims for a spot-kick.  Arsenal; perhaps against the run of the play; held the lead at the interval.
 
Half Time: Goldenhill BC 0–1 Arsenal BC
 
Goldenhill came out determined for the second half and aimed to take the game to Arsenal. Gibson blazed a free-kick high over the bar before Kelly went close after a fine run but no equaliser was forthcoming despite now completely dominating for large periods of the match. 
 
Arsenal were now looking at their most threatening on the break as McCamley & Davis were both denied by excellent Wilson saves – had either of these chances been converted then surely Arsenal would have progressed.
 
Home substitutes Burns, Hynes & Keenan all came on at various stages with the game goalless and a change of shape helped them find even more midfield domination with Howie completely controlling the game.
 
Hynes almost levelled with a well struck effort, but the equaliser eventually came when Arsenal skipper McGlinchey abruptly pulled Smith down after an excellent break forward. The outstanding Howie’s free-kick found Gibson who bulleted a header low into the corner leaving Boyle with no chance after 78 minutes.
 
Moments later the game was completely turned on it’s head as Hynes smashed home from 18 yards to put Gowdie in front with what proved to be the winning goal. 
 
Goldenhill now face premier division rivals Tower Hearts in the semi-final in a match that is sure to be a cracker.
 
Full Time: Goldenhill BC 2–1 Arsenal BC
 
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