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Redhall Star book place in semi finals at the expense of Peebles

Written by  Redhall Star YFC


Redhall Star YFC
Peebles FC
Under 15's Division 2 League Cup
25th January 2015
Redhall Star 2000's secured a semi final spot in the Divisional League Cup with a comfortable 6-0 win over Peebles FC at Redhall Park. 
First half double from Sam Donachie and a header from Nathan Robertson has Redhall 3-0 up at half time. 
A controlled second half performance with further goals from Donachie, Robertson and a fine goal converted by Rory Taylor eased the hosts to victory. 
After eight weeks of inactivity for Redhall it was good to finally get back playing again. 
Strong cold wind on a heavy pitch were not ideal conditions to start back and the rustiness was evident in the first fifteen minutes as play was scrappy from both sides. 
Peebles created the first chance as a cross into the home area caused a 'stramash' but the home side cleared. 
Redhall's first chance was created by Donachie but his fine run ended with a shot into the side netting. 
Nathan Robertson then fired wide after a fine cut back from Marc Hannah. 
The home side were beginning to take control as they pushed for the first goal. 
A succession of corners eventually led to the opener as Jack Passmore and Blair Salvona exchanged passes at a short corner. Passmore whipped the ball into the box where Donachie escaped his marker and headed past the Peebles keeper.  
This relaxed the home side as they started to pass the ball around the park looking for openings. 
Redhall went two in front as Peebles were harshly penalised for a passback. It did appear to be a fine tackle as Donachie looked to get on the end of keeper Ryan Green's goalkick but the referee blew for the passback as the Peebles keeper picked the ball up. As Peebles protested Salvona took a quick free kick. Robertson layed the ball off to Donachie who fired high into the net from twenty yards for his and Redhall's second. 
The visitors pushed forward to get back in the game and created a wonderful chance but Green tipped the shot from the edge of the box onto the underside of the bar and pounced on the ball to stop it going over the line. From Green's kick out Redhall scored a third. The ball was launched down the right side where Donachie got past his man and drove to the byeline. His cross was met on the six yard line by Nathan Robertson who headed into the net for 3-0. 
Half Time : Redhall Star 3-0 Peebles FC  
Redhall got the second half underway, creating a chance for Donachie but the keeper saved well. 
Robbie Campbell was instrumental in the middle of the park for the home side and one neat pass had Robertson in on goal but he was well tackled. 
Down the right side Lewis Blues and Marc Hannah were causing problems with Adam Robertson and Jack Passmore driving forward down the left. 
The 4th goal soon arrived as Campbell was upended just outside the Peebles box after a fine run. Donachie shaped to belt the ball towards goal from the free kick but his shot ended up being a 'trundler' which managed to deceive everyone and ended up in the far corner of the net.  
From the kick off Redhall scored their fifth. Rory Taylor won the ball in defence and broke forward. A tough tackle brought him crashing to the ground but the ref waved play on. Taylor charged back to win the ball and then went past one, two , three before releasing the ball to Donachie. Taylor continued with his run as Donachie returned the ball. One touch and low shot fired past the advancing keeper by Taylor. A fine run and strike. 
Changes were made by the home side but it didn't alter the play as Nathan Robertson forced the keeper into a fine save and Tommy Robertson should have scored but shot straight at the keeper. 
Redhall did get a sixth as Jack Anderson won the ball in midfield and played in Nathan Robertson. One touch as he rounded the keeper and stroked the ball  into the empty net.
Redhall saw out the remaining miuntes to win the game 6-0 and advance into the semi finals.
Full Time : Redhall Star 6-0 Peebles FC
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