ACO suffer first league defeat at the hand of Salvesen 97s
AC Oxgangs 2
Salvesen 97 CFC 3
- Saturday, 18 April 2015
- Meggetland Sports Complex
- Under 19┬┤s
- SERYFL - Division 1
- Half Time:
- AC Oxgangs
- Salvesen 97 CFC
The second half started off very stop-start with numerous free kicks being handed out from both sides. The first effort of any note in the second period came on 54 minutes when Oxgangs' Murray Cockburn drove in from the right and unleashed a shot from 10 yards out which was straight down Andy Smith's throat.
Salvesen's Max Condie then had a couple of chances after driving in from the left side but on both occasions he played the ball to close to Brown in the Oxgangs goal. A corner played in by John Dunbar gave Condie another opportunity but his shot was blocked and moments later it was Brown who had to react quickly to block a shot from Robertson after being played in by McPhillips.
The visitors kept applying the pressure and it was McPhillips who became supplier, this time after he found Dunbar who forced Brown into a good save. Craig Berry then was next to create a chance for Salvesen when his long ball forward found Robertson. Unfortunately his shot was blasted high and wide of the right hand post.
The visitors were then reduced to 10 men on 64 minutes when Berry received his second yellow of the game. Salvesen now had to see out the game with the numerical disadvantage whilst trying to defend their two goal lead at the same time. This was not going to be the case as Salvesen went looking for more goals as they decided the best form of defence was attack.
Salvesen won a free kick out on the left side of the 23 yards out and Robertson stepped up to hit a great free kick. It looked destined for the top far corner until Brown produced a fine save to deny the Salvesen man. Brown, ex-Hearts U20s keeper, came to the rescue of Oxgangs again when he had to furiously back pedal to tip the ball over the bar from a Nick McConnell long and hopeful ball into the box.
The one man deficit certainly was not showing as Salvesen more than competed with Oxgangs' full compliment.
Into the final minutes of regulation time and Oxgangs were thrown a life line after a ball into the box was met by Dowie who unfortunately headed into his own net on 88 minutes.
The home side then pushed forward looking for the equaliser and won a corner when Tom Embleton's ball into the box was headed over the bar by Mitchell. The resulting corner was whipped in by Murray which was saw Cockburn meet the ball with a solid header, unfortunately it went just inches over the bar.
Into added on time for the long delay due to Jackson's earlier injury. The visitors hit Oxgangs on the counter attack with Robertson showing great composure to round Brown in the home goal and slot home from eight yards out to queue much celebration from the Salvesen players.
This game was not over as it moved into the fifth minute of added on time, a corner from the left for Oxgangs was played out to Embleton who fired the ball into the box which was headed home by Neil Middleton from close range to reduce the deficit to one goal.
A minute left of added on time and it would have been a massive ask for the home side to get another goal and that was to be the the case when the sound of the final whistle filled the air and brought this game to an end.
A well deserved win for Salvesen who on the whole were far the better side on the day and showed great resolve after going a man down.
- Full Time:
- AC Oxgangs
- Salvesen 97 CFC
2. Tom Embleton
3. Campbell Stephen
4. Sam Philip
5. Sam Leslie
6. Isacc Thomson (c)
7. Shawn Marshall
8. Neil Middleton
9. Murray Cockburn
10. Paul Macari
11. Jamie Hamilton
12. Calum Berwick
14. Lewis Murray
15. Matthew Gray 16. Jack Montgomery
17. Elliot Sked
2. Nick McConnell
3. Robbie Dowie
4. Daniel Mitchell
5. Cameron Moir
6. Craig Berry
7. Max Condie
11. Cammie McPhillips
12. Callum Jackson
14. Ryan Campbell
15. John Dunbar
16. Adam Robertson
- Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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