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Raining goals as Kelso overcome Peebles

Peebles FC 0

Kelso 8

Kavannagh 26, 63, Younger 32, 33, 35, Thompson 42, 55, Moriarty 63
  • Sunday, 03 May 2015
  • Kerfield Park
  • Under 14´s
  • SBJFA
Blair Meikle

Blair Meikle | YFS Scottish Borders Senior Reporter
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This game was played in three periods instead of two halves, and after a tight, goalless first third, the goals began to rain in as heavily as the weather.

In really blustery and wet conditions, both teams struggled on admirably and did their best to play good football. There was little to choose between the sides during the opening third, with chances at both ends.

Peebles had no subs after receiving five call offs on the morning of the game, and the players on the pitch for them kept going in commendable fashion in what was a difficult game for them, in difficult conditions.

It was end-to-end stuff to begin with. Kelso probably shaded the chances, although there was no indication they would go on to win as comfortably as they did.

Craig Younger was impressive down the left side for them, getting forward regularly to deliver balls into the box.

Dwain Patterson had a shot saved - as did Mikey Cavannagh – before Kieran Frost went close from a corner for the home side.

Younger, perhaps getting frustrated that his crosses were coming to nothing, had two efforts himself. One going wide, and one hitting the crossbar.

  • Half Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 0-5
  • Kelso

The first goal came in the first minute of the second period. Ewan Coyle in the Peebles goal got a hand to Cavannagh’s shot from distance, but couldn’t keep it out.

Younger got the goal he deserved when he turned in Andrew Thomson’s cross-come-shot.

The goals kept coming thick and fast for the away side who had turned rampant.

Winger Younger got another two to complete an impressive hat-trick – the first a good finish and the second a tap-in.

Peebles tried not to let their heads go down and showed they were still in the game when Aiden McKendrick struck the base of the post.

They were sickened further when Morgan Thompson showed good skill at the other end to beat two defenders and score.

Peebles went back on the attack, and the impressive Theo Ward got forward from left back to hit a shot from the edge of the box, which was saved by Jake Douglas.

With the weather showing no signs of let up, the players came back out to play a final third on a very sodden pitch.

Credit must go to Peebles for sticking to their task. In particular Ward at left back turned in a dogged display, and McKendrick led the line in unforgiving circumstances but managed to show some good hold up play.

Liam Moriarty made it 6-0. A goalmouth scramble followed a corner, and Moriarty stabbed it home.

Thompson got his second when rounding the keeper, and Kavannagh got the eighth with a deflected strike.

  • Full Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 0-8
  • Kelso

Lineups

Peebles FC
Kelso
1. Ewan Coyle
2. Kieran Frost
3. Alexander Brophy
4. Theo Murray Ward
5. Lewis Copeland
6. Craig Wilson
7. Logan Ashworth
8. Max Brown
9. Aiden McKendrick
10. Cameron Greenshields
11. Callum Bennet
1. Jake Douglas
2. Ben Purcell
3. Jake Wright
4. Ryan Fletcher
6. Rhys Lawrence
7. Craig Younger
8. Sam Kyle
9. Andrew Thomson
10. Mikey Kavannagh
11. Dwain Patterson
12. Liam Moriarty
14. Morgan Thompson
15. Robbie Findlay
Star Player
Peebles FC
Kelso
Theo Ward - Worked very hard in the left back position. Made tackles and also got forward.
Craig Younger - Constantly running up and down the left wind. Dangerous crosses and shots throughout and managed to get a hat-trick.
Magic Moment
Peebles FC
Kelso
Aiden McKendrick's strike which hit the post was a glimmer of hope for his side.
Morgan Thompson skillfully beat two defenders on his way to scoring.
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