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Redhall Star romp to victory against Blackhall Athletic

Blackhall Athletic FC 0

Redhall Star YFC 6

Slow-Clayton 2', 48', Shortiss 15', Donachie 32', Campbell 57', Parente 65'
  • Sunday, 30 August 2015
  • Tall Oaks
  • Under 16´s
  • SERYFA Division 2
Rafie Thompson

Rafie Thompson | YFS South East Region Journalist
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Redhall Star gained a vital three points after winning their clash against Blackhall Athletic at Tall Oaks 6-0. The result sees Redhall climb up the table, while Athletic stay at the bottom.

A brace from Josh Slow-Clayton followed by goals from Adam Shortiss, Samuel Donachie, Robbie Campbell and Lorenzo Parente saw Redhall put in a clinical performance to which the home side had no reply.

Despite a bright start from the hosts, Redhall did not take long to get in front. Full-back Grant Doyle’s defensive header sparked a counter-attack which saw Samuel Donachie drive down the side of the pitch, showing great strength to hold off opposition defenders, and in turn flash a ball across the face of goal which Slow-Clayton put into the back of the net.

Blackhall looked good from set-pieces as twice their corner-kicks to the far post saw them create problems for Star especially the second time as Athletic were unlucky to see no-one get onto Jack Stobie’s knock-down.

The away side doubled their lead through Adam Shortiss. Clayton put the forward through on goal and his finish into the bottom left corner was calm and composed to give Redhall a strong lead.

Mark Ross made a crucial clearance with 23 minutes played, preventing a certain goal as Clayton’s through-ball found Donachie whose touch knocked the ball past the ‘keeper and looked certain to find the net only for Ross to fly in and clear the ball for his team.

Blackhall were trying to fight back and they were close to scoring through Corann Henderson when his powerful shot from range just flew over the bar after some good pressure.

Despite their efforts, Redhall went three up through Donachie. Robbie Campbell’s ball found the clinical forward and from a tight angle his chipped cross-cum-shot managed to loop over the opposition ‘keeper and into the net.

  • Half Time:
  • Blackhall Athletic FC
  • 0-3
  • Redhall Star YFC

The team in red did not halt their momentum after the break. On the 48th minute a great ball from Doyle fell to Clayton and he did excellently to turn the opposition defender inside-out with quick feet and fire a shot into the bottom left corner of the net from 18 yards.

The winning side nearly had a fifth when Lewis Blues curled a shot towards the far corner following a lay-off from Jack Anderson, with Marcus Donaldson throwing himself to the left to make a magnificent save.

Redhall’s attacking prowess was on show yet again as they eventually got their fifth goal with 57 minutes gone. Despite the efforts of Donaldson who executed two good saves from Blues, when the ball fell to Robbie Campbell his looping effort had the ‘keeper beaten to put the game to bed.

Another accurate long ball from Doyle saw Shortiss cross for substitute Lorenzo Parente and after taking a touch in the box he squeezed the ball through the ‘keeper’s legs from a tight angle and into the back of the net.

Donaldson made another good save to keep the score-line as low as possible when Shortiss was through one-on-one, and the resulting shot from the rebound hammered the crossbar in a moment of frenzy.

Parente nearly had his brace when he rounded the ‘keeper with the goal gaping only to hit the post from a tight angle with the final whistle being blown soon after. The result sees Redhall gain a vital three points, but Blackhall stay bottom of the league.

  • Full Time:
  • Blackhall Athletic FC
  • 0-6
  • Redhall Star YFC


Blackhall Athletic FC
Redhall Star YFC
1. Marcus Donaldson
2. Corann Henderson
3. Cameron Stone
5. Roy Marsden
6. Stan Ashcroft
7. Josh Vernon
8. Blair Davidson
10. Lewis Brodie
11. Jake Mitchell
12. Josh Bridgeman
15. Mark Ross
17. Scott Miller
18. Scott Palmer
21. Jack Stobie
1. Ryan Green
2. Grant Doyle
3. Calum Henderson
4. Cameron Grant
5. Marc Daniel Hannah
6. Jack Anderson
7. Lewis Blues
8. Robbie Campbell
9. Samuel Donachie
10. Josh Slow-Clayton
11. Adam Shortiss
12. Ewan Mitchell
14. Tommy Hendry
15. Lorenzo Parente
16. Cameron Markham
Star Player
Blackhall Athletic FC
Redhall Star YFC
Blair Davidson - Despite the score Davidson was a player who never stopped working. His awareness and strength on the ball allowed him to dribble out of bad situations at times and his determination to win the ball back when lost was evident.
Grant Doyle - While the goals were spread between a few different players, Doyle was consistent in his ability to assist or be paramount in the buildup to his teams goals. His long ball accuracy was key to opening up the Blackhall defence and despite being smaller than the opposition forwards he consistently won headers.
Magic Moment
Blackhall Athletic FC
Redhall Star YFC
Donaldson's save from Blues' effort. Donaldson had a big hand in keeping the score as low as possible and his save from Blues' looping effort was executed well with a strong hand to keep the effort out.
Clayton's second goal. Not only was the ball from Doyle very accurate, Clayton's ability to shuffle the ball in and out to create space was good to watch with his finish into the far corner clinical.
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