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Craigroyston sink five in cup final comeback against Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South CFC Reds 2

Corner (14’), Moran (20’)

Craigroyston BC 5

Forbes (29’), Smith (44’) Stoddart (49’) Hanratty (61’, 69’)
  • Sunday, 19 March 2017
  • Venue name here
  • Under 14´s
  • Charles Kilvin Cup

Craigroyston BC bagged five as they came back from two goals down against a tough Edinburgh South CFC Reds side in the final of the Charles Kilvin Cup.

Edinburgh South obtained a two-goal lead by the 20th minute thanks to strikes by Corner and Moran. However, Craigroyston’s impressive comeback saw them take the lead in the 49th minute thanks to goals by Forbes, Smith and Stoddart. With Hanratty adding another two more to secure victory in the cup final tie.

The scoring got underway in the 14th minute with Edinburgh South taking the lead. Robbie Corner dipping free kick 15 yards out on the left-hand side arrived high of the centre of goal leaving keeper, Roy Robertson no chance to save the effort as his side went behind.

Edinburgh South doubled their lead just six minutes later thanks to James Moran’s effort. Prion Khokn flicked in a ball from outside the penalty box to Moran who was inside the box on the right. The Edinburgh South player then slotted the ball into the left-hand side of goal giving his team the upper hand in this cup final.

Having a two-goal deficit to climb back from, Craigroyston managed to get one back before the half time break.

Dean Forbes was played a ball in over the top in the 29th minute, he pushed through the defensive line and calmly slotted the ball low under the keeper to get his side back into the match. 

  • Half Time:
  • Edinburgh South CFC Reds
  • 2-1
  • Craigroyston BC

Craigroyston hit the ground running in the second half as they secured their equaliser just nine minutes into the half. Brian Stoddart played in previous goalscorer, Forbes on the left-hand side. Forbes then opted for goal assister rather than goal scorer as he played the ball across to Tucker Smith at the far post who tapped the ball into an empty net.

Five minutes later, Craigroyston led for the first time in this thrilling cup tie with a superb goal along with it. Stoddart rewarded himself for setting up the previous effort with one of his own.

The Craigroyston player pushed down the left flank as he looked to feed a team mate in the box the ball. However, his cross ended up in the right-hand side of the net with the Edinburgh South keeper, Alexander Renwick baffled as he believed the ball was going out of play. Whether Stoddart meant the effort or not, his team now led.

Comfort grew for Craigroyston as they added a fourth to their scoring due to good play from the team. Renwick saved an effort by Owen Hanratty at the edge of the penalty box, however, Renwick was unable to collect the effort as Hanratty collected the ball in the left-side area of the penalty box to tap the ball into an empty net.

A minute before the end of regulated match time, Hanratty added a second to his tally and a fifth for his side.

Pressure from Hanratty on the Edinburgh South defence was rewarded as he received the ball outside the area on the right-hand side. Hanratty then took the ball around the keeper towards the left to again tap into an empty net. The goal sealed the win for Craigroyston and the Charles Kilvin Cup along with it. 


  • Full Time:
  • Edinburgh South CFC Reds
  • 2-5
  • Craigroyston BC


Edinburgh South CFC Reds
Craigroyston BC
1 Alexander Renwick
2 (C) Christopher Fraser
4 Lee Philip
5 James Moran
6 Jonny Tennant
7 Antonio Peluso
8 Robbie Corner
9 Aidan Hassan
10 John Paul O’Donnell
11 Michael Russell
20 Prion Khokn
3 Matthew Robertson
14 Callum Stobbie
15 Lewis Deplacido
17 Liam Barr
18 Aaron Wood
19 Paul Morrison
21 Mark Thomson
1 Roy Robertson
2 Jack MacLeod
4 Dean Forbes
6 Brad Gilchrist
7 Jordan Taylor
8 Ross Hardwick
9 Tucker Smith
10 Calum Tait
14 Kia Dalgleish
15 Jack Croal
17 Cain Motion
19 Liam Greer
3 Kyle Murdoch
16 Brian Stoddart
5 Owen Hanratty
20 Conner Barnes
Star Player
Edinburgh South CFC Reds
Craigroyston BC
Edinburgh South CFC Reds’ star player was Antonio Peluso. While now being heavily involved in the two goal scoring efforts, Antonio was very impressive in his performance in Sunday's match. His movement on the right side of the pitch saw him take several defenders on with ease. If he were to improve the number of clear cut chances he produces and given by his team mates, then the development of his ability can only improve.
Craigroyston BC’s star player was Brian Stoddart. Brian was heavily involved in the flow of the match, especially in the second half. He dictated the flow of the game and was influential in creating the goal scoring opportunities. Brian's goal was not only significant due the it being the one that took his team into the lead, but for the high-quality nature of the strike. The Craigroyston coaching staff should be very impressed with his performance on the day.
Magic Moment
Edinburgh South CFC Reds
Craigroyston BC
Edinburgh South CFC Reds’ magic moment was the moment they took the lead thanks to a free kick taken by Robbie Corner. A stunning free kick to say the least gave the keeper no chance to save the effort. The goal was celebrated by all in the squad as they ran to praise Robbie for his incredible effort. They may have not won the match in the end, however, their passion was shown throughout the match.
Craigroyston BC’s magic moment was the moment they took the lead for the first time in the game. After Stoddart's superb strike, the team came together to celebrate the effort. Despite the goal being a solo effort, Craigroyston’s previous efforts and overall performance was a team effort and this was shown here in their celebrations.
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