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Rose not a thorn in Milton’s side

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Milton 98's
Linlithgow Rose
U16's WLAYFC League
29 September 2013
Milton travelled to our shortest away league game at Linlithgow Rose. They proved last year that they were capable of scoring against us and set up similarly.
From the whistle it took Milton just 10 seconds to score the first goal. Scott played the ball over the defence which Lewis chased down and knocked it past the advancing goalkeeper from 6 yards. Lewis scored his second of the game 90 seconds later when the ball was knocked into the box and he caught it on the half volley to fire past the keeper. 2-0.
It was looking like Milton were going to score 10 goals plus today, but Linlithgow gathered their shape and began to play football. Which is a credit to them as going 2 down quickly could have made their heads go down.
On the 23rd minute, Milton increased the lead when James played a ball from the back through the Linlithgow defence but the goalkeeper fumbled the ball with having Abdul advancing towards him and he slotted it past him from 14 yards.
Milton have now gone 560 league mins without conceding a goal but on the 31st minute Linlithgow hit a shot which hit the post and rebounded out for Milton to clear, keeping the clean sheet intact.
Throughout the remainder of the first half Milton still dominated but Linlithgow played a counter attacking game and tried a couple of times to push forward from Milton corners.

Half time: Linlithgow Rose 0-3 Milton 98's
The first goal after the interval didn't come as quick as the goal in the first half but on the 48th minute Jordan struck the ball from 23 yards to the keepers left hand side leaving him helpless.
Three minutes later and Milton struck number five. Lewis advanced down the right hand side, played the ball across the goal for Adam to slot it past the keeper from 4 yards at the back post.
On the 58th minute Adam turned from goalscorer into provider when he played the ball through to Scott who mazes past three Linlithgow defenders to fire it low to the keepers left hand side.
Linlithgow possibly felt that it may need to be damage limitation at this point, but they still continued to push forward and on the 61st minute they hit a shot at Cammy's top corner, which he was alert to tip it over the bar.
Throughout the second half Milton were still camped within the Linlithgow half but were still wary of the pace that the Linlithgow team had, and dealt with this efficiently.This was another solid performance from the Milton team throughout, and again despite making changes throughout the game,this made no difference on the park. Callum played his second game for the team and is settling in well, also Morgan made his debut today putting more strength to a current strong middle of the park.
Edward scored his first of the game on the 63rd minute when Jordan played a 25 yard pass from midfield through the defence and he coolly chipped the advancing goalkeeper from 16 yards. And it wasn't long before he scored his second when Morgan played a quick free kick from inside his own half to Edward who rounded the keeper and slot it into the net on the 72nd minute.
The players’ choice for men of the match were Jordan and Edward.
Despite conceding 8 goals today the Linlithgow keeper did keep the score down with some decent saves throughout the game. At the other end, 8 clean sheets for Cammy.
Well done today guys. At the start of the season, who would have thought 8 straight league wins and 8 clean sheets in what is a very competitive league which produces some difficult opponents.
Milton wish Linlithgow Rose all the best for the season.
Next week see Milton travel to Crammond in the second round of the regional cup.
Full time: Linlithgow Rose 0-8 Milton 98's
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