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Peebles pummel 10-man Spartans

Peebles FC 6

Hogarth 11 20, Carrie 14, Ryalls 15 65, Cowen 62

Spartans FC Reds 0

  • Sunday, 22 September 2013
  • The Gytes Playing Fields
  • Under 13´s
  • Ken Ritchie Cup
The game between Peebles FC and Spartans FC Reds in the Ken Ritchie cup at Under 13 level was a game of two halves. The game took place in Peebles with the final score being 6-0 to the home side. Spartans had to play the full game with ten men due to injuries and absences. Peebles completed dominated in the first half scoring four goals. Spartans came back stronger in the 2nd , playing some great football but being at a huge disadvantage did not help their case.

At 11 o’clock the ball started rolling and Spartans came quicker out the blocks. The first chance came to Spartans 8 minutes in, but Luke Houten of Peebles managed to make a vital block. This was soon to be turned on its head as three minutes later Jordan Hogarth scored a great long shot from ‘miles out’. It went right in the top bag.

This was quickly followed up 14 minutes in when number 7 Jules Carrie received a great long lobbed ball from Jordan Hogarth and was able to send it home. Not even a minute later another Peebles player got on the score sheet. Joe Ryalls received the ball on the edge of the Spartans box, he then took a couple of touches working himself into the box where he was able to shoot across the keeper. His shot rattled the underside of the bar. With a bit of luck the ball made its way into the back of the net.

During this time period Peebles had all the ball and play but the attitude of the Spartans players was brilliant as their heads never went down once and they continued to battle. This was always going to be a tough game for Spartans given their situation and it got tougher 20 minutes in when Jordan Hogarth got himself on the score sheet again. When he shot, everyone’s first thought would have been ‘what is he thinking?’ but he clearly made the right decision. Jordan picked the ball up just inside Spartans half and took a touch in front of him and hit it right in the left hand top corner. It was a possible ‘goal of the season’ contender.

Spartans frantically got themselves together and started to play some nice passing football. Towards the end of the first half all the chances fell to Spartans. Out of the few number 11 Cai Macdonald came closest in 34th minutes, troubling the keeper from range. This theme of long shots flourished throughout the first half.
  • Half Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 4-0
  • Spartans FC Reds
Although Spartans came to life in the second half, the first real chance fell to Dylan Thearle after he turned the defender sideways and went through on goal but hitting the shot straight at the keeper Cameron Quate who was very consistent throughout the game. From then on Spartans tried to pass it out from the back and retain possession a lot longer. Felix Barley encouraged this by leading by example.

Neither team really gained many chances in the second half but Spartans had a lot more possession. Against the run of play Finlay Cowen scored a great solo goal for Peebles in the 62nd minute. He received the ball wide as he could be then cut inside in between two defenders and lobbed the keeper.

Once Peebles scored they again started playing and some great link up play down the left wing led to Joe Ryalls scoring the final goal of the game five minutes from time. He received a cut back near the penalty spot and put away the tap in to finish the well worked goal. This last goal was the final highlight in the game.
  • Full Time:
  • Peebles FC
  • 6-0
  • Spartans FC Reds


Peebles FC
Spartans FC Reds
Tom Kaljee
Ross Aitken
Jacob Findlay
Joe Ryalls
Jules Carrie
Jamie Lawson
Scott Lawson
Finlay Cowen
Dylan Murray
Aaron Smith
Jordan Hogarth
Luke Houten
Dylan Thearle
Cameron Quate
Kieran Allan
Christian Gizzi
Sam Tait
Louis D Benfield
Sonny Robertson
Archie Roscoe
Cai K Macdonald
Joseph Coats
Felix Barley
Star Player
Peebles FC
Spartans FC Reds
Star player for Peebles goes to Jordan Hogarth for playing a huge part in 3 out of the 6 goals.
Star player for Spartans goes to Cai Macdonald for probably being the most creative player on the pitch.
Magic Moment
Peebles FC
Spartans FC Reds
Jordan Hogarth's "goal of the season" contender.
Cai Macdonald's long range effort in the 34th minute.
Club Views
Peebles FC
Spartans FC Reds
Allan Aitken, coach of Peebles FC, said: "Very pleased with the positive attitude we started the game with. This was shown when we won the majority of 50/50s and loose balls."
Bill Hutchison, coach of Spartans, said: "we really only had 9 fit men today but we still showed great skill and football as well as spirit and character."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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