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Bathgate Thistle on top in 8 goal thriller

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Milton 98s
 vs
Bathgate Thistle
 
 
 
Under-16 West Lothian Wilson Cup
 
29 March 2014
 
 
 
Milton took the lead on the 9th min when Abdul Nadeem sent in a ball from the right for Scott Duncan to rifle home a header from 7 yds for his 24th of the season. 
Milton could have gone 2 up minutes later when Adam Beirne was unfortunate to see his shot hit the post. 
 
Bathgate equalised on the 22nd min when Milton failed to clear their lines. 
 
However Milton regained the lead in 38 mins when Danny Holmes scored his first of the season with a sublime volley from 20 yds over the top of the keeper who was left rooted. 
 
Towards the end of the first half Bathgate were pushing for the equaliser but Milton contained the pressure and were also unfortunate themselves on several occasions. .
 
 
Half Time: Milton 98s 2-1 Bathgate Thistle
 
The 2nd half was only 9 mins in, when Bathgate equalised and turned it into a contest. 
 
On the 55th min Bathgate took the lead after an error in the milton defence.

Milton were today ruing a mass amount of missed chances and Bathgate being the more hungrier team, closing down Milton in every area. 
 
This turned the game round on the 76th min when Bathgate went 4-2 ahead, leaving Milton with a task and only 4 mins to go.
 
On the 78th min Joe Tortolano continued his prolific ratio when he netted his 14th of the season cooly slotting past the keeper.
 
It was game over for Milton on the 80th min as they got caught pushing for the equaliser with a counter attack. 
 
Full Time: Milton 98s 3-5 Bathgate Thistle
 
 
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