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Glenvale march on in the national cup after seeing off Spartans

Glenvale AFC 3

Curran 19, 34, 66

Spartans FC 1

Dempster 32
  • Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • Ferguslie Park
  • Under 13´s
  • Scottish Cup
Youth Football Scotland: Glenvale AFC v Spartans (U13's) &emdash; Glenvale of Paisley hosted Spartans of Edinburgh this weekend, with both sides going into this match unbeaten in their respective leagues. It was on paper going to be a cracker of a game.
 
The game got underway with Glenvale pressing Spartans deep in their own half.
 
After just two minutes the first chance was to come, Declan Curran of Glenvale was charging in on the Spartans box when he was fouled, earning his side a free kick in a dangerous area. He stepped up, but unfortunately his effort went high and over the cross bar.
 
Six minutes in a the dangerous number Curran played a superb through ball splitting the Spartans defence to Andrew Mccoll who showed great skill on the by line to beat his man and square the ball across the box, but there was no one waiting in the danger area to tap the ball in.
 
On nine minutes Glenvale got a bit of a scare as a cross fired in from the Spartans left mid was miss kicked forcing his keeper to save the ball with his chest, he took no risks with picking the ball up in case it was judged to be a pass back and cleared the danger. 
 
Spartans thought they had went ahead after number Christopher Pearson played the ball to Daniel Troup who played an excellent pass through to Robbie Walker who finished expertly, giving the home keeper no chance, but the referee deemed that he was offside and the scoreline stayed 0-0.
 
Right after this, Glenvale went up the other end of the park, where the Andrew Mccoll beat his marker twice and played in Sean Borland who was waiting just outside the box, but he miss-hit his shot and the Spartans goalkeeper, Harry Stone gathered easily.
 
The deadlock was to be broken on the nineteen minute mark when the energetic Andrew Mccoll played the ball back across the Spartans box to Andrew Curran who was waiting just outside the six yard box, he smashed his shot, low to the keepers right giving him no chance, much to the delight of the home support. 
 
Spartans were not allowing their heads to drop after going a goal down and seeked to get themselves back level.
 
On the the twenty seven minute mark, Kyle Dempster of Spartans fired in a great cross to the waiting Robbie Walker who's header was steered wide of the target. 
 
Glenvale almost found themselves two goals ahead when confusion between the Spartans keeper and centre half from a cross ball saw the ball drop to Gregor Mcfadzean of Glenvale who hit an excellent shot only for the retreating Kieran Moyles of Spartans to header the ball over the bar, keeping the score at 1-0.
 
Spartans will be greatful for this excellent defending from Moyles, especially when only minutes later their side was right back in the game, after a long ball over the Glenvale defence saw the pacey Dempster slot past the on rushing Glenvale goalkeeper.
 
It would appear that the two sides were going to go in even at the break, however Glenvale once again found themselves ahead after a miss kicked clearence from the Spartans keeper unfortunately fell the feet of the Curran, who made no mistake in making sure his shot landed in the back of the Spartans net.
 
  • Half Time:
  • Glenvale AFC
  • 2-1
  • Spartans FC
Youth Football Scotland: Glenvale AFC v Spartans (U13's) &emdash;
The second half got underway, with both sides battling for possession of the ball in the midfield area. 
 
Seven minutes after the restart Reece Mason of Spartans bet two men, with his team mates screaming for the ball he decided to go it alone, beating another man only to see his effort go wide of the target.
 
Spartans threatened once again ten minutes later when Jordi Yewdale had a shot at goal, which was watched all the way by the Aiden Mcmahon, the home sides keeper who gathered his effort comfortably.
 
Real chances were few and far between in this half, but both sides displayed some excellent football at times, with players looking very comfortable on the ball and picking out some very good passes.
 
On the fifty fifth minute mark Sean Borland received a pass from Mccoll who was excellent all day on the right wing, but his effort was saved comfortably by the Spartans goalkeeper.
 
Another chance was to fall to Glenvale only two minutes later, as big Liam Houston saw his effort which was travelling at some speed go just wide of the target.
 
The Spartans goalkeeper was called into action when the Glenvale number four, Same Walters found himself clean through on goal after a lung bursting run from him, but his effort was saved brilliantly from the away keeper, keeping the score at 2-1.
 
However, with five minutes to go the Curran of Glenvale produced the moment of the match, running from inside his own half, beating three men and dispatching of his shot low the keepers left, sending his team 3-1 up.
 
Spartans seemed to let their heads drop after this and Glenvale played out the last few minutes of the match comfortably.
 
The referee blew for full time, which signalled the end of an excellent match between two very good outfits. In the end, Glenvale just seemed to want the game more than Spartans, who will be proud of their efforts as they contributed brilliantly to this fantastic game.
 
  • Full Time:
  • Glenvale AFC
  • 3-1
  • Spartans FC

Lineups

Glenvale AFC
Spartans FC
1. Aiden Mcmahon
2. David Mcnair
3. Andrew Mccoll
4. Sam Walters
5. Kyle Mclaughlin
6. Gregor Mcfadzean
7. Aidan Mclaughlin
8. Sean Borland
9. Liam Mcmenemay
10. Liam Houston
11. Jamie Scott
13. Fraser Lee
14. John Gardyne
15. Anton Calderwood
16. Declan Curran
1. Harry Stone
3. Gregor Rolland
4. Thomas Baur
5. Kieran Moyles
6. Christopher Pearson
7. Jack Ewing
8. Daniel Troup
9. Reece Mason
12. Kyle Dempster
13. Kornel Durda
14. Keir Russell
15. Campbell Swanson
16. Jordi Yewdale
17. Luke Morris
18. Robbie Walker
19. Murray Lockhart
Star Player
Glenvale AFC
Spartans FC
Declan Curran was excellent all game, looking very dangerous going forward and taking all three of his goals very well. A brilliant performance from him.
Daniel Troup looked a very good player for Spartans, he looked comfortable on and off the ball and lead as a captain should.
Magic Moment
Glenvale AFC
Spartans FC
Curran's third and Glenvale's third really was outstanding. Running from inside his own half, beating three men and sealing victory with an excellent finish.
Dempster's equaliser for Spartans was brilliant, an excellent run from him which was match with great composure as he easily slotted the ball home, past the advancing keeper.
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