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Monday, 28 October 2013 13:24

Holytown scrape past battling Helensburgh

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Helensburgh FC
Holytown Colts YC
U17's Scottish Cup Round 3
27 October 2013
The October weather had already decided this was not a day for silky football, but give both teams credit for trying to get the ball on the ground and play football. 

Chances were few and far between still Holytown got the opener on 21 minutes after a couple of blocked shots resulted in a scramble with Marc Newton slotting the ball from the edge of the box.
Helensburgh tried to battle back and claimed for a penalty after a long ball over the Holytown Colts defence resulted in a clash between the Colts Keeper and Helensburgh Striker. The referee gave a goal kick much to the disgust of the home team.
Graham Miller and Andy Cusick worked a neat short corner on the left wing with Graham Miller driving the ball low & hard across the six yard box Marc Newton was there again to provide a neat finish to the move.
Half Time: Helensburgh 0-2 Holytown Colts

There must have been some strong words at half time from the Helensburgh coach as they came out battling straight from kick off. The hard work paid off for Helensburgh on 50 minutes when Scott McGregor capitalised on a defensive error and raced through to beat the Holytown Keeper from 10 yards.
Helensburgh now had their heads up and chasing an equaliser. Holytown resisted the pressure and were still trying to go forward to finishing the game off with chances falling to Marc Newton and Stephen Battersby who both tried long range efforts only to just miss the target. Best chance of the second half fell to Andrew Girdwood, after a great cross from the left by Alex Bear he met the cross with a fantastic header only to see it fall narrowly wide of the target. Helensburgh threw everything into attack for the last few minutes but the additional strikers couldn't break down the strong Holytown defence. 
Full Time: Helensburgh 1 Holytown Colts 2


Jerviston FC
Crosshouse Athletic
U13's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
27 October 2013
Both teamsentered this 3rd round Scottish cup tie as top of their respective league (LFDA and CAYFA) so it was looking like a good game from the outset.
Up against the elements both teams tried to play the football in the correct manner and resisted temptation to punt the ball up the park.
The game started evenly with both teams working hard to gain the upper hand.
Eventually the home side made the break through after a great cross from Robbie Duddy onto the head of Jerviston Fc's Nathan McConnell who directed the ball into the keepers right hand post. 1-0 Jerviston
The second goal came after further pressure from Jerviston resulting in a through ball leaving a 50-50 challenge with Jervistons Matthew Sinclair and the Crosshouse goalkeeper bravely diving to the advancing players feet but just missing out on the tackle and receiving a sore one as a result. The ball broke kindly to Kian Marshall who calmly slotted away for his first.
Crosshouse continued to try and press Jerviston up the pitch and the excellent distribution from the keeper helped then put pressure on Jerviston on a number of occasions.
Jerviston's third came from a great through ball from midfielder Dean Bell and a fantastic sole effort from the big centre forward Kian Marshall that seen him take on two Crosshouse Players and calmly slot past the advancing goalkeeper.
Although going 3 down Crosshouse didn't give up and had their best passage of play in the last part of the 1st Half with numerous corners, a penalty claim and a direct freekick just over the bar.
Half time: Jerviston FC u13s 3-0 Crosshouse Athletic
Crosshouse obviously had a good team talk at half time as they came out fighting in the second half and worked hard to try and gain the upper hand with play going end to end.
it took almost 20 minutes before Jerviston got their third goal which came from a good corner kick that was cleared by the Crosshouse defenders only to the edge of the box where Robbie Duddy took a great first touch and hit a sweet volley which took a wicked deflection which left the keeper the no chance.
Jerviston had the upper hand by this point and if it wasn't for some great defending and the fantastic reflexes of the Crosshouse keeper they could have had a couple more.
With the game fizzing out Jerviston got their 5th and final goal from a great passage of play and through ball to substitute forward Max Baird who was on the pitch a matter of minutes and made a great strike from just outside the box across the goalkeeper into his bottom righthand corner.
Full time: Jerviston FC 5-0 Crosshouse Athletic
Good luck to both teams for the rest of the season and to Jerviston for the next round of the Cup. 
Sunday, 27 October 2013 23:45

Lions run rampant over Culter

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Culter BC
St Johns Lions
U14's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
26 October 2013
St Johns Lions progressed in the Scottish Cup after a strong away win against Culter BC.
It was the home team Culter BC scored the first goal from a strong run through the middle of the park.
St Johns Lions regrouped and scored two good team goals before half time.

Culter started strongly in the second half before the Kirkcaldy team scored the third goal. St Johns Lions’ 4th goal was also a good team goal and effectively won the game. Both teams played in a good competitive spirit.
Full time: Culter BC 1-4 St Johns Lions


Falkirk Whites
Kennoway United
U15's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
27 October 2013
A mid-day kick off saw Falkirk host Kennoway in the Scottish Cup.

From the start Falkirk pressed well and tested the keeper with a low cross patches of the game looked good for Falkirk when on the 25 minutes Falkirk won a corner they used the short corner technique which Kieran Mcallum hit the cross bar with his shot .

With time passing Falkirk won a free kick 35 yards out. Falkirk’s Callum stood over it but ballooned it over the bar into the stand . Kennoway had a chance when the ball fell nicely for Reece who chipped the keeper but a great clearance from Scott black

Near then end of the half Falkirk had two good chances when Ross Allan swung a cross over to Jake Mc who volleyed it over the bar. Two minutes later Jake played a through ball to Callum, who placed it passed the post in the last minute of the half, Kyle McLung made a forward run and chipped it over the keeper but by the post.

Half time: Falkirk Whites 0-0 Kennoway United

At the start of the second half both midfields were strong when on the 45 minutes Kennoway won a corner, it was a good delivery that could not be cleared when Kennoway, no 10 done an overhead kick in to the roof of the net. Kennoway 1-0 Falkirk (45).

Falkirk were looking weak when on the 60 minutes another cross came in and another goal for Kennoway with a screamer of a volley 2-0 Kennoway (60).

The game settled down looking like a comfortable win for the fifers when all of a sudden Falkirk’s Jake ran through the heart of midfield and hit a unstoppable shot in to the top corner giving Falkirk a life line.

In the dying moments Falkirk mover Robbie Young up front . A teasing ball from Falkirks Kieran Mcallum met Robbie who was clear through on goal to tap it by the keeper for the equaliser in the last two minutes.

Full time: Falkirk Whites 2-2 Kennoway United
As extra time started both teams looked tired with some pressure from Kennoway most likely to score with a few good shots .

In the last six minutes Falkirk found themselves on the counter attack when another good ball found Robbie who put it past the goalie again for what had to be the winning goal. His team mates went mental taking him to the ground Falkirk 3-2 Kennoway (94).

Falkirk went into defense mode with almost everyone back defending Kennoway could not create another chance.

Final score: Falkirk Whites 2-2 Kennoway United (3-2 AET)
Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:51

Milton move into fourth round of Scottish

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Milton Rovers
Galston YFC
U14's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
27 October 2013
This is what cup games are all about; it certainly was a game of passion and skill in poor weather conditions.

Galston got off to the perfect start by taking a 2-0 lead before Milton got a goal back by josh Bell just before half time.

Both teams came out for the second half and produced a some great football. The Milton defence went to sleep and conceded a third goal to which seemed to spark Milton back into life.

Milton scored two fantastic goals to pull them level and it was game on. With ten minutes to go the goal of the match was scored by Reece Palmer who picked the ball up at the half way line and went on a maestro run and beat the keeper with a unstoppable shot putting Milton in the lead for the first time.

Almost straight from centre Milton pushed forward and got the fifth goal from Owen Foster to kill off any hope of a Galston come back.

Congratulations to both teams for a fantastic cup game.
Full time: Milton Rovers 5-3 Galston YFC
Sunday, 27 October 2013 22:27

Broxburn through in Scottish after Abernethy win

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Abernethy YFC
Broxburn Athletic Colts
U14's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
26 October 2013
Broxburn made the trip up to Abernethy in good spirits, having hired a bus to try and get the boys united in what they expected to be a tough encounter in the Scottish Cup. By this round where the draw opens up to play anyone, they faced the prospect of being paired with a team who we knew nothing about, however fortune had it that we were facing a team who they had played in a charity tournament last year - The Alexis Rose Trust for Meningitis, which meant they had a slight knowledge of our opponents.
The game itself started with both teams hesitant to take control of it, each side taking it in turns to feel each other out with regards to pace up front and at the back. While Broxburn felt they should have been playing much better they found themselves 1 then 2 goals up in quick succession, while the coaches tried and tried to get the message across to the players to settle down and become composed on the ball it never really materialised for the Broxburn side. Even after going 3 up before half time we never seemed to settle the team down from the away side, with Abernethy causing problems on the counter.
Half time: Abernethy YFC 0-3 Broxburn Athletic Colts
At half time Broxburn tried to get the message across to the players that with a little bit of composure and intelligence they could do so much better in the 2nd half hoping that they would take it on board, however the home side had different ideas and were much sharper in the 2nd half - probably after getting a stern telling off from their coaches! Broxburn found themselves getting deeper and being caught on the backfoot more than once which meant players and coaches from the Broxburn side were getting frustrated.
Credit to Abernethy who were pushing players up front and taking risks at the back - something that was noticed by Broxburn, and while they tried to be more attacking by pushing extra players up front to counter Abernethy's efforts Broxburn found themselves open to more and more attacks. The hosts got themselves a goal back midway through the 2nd half which by then meant we were close to having a heart attack if we'd have lost another. Thankfully Broxburn had enough in the locker to see the game out.
On reflection, after going 3 goals up in the first half Broxburn felt they should have went on to win the game comfortably, but tremendous credit should go to Abernethy who were no doubt sent out to win the 2nd half - which they did, and shows a good amount of character of the boys involved from both teams. Post-match the team, officials and spectators of the home side provided some fantastic hospitality for us and made Broxburn feel very welcome throughout and was thoroughly appreciated by all from the visitors!

Full time: Abernethy YFC 1-3 Broxburn Athletic Colts


Moorlands BC
EK Hotspur
U16's Trans World Scottish Cup R3
27 October 2013
In what was a strong strong second half showing, Moorlands secure their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup
With overhead conditions difficult, neither side found any real rhythm in the first half and clear-cut chances were at a premium.

Moorlands did get the ball in the home net only for the goal to be disallowed for offside and so the match remained scoreless at half-time.
Three minutes into the second period, the visitors made the breakthrough with a delightful goal. Skipper Mark McNulty strode forward from 25 yards and unleashed a peach of a shot high into the Hotspurs’ net. 
Ten minutes later, Moorlands doubled their advantage when centre-back Michael Clarke headed home from a corner.
Dean Robertson then added a third but EK answered shortly afterwards with a superb curling free-kick.
With ten minutes to go however, the tie was sealed as substitute Robbie Stewart pounced on a loose ball to complete the scoring.
Full time: Moorlands BC 4-1 EK Hotspur
Ross Tochel was the Moorlands Player of the Day. 
Watch match highlights of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3 match between Dalkeith CYP & Valspar FC (Under 14's) below - 
Sunday, 27 October 2013 21:12

Weakened Juniors triumph over Grahamston

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Baillieston Juniors
Grahamston FC
U19's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
26 October 2013
Baillieston Juniors travelled to Falkirk on Scottish Cup duty to face Grahamston FC with a depleted squad due to injury and work commitments and were dealt a further blow when midfield playmaker John Dickson had to call off due to illness two hours before kick off leaving them with 11 players .
The game started with baillieston nearly scoring after 2 minutes when McLachlan's shot narrowly past the post after a great pass from Lee Martin.
Chances were few and far between and Baillieston were next to threaten when Paterson headed over the bar from a Dale Dickson corner.
Another Baillieston corner followed and Baillieston's striker Paterson went over on his ankle and needed treatment but Baillieston nearly scored with ten men after a great shot from watson narrowly flashed past the post.
Paterson came back on after treatment but was clearly struggling but was instrumental in Baillieston winning another corner a great Dickson cross was met by Chris Watson who shot from 18 yards through a ruck of players to put baillieston 1 nil up.
Half time: Baillieston Juniors 1-0 Grahamston FC
Baillieston started as they finished the first half and had chances from Brown, Brannigan, Dickson and Black to increase their lead but it was Grahmston who nearly scored but a great save by Baillieston keeper Paul Anderson kept the score at 1 nil.
Baillieston did however score their second through an unlikely source when Paterson who had been struggling badly picked up a pass from Brannigan on the edge of the box beat the Grahmston centre half and chipped the ball past the goalkeeper to put Baillieston 2 nil up.
Ballieston could have increased their lead with 2 minutes to go when Paterson hit the bar and McLauchlan shot past the post when it looked easier to score.a great result for an understrength Baillieston team who had some big displays from Robertson, Watson, Martin, Brannigan , hunter and especially Paterson who although was struggling with injury refused to come off. 
Full time: Baillieston Juniors 3-0 Grahamston FC
Sunday, 27 October 2013 20:58

Kennoway out as Colony cruise in Scottish

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Colony Locos
Kennoway United
U19's Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup R3
26 October 2013
Colony progressed to the next round of the Scottish Cup after a comfortable victory against Kennoway.
Colony welcomed Kennoway United to Inverurie and it was the visitors who started the brightest. They had a couple of efforts from long range that failed to hit the target.
Colony played themselves into the game and Watson and Duguid forced saves from the Kennoway keeper.
The breakthrough came when Wood converted a cross from Henderson. With around 30 minutes gone Wood got his second his cross drifting over the keeper into the far corner.
Lawrence turned in a cross from Turriff early in the second half to seal the game. A late own goal from Kennoway finished the game and a well deserved win for Colony.
Full time: Colony Locos 4-0 Kennoway United