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Tass march past Lenzie in cup victory

Tass Thistle Colts 3

Lewis, 29, Lamour, 43, Woods, 59

Lenzie BC 1

Tucker, 9
  • Sunday, 12 April 2015
  • St Matthew's Academy, Stevenston
  • Under 14´s
  • CYP Cup-West Quarter Final

Mark Gillespie | YFS North Ayrshire Senior Reporter
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Tass Thistle Colts grabbed the spoils on a fine afternoon for football in Saltcoats, and advance to a CYP Scot-West semi final against either Kilwinning or local rivals Tass Thistle United.
The visitors were on a high from their recent trophy success in the Ian Mitchell tournament in Blackpool, and this game had all the makings of a classic cup encounter.
In fact this quarter final tie hinged on a bizarre few minutes in the second half, as the visitors spurned two successive penalties. Shortly later Tass forward Patrick Woods sealed Colts’ place in the next round with a deft close range finish.
Both sides started brightly enough, with Lenzie almost breaking the deadlock on 9 minutes. Ross Tucker showed great pace to run onto a through ball and rounded Tass keeper Cameron McDermid, but his defence came to the rescue to clear the shot off the line.
On 13 minutes Tass started to get forward and exert some pressure, with Kieran Lamour flashing a shot just over. Just as the home side seemed to be getting on the front foot, though, Lenzie went up the pitch to take the lead on 24 minutes.
A high ball into the box was nodded on to Tucker. He controlled the ball to finish low past McDermid to give his side the early advantage.
But their lead was to last to last only 5 minutes as Tass fought back through an excellent individual effort from Keigan Lewis. After a good run down the left the midfielder powered a shot low past Brad McQuillen.
Tass continued to exert pressure as the half came to an end, with Bradley Morrison forcing a fine save from McQuillen.
  • Half Time:
  • Tass Thistle Colts
  • 1-1
  • Lenzie BC
The pattern continued into the second half. After good pressing down the right Jay Slavin’s shot forced another good save from McQuillen, and then on 41 minutes Morrison was through on goal but pushed his shot wide.
The hosts were piling on the pressure, and they finally took the lead on 43 minutes. Morrison’s shot was parried by McQuillen, falling into the path of the unmarked Lamour, who was able to control the ball and fire home to get his side deservedly in front.
Then came the double penalty award for Lenzie on 51 minutes. Tucker ran through on goal, and he was brought down by McDermid. He was perhaps lucky to escape with just a yellow card, but got up to save Marc McConnon’s spot kick over the bar.
A goalmouth tussle ensued shortly later, and referee pointed to the spot again. This time Calum Craig got up to take it for the visitors, only for McDermid to produce another fine stop with his legs.
Lenzie continued to push players forward in search of an equaliser, but were caught with the sucker punch on 60 minutes. Morrison pushed forward from midfield and slipped the ball through to Woods, beating the offside trap, and his composed finish gave the hosts their two goal cushion.
This passage of play seemed to deflate the away side as Colts exploited space in midfield. Chances fell to Sean Clemant and David Calder as the minutes ticked down, and Ben O’Neill had a good run through on goal but couldn’t finish with his weaker foot.
It’s back to league business for Colts this week, but they can now look forward to a cup semi with one of their local rivals, and a chance of silverware at the end of the season.
  • Full Time:
  • Tass Thistle Colts
  • 3-1
  • Lenzie BC


Tass Thistle Colts
Lenzie BC
1. Cameron McDermid
2. Jamie Morgan
4. Jack Taylor
5. Kieran Lamour
6. Kai Duncan
7. Sean Clemant
8. Jay Slavin
9. Lennon Slavin
10. Patrick Woods
11. Keegan Lewiss
15. David Calder
16. Bradley Morrison
17. Calumm Devine
18. Ben O'Neill
1. Brad McQuillen
2. Kirk Kinnell
3. James Murray
4. Patrick Cairney
7. Cian Cameron
9. Scott Inglis
11. Elliot Townsley
12. Craig Douglas
13. Marc McConnon
14. Aiden Ross
15. Ross Tucker
17. Andrew Dudman
18. Calum Craig
Star Player
Tass Thistle Colts
Lenzie BC
Bradley Morrison was a danger all afternoon to his opponents, laying on the decisive third goal.
Ross Tucker got his side in front, and had caused problems with his pace.
Magic Moment
Tass Thistle Colts
Lenzie BC
Woods put the game beyond doubt on the hour mark.
Tucker's opener gave Lenzie hope.
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