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KSC cruise to victory over Ochiltree

KSC Town 5

Black, 5, 34, 60, MacColl, 30, McCann, 59

Ochiltree Youth 0

  • Sunday, 12 April 2015
  • Kilwinning Sports Club
  • Under 17´s
  • David McNaughton Cup, Round 1

Mark Gillespie | YFS North Ayrshire Senior Reporter
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The hosts were utterly dominant in this first round encounter in this David McNaughton Cup 1st round group match. In their last home outing KSC suffered league disappointment, partially due to missing several players. This time perhaps the visitors can point to a lack in numbers, with 3 players not making the trip to Kilwinning Sports Centre.
KSC began the match at a high tempo, determined to press home their numerical advantage from the outset. On a good surface they were at their best when they got the ball down and played, creating a stream of goal scoring opportunities. Only the heroics of Connor McKechnie in goal kept the goal tally at 5 and saved the visitors some face on a tough day at the office.
It took five minutes for KSC to get in front. The ball was played into the box down the left, and Ben Black was on hand to finish low from close range.
The hosts continued to press, and Cameron Thomson’s shot was saved by McKechnie after a fine through ball from Darren McCann. Chances then fell to Christopher Wilson and Thomson inside the first 15 minutes as the hosts threatened to run riot.
McCann headed just over after fine work by Black down the left on 24 minutes. Finally, on the half hour, KSC pushed two goals in front. Adam Ogilvie’s long looping cross picked out the head of Ross MacColl who rose above the defence to head home from close range.
The third goal arrived four minutes later, as McCann put Black through on goal down the left to finish low past McKechnie.
Black could have had a first half hat trick, being denied firstly by McKechnie and then by the post, as KSC rounded off a very one sided opening half. 
  • Half Time:
  • KSC Town
  • 3-0
  • Ochiltree Youth
Ochiltree began the second half more brightly, getting forward more and winning a few corners but without really testing James Sinclair. Unfortunately for the hosts they fell further behind on 59 minutes. A corner from the left was bundled over the line by Daren McCann to put the result beyond any doubt.
Then, just a minute later Black completed his hat trick, controlling a long through ball to place a composed finish past McKechnie.
And that was the end of the scoring. KSC rang the changes and gave their subs some game time, and Black was taken off after a good day’s work. The visitors were 5 goals down with 20 minutes left and sought to see the game out without any further damage to morale.
Through a combination of some good saves by McKechnie and wasteful finishing by KSC they managed to hold out and do just that. Cameron Thomson had several chances to extend his side’s lead and will still wonder how he never got on the score sheet.
It was a day to forget for the visitors as they return to league and cup business hopefully stronger in numbers. Kilwinning travel to Belfield on Tuesday in this tournament’s next round of matches, and then it’s Sunday’s local derby at Tass Saltire.
  • Full Time:
  • KSC Town
  • 5-0
  • Ochiltree Youth


KSC Town
Ochiltree Youth
1. James Sinclair
2. Cameron Thomson
3. Lloyd Dicks
4. John Monan
5. William McLean
6. Ross MacColl
7. Cameron Thomson
8. Darren McCann
10. Alan Murphy
11. Ben Black
12. Mark Gibb
14. Craig McGill
15. Adam Ogilvie
16. Frazer Bryden
17. Scott Jennings
18. Samuel Taggart
19. Lewis Walker
20. Christopher Wilson
1. Connor McKechnie
3. Matthew Don
4. Dean Spittal
5. Ryan Brown
7. Lyam Roberts
8. Caleb McGhee
9. Aaron Watters
10. Reagan Hutchison
12. Aquib Ali
14. Jack Leitch
16. Ryan Kerr
17. Scott Murdoch
18. Jake Baird
19. Dylan Brown
Star Player
KSC Town
Ochiltree Youth
Ben Black. Grabbed a hat trick and could have had more.
Connor McKechnie. A busy day for the keeper. A string of good saves kept score down.
Magic Moment
KSC Town
Ochiltree Youth
Good play from Black to seal his hat trick on the hour.
A tough day at the office for the visitors.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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