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Rampant KSC Town hit Tass for Six

Tass Saltire 1

O'Hagan, 83

KSC Town 6

McLean, 10, 15, Monan, 33, Thomson, 57, Murphy, 60 (pen), McGill, 73
  • Sunday, 19 April 2015
  • Ardeer Quarry, Stevenston
  • Under 17´s
  • Central Ayrshire Youth Football League

Mark Gillespie | YFS North Ayrshire Senior Reporter
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League leaders KSC Town have the title in their sights after an impressive win at their local rivals. On paper the match looked a tough test for the visitors, but as the Tass heads dropped, KSC turned on the style, with Cammy Thomson laying on three goals and grabbing the goal of the game.
 
KSC have been in the goals in recent weeks, and were in an attacking mood, enjoying early pressure and midfield possession from the start. Christopher Wilson missed a golden chance on eight minutes, firing just wide from a corner.
 
Saltire tried to press their opponents, and Joshua Tait fired just over from a good run a minute later. From then on it was virtually one way traffic in the first half.
 
KSC took the lead on 10 minutes, as William Mclean blasted home Thomson’s squared ball from close range. Five minutes later, these two linked up again from the left for KSC’s second.
 
Thomson’s corner rebounded back out to him, and this time he played a pinpoint cross for McLean to head his second and put his side firmly in charge.
 
The visitors were on top now, getting the ball down and creating chances at a high tempo. On 33 minutes they extended their lead. Thomson was again the architect from a left hand corner, from which John Monan blasted home the third goal.
 
Tass were being penned back and tried to get things going through Tait and the forward runs of Declan Smith and Dylan Champion. But from winning a series of corners and free kicks in the KSC half, they just were unable to trouble James Sinclair’s goal.
 
It could have been four just before half time as Ben Black crossed for McLean, now on a hat trick. Tyler Fullarton saved well, and again from Thomson’s rebound to keep his side’s deficit at three.

  • Half Time:
  • Tass Saltire
  • 0-3
  • KSC Town
As the second half began KSC continued to pose an aerial threat from Thomson’s deliveries, as well as enjoying good possession in midfield. Tass tried to get forward on the break, with Tait forcing a good save from Sinclair on 53 minutes, and Jamie Lockhart fired just over shortly later.
 
Thomson wanted in on the goals for KSC, though, and shortly after forcing a fine save from Fullarton from a header, he produced a fine fourth goal on 57 minutes.
 
Gathering the ball just outside the box, he found space and curled a high shot past Fullarton. It was a goal worthy of his overall performance.
 
Shortly after, as the Tass heads dropped, Alan Murphy added the fifth from the penalty spot, after Jack Ewing was brought down in the box. KSC were threatening further damage, as they continued to create chances in their opponent's half.
 
Ben Black almost grabbed a fifth on 65 minutes, firing just wide, before Ewing dragged his shot just past the keeper. KSC’s sixth goal duly arrived on 73 minutes.
 
From a left hand cross, sub Craig McGill brought the ball down well in the box and chipped a fine shot past Fullarton. It began to look like how many, but to their credit Saltire got up the pitch and grabbed a consolation.
 
Smith took the corner from the right, and Christopher O’Hagan was on hand at the far post to head in to at least get his side on the score sheet after 83 minutes.
 
The leaders threatened with a few late opportunities, Ewing’s header forcing a fine save from Fullarton and McLean, still looking for his hat trick, firing just over from long range. At the other end O’Hagan almost added a replica of his first from a header just on full time.
 
With a cup final against Troon Thistle to look forward to next week, silverware beckons for KSC Town. Tass look forward to getting back to winning ways in the David McNaughton cup this week.
  • Full Time:
  • Tass Saltire
  • 1-6
  • KSC Town

Lineups

Tass Saltire
KSC Town
1. Lauchlan Stringer
3. Christopher O'Hagan
5. Sean Henry
24. Ryan Kelly
9. Joshua Tait
10. Jake Cachrie
11. Declan Smith
16. Jamie Lockhart
19. Mark Leishman
20. Dylan Champion
21. Jamie Hume
8. Garry Kilpatrick
15. Devon Malcolm
6. Cameron Lockhart
17. Tyler Fullarton
23. Kyle Templeton
1. James Sinclair
2. Cameron Thomson
3. Lloyd Dicks
4. John Monan
5. William McLean
6. Ross MacColl
7. Cameron Thomson
9. Jack Ewing
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 22. Darren McCann
Star Player
Tass Saltire
KSC Town
Joshua Tait - Kept trying to get his side up the pitch on a difficult afternoon.
Cameron Thomson - Laid on the goals and grabbed the best of the bunch on 57 minutes.
Magic Moment
Tass Saltire
KSC Town
O'Hagan's late consolation goal made sure Tass Saltire were able to breach the KSC defence.
Thomson fine goal for his side's fourth, curling the ball into the net.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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