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Four wins on the bounce as KSC Town march on

KSC Town 6

Black 8' 58' Corkin 9' Murphy 13' Ewing 42' Bryden 47'

Parkmoor BC SKY 2

MacPhee 18' Sorley 46'
  • Saturday, 05 September 2015
  • Kilwinning Sports Club
  • Under 19´s
  • Paisley, Johnstone & District YFL League 2

Mark Gillespie | YFS North Ayrshire Senior Reporter
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KSC Town’s flying start to life in the Paisley and Johnstone District League 2 continued with this convincing victory against Parkmoor at Kilwinning Sports Club. It was a match all but sewn up in the opening 15 minutes, with KSC keen to get out of the blocks in their opening home fixture of the season.

The home side’s high tempo passing was in the end just too much for Parkmoor, who nonetheless doggedly kept the scoreline respectable, in no small thanks to a string of excellent saves from keeper Scott Watson.

Ben Black and Jack Ewing have continued their formidable strike partnership from where last season left off, and were soon down to business as the game kicked off. Ewing was a handful for the Parkmoor defence all afternoon with his runs and lay offs, and after a fine exchange with Black forced a fine save from Watson with seven minutes on the clock.

It was a prelude of things to come, as Ewing returned the favour, setting up Black to open the scoring a minute later. Ewing’s lay off allowed the KSC forward to buy himself time and angle a low shot into the corner from just inside the box.

The home side were off on the front foot, and extended their lead a minute later, as Ryan Corkin rampaged through the centre of the Parkmoor rear guard to finish past Watson with just nine minutes played.

With visitors reeling from this double blow, KSC pressed them back, building from the back with Alan Murphy and Darren McCann seeing a lot of the ball in midfield. Goal number three duly arrived from a free kick on 13 minutes, as the home side threatened to run amok with the goal of the game.

From the set piece on the right corner of the box, Murphy’s powered drive had Watson grasping fresh air as it flashed into the net. It was a case of damage limitation for Parkmoor now, and to their credit they dug in and quickly got a goal back courtesy of another set piece.

From just outside the box Daniel MacPhee had his side’s first clear sight of goal, and the midfielder showed great dead ball skills to power his drive past James Sinclair. The home keeper’s first touch of the ball was from the back of his own net.

It was only to prove only an early consolation though, as Parkmoor were forced back to defend KSC’s pressing and high tempo passing. Corkin should have extended the home advantage on the half hour when his header crashed off the bar and was then was denied by Watson’s fine stop on 35 minutes.

The pressure continued to build and Ewing had this game all but sewn up just before half time. A quick break and exchange with Black had him through on goal to finish from close range to put real daylight between the sides going into the break.

  • Half Time:
  • KSC Town
  • 4-1
  • Parkmoor BC SKY

The visitors’ game plan was now about restricting the damage in the second half but they briefly clawed the deficit back to two goals in the opening minute of the second period, as they caught KSC cold.

Ross Sorley gathered the ball in midfield, and with space to shoot caught out Sinclair with a long range speculative shot. 100 per cent shot success from the visitors, scoring with their two attempts at goal thus far.

Just a minute later though KSC extinguished all hopes of a comeback, with play rushing straight up the other end. A long ball caught out the Parkmoor defence and Frazer Bryden dashed through to beat Watson from close range.

With the match in the bag and control of the game the hosts continued to threaten and create chances, and duly completed the scoring on the hour mark.

After some slick passing and patient build up play Jared Kiefer showed good footwork to get into the box, and the forward helped the ball onto Black to arrow home his second of the game with a composed low strike.

With the game done KSC seemed to drop the tempo, preferring to keep the ball in the second half, as their opponents chased the game. Parkmoor tried to keep their shape, looking most promising when Jason Wheeler was able to make forays down the left. Ryan Mullen had a gilt-edged chance for the visitors on 18 minutes, sent clean through on goal, but could only push his shot wide.

For all that, KSC always looked more likely to extend their lead further, and without question the visitors’ star man was Watson in goal, as he pulled off a string of superb stops from Ewing, Cameron Thompson and Corkin to keep the final scoreline relatively respectable.

Both sides now look forward to hosting local derbies next week, with Parkmoor hoping to bounce back at home to Erskine. KSC meanwhile take on Dalry as they seek to keep their 100 percent record intact.

  • Full Time:
  • KSC Town
  • 6-2
  • Parkmoor BC SKY

Lineups

KSC Town
Parkmoor BC SKY
1. James Sinclair
4. John Monan
5. David Anderson
6. Josh Couper
7. Cameron Thomson
8. Darren McCann
9. Jack Ewing
10. Alan Murphy
11. Ben Black
12. Jamie Dunlop
14. Jack Sherrie
15. Adam Ogilvie
16. Frazer Bryden
17. Scott Jennings
18. Samuel Taggart
19. Lewis Walker
20. Ryan Corkin
23. Jared Kiefer
1. Scott Watson
3. Jason Wheeler
4. Luke Roebuck
5. Jack Cook
6. Daniel MacPhee
7. Ross Sorley
8. Ryan Mullen
12. Jack Clark
14. Kyle Canavan
15. Karim Khalil
16. Lewis McPherson Doak
19. Christopher Capanni
21. Christopher Aitken
22. Dominic McGhee
Star Player
KSC Town
Parkmoor BC SKY
Ben Black - Grabbed a double and was a constant menace to Parkmoor defence.
Scott Watson - Produced some fine saves to keep the scoreline respectable.
Magic Moment
KSC Town
Parkmoor BC SKY
Murphy's set piece scorcher on 13 minutes.
MacPhee's free kick gave the visitors brief hopes.
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