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KSC knock out Whitletts Victoria in goal spree

KSC Phoenix 6

Nohar 16' 26' 75' Dempster 20' Houston (p) 57' Hay (p) 65'

Whitletts Victoria 4

Boyle 31' 74' Ogston 53' Fairbairn 64'
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Kilwinning Sports Club
  • Under 17´s
  • SYFA Scottish Cup Round 1

Mark Gillespie | YFS North Ayrshire Senior Reporter
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It was a busy day for goalkeepers in this 10-goal affair at Kilwinning Sports Club, as KSC Phoenix progressed to the next round of the SYFA Cup. Extra firepower up front made all the difference, with Jordan Nohar helping himself to a hat trick against against a Whitletts Victoria side who still put up a stern fight into the game’s latter stages.

On balance this was an even contest, despite KSC having taken a seemingly convincing early advantage. Three goals to the good on the half hour, they seemed in full control, but Victoria fought back and for long spells looked the likelier side, only to be undone at the back by quick fire KSC attacks and deadly finishing.

From the game’s opening exchanges there was no seeing the goal avalanche which was to follow. It was a bogged down game which needed a goal, and some quick thinking got KSC up and running after 16 minutes.

Winning a free kick down the right, Ruari Dalrymple wasted no time in channelling the ball through into the path of Nohar in space inside the box. His shot rebounded and led to a goalmouth scramble, only for the forward to tap home an easy finish for the home side’s opener.

In reply Whitletts were seeing plenty of the ball in midfield, with Cameron Ross and Alistair Boyle instrumental. Boyle fired just wide on 15 minutes and forward Lee McLymont always looked lively in and around the KSC box, testing keeper Louis McIntosh on 20 minutes. It was not enough though, as the visitors’ back line was soon breached again after 20 minutes

As a corner floated in from the left Fraser Dempster leapt unmarked to head past Fraser Lamont from inside the six-yard box. And six minutes later KSC looked to have all but settled this encounter.

The danger again came down the right, and Nohar dashed on to a long ball to advance on goal and finish low past Lamont for number three.

With that, it looked like being a long afternoon for the visitors, but they soon clawed a goal back from a set piece awarded just outside the box on 31 minutes. Boyle’s resulting free kick skidded low past the keeper as Victoria kept a foothold in the game.

They maintained a goal threat as the half came to a close, particularly through McLymont’s pace up front and Boyle’s link up play. KSC were holding a good line though, with Harry Mitchell marshalling his defence well to keep chances to minimum. 

  • Half Time:
  • KSC Phoenix
  • 3-1
  • Whitletts Victoria

The visitors had to withdraw the lively McLymont after the break, but sought to up the tempo in the second half. Five minutes into half they came close after Morgan Bird laid the ball on for Daniel Wilson unmarked in the box, but the forward could only head wide.

Victoria continued to press, and were soon back in the cup tie after 53 minutes. From a corner, substitute Calum Ogston leapt highest in the box and claw his side back to 3-2.

With the wind in their sails, the visitors looked the more likely side, but KSC had other ideas to extinguish any hopes of an equaliser.

Lewis McCulloch’s perfectly weighted ball found Nohar in the box and the forward was brought down for a penalty on 57 minutes. Up stepped Jai Houston to fire low past Lamont to put his side back in charge.

With nothing to lose now, Vics kept pushing up, with Ogston forcing a good save from Mcintosh on the hour mark. Five minutes later and they had halved the goal deficit again.

Bird won a corner down the right which he took himself, finding the head of substitute Bailey Fairbairn to nod home from close range. A ray of hope, but this game of cat and mouse continued with another penalty for KSC three minutes later.

The hosts burst quickly through the middle, and Lindsey was held in the box. This time the ball was left for Fraser Hay to convert from the spot kick.

Boyle was to peg KSC back again with a low deflected shot on 74 minutes, but once again his side seemed most vulnerable just after scoring as KSC once again broke forward quickly to complete the scoring.

Mitchell’s long through ball found Nohar clean through, and the forward completed his hat trick with a clinical finish past Lamont to round of the scoring on 75 minutes.

In an often scrappy game of limited chances, this was a remarkable scoreline. The game remained highly competitive into the latter stages, and tempers frayed on both sides with much at stake, but KSC will be delighted to have made it through to round two.

  • Full Time:
  • KSC Phoenix
  • 6-4
  • Whitletts Victoria


KSC Phoenix
Whitletts Victoria
1. Louis McIntosh
20. Harry Mitchell
24. Fraser Dempster
12. Paolo Harkness
5. Ruari Dalrymple
23. Fraser Hay
19. Jai Houston
10. Lewis McCulloch
4. Jamie Lindsey
16. Jackson Sievewright
11. Jordan Nohar
6. Rhys Lindsey
2. Blaire Tomlinson
7. Murray Grayston
2. Fraser Lamont
4. Jamie McCorkell
6. Calum Reddick
7. Harry McLarty
8. Cameron Ross
9. Daniel Wilson
10. Morgan Bird
11. Lee McLymont
15. Jack Haldin
20. Alistair Boyle
21. Danny McGill
5. Bailey Fairbairn
14. Harry Hogg
17. Callum Ogston
Star Player
KSC Phoenix
Whitletts Victoria
Jordan Nohar - Grabbed a hat trick and was a danger throughout with his pace through the middle.
Alistair Boyle - Showed craft in midfield and kept his side in touch with two goals.
Magic Moment
KSC Phoenix
Whitletts Victoria
Nohar's hat trick moment sealed KSC's place in the next round.
Fairbairn's goal briefly gave Vics hope of an equaliser in this tie.
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