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Valspar shine in the sun and take all 3 points

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Fixture: Valspar v Tass Thistle U14
Competition: Central Ayrshire YFA
Venue: KG Five, Ayrshire
Date: Saturday 13th February 2016
An in-form Valspar took on Tass Thistle at the KG5 pitches in Ayrshire, that are in very good condition I may add, in a game between two very evenly matches sides.
The game kicked off in bright sunshine with Valspar quick out the starting blocks and really taking the game to Tass. Lewis Glass almost scored in the first minute of the match, and this early pressure really set the tone for the rest of the match. At least six good chances, and numerous corners from Valspar put Tass under constant pressure, but they survived.
It wasn't long though that Valspar got their well deserved opening goal. Murray Thomson ran in on goal, fired an effort low that beat the goalkeeper, but somehow the Tass defender got back to clear it off the line. With Thomson's head in his hands and everyone cursing their luck, Craig Findlay was alert to the rebound and fired home. A well deserved lead for the home side.
With wave after wave of attack from Valspar, it was surely only a matter of time before they doubled their lead. The opportunity was presented on a plate shortly after as the excellent Tyler Robertson dribbled down the left wing and danced into the box, only to be upended. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Craig Findlay stepped up and squeezed the ball just underneath the keeper's body to double his and Valspar's tally.

Layton Weaver, who was having a good game in a solid Valspar defence pulled up with a strain and had to be replaced. 

Valspar were still dominating play at this stage & creating plenty of chances, a great ball down the wing by Joe Latona found Lewis Glass who was very unlucky not to score. A slight blow for Valspar was that defender Layton Weaver has to be replaced after suffering a strain midway through the first half.

Despite not really troubling the Valspar defence so far, McKenzie hill in goal had to be on his toes to preven Tass from pulling a goal back. A breakaway gave their striker the opportunity to score but Hill produced a good save to beat the ball away.

No more than a minute later and Murray Thomson made it 3-0 to Valspar. He drove through the heart of the Tass midfield, spotted the keeper slightly off his line and looped the ball expertly over him into the back of the net.
Just before half time and Valspar were dealt another injury blow as Lewis Glass, who has been tormenting Tass all throughout the first half, picked up a knock and had to be replaced. 

Half Time: Valspar 3-0 Tass Thistle 

Chasing the game, Tass knew they would have to start the second half much better than they did the first. However, the second half game plan for the visitors was thrown completely out the window as Ron Mooney made it 4-0.
Harry Evans picked the ball up in midfield, and the maestro fed a delightful ball through to Mooney, who then ran through one on one with the keeper. Keeping his composure he slotted the ball home expertly.

To their credit, Tass refused to lie down and they pulled a goal back. Tass broke well after some more Valspar pressure, and the home side defenders will know they should have protected their goal slightly better, but the Tass striker finished well.
Almost immediately Tass could of had another goal, but for a magnificent block on the line preventing that.
Tass were piling on the pressure towards the end of the game, and from a corner they bulleted a header into the back of the net to make it 4-2. Too little too late?

With only minutes to go, Valspar were struggling to keep hold of the ball, but the defending was very good, and also if it weren't for the tackles and safe hands of McKenzie Hill in goal, Tass could of got themselves at least a draw in the closing stages.

With no time left at all, a free kick on the edge of the box, won by Weaver, was struck with venom but couldn't find the target as the referee brought the game to its conclusion.
Full Time: Valspar 4-2 Tass Thistle
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