The 3 Port teams played their 4 games at Ralston and continue to develop as young players with close control, dribbiling skills, positions and shooting all worked on at training and on show during the games resulting in good team play and some passing moves. Well done boys, keep smiling and enjoying your football development! Scorers: Patrick Hurrell x6, Greig Emerson x3, Kai Daly x3, Darren Stevenson x2, Adam Watt x2, Dylan Tolan x2, Aaron Smith, Leon McCall and Scott Clark. Any players intersetd in joining please call 0792853391.
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PGBC 2005s turned up at Notre Dame on Sunday with 3 teams, all boys played 4 games against St Andrews, Grieve Rd and Greenock Utd, with Callum Watters and Joseph Adams performing well within their own team. In team 3 Reece Farrell and Devlin Anderson both passed the ball well and made plenty of goals, Young Kyle Spark showed some brilliant defending and John Rodgers worked hard constantly to keep the team going. Well done to all boys.
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PGBC 2004s Orange
On Saturday the Port travelled to Ferguslie Park to take on St Mirren, from the off the Port controlled the game and deservedly took the lead through Kyle Fuller, the midfield were dominating the game with man of the match performances from Sean Doherty and Peter Ingram. Further goals in the 1st half from Fuller and a double from Lyle McDonald ensured the Port had a comfortable half time lead. After the break normal service resumed with attack after attack on the saints goal, with Raymond Keyes and Marc McDonald unlucky not to cap of their great performances with goals. A further increase in the lead came when Fuller grabbed his hat trick but saving the best to last was Niall Brady, he had a tremendous angled shot hit the back of the net in the dying seconds. This weekend saw a big improvement on the previous performance and gives the boys something to build on, Aiden Blaney and Aiden McLachlan had both worked extra hard on defending skills at training and their efforts paid off with an elusive clean sheet.
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The Port boys played Quarriers United in they're first home fixture since the summer break at the community sports complex Parklea in what turned out to be a game of two halves indeed. As the game kicked of the Port boys went on the attack having the first 5 minutes of early pressure, the boys guilty of snatching at the early chances but unable to find the breakthrough. Then with the Port winning the ball in the middle of the park a lovely ball played through and a drop of the shoulder and quick turn saw the ball slotted home past the rooted Quarrier’s keeper to give a well deserved lead. This wasn't to last though and almost immediately Quarriers went up the park to equalise totally against the run of play, the Port boys guilty of standing of. The remainder of the first half saw the Port boys applying good pressure take the lead and add some further goals playing some good football in spells, half time came with the Port leading comfortably. The Port boys started the 2nd half looking quite hungry still and added another couple of goals but they were to keen to add to the tally and the midfield over-committed to attack leaving far too much space in the middle of the park and a simple ball from defence seen Quarriers hit the Port defence on the counter scoring a few goals. Credit to the away side who were the better team in the second half, although this made far too easy by the Port sides display. Too many individual performances and not a good enough team display in this match on the day. Although the Port boys ran out winners in this match the Port coaches are disappointed with the performance as the boys are capable of so much more. Goalscorers: McLaughlin, McPhee, and Weston.
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PGBC 2004s have a 3rd team up and running, boys interested should contact us through the Facebook page or by coming along to Parklea on Wednesday evenings at 5.30pm
At Parklea on Saturday the boys turned up with a fighting spirit , the attitude was great and they played some nice football. It was only 10 seconds in when they found themselves a goal to the good, and this only improved throughout the game, although they lost one goal they scored enough to secure a victory.
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Under 13s (2001)
PGBC 12 Carolside Sports Club 0
On their first league game of the season Port welcomed Carolside Sports Club to Parklea on Saturday morning.
Without looking troubled it took Port a while to get the first goal. It came after a nice ball through by Ross McKay was met by Ryan Phillips who put the ball past the keeper. Ryan then got his and Ports second after a bad goal kick from the Carolside keeper, Ryan controlled the ball well before striking it past the keeper. Declan Adair then stole the ball in midfield, made a good run towards goal then lifted it high over the keeper and into the net. A short corner from Brandon McCabe to Scott Marshall saw Scott float a nice ball into the box which was met by Ryan Phillips to round off his hat-trick. Another corner from Port caused Carolside more problems, this time Declan Adair crossing into the box for Ross McKay to control well and score his first of the day.
Port came out in the second half the way they finished the first. A short corner from Ryan Phillips to Ross Devine saw Ross cross into the box where Brandon McCabe was on hand to score. Ross McKay then got his second of the day when he found himself just inside the box and he put a good strike across the keeper into the far corner. A punt up the park from Port keeper Lewis McClure saw Scott Marshall control the ball superbly and turn to play a great ball through to Ross Devine who went on a run before striking the ball home. Good link up play again from Scott Marshall and Ross Devine saw Ross put a good cross into the box where Ross McKay was on hand to round off his hat-trick. Brandon McCabe went on a run and found himself on the edge of the box where he looked up and sent a perfect chip over the Carolside keeper to get his second of the game. Another strike from the edge of the box, this time from Declan Adair, was once again too strong and precise for the keeper. Declan then rounded off the scoring and made his hat-trick when he got on to a good cross into the box by Ross Devine.
This was a great team performance and the Port defence and two keepers should take pride in their clean sheet over the game.
Referees Man of the Match - Brandon McCabe
Port still have space in their squad for a few more players, anyone born in 2001 who wishes a trial contact Ian on 07753 846465 or Bryan on 07969 760291.
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PGBC 15s 6 Newark 1
A hat trick from Paul Payne, plus goals from Ciaran Murray, Jordan Gatens and David Marshall secured a fine victory for the Port, although Newark made it a difficult game for them especially in the first half. The Port turned out the stronger side and although Kyle Bartolini finshed Newarks penalty well it just wasn’t to be and the Port secured all 3 match points.
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PGBC 17s 2 Stewarton Annick 1
The Port gathered their first points of the season in this league clash with Stewarton, Aidan Sharp on fin eform scoring both goals to open his tally for the season, the refs motm being Ross Barr.
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PGBC 19s 2 Baillieston 3
The Port turned up at Parklea on Sunday but couldn’t secure any points in this tie, two penalties both finished well by Sam Pollock didn’t give the Port the victory they wanted.
Refs MOTM: Eddy Bell
PGBC 21s 1 St Columba 1
With Big Liam McColgan claiming the Ports only goal they had to settle for a share of the points on Saturday at Parklea. Refs motm Paul Johnstone.
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