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Six of the best as Erskine defeat Port Glasgow to progress

Erskine YFC 6

Lees 12 & 60, Masayazi 70, Winton 76, Stewart 86

Port Glasgow Juniors 1

Docherty 80
  • Saturday, 28 February 2015
  • Parkmains Highschool
  • Under 17´s
  • Tom McPhilips cup

Joe McCready | YFS West Region Journalist
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Erskine Progressed through into the 3rd round of the Tom McPhillips cup with a comfortable 6-1 victory over Port Glasgow. Goals coming from Mathew Lees who scored a double, Tad Masayazi, Josh Winton, Liam Donnachie and  Jack Stewart got them an impressive victory. 
A consolation goal from Jamie Doherty gave the Port Glasgow side some pride. On another day it could have been so different for them. 
Erskine started the game on top and had the lead within 15 minutes as Mathew Lees scored his first goal of the afternoon as he finished neatly after being played through on goal by a team mate. 
Despite the adverse windy conditions both sides tried to get the ball down and play on the wonderful 4G pitch, but again it was Erskine who had the chances, but they couldn't get their second goal before half time with the pick of the chances falling to Josh Rodgers who's burst through on goal and forced a magnificent save from Port Glasgow's keeper' Ross Mcmath. 
  • Half Time:
  • Erskine YFC
  • 1-0
  • Port Glasgow Juniors
Again Erskine started with some chances but the game fell into a quiet patch but both sides still passing the ball about extremely well. 
The first chance of the second half created the second goal as Lees got his second after his shot was placed just out of the keepers reach to give the Erskine side a two goal lead after 60 minutes. 
Soon after this the game changed, as Tad Masayazi broke through on goals he was brought down by Gavin Wilson who was previously booked in the game he was given a second yellow and sent into the changing rooms and the Port Glasgow side was down 10 men. 
Soon after this decision the Erskine side made the extra man count as Josh Winton played the ball across for Masayazi to prod home from 6 yards out to give the Erskine side a 3 goal life with 20 minutes to go. 
Just five minutes after this the lead was extended by Josh Winton after James Semples shot was saved by the Port Glasgow keeper' Ross McMath to give the home side a well earned 4-0 lead with 15 minutes to go. 
Port Glasgow soon pulled back a goal as Jamie Docherty worked hard to steal the ball of the defender and punished them, but it was only a consolation goal. 
This didn't stop Erskine, they kept pressing and with 5 minutes to go, Liam Donnachie rounded the goalkeeper and kept his composure to finish off a well worked move. 
In the games final minutes Jack Stewart headed home from a corner to complete the scoring and the match, a really entertaining match and on another day it could have been closer. Credit goes to both sides for playing attacking, free-flowing football. 
  • Full Time:
  • Erskine YFC
  • 6-1
  • Port Glasgow Juniors


Erskine YFC
Port Glasgow Juniors
1. Connor Bruce
2. Iain Corbett
3. Ryan Muir
4. Josh Winston
6. David Murie
8. Ted Masayazi
10. Lewis King
11. Liam Donnachie
14. James Semple
15. Mathew Lees
17. Josh Rogers
18. Jack Stewart
1. Ross McMath
2. Ronanan McCafferty
3. Jamie McLaren
4. Christopher Stanton
5. Kyle Campbell
6. Gavin Willson
7. Ryan Meechan
8. Ryan Kelly
9. Ryan Meechan
10. Jamie Docherty
11. Keiran Turner
12. Jason Beaton
14. Scott Payne
15. Connor Leadbetter
16. Adam Cleary
Star Player
Erskine YFC
Port Glasgow Juniors
Mathew Lees, scorer of 2 could have had more. Also helped create chances
Kyle Campbell worked really hard all game, good solid midfield player.
Magic Moment
Erskine YFC
Port Glasgow Juniors
The 5th goal, where Liam Donnachie rounded the keeper to score a well worked goal. Erskine were really pleasing to watch with some wonderful passing play.
There 1st and only goal Jamie Doherty worked hard to get the ball off the defender and to finish. The away side from Port Glasgow also passed the ball well but couldn't quite make the chances required to win the game. On another day it could have been different.
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