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Hampden and Broomhill BC serve up goal-fest as the home side advance

Hampden BC 5

O'Donnell 12, 18, 27, Auld 22, Foster 33

Broomhill BC 3

O'Hagan 43, Tucket 55, 65
  • Saturday, 15 March 2014
  • Toryglen Regional Football Centre
  • Under 13´s
  • West Region Cup

Ameen Rabanni | YFS West Region Journalist
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A hat-trick from Shay O'Donnell plus goals from Jack Auld and Greg Foster helped Hampden Boys Club progress to the quarter-finals of the under-13 West Regional Cup after a thrilling 5-3 win over Broomhill BC at Toryglen. 
 
A dominant first half display from the home side proved to be crucial as all their goals came in the first 45 and it gave Broomhill a mountain to climb, however, the away team gave a spirited showing in the second period.
 
Hampden started positively, settling into the game quicker than their opponents and in particular used the wings effectively which caused Broomhill the most problems. 
 
Auld on the right flank and O'Donnell getting up from left-back put Broomhill on the back foot and it was from here the first goal arrived after 12 minutes. O'Donnell was well advanced from his defensive position and sent a powerful shot from the edge of the box into the roof of the net despite the best efforts of Torkil Solbu. 
 
Hampden continued to look menacing and as the game wore on enjoyed more possession and pressure in the opposition half. Soon after, they doubled the lead; a pass-back resulted in an indirect free-kick which O'Donnell took and made no mistake with, sending the ball low past the many players on the goal-line. 
 
O'Donnell was the stand-out player of the half as the majority of Hampdens' play went through him and he was unlucky with another attempt from distance which went narrowly wide. 
 
Broomhill showed flashes of good play but just couldn't hang on to the ball long enough to make their way up the pitch and cause trouble for Hampden like they would after half-time. 
 
Auld was sharp for the hosts and he got goal number three midway through the first half with a superb half-volley which was too high for Solbu to keep out after another good move and cross down the left side. 
 
Moments later it was 4-0 as Hampden were awarded a penalty; O'Donnell stepped up and found the bottom corner with great accuracy to complete his hat-trick.  
 
Even though his side conceded four goals, Solbu was having a fine game in the Broomhill goal and he kept out another O'Donnell attempt while also making a quality stop from Lewis Young when it looked like the ball was heading for the top corner. 
 
He could do nothing about goal number five though; a pinpoint cross from the left was met by the head of Foster which flashed past the keeper and into the bottom corner on the stroke of half-time. 
 
At the other end, the first shot of note for Broomhill came from Callum Galbraith inside the box but it needed more power to beat Rio Gilmour.
  • Half Time:
  • Hampden BC
  • 5-0
  • Broomhill BC
Broomhill improved vastly after the interval, matching Hampden all over the pitch and pushed up a lot more which allowed them to play in Hampden's half and take the game to their rivals. 
 
Cameron Tucket and Ryan O'Hagan were lively and they combined for the half's first goal. A good pass in behind the defence sent Tucket through on the right wing, the forward waited and laid the ball on perfectly for O'Hagan to slot past Gilmour from close range. 
 
The goal gave the visitors confidence and they were soon up the pitch again looking dangerous. It was again on the right flank where they created a chance; Nathan Rafferty was inside the area and he cut the ball back for Tucket who finished expertly to make it 5-2.  
 
Hampden regained some control in an even second period which had an entertaining flow and substitute Euan Gallacher saw his effort drift off-target. 
 
Broomhill gave everything they had in the latter stages and were rewarded with a brilliant goal from Tucket. 
 
On the counter attack the tricky number 14 went on a solo run from near the centre circle all the way to the Hampden penalty box where he remained composed to steer his shot past Gilmour who got a touch on the ball but it wasn't enough. 
 
There were still chances for both sides as the game neared its conclusion; Niall Cannon twice tested Solbu with a header and long range strike while Broomhill pushed for another but couldn't make the most of the set-pieces they had in good positions.  
 
Hampden saw the game out and qualify for the next round.  
  • Full Time:
  • Hampden BC
  • 5-3
  • Broomhill BC

Lineups

Hampden BC
Broomhill BC
1. Rio Gilmour
3. Shay O'Donnell
4. Justin Muir
5. Aedan Crumlish
6. Boab Archibald
7. Euan Gallacher
10. Greg Foster
11. Lewis Young
14. Declan Harley
15. Maaz Malik
16. Robbie Trevett
17. Jack Auld
19. Niall Cannon
1. Torkil Solbu
2. Edward Mitchell
3. Christopher Carr
4. Fionn Welsh
5. Luke Cameron
6. Callum Galbraith
7. Francis Gallacher
8. Nathan Rafferty
9. Scott Falconer
10. Craig McIntyre
11. Ryan O'Hagan
12. Joseph Mooney
14. Cameron Tucket
15. David Macgregor
16. Liam Dalmau
17. Will Donaldson
Star Player
Hampden BC
Broomhill BC
Shay O'Donnell for a dominant performance. He was his team's main attacking threat in the first half and managed to score three goals from left-back which is impressive. Throughout the game he was composed and in control of most situations he was in.
Cameron Tucket for his two goals which gave his side the belief that they could make a comeback, his liveliness was admirable and he was one of the best technical players on the pitch.
Magic Moment
Hampden BC
Broomhill BC
Goal number five. A perfect cross from the the left was met by Foster who placed his header very well.
Goal number three. A terrific solo run from Tucket then the finish once he done all the hard work. He had no other option but to go himself and pulled off a wonderful goal.
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