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Glencairn Reds beat Rangers SABC

Rangers SABC 0

Rutherglen Glencairn Reds 3

Dearie 9', 40', Tompkins 17'
  • Sunday, 25 October 2015
  • Greenfield Centre
  • Under 13´s
  • Glasgow & Distric Youth Football League - League Division A

Andrew Petrie | YFS South East Region Journalist

Rutherglen Glencairn Reds FC put in an impressive performance away from home on Saturday, putting three past Rangers SABC with no reply to secure a well-earned three points.
The first chance of the game fell to Shaun Dearie of Glencairn. He latched onto a fantastic through ball from Jack Burns, but his shot was blocked and went behind.
The away side continued to press forward and this paid off in the ninth minute. A long ball forward was not dealt with and it saw Dearie go clear through on goal. He looked composed and clipped the ball over the keeper, putting Glencairn 1-0 ahead.
They almost had a second moments later, but it was rightfully chalked off by referee Hamilton. The ball was played to the left, and Francis Macphee let it run through his legs, fooling the defender and putting Michael Tompkins one-on-one with the keeper. He finished the chance well, but the whistle had already blown as Macphee was in an offside position and influencing the game.
The first substitution of the game then occurred as Samuel Watter took a sore one for Rangers SABC and was replaced by Arren Molloy.
The second goal for Glencairn came in the 17th minute. A brilliant one-two between Tompkins and Macphee put Tompkins between two defenders. The diminutive winger held off the defender well, before toe-poking the ball past the keeper, and putting Glencairn 2-0 up and in a commanding position at the break.
  • Half Time:
  • Rangers SABC
  • 0-2
  • Rutherglen Glencairn Reds
There were a couple of changes at half-time. Rangers SABC brought Watter back on and took Nico Drummon off, putting Arren Molloy up top. Glencairn replaced Stephen Lowrie and Francis Macphee with Jamie Devlin and Sean McConigley.
Rangers got a good chance immediately through Molloy, who originally turned Dom Harrison well. However, the Glencairn captain came back to make an inch-perfect, last-man tackle and save his side from conceding.
Glencairn went close next. The ball was played forward, with Tompkins racing onto it. Rangers SABC centre-back Lewis McLeod did well to catch up, but he couldn't stop the ball through to McConigley. The little winger flew onto the ball, but his shot was well saved by Adam Muirhead and it went behind for a corner. From the cross, Glencairn defender Liam Comaskey tried a speculative bicycle kick, but it went over the bar.
Glencairn took their next chance though, ten minutes into the second-half. Devon McCall played a wonderful pass through to Tompkins, but his touch was poor and the keeper was able to block. However, the ball rebounded to Dearie and he was able to rifle a shot from outside the box into the bottom corner. 3-0!
The Reds made another few changes after the goal, with Joseph Friel and Thomas Ross coming on for Joseph Rigley and Michael Tompkins. As a result, McColl slotted into left-back and Dearie up top, with Ross playing out on the right wing.
Rangers then had another chance, but Damien McNee saved well in the Glencairn goal.
McConigley troubled Rangers for the entire second-half. He had another opportunity in the 50th minute, when the ball fell to him on the edge of the box. He turned it well onto his left foot, but his shot was not hard enough to trouble the keeper.
His next chance came from a corner that evaded everyone before he was able to control it. However, his shot once again could not get past Muirhead.
Rangers SABC came close again through Molloy. Robbie McPhee went on a jinky run through the Glencairn defence, before reaching the by-line and squaring. Somehow captain Ben Andrew was not able to squeeze it in and when the ball bounced to Molloy he blazed his shot over the bar.
Cameron Hamilton missed another chance for Rangers SABC, curling his free-kick just wide.
Charlie Rodgers got up the pitch for a corner, but when the ball dropped to the Glencairn right-back he was only able to loop his shot straight at the keeper.
They came close again after some wonderful football in the middle involving Jamie Devlin and Francis Macphee, who had come back on. The ball eventually went wide with Devlin, who drilled a cross into the box, but Friel's shot was well held by Muirhead.
McGonigley had his best chance after some good build up play from Macphee. The striker ran down the wing before finding McGonigley in the box in acres of room, but somehow his shot curved past the post.
The final chance of the game fell to Rangers SABC. Nico Drummon, who had come back on as a rolling sub, played Molloy through on goal. He had the pace to get away from his marker, but could not round the keeper and retain the ball. With Rangers SABC unable to grab a late consolation goal, Glencairn went home with three goals, a clean sheet and all three points under their belts.
  • Full Time:
  • Rangers SABC
  • 0-3
  • Rutherglen Glencairn Reds


Rangers SABC
Rutherglen Glencairn Reds
1. Adam Muirhead
2. Cian Fleming
3. Samuel Watter
6. Nico Drummon
8. Arren Molloy
9. Ben Andrew (c)
10. Cameron Hamilton
15. Connor Keown
16. Robbie McPhee
17. Brian Kerr
18. Lewis McLeod
19. Mohamed El-Sabbagh
1. Damien McNee
2. Joseph Rigley
3. Liam Comaskey
4. Dominic Harrison (c)
5. Steven Lowrie
6. Jamie Devlin
7. Michael Tompkins
8. Jack Burns
9. Francies Macphee
10. Devan McColl
11. Shaun Dearie
12. Thomas Ross
15. Joseph Friel
16. Sean McConigley
17. Charlie Rodgers
Star Player
Rangers SABC
Rutherglen Glencairn Reds
Mohamed El-Sabbagh - There were a few players who stood out for Rangers SABC. Lewis McLeod was fairly solid at the back, looking calm and composed when the ball came his way. Cameron Hamilton was superb on the ball in midfield, taking on players with ease and showing a very good first touch, and on the wing Mohamed El-Sabbagh played the part of 'modern-day winger' fantastically. He is a small, pacey winger with a variety of skills in his locker, that he displayed well on the day.
Dominic Harrison - Joseph Rigley did well at left-back, attacking well and playing in his forwards when he could. Jack Burns and Devon McColl played some fantastic balls through too, but the man of the match was captain Dominic Harrison. Resembling a brick wall, he was impregnable at the back, making a few goal-saving tackles.
Magic Moment
Rangers SABC
Rutherglen Glencairn Reds
Some of Cameron Hamilton's turns were brilliant.
Dominic Harrison's last ditch tackle saved his team from conceding. He wasn't scared of getting hurt, and after some treatment he got up and went on to play the rest of the game.
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