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Wolves ease to victory over Broomhill

Wolves BC 9

Blyth 4' 52', Durnan 14' 20' 25' 27', Brady 18' 40' 47', Queen 21', O’Brien 31' 55'

Broomhill SC 0

  • Sunday, 24 January 2016
  • Stepford Football Centre
  • Under 13´s
  • Glasgow and District YDFL

Simon Ritchie | YFS West Region Reporter
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Relentless Wolves swept aside Broomhill with a classy display at Stepford Football Centre. Heavy favourites before the game, Wolves lived up to expectations and never looked back after Adam Blyth’s early strike put them ahead. Blyth went on to grab another, plus four from Kyle Durnan, a hattrick for Reiss Brady, a brace for captain Ben O’Brien, and Ben Queen’s solitary strike meant it was a comfortable day at the office for the Wolves boys.

Having lost their previous match against Wolves heavily, this match was just another part of the learning curve for the Broomhill players and their coaches who are attempting to put together a new team virtually from scratch. While the result reflects the difficult task ahead of them, the work ethic and determination shown by their boys until the final whistle suggests their work so far is showing promise.

By the time Blyth put his side ahead in the fourth minute with a powerful near post drive, Broomhill keeper Philip Davidson had already tipped an O’Brien over the bar and watched Kyle Mackay put one over, as Wolves dominated from the whistle.

It wouldn’t have been surprising to see Broomhill capitulate quickly after conceding the early goal but some good defensive work from David Icharia prevented Blyth linking up with Mackay and the big defender shielded the ball out of play.

Things could have turned out differently for Broomhill when they had their best chance of the match shortly after. Aaron Anderson chased after a long ball over the top and found himself one-on-one with Reece McLean, but the striker took the shot early and McLean had enough time to read it and get down low to make the save and prevent the equaliser.

Broomhill then had to face wave after wave of Wolves attack as they searched for the second. Durnan came close with a back post header, then after Mackay also forced a stop from Davidson, Queen’s ball back in was turned goalward by Durnan with a spectacular overhead kick but it was scrambled away to safety.

Pinned back in their own half, Wolves only out ball was the long punt from Davidson and it almost set free Anderson again but Junior Carscadden did well to dispossess him.

Brady shot over for Wolves and then his pass found Blyth who hit a dipping effort on the bounce from out wide that struck the top of the bar as they moved closer to the second goal. That goal came when Queen’s cross proved too much for Davidson and Durnan was on hand to knock it in from close range.

Davidson redeemed himself with an excellent stop at the feet of Blyth, with the ball eventually knocked clear with the help of left back Sean Browne. His side were still getting forward on occasion and after Anderson outmuscled Carscadden he tried to find Oliver Kennedy in the middle but Matthew Brasas got in the covering tackle.

 A few goals in a few minutes effectively ended the tie as a contest, however. First Brady was in the right place at the right time as a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and he slammed it home first time into the bottom corner. Davidson was at full stretch with the dive but couldn’t get near it. Then a slick passing move ended with Brady to Queen who laid it on a plate for Durnan to drive home. Queen got in amongst the goals himself with a solo effort, showing good strength on the left wing to hold off his marker, drive into the box and finish low and hard into the bottom corner.

 It was a whirlwind few minutes that put Wolves five goals up and out of sight. But they weren’t done yet done for the half.

 Blyth forced his way down the touchline and, as the Wolves wingers so often did, found Brady perfectly with the cut back who showed good awareness to turn and lay off Durnan to hit high and hard into the roof of the net for his hat trick.

The final goal of the half was a team move that showed the best of Wolves, from Queen winning the ball in the centre circle and then a neat bit of play between Durnan and Mackay which ended with Durnan rounding the keeper and slotting home.

  • Half Time:
  • Wolves BC
  • 7-0
  • Broomhill SC

Wolves started the second half as they had ended it and within a couple of minutes Ben O’Brien, captain of the side, got his name on the scoresheet as he had been threatening to do on several occasions in the first half. It was a perfectly timed run into the back post to get on the end of Lewis Frati’s cross and a simple finish.

It was all Wolves and they looked hungry for more goals. Evan Stout prevented Frati getting in on goal before a tremendous triple save from Davidson. The keeper first tipped a long range Carscadden effort onto the bar then made two excellent blocks at close range from onrushing Wolves attackers before he was eventually saved by an offside call as the ball looked destined for the net. It was brave and inspiring goalkeeping from Davidson who was keen to keep the scoreline as low as possible.

There was nothing he could do for the next goal however. Brady got fortunate as the ball bounced awkwardly off his leg but in doing so it deceived the defender and Brady was alert to nip on to it and hit low into the bottom corner.

The closest Broomhill got in the second half was a Findlay Craig counter attack down the left wing but it was well snuffed out by Matthew Brasas.

Brady sealed his hat-trick with a 25-yard dipping effort that caught Davidson off his line after he cleared another through ball, but there was nothing he could do stop the inventive effort.

Sean Browne made a couple of decent interventions for Broomhill but they remained under the cosh for the full game and Blyth slotted home under the keeper before O’Brien made his final contribution to the game with the last goal of the match, neatly controlling a cross on one foot before smashing home with the other. A fitting end to a dominant, high paced, and packed full of talent Wolves display.

  • Full Time:
  • Wolves BC
  • 9-0
  • Broomhill SC


Wolves BC
Broomhill SC
1. Reece McLean
3. Cameron Scott
4. Matthew Brasas
5. Murray Miller
6. Ben Queen
7. Adam Blyth
9. Ben O'Brien
10. Reiss Brady
11. Kyle Durnan
12. Lewis Frati
15. Evan Shaw
16. Peter Anderson
17. Cameron Wright
21. Kyle Mackay
32. Junior Carscadden
1. Philip Davidson
2. Aaron Anderson
3. Joe Wadsworth
4. Tyler Cutting Quinn
5. David Icharia
6. Findlay Craig
7. Sean Browne
8. Oliver Kennedy
9. James Thomson
10. Oliver Graham
11. Ethan McLean
12. Daniel McArthur
13. James Calder
14. Josh Palmer
15. Edson McCall
16. Evan Stout
17. Joseph McCall
Star Player
Wolves BC
Broomhill SC
Ben Queen - A difficult choice as Wolves perform so well together as a team and so many of their players got in amongst the goals but while Ben Queen only scored once he kept things ticking over in the middle of the park and was involved in almost everything good his side did.
David Icharia - He performed as well as he could at the back against an almost impossible to handle Wolves attack. Philip Davidson also pulled off some great stops in goal.
Magic Moment
Wolves BC
Broomhill SC
The fourth goal was an example of fantastic passing play from back to front from Wolves, slick and quick, they dismantled the Broomhill defence and it culminated in an excellent finish from Kyle Durnan.
Philip Davidson's triple save, first tipping the ball onto the crossbar then showing great reactions and extreme bravery to dive in amongst the feet of the Wolves attack. With his side already well behind it would have been easy for him to give in but he continued to give it his all.
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