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Kerse United battle back to progress in Scottish Cup

Kerse United 4

Wilson 32, 63, 65, Watson 48

Glenburn MW 2

Jess 22, Strickland 40
  • Saturday, 17 November 2018
  • Little Kerse 3G
  • Under 14´s
  • The Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup

Kerse United progressed to the fifth round of the Inspiresport Scottish Youth Cup with a 4-2 victory over Glenburn MW. A hat-trick from Euan Wilson and a goal from Calum Watson sealed the home side their progression in the competition. Glenburn went ahead twice with goals from Cameron Jess and Sean Strickland, but the visitors came up short and bowed out at the fourth-round stage.

Kerse started the stronger and almost opened the scoring within five minutes. Aidan Cathcart released Euan Wilson through on goal, he knocked the ball past William Wallace in the Glenburn goal and looked to have an open goal to tap the ball into, but the striker was thwarted by Sam Robson who came up with a last-ditch tackle to stop his side going behind.

Kerse then went close again with efforts from Mason Binnie and Warren Furness, which never troubled Glenburn keeper Wallace.

However, Wallace was called into action in the next sequence of play, when Binnie collected the ball on the right-hand side and dribbled into the box and past the defence but his effort at goal was saved well by Wallace down to his right.

On 22 minutes, with their first real chance of the game, Glenburn took the lead. Rhys Ritchie did well to hold off his markers 35 yards from and play a ball through for Cameron Jess who collected the pass in the box and had a shot on goal which was well saved by Kerse's Thomas Kay, but the ball ricocheted off of one of his near by defenders and trickled into the net to give the away side the lead.

Ten minutes later. Kerse United were level. A good pass from the left wing by Calum Watson through the Glenburn back line for Euan Wilson who allowed Wallace to come out of his goal and the striker poked it past him to equalise not long before half time. 

  • Half Time:
  • Kerse United
  • 1-1
  • Glenburn MW

Glenburn started the half the better and they got a goal to show for their pressure. A lovely pass from midfield by Ted Munro who played Sean Strickland 1-on-1 with Kay and the striker made no mistake putting his side ahead again with five minutes gone in the second half.

Kerse equalised again only eight minutes later. a cross into the area caused a stramash in the box, the ball bounced around and fell for Calum Watson who took a touch and finished at the near post.

After an eventful start to the half, the game became very tight, with no clear-cut chances for either side.

However, it was Kerse who went ahead on 63 minutes. A long kick from Kay in the Kerse goal flew over the Glenburn defence and Wilson was through on goal and he made no mistake, as he slotted past Wallace to put the home side in the lead for the first time in the game.

Only two minutes later, Wilson grabbed his hat-trick and sealed the game for Kerse. Wilson broke up the play on the half-way line and he carried the ball all the way to the box with no challenge. He drove into the box and from an acute angle, Wilson's effort at goal was too strong for Wallace who could only get a hand on the effort as it rolled over the line to make the score 4-2 to Kerse United and confirm the victory for the home side. 

A competitive cup tie played in good spirits by two good teams but Kerse were just too good for Glenburn on the day and took their chances when they came.

  • Full Time:
  • Kerse United
  • 4-2
  • Glenburn MW


Kerse United
Glenburn MW
1. Thomas Kay
2. Finlay Mason
3. Mason Binnie
4. Warren Furness
5. Aaron Corrigan
6. Luis Vieira
7. Calum Watson
9. Euan Wilson
10. Ryan Brown
12. Adam Cathcart
16. Aidan Keating
17. Evan McHugh
18. Liam McGuiness
20. Finlay Godfrey
1. William Wallace
2. Fraser Somerville
3. Sam Robson
4. Jayden Mason
6. Jack Morrison
7. Matthew Alexander
8. Rhys Ritchie
9. Sean Strickland
10. Fraser Grant
11. Cameron Jess
15. Michael McPeake
16. Lewis McGarey
17. Alex Stanborough
20. Ted Munro
Star Player
Kerse United
Glenburn MW
Euan Wilson - Always causing problems in attack. Could've had more than a hat-trick, but still a great performance.
Ted Munro - Very good on the ball. Was at the heart of everything good for Glenburn.
Magic Moment
Kerse United
Glenburn MW
The third goal. A long kick from Kay which found the onrunning Wilson who controlled well and got his second goal, sparking joyous scenes as the players ran towards the keeper to celebrate.
The second goal. Good work from Munro who did well to find Strickland who finished well.
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