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West Region Round Up - 1/2 February 2020

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U13s

EKYC used one of their games in hand over PJDYFL Division 1 leaders Port Glasgow Juniors to their full advantage as they closed the gap to just five points with a big 6-1 win over Hillwood FC Thistle.

The Scottish Cup quarter finalists now have five games in hand over the league leaders and will be expecting to close the gap further in the coming weeks. Meanwhile BSC Glasgow suffered a setback in their pursuit of the league title after they lost 4-2 at home to Hillwood.

In Division 2, Ardencaple closed the gap at the top to just three points after their impressive 3-0 away win at Baljaffray. The win moved them within three of leaders Clydebank, although the table toppers do have two games in hand.

Park Sports Project of the fourth division continued their title chase with a comfortable 8-0 victory away to bottom side St Stephens BC Green. The win moves them within 10 points of leaders Clydebank Mercury with five games in hand.

In the GDYFL A Division, St Patricks Sports Academy kept up the pressure on second place Ashfield Juniors with a hard fought victory over Finnart. Academy extended their lead at the top to five points, however Ashfield still have four games in hand. Clyde Community also kept their title hopes going with a big win away to Thistle Weir.

B Division leaders Lochgilphead Red Star maintained their comfortable lead at the top with an entertaining 6-3 win away to Cambuslang FC. Busby AFC kept pace with a 4-1 win of their own against Glasgow Boys, but still trail Red Star by 11 points with a game in hand. 

Cambuslang Colts made it 12 wins from 12 in the C League this season with their triumph against Southside Star. Second place Cambuslang Academy kept pace with a 4-1 win at home to Cambuslang Colts Yellow, but remain 12 points adrift with three games in hand.


U14s

With Thorn Athletic not playing last weekend, PJDYFL Division 1 leaders Gleniffer Thistle made the most of their opportunity to extend their lead at the top with a 4-0 win away to bottom side Dumbarton United. Westerton United White missed their chance to leapfrog Athletic, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Giffnock SC.

Broomhill BC Greenock’s inaction this weekend afforded Parkmoor the same chance to extend their lead at the top of Division 3. A 4-0 win against OLM United widened the gap to six points, with the league leaders holding two games in hand. Port Glasgow BC also kept themselves in the hunt, beating Stamperland 3-0

In the GDYFL A League, St Patricks Sports Academy moved one step closer to the league title with an impressive 4-2 win away to second placed Knightswood. The win maintained their perfect record in the league and widened the gap to 20 points, with Knightswood holding five games in hand.

B League leaders Cambuslang Red Star also moved closer to the league title, beating one of their closest rivals Rutherglen Glencairn 3-1. The win extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points. Ashfield Juniors moved into second place with a comfortable win over Harmony Row and hold two games in hand over Red Star.


U15s

Hillwood were able to close the gap at the top of the PJDYFL Division 1 table to just three points with their 3-1 win at home to Erskine YFC in what was the only game to be played in the division this weekend. Leaders Giffnock North BC still have three games in hand over Hillwood.

Morton Community missed a golden opportunity to close the gap at the top of the Division 2 table as they were held to a draw with Neilston Juniors Youth. Morton could have moved to within seven points of leaders Stewarton Annick with a win.

Thorn Athletic continued their fine run of form at the top of the Division 3 table with a convincing 7-1 win at home to Erskine Yellow. The win sees them move eight points clear of second placed Cunninghame Youth. Baljaffray also kept their title hopes alive with a big win over Barrhead YFC.

Division 4 league leaders Harmony Row played the only game on offer in the league last weekend, and took full advantage with a 4-2 win away to Dumbarton United Black. They move 12 points clear of second placed Largs Colts, who have two games in hand.

Knightswood maintained their perfect record at the top of the GDYFL A Division with a 5-2 win at home to Giffnock SC. Their triumph makes it 10 wins from 10 in the league so far this season.

And in the match of the day in the B League, leaders Carmunnock FC secured a big win over one of their nearest title challengers Thistle Weir. The win extends Carmunnock’s lead at the top to five points, followed by new second placed side Oban Saints, who beat Rutherglen Glencairn on Sunday. Saints have one game in hand over the table toppers, and can close that to two by winning their game in hand this weekend against Rossvale Thistle.


U16s

Glenvale missed the opportunity to close the gap on PJDYLF Division 1 league leaders Giffnock North United as they were to surprise 3-3 draw by Erskine YFC. The Paisley based side are now 10 points off the top, with only one game in hand over their nearest rivals.

In Division 2, Ashfield Juniors were able to close the gap on leaders Giffnock SC Reds, securing a narrow 2-0 win over St Cadocs YC. They move to within four points of top spot now, with a game in hand over Giffnock to play. Elsewhere Baljaffray were so close to pulling off a shock result against Pollok United, but in the end fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat to the league’s third placed side.

St Patricks Sports Academy secured a big win at the weekend over GDYFL A league leaders Drumchapel Amateurs to keep themselves in the title hunt. The win moves them to within 10 points of Drumchapel with two games in hand. A win in both of those games you have to feel is vital if they want to secure title glory come the end of the season.

And a closely contested title race in the B League got a lot more interesting after leaders Cumbernauld Colts Blue were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Cambuslang FC. That draw allowed Dumbarton United to move to close the gap to just one point after their convincing win away to Thistle Weir. With Finnart BC and Cambuslang also closing in on the top, the final stages of this league campaign could be very interesting indeed.


U17s

With leaders Glenvale in Tom McPhillips Cup action this weekend, Johnstone Burgh were able to use their game in hand this weekend to beat Glenburn MW 8-0 and move level on points at the top of the PJDYFL table. Burgh remain unbeaten in the league this season, but have picked up more draws than their title rivals this campaign.

Port Glasgow Juniors also took advantage of their title rivals being in cup action last weekend to close the gap at the top of Division 2 with an emphatic 7-1 win at home to Largs Thistle. The two have now played an equal number of games, with league leaders St Cadocs YC holding a four point lead.

In the third division, leaders Stamperland Juniors were able to maintain their perfect home record with a 7-1 win over FC Argyle. Second place Linwood Rangers kept the pace on the leaders with an 8-0 win away to Erskine YFC United. They remain five points behind Stamperland with a game in hand.

There were wins for the top two sides in the GDYFL U17s league, as Drumchapel Amateurs and Summerston BC both earned victories against Ardrossan Winton Rovers and Oban Saints respectively. Just two points separates the two at the top of a thoroughly entertaining league title race.


U19s

Neilston Juniors extended their lead at the top of the PJDYFL Division 1 table with an emphatic victory over Largs Thistle. Juniors are looking pretty good for the title this season, holding a five point lead and two games in hand over second placed Linwood Rangers.

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