Clydebank Boys Fc 16s won the prestigious Barrhead Youth Tournament on Sunday defeating host Barrhead Yellows 3-1 in the final. The boys who only the week before narrowly missed out in the Glasgow City Cup were undefeated on the day scoring an impressive 20 goals and conceding only 4 on the way to picking up the cup.
Barrhead Yellows 1 v 1 Clydebank Fc 16s
Clydebank Boys Fc 16s strolled through the first days football without really getting out of first gear. Even with key players missing due to Regional squad committments the boys showed just how strong the current squad actually is. The young Bankies 2nd tournament in 2 weeks saw the boys come up against the hosts who were well fired up for the first game. With the game stalemate at half time the young Bankies conceded there only goal on the day from a mistake in the poor conditions at the start of the 2nd half. The boys also had to put up with a poor referee who disqualified a very good Bankie goal that was clearly onside.Clydebank pressured Barrhead for most of the second half as Justo had an effort cleared off the line as the boys came close with numrous chances before Chris Warrillow scored his first goal with a volley from a cornerkick. Joe Toye almost got the winner hiting the post but Barrhead held out for the point.
Clydebank Fc 16s 4 v 0 East Kilbride Fc Golds
Clydebank Boys Fc 16s produced a classy footballing display in their 2nd group match s the boys secured a good victory against a decent team.Joe Toye put Botti Bia-bi through for the latter to finish and give the young Bankies the lead. Joe McGinley (twice) and Bia-bi had further chances as half time approached.The 2nd half saw attacking fullback Paul McConachie fire a cracking drive just over after a good lay off from Calum Davidson .The young Bankies got there 2nd from the impressive Justo who danced his way right through the EK teams defensebeating 4 players for Bia-bi to score. Kyle Whyte put a good throughball to Bia-bi who showed excellent skill and composure flicking the ball over the keepers head and then nodding home in an empty goal to complete his hat trick.Joe Toye s run found Whyte who finished well for the 4th.
Clydebank Fc 16s 7 v 0 Giffnock Saltire
Clydebank Boys Fc 16s completely overan Giffnock in there last group game .Justo was first up when he burst the net to give the young Bankies an early lead. Ryan Devitts cross forced an own goal before Chriss Warrillow linked with BottiBia-bi for the 3rd. Paul McConachies header saw Bia-bi score the 4th as half time approached.Ronan McGarvey forced a good save from the keeper with his left foot. Bankies 5th came from a low cross from Kyle Whyte was sideflicked into the net by Justo with some gallus composure in front of goal.The 2 Joes McGinley and Toye linked up in a good move which saw Bia-bi score the 6th. The 7th came again as a McGinley cross was met by a diving header from Bia-bi.Although a great attacking football display on the day special mention to the young Bankies back four of McGarvey, Warrillow, Devitt and McConachie who looked solid and impressed on the day that saw the young Bankies top the group.
Clydebank Fc 16s 5 v 2 Milngavie Wanderers
Clydebank Boys Fc ran out confident winners in this derby semi final. The young Bankies dominated this game right from the start as a Joe McGinley cross was tapped in by the prolific Botti Bia-bi for the opener. McGinley added the second with a well placed shot into the top corner. Bankies added a third before half time as a clever Ronan McGarvey throw in was layed off by Bia-bi for Joe Toye to finish. Toye added Bankies 4th and soon after Bankies went a comfortable 5-0 up when great footwork from Justo was followed up by Calum Davidson driving through the Milngavie defense to rifle a cracking drive into the net. Milngavie pulled back 2 consolation goals late in the game as the boys celebrated reaching the final.
Barrhead Yellows 1 v 3 Clydebank Fc 16s
Clydebank Boys Fc controlled this match from start to finish against the tournament hosts and P&D runners up. The young Bankies took the lead as a good attacking move from Joe McGinley and Joe Toye linking up well as Botti Bia-bi again scored from inside the box. A typical Toye goal and finish saw the young Bankies take a deserved 2-0 goal lead into the break. The young Bankies took the game to Barrhead as the boys pushed forward looking for more goals and eventually the 3rd came when Joe McGinley picked up the ball outside the box and placed a great shot right into the top corner.Barrhead pulled a late consolation goal with the last kick of the ball as the young Bankies deservedly celebrated winning the tournament as captain Calum Davidson led up the team to pick up the cup.
Team: Macdonald, Ross, McGarvey, McConachie, Warrillow, Devitt, McGrory, Davidson, McGinley, Justo, Toye, Bia-bi, Whyte.