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Tower Hearts 4

Boyle (2) Boyd, Scott

Bonnyton Thistle 3

Ablorn (2), Robertson
  • Saturday, 12 October 2013
  • Lochend CHS
  • Under 21´s
  • West of Scotland 21's Premier League

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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Tower Hearts clinched another vital three points to add to the league table and move level with current league leaders Campsie Black Watch with an impressive 4-3 win in a very entertaining game at home against a strong Bonnyton Thistle side.
 
The first chance of the game came early in when Eddie Ablorn was left unmarked in the Tower box but the big striker couldn't keep his balance and pull the trigger and allowed the Tower Hearts defense to clear their area.
 
Fifteen minutes after the deadlock was then broken but and it was the home side to do so when Kyle Gallacher whipped in a great corner that was knocked home by Mark Scott to give his side the lead.
 
Shortly after the visitors pulled a goal back when the Tower keeper dropped a cross which ended up bouncing to the feet of Andy Strachan who smashed into an empty net.
 
Kyle Gallacher showed great pace to drive into the box and was brung down by a Bonnyton defender to win the home side a penalty and give them a chance to go ahead yet again. Tower skipper Jonathan Allan would be the one to step up and hit the penalty but he smashed over and both sides remained even for now.
 
Just on the stroke of half time Tower Hearts made their coaches half time team talk a lot easier by adding not just one but two goals to their tally, the first via Graham Boyd and the second coming from a brilliantly curled shot from the edge of the box by Jamie Boyle only seconds later the whistle was blown and the Tower lads looked the much happier.  
  • Half Time:
  • Tower Hearts
  • 3-1
  • Bonnyton Thistle
The second half started off brightly for Bonnyton who still had high hoped of going home to Ayrshire with the full three points and the dream was very much still alive when Eddie Ablorn rounded the keeper and slotted home in great style.
 
Bonnyton continued to pile on an immense amount of pressure looking for an equalizer with many chances but no end product, the closest the away side came was when Jack Robertsons volley just flashed wide of the right hand post.
 
Eventually after throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Tower the away side finally pulled back that all important third goal and keep their dream of a spectacular come back alive. Yet again big target man Eddie Ablorn was at the heart of it after showing great feet to skip past two players to then fire across goal into the bottom corner.
 
Right after Bonnyton had gotten their hopes up of snatching the three points but the complete opposite was to happen when another goal keeping spillage this time from the Bonnyton keeper allowed Jamie Boyle to smash home and eventually sneak his team a very important three points in their early hunt for the title.
  • Full Time:
  • Tower Hearts
  • 4-3
  • Bonnyton Thistle

Lineups

Tower Hearts
Bonnyton Thistle

1. Daryll Jones
2. Fraser Barbour
3. Matthew King
4. Rhys Donaldson
5. Calum Nolan
6. Mark Scott
7. Kyle Gallacher
8. Jonathan Allan
9. Graham Boyd
10. Jamie Boyle
11. Gary Craig
12. Thomas McLeary
14. Darren Lamont
15. Gary Nugent 
17.Darren Jones

1. Chris Murchie
2. Paul Young
3. James Ferguson
4. Peter Wood
5. Gary Bickerton
6. Jackson Biggar
7. David Stevenson 
8. Jack Robertson
9. Eddie Ablorn
14. Andy Strachan
15. Darren Bennie
16. Allan Dorrans
17. Jordan Craig
18. Kyle Finnie
20. Kenny McGil
Star Player
Tower Hearts
Bonnyton Thistle
Jonathan Allan picks up my man of the match as the midfield maestro put himself about and showed real captians courage to help his team to victory.
Eddie Ablorn always looked a threat to the home sides goal and picked up a brace in doing so.
Magic Moment
Tower Hearts
Bonnyton Thistle
The way the home side constantly plucked enough quality to keep going ahead and eventually winning the match.
Ablorns fantastic run into the box finished by his cool finish is Bonnyton's magic moment
Club Views
Tower Hearts
Bonnyton Thistle
Tommy Kelly, coach of Tower Hearts, said: "The lads showed great spirit today a very pleasing performance to say the least."
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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