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Scoring frenzy as Croftfoot hit bag points against Toffees

Croftfoot United Blues 9

Cunningham (6), Reid, Stewart, Barr, Naeem

Everton BC 5

Bradley(2), Monaghan, Kilday
  • Saturday, 26 October 2013
  • Toryglen Football Centre
  • Under 14´s
  • PJDYFL Under 14's

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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As most attention in the grassroots game was turned to the direction of the Trans World Soccer Scottish cup, Croftfoot United Blues focused on league duty and recorded a emphatic 10-5 over Everton BC who at times seemed to be out the game but refused to give up and put up a good fight.
The game started off as it was to go on with goals firstly when Shawn Cunningham raced away from his marker showing blistering pace to drive into the box and then camly slotted past the keeper to open the scoring for Croftfoot.
Seconds later after the restart again Cunningham showed magnificent pace to burst away from the defender but this time his shot was wide of the far post.
It wasn't long however before Croftfoot added more to their tally first when Patrick Stewart converted then Cunningham beat his marker and fired home to make it 3-0 to the home side.
Everton pulled a goal back through their first attack of the game when Lucas Bradley smashed it into the back of the net, Bradley nearly added a second after the restart when he rounded the keeper well but couldn't beat the defender scrambling on the line.
Even although Everton looked decent going forward their defense still looked shaky and conceded yet another two goals in quick succession when Shawn Cunningham bagged his hat trick then set up James Reid who's cheeky chip from the edge of the box lobbed the keeper and made it 5-1 just on the half hour mark.
Everton continued to attack well though and grabbed another goal this time Bradley the provider when his cutback was tapped past the keeper narrowly by Andrew Monaghan.
Cunningham grabbed his fourth goal of the game already with a well struck shot from the edge of the box then shortly after just before the half time whistle Kieran Barr added the seventh goal for Croftfoot to end the half with nine goals in the game, leaving huge expectations for the second forty five.
  • Half Time:
  • Croftfoot United Blues
  • 7-2
  • Everton BC
It was Everton who looked more lively as the seconds half started as only three minutes in Paul Kilday's attempt at a cross was dropped into the net by the Croftfoot keeper.
Everton looked more comfortable on the ball in this second half and were getting more possession further up this pitch and at times looked dangerous.
Croftfoot star man on the day Shawn Cunningham added yet another goal to his tally when he smashed past the keeper to make it 8-3.
Not long after the scoring continued and again it was Cunningham scoring his sixth goal on the day. Everton responded brilliantly though pulling it back to 9-5 when some back defending allowed Lucas Bradley and Taylor Lamont to both tap into empty nets.
The game was coming to a close but just before it could finish Croftfoot made it double figures and rounded of the scoring when Adam Naeem smashed home from a well worked corner to finish the game 10-5 and send his team home happy with three points on the board.
  • Full Time:
  • Croftfoot United Blues
  • 10-5
  • Everton BC


Croftfoot United Blues
Everton BC

1. Ross Lockhart
3. Callum Curran
4. Kyle Hamilton 
5. Adam Naeem
6. Shawn Cunningham
7. Kieran Barr
8. Lewis Willoughby
9. James Reid
10. Patrick Stewart
11. Logan McCallum
12. Declan McEwan
14. James McDonald
15. William Clark
25. Daniel Hughes

1. Jamie Bradley
2. Stuart Chawk
3. Peter Kilbay
4. Alex Paton
5. Chris Hughes
6. Connor Cousland
7. Reiss Munrd
8. Paul Kilday
9. Lucas Bradley
10. Andrew Monaghan 
11. Taylor Lamont
12. Ross Cunninghams
14. Jordan Taylor
15. Garry Brolly

Star Player
Croftfoot United Blues
Everton BC
Shawn Cunningham scored six goals and was fantastic on the day Everton just couldn't handle the big pacey forward.
Lucas Bradley earns man of the match as he grabbed a brace and always caused problems
Magic Moment
Croftfoot United Blues
Everton BC
Shawn Cunninghams individual performance and the way he brung out the best in the other players in the side was such a joy to watch.
Everton attack really well and at times looked really dangerous if they could sort their defense they would be a side to fear in that league.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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