Round about the this time last year the SYFA West were lining up to face Melbourne Football Stars at Toryglen and again this year it was a repeat with both teams moving up to the 19's age group this was sure to be a cracker. Last year both sides were even at the end of the ninety minutes but this year was a different story, SYFA West ran out 4-0 in a game that showcased two great footballing sides with maybe the Scot's being a bit more brutal in front of goal.
SYFA West started off well with Steven Oates and Zander Barclay upfront holding the ball up to give midfielders time to support, Kyle Gallagher in particular was offering the two front men help often getting the ball on the left and taking his man on in the open stages.
The Aussie's were also looking dangerous more so on both flanks especially with Jia Xang Hi Criss taking on Dario Pigetellio and a couple of times getting the better of the little full back. Neither side really creating clear cut chances but looking dangerous never the less.
West were awarded a free kick on the right hand side at edge of the penalty box and there was only one man fit to take it from there and that was Kyle Gallagher who is well known for being dangerous from those sort of ranges but previously had one blocked by the Melbourne keeper, The little winger certainly didn't disappoint as well as he curled the ball over the wall and in to the back of the net to give his side the lead.
The travelling side looked to try and pull a goal back and when Jia Xang Hi Criss showed great fight to wriggle space in the box it looked like the little tricky Australian winger was about to pull the trigger but not before West centre half Deji Akinyemi could power his way through and clear any danger of the area.
Kyle Gallagher then tryed to creat space to have a shot but was dispossessed but the Aussie's failed to clear properly and the ball eventually fell to Kiera Furay at the edge of the box who smashed home with some power past the keeper to double West's lead.
Just before half time Furay was involved again in the attack this time from the edge of the box he picked his head up and picked out the run of Connor Brannigan who then turned fantastically but his shot afterwards was palmed away by the Melbourne Star keeper, this was the last action of the half and West went in the much happier side.