Today's game at an ice cold Cowan Park between St Peters Red U15 and Barrhead YFC Colts U15 was an entertaining, bottom of the table clash in the PJDYFL 1999'S Division 1. It was St Peters who took the three points agents a hardworking Barrhead side.
It was Barrhead who got us underway, and within moments of the kick-off found themselves with the first chance of the game when Ewan Keir used his skill to turn the defender and have a long shot, which rattled the bar and went over.
Barrhead were first to find the net, but unfortunately for them, their own net as a bounce ball caused confusion at the back of the Colts defence, which lead to a botched clearance which lobbed the keeper giving St Peters an early lead through the own goal. St Peters 1-0 Barrhead.
It wouldn't be too long until the score was level again as Barrhead found themselves with a second corner after an unsuccessful first, which was delivered to the near post and found the head Stephen Sweeny who headed it past the out-rushing saints keeper to make it one each. St Peters 1-1 Barrhead.
Barrhead looked to take the lead for the first time of the game, when Josh McCall's shot was blocked and fell conveniently to Jordan Loriner, who had a shot on goal but Saints keeper Jack Wright managed to push it away from danger. The Saints then went up the other end of the park and scored to regain their lead. A defence splitting ball found it's way to Paul Brown who poked the ball passed the Barrhead keeper Josh Gair. St Peters 2-1 Barrhead.
It wouldn't be long until the Colts net rustled again when St Peters' Ross Mundy took a corner in his stride and drilled the ball into the corner of the net to put his side two goals in front. St Peters 3-1 Barrhead.
The next period of action was mostly St Peters with chances, the most threatening of which was a log shot from Mundy which went just wide of the goal, also during this period, saints' Sean Clifford picked up a yellow card.
After this period of pressure from St Peters, the game settled into a good spell in the middle of the park with a lot of strong play and tackles. The most notable moment of this spell was Barrhead's Edward Mundemba's wonderful series of perfectly timed challenges in which each time won the ball back for his team.
The last chance of the game fell to Barrhead as they were awarded a free kick that was put into the back post by Jordan Loriner, finding the head of Stephen Sweeny, who headed the ball wide.