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Kilby suffer second defeat on road to Ballie

Ballieston Juniors 3

Cox, Paterson, Caldwell

EKFC Gold 0

  • Sunday, 23 March 2014
  • Greenfield Football Centre
  • Under 19´s
  • Glasgow and District YFL Division 1

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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It is looking like it will be a pretty hectic run in for Ballieston Juniors this season as they still have the semi finals of the Scottish cup against Barrhead to come and a Regional cup semi final aswell as a good few league games having only played 10 so far this season which is less than any other team in the league so Ballieston would be happy to get on of the harder games at home to EKFC Gold over and done with especially taking all three points after a hard fought 3-0 victory.
The surface wasn't perfect for Kilby's passing style of play that they always try to adopt and that was evident in the opening stages with a few passes going astray and possession being lost for the away side.
Ballieston were the ones to striker first when a very quick turnover in possession resulted in a good counter from the home team, they played fast effective football to work their way in to the EK half and it was all finished off when Ryan Cox put the ball in the back of the net.
EK looked to peg them back quickly with a free kick from the edge of the box but the well whipped in ball was defended well not once but twice to keep the visitors at bay. Ballieston created chances of there own but Jacob Keane in the Kilby goal kept them out.
  • Half Time:
  • Ballieston Juniors
  • 1-0
  • EKFC Gold
ThSome good work up top from Josh Robertson helped Ballieston add to there lead,the Ballieston player held up the play well and done fantasticaly to link up with the midfield but it was Stephen Paterson who finished the play of to double the home side's lead

Some bad weather mainly the wind played a huge part in a rather slow start to the second half but Kilby  definitely looked like they weren't going down without a fight and came close to scoring early in when Craig Howie played a nice one two with Raymond Lynch and then fed through Troy Maxwell but the striker couldn't control the ball and ended up giving away a foul.
Cameron Smith done well to beat two players on the left and then played a ball inside to Steven Oates who showed great vision to pick out Ryan McEwan but the Kilby winger couldn't keep his shot down and had a couple of team mates in the box who could have had a tap in if the midfielder looked up.
The game was more or less put to bed when substitute Murray Caldwell put Ballieston three up with a wonderful strike, the midfielder's first touch was a good one and this set him up to fire low and hard across goal leaving the Kilby goalkeeper with no chance.
EK never gave up even though they were three down, they still tried to play football and attack but it just wasn't there day and this was a second successive defeat on the road to Ballieston who knocked them out the regional cup a couple of months back.
  • Full Time:
  • Ballieston Juniors
  • 3-0
  • EKFC Gold


Ballieston Juniors
1. Stephen Thompson
2. David Hunter
3. Craig McIntyre
4. John Dickson
5. Ged Gallagher
6. James McLaughlin
7. Connor Brannigan
8. Chris Watson
9. Dale Dickson
10. Josh Robertson
11. Stephen Paterson
12. Lee Martin
13. Declyn Brown
15. Murray Caldwell
16. Ryan Cox
17. Scott MacPherson
1. Jacob Kean
2. Ross McKechnie
3. Lee Ferguson
4. Craig Howie
5. Paul O'Kane
6. Paul Connolly
7. Raymond Lynch
8. Jack Henderson
9. Steven Oates
10. Ryan McEwan
11. Jordan Craig
12. Troy Maxwell
14. Michael Devine
15. Ross Smith
18. Ross Maxwell
19. Cameron Smith
Star Player
Ballieston Juniors
Dale Dickson worked hard up top for Ballie always bringing other players in to play and holding up the ball well.
The skipper Craig Howie tried to inspire his team forward from the back every chance he got.
Magic Moment
Ballieston Juniors
Murray Caldwell coming on and scoring the third was the magic moment for Ballieston it put the game to bed and was a sweet strike.
Craig Howie and Raymond Lynch's one two's from their box to Ballieston's was unlucky not to result in a fabulous goal.
Club Views
Ballieston Juniors
Murray Caldwell of Ballieston Juniors after scoring his goal said, "make sure you get that in the report mate," with a cheeky grin on his face!
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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