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Wanderers win friendly with Campsie

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Milngavie Wanderers
 vs
Campsie Black Watch FC
 
 
 
Under-15 Friendly
 
06 June 2014
 
 
 
Milngavie Wanderers returned to action for the first time since sealing the League Cup on Tuesday with a friendly against Cumbernauld and Kilsyth League side Campsie and emerged 2-1 winners with the scoreline failing to reflect their dominance.  They controlled possession throughout but struggled to convert that into clear cut chances with Connor Nelson's first half double eventually seeing them emerge triumphant, despite a fine goal in response from the visitors.
 
The home side attacked with purpose from the off and almost went ahead less than a minute in when Ben Jenkins ghosted forward and his cross come shot had to be tipped over by the keeper just as it looked to be sneaking in underneath the crossbar.
 
The opener eventually arrived though on 17 minutes as Jenkins found Connor Nelson who skipped past the defender on the edge of the box before slotting past the keeper..  His strike partner James Macmillan then tried his luck after he was picked out by a fine pass forward from Ross Elliot but his effort was comfortably held.
 
They were dealt a warning a minute afterwards when a Campsie move forward ended in a shot which beat Jason McCartney in the home goal but came back out off the post.  Seven minutes later though, the hosts applied a bit of a cushion for themselves with a second goal: Louie Robertson threaded an inviting through  ball to Nelson whose first time effort with the inside of his foot found the bottom corner of the net for his 13th goal in only 12  appearances as he continued his blistering start to life at Milngavie.
 
Campsie were not out of it though and McCartney had to be alert to pull off a great close range save five minutes after the second goal before they found a route back into the game.  Some slack play in the Wanderers' defence saw them concede a free kick 25 yards from goal and with the wind at his back, the taker curled a superb effort over the wall and into the top corner to halve the deficit.
 
 
Half Time: Milngavie Wanderers 2-1 Campsie
 
The second half was a strange affair, while the home side dominated possession and looked comfortable, they weren't exactly peppering the opposition goal with chances.  Alberto Vezza won a free kick 13 minutes after the restart and Kyle Campbell's delivery was headed over by Rory Elder.  
 
Connor Nelson again looked his side's biggest threat and his attempted cross cannoned off the bar on 56 minutes before a minute later, his cutback fell to Rory McInnes who fired wide.  McInnes then tried his luck again soon after as he bombed forward from the back, evading several challenges before being fouled on the edge of the box.  Campbell then sent the resulting free kick wide of the post. 
 
Three minutes from time, Nelson's poke across goal rolled agonisingly wide of the post screaming out for someone to get a foot to it before the full time whistle went on a professional if unspectacular win for the GADYFL double winners as they prepare for next week's Scottish Youth Champions League.  Their final game before that will be against Paisley and District Second Division Champions Maryhill on Thursday at their old stomping ground of John Paul Academy, kick off 6:30PM.
 
 
Full Time: Milngavie Wanderers 2-1 Campsie
 
 
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