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St Cadocs lose two on the trot as Broomhill capitalise

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St Cadocs YC
Broomhill BC Greenock
U16's PJ&DYFL Division 3
Mearns Castle High School
20 November 2014
St Cadocs went into this match again without their two star strikers and they were proven to be missed. It wasn't the attack that lost them this game as they leaked goals and have now conceded 12 goals in their last two fixtures. Broomhill went into the match in good spirits as they defeated close rivals the week previously to move into fourth position on the ladder. 
Broomhill's first goal went in early after 10 minutes as a long ball, which initially looked like an easy clearance, wasn't dealt with by St Cadocs back three. The ball ended up bouncing straight through, a fatal error, the keeper couldn't get out in time as the number 10 rounded the goalkeeper to tap home.
The next goal came after one-third of Cads' back line had to come off injured with what looked like a tweaked hamstring.
The goal itself was a spectacular one at that. The ball fell to 'Broomy's' No. 9 around 40 yards out from a long ball. He took this in his stride and managed to drill a shot from all of 35 yards out over the keeper.
The sides went into half time at 2-0 with the travelling boys from Greenock much the happier.
Half Time: St Cadocs YC 0-2 Broomhill BC Greenock
This game was certainly not a foregone conclusion. The doctor ordered a goal and a goal was found through a well worked move stemming from the left-hand side. After some nice interplay the ball was slipped behind 'Broomy's' right back and the winger got to the byline and slipped a ball into the 'mixer'. Number 19 managed to find a yard of space in what was a crowded penalty area and rifled home into the roof of the net. Game on.
At this point the game started to open up with Cads pushing a high line as they searched for an equaliser. The next goal was crucial and you felt whoever scored it would go on to take the three points. It was Broomhill who managed to slice open St Cadocs' back three as a ball down the left channel set number 11 free to drive a ball to the back post. Saints' sub' keeper could only get his fingertips to the cross leaving the dangerous number 10 to rifle home for his second of the match.
The next 20 minutes was cagey with both teams' game-plans locking horns. Broomhill came out on top however with their back line remaining solid and hard to break down resulting in numerous break-downs in play as they caught Cadocs' lone striker off-side countless times.
A fourth came after a moment of controversy. The pacey number 10 was again set free with a lovely through ball from midfield. He was left one on one with the goalie, again he tried to round him and he did successfully until he fell over on striking the ball. From the side this looked like an innocent slip but the referee had other ideas and awarded a free-kick just outside the box and duly sent off the keeper who had only came on half an hour earlier.
It was fitting that number 10 completed his hat-trick from this free-kick as a sweet strike found the bottom left corner leaving the keeper with no chance.
Both teams played out the remaining quota with no notable incident before the referee blew for full time.
An impressive and thoroughly deserved victory for Broomhill BC. They will travel back up the Clyde happy and in an expectant mood for their next fixture, an Inverclyde derby versus Newark.
For St Cadocs, you do feel that luck will have to go their way if they are to win the league now. They simply have to regroup for their next match away to Riverside who sit second.
Full Time: St Cadocs YC 1-4 Broomhill BC Greenock
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