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Jerviston stroll into challenge cup final

Jerviston Boys Club 0

Alistair Small, Liam Milne (x5), Fraser McDonald (x2), Robbie Payne, Nicholas McNally

Bargeddie Colts 1

Oscar Ferguson
  • Thursday, 21 April 2016
  • Bothwellhaugh Sports Field
  • Under 14´s
  • Challenge Cup

Fraser McLuggage | YFS Central Region Journalist
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The Challenge Cup Semi Final saw Jerviston Boys Club go head-to-head with Bargeddie Colts. Bargeddie could do very little as Jerviston breezed into the final with the game well out of sight by the half time whistle.
Bargeddie had the first attempt of the match when Oliver Ferguson blazed his shot high over the bar.
Jerviston got the opener through a corner kick, Alistair Small got on the end of Scott Hamilton’s floated cross and headed the ball into the top left corner to start off what would be a successful day in front of goal.
Jerviston built up momentum and quickly doubled their tally. The ball was whipped into the far post and Liam Milne tapped the ball into the net.
The goals were coming thick and fast as Liam Milne grabbed his second goal of the evening. He played a quick one-two with Robbie Payne inside the box and slotted the ball into the near post.
Jerviston continued to dominate the match as Robbie Payne was driving down the line, he cut inside onto his strong foot and hit a shot wide of the target.
Liam Milne secured his hat trick after the ball spilled to him on the edge of the box and he struck a curling effort into the top right corner.
Bargeddie pulled one back towards the end of the first half. Oscar Ferguson pressed the Jerviston defence, won the ball off of Aidan McDade and passed it by the goalkeeper.
The Bargeddie goal was proven to be just a conciliation goal as the two centre backs ventured up for a corner kick, Aidan McDade headed the ball off of the crossbar, Fraser McDonald was the quickest to react and headed the ball home, sealing Jerviston’s place in the final.
  • Half Time:
  • Jerviston Boys Club
  • 5-1
  • Bargeddie Colts
The second half was much of the same from Jerviston as they managed to continue to dominate and get ten goals.
Liam Milne picked up the ball just inside his own half, he had a driving run down the line; he cut inside and passed the ball through the keeper’s legs to secure his fourth goal of the game.
Jerviston pressed the ball straight from kick off. The ball spilled to Robbie Payne on the edge of the penalty spot and he kept his composure in a crowded box and curled the ball into the bottom corner.
The Bargeddie goalkeeper made a fantastic save as Joshua Lowe blasted a shot from just outside the six-yard box, but Luke Arbuckle palmed the powerful shot over the bar.
Jerviston could not be kept at bay for long. Ross Lyle held the ball up in the final third before laying the ball off for Liam Milne to strike the ball into the far corner, his last contribution before being subbed off after a terrific performance.
Nicholas McNally went on a spectacular run which started in his own half. He drifted out wide right beating Bargeddie players on his way to goal. He then cut inside and at the edge of the box, rifled the ball into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance.
The game was ended on a high for Jerviston, after scoring nine goals already they still wanted more. In the last minute of the match, Jerviston worked a short corner into the box, but the shot from McNally was blocked and the ball fell for Fraser McDonald on the edge of the six-yard box, the shot was struck with power and wrapped up a tremendous performance from the home side.
Jerviston are through to the final of the Challenge cup after they strolled to victory. The result was never in doubt after half time, but they did not take their foot off the gas and sent a strong message to their opponents in the final. Bargeddie will want to forget what was a bad day at the office and bounce back in their next match.
  • Full Time:
  • Jerviston Boys Club
  • 10-1
  • Bargeddie Colts


Jerviston Boys Club
Bargeddie Colts
12. Mark Ross
10. Fraser McDonald
13. Aidan McDade
38. Ethan Bonner
2. Paul Devlin
21. Nicholas McNally
17. Dylan Taylor
7. Scott Hamilton
6. Ross Lyle
15. Jon Joseph O'hanlon
19. Bryan Boyle
3. Liam Milne
9. Alistair Small
11. Robbie Payne
18. Joshua Lowe
5. Callum Steele
1. Luke Arbuckle
2. Jonathan Grabiec
3. Andrew Moore
4. Sean McClafferty
5. Connor Allan
7. Ryan Haley
8. Oliver Ferguson
9. Kyl Hutcheson
10. Lewis Mclaughlin
12. Jack Mclaughlin
16. Jack Scott
17. Oscar Ferguson
Star Player
Jerviston Boys Club
Bargeddie Colts
Liam Milne. He provided five goals for Jerviston and fired them into the final. He came off the bench early on in the first half and scored almost immediately. He was terrific in the final third and gave his team the momentum to keep scoring goals.
Oscar Ferguson. Despite being behind most of the game, he tried to keep his side in the cup by taking on defenders and trying to get a shot away. He managed to get on the scoresheet, however unfortunately they were unable to capitalise and spark a comeback.
Magic Moment
Jerviston Boys Club
Bargeddie Colts
Nicholas McNally went on a spectacular run which started in his own half. He drifted out wide right beating Bargeddie players on his way to goal; he then cut inside and at the edge of the box, rifled the ball into the bottom corner giving the keeper no chance.
Luke Arbuckle pulled off a terrific save as the ball was blasted at him from short range, he was able to stand up tall to stop the ball from crossing the line. It was a good reaction save and he got his positioning spot on.
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