Fixture: Bellshill Athletic v Lenzie YC U16
Competition: CK&DYL - League Cup Group Stage
Date: 20th August 2016
It was a great occasion for the new Bellshill Athletic 2001's competitive debut today. Starting off in our new home park, of which, the pitch was in great condition. The anticipation was growing as we looked to start our new era with a win after transferring the team over from Cleland BC 2001's.
We were up against the B League champions from last season. We knew they would be a typical Glasgow side, who would be physical & fight for every ball as if they wore there heart on there sleeve.
Sadly Bellshill started off slowly, maybe the occasion got them or a couple still in summer holiday mode. We made a couple of mistakes & fair play to Lenzie they took advantage & finished there chances to find themselves 2 up in 17mins.
Bellshill then decided to kick into gear and slowly begin to make an impact in the game. It was a pretty much level game until just before half time, when Lewis Allan made a great run to the back post where he found himself free to control & convert a good cross from David Fagan.
HT: Bellshill Athletic1-2 Lenzie YC
Subs were made at half time for Bellshill, as we looked to change things up for a more impact on the game. We noticed a few tactics we felt we could exploit our opponents with the right personnel.
Second half was much better from Bellshill, dominating virtually from kick off. It wasn't long until Bellshill made there mark on the game.
Great passing n movement, from the Bellshill midfield which seen a perfectly timing through ball from Rory Wallace, into Connor Phairs path which the big chap controlled & fired into the back of the net to level things up.
Bellshill were creating plenty of chance but just couldn't finish them off, with even 1 chance being cleared off the line. Bellshill final grabbed their 3rd when Connor Phairs made a great solo run, skilfully passing 3 players before firing in a powerful shot into the net which proved to be the winner.
Which was good to see Bellshill start the season off with a win.
There was also a good solid performance from Greg Taylor on the left hand side in the 2nd half.
FT: Bellshill Athletic 3-2 Lenzie YC