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Colts strike early to see off Hamilton

Cumbernauld Colts 2

Ross 5, 8

Hamilton Accies BC 1

Buchanan 70+3 (pen)
  • Saturday, 29 September 2018
  • Broadwood 3G
  • Under 13´s
  • CSFA Division A

Two goals in three first half minutes from Scott Ross were enough to lead Cumbernauld Colts to victory over Hamilton Accies BC, despite a late David Buchanan penalty for the away side in a tightly contested CSFA A League clash.

Colts started the brighter and made their pressure count with five minutes on the clock. A corner by Daniel McKendrick wasn't fully cleared by the Hamilton defence and Scott Ross capitalised and fired the ball home to give his side an early lead.

Colts then doubled their advantage just three minutes later. Another McKendrick corner fell to the feet of Ross who did well to control the ball in a crowded penalty area and got his shot off, which was superbly tipped onto the bar by Hamilton keeper Dylan Quinn, unfortunately for him the ball still found its way into the net.

Hamilton were pushing to get into the game and their first chance came from a set-piece 25-yards from goal. Leo Hannah stepped up, but his effort whistled over the crossbar.

The home side then had a chance to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot on 17 minutes. Great work on the left wing by Bradley Benton to play a through ball into the penalty area for the on running Cameron Smyth who was brought down before he could get a shot on goal. Scott Ross stepped up with an opportunity for his hat-trick, but he was denied by Quinn, down to his left-hand side the keeper produced a fantastic save to keep his side in the game.

Colts were pushing for a third goal before half time. Great work in midfield from Kyle Stuart as he held off his marker and played a great pass through for Pierce Egan, who darted through on goal, but he was well closed down Quinn who closed the angle and made a great save.

Hamilton were finishing the first half well and pushing for a way back into the match, but Colts' centre-back pairing of Angus Paterson and Samuel McLaren were very organised in keeping Hamilton at bay.

  • Half Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 2-0
  • Hamilton Accies BC

The visitors started the second half as they finished the first and pressed Colts well. With their joy coming from Connor Sullivan on the right wing, who was getting the opportunity to send crosses into the box with ease, luckily for Colts they didn't trouble them.

Hamilton had their keeper Quinn to thank once again. Another Colts corner whipped in by Daniel McKendrick went all the way through to the back post where Kyle Stuart took a touch and fired a shot at goal, but Quinn was equal to it to push it away from goal.

Accies were struggling to create clear cut chances for most of the half, Evan McLean had an effort from 30 yards out which dipped over the crossbar.

However, Hamilton did fashion a chance as a result of their high pressing. Colts keeper Aiden Thompson's pass out from the back was intercepted by Cole McCann but his touch was too heavy, and the keeper rushed out to pounce on the ball at McCann's feet.

Colts had another good opportunity to put the game to bed. A great pass from McKendrick on the right wing, over the top for Kyle Campbell who received the ball on the corner of the penalty area, but he lashed a shot over the bar.

With 10 minutes to go, Hamilton were piling the pressure on the Colts defence looking for a way into the match and they almost had one. A long ball from Cameron Kelly over the Colts defence found Leo Hannah bearing down on goal but in the nick of time, Angus Paterson slid in to make a fantastic last-ditch tackle to deny the attacker a shot on goal.

In the third minute of added time, Hamilton were awarded a penalty. Great trickery by Aidan Docherty on the edge of the penalty area, who turned his marker and was then brought down as he entered the box. The referee pointed to the spot and David Buchanan stepped up and slotted the penalty into the bottom right corner giving Thompson in the Colts goal no chance. However, that was to be the last action of the game and Colts held on to secure victory.

A very entertaining game contested by two good teams, but Colts did enough to edge out Hamilton to win the match 2-1.

  • Full Time:
  • Cumbernauld Colts
  • 2-1
  • Hamilton Accies BC

Lineups

Cumbernauld Colts
Hamilton Accies BC
1. Aiden Thompson
3. Kyle Stuart
5. Daniel McKendrick
6. Josh Patterson
15. Arran Cairney
18. Samuel McLaren
19. Lewis Bateman
20. Cayden Campbell
21. Pierce Egan
23. Kyle Harvey
27. Bradley Benton
30. Angus Paterson
33. Cameron Smyth
34. Scott Ross
36. Kyle Campbell
1. Dylan Quinn
2. Ethan Richardson
3. Zachary Fairley
4. Connor Sullivan
5. Cameron Kelly
6. Jack Scott
7. Evan McLean
8. Cole McCann
9. Thomas McDermott
10. Leo Hannah
11. Aiden Kane
12. David Buchanan
14. Aidan Docherty
15. Charlie Dougan
16. David Donald
Star Player
Cumbernauld Colts
Hamilton Accies BC
Daniel McKendrick - An outstanding performance from the right back. Never stopped running and generally never put a foot wrong.
Dylan Quinn - Throughout the game he made some great saves, including a fantastic penalty save to keep his side in the game and give them a chance right until the very end.
Magic Moment
Cumbernauld Colts
Hamilton Accies BC
Scott Ross' 2nd goal. Great work to control the ball in a crowded area and make space to get his shot off and grab his second of the game.
Dylan Quinn's penalty save. Great strong hand on a penalty which looked destined for the corner.
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