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Five-star Condorrat triumph over West Park

West Park United Gold 1

Mitchell 57

Condorrat BC 5

Elliot 6, McMahon 12, 63, Ross 35, Robertson 44
  • Saturday, 27 October 2018
  • Huntershill
  • Under 15´s
  • CSFA Division C

West Park United Gold hosted Condorrat BC in a CSFA C Division match in a repeat of last season’s D Division League Cup Final.

The game started with Condorrat on the front foot and creating early chances, one of which they converted on six minutes. Great work in the midfield by Reece Deans, who held off defenders to pass the ball across for Reece Robertson to play an inch perfect pass through the West Park backline for Dylan Elliot in the penalty area who took one touch and smashed the ball into the far corner to give the away side an early lead.

Condorrat continued to press their opponents and doubled their lead with 12 minutes on the clock. A short corner found Dylan Elliot on the right wing, who had space to deliver a cross with great pace in towards the six-yard box which found Robert McMahon who smashed the ball into the net giving West Park 'keeper Jordan McKenzie no chance.

The visitors almost made it 3-0 after great running by Reece Robertson who chased what looked like a lost cause to gain possession on the left wing, he had time to look up and send his cross into the box which Jordan McKenzie got a hand on but the ball fell to Reece Deans who forced McKenzie into a great double save from close range.

West Park then had their first chance of the game. A sweeping move led by Adam Gribben who carried the ball past defenders on the left wing before making a great switch of play for Aidan Reid on the edge of the area, who darted into the box, but as he was about to pull the trigger, his chance was thwarted by a combination of Brady Differ and Leon Gillies who managed to clear the danger.

Condorrat threatened again, first through Robert McMahon. The forward collected the ball from a throw in and drove at the heart of the West Park defence, played a 1-2 with Reece Deans and then unleashed a shot from the edge of the area which McKenzie was equal to as he tipped the effort over the bar. Reece Robertson then tried his luck with an outside of the foot effort from the edge of the area which whistled past the post.

Five minutes before half-time, Condorrat had their third. An amazing individual goal by Dylan Ross. The Condorrat front-man dispossessed the West Park midfield and from there went on a solo-run, who breezed past the West Park defence, leaving three defenders in his wake, advancing into the penalty area before slotting the ball into the far corner to put the visitors 3-0 up.

It could've been four for Condorrat on the brink of half-time. A corner delivered by Dylan Elliot found Reece Deans who turned the ball goalward, but his effort was cleared off the line by Patrick Gallacher as the referee blew for half time.

  • Half Time:
  • West Park United Gold
  • 0-3
  • Condorrat BC

West Park started the second half and look to press their opposition as they looked for a way to get back into the game, however, they were caught pressing high up the park and conceded a fourth goal. A long ball over the top by Dylan Elliot found Reece Robertson who looped the ball over the on-rushing McKenzie and into the net to make it 4-0 four minutes into the second half. 

Condorrat were probing and looking for more goals. Reece Robertson did well to hold the ball up on the edge of the area and lay off Corey Hanlon whose shot at goal was well saved by McKenzie as it looked destined for the bottom corner. Hanlon went close again just moments after. He collected the ball on the edge of the area and ran at the West Park defence, he knocked the ball past his marker and raced into the area before having a shot on goal which hit both posts and somehow stayed out. 

West Park then grabbed a goal on 57 minutes. They were awarded a free-kick on the right wing just outside the penalty area. Sean Barsanti whipped a great ball into the box and it was met by Matthew Mitchell who powered his header home from eight yards out.

However, Condorrat restored their four-goal lead with 17 minutes left. A West Park corner was cleared by the Condorrat defence and the ball fell to Corey Hanlon on the edge of his own penalty area, who started a counter-attack as he carried the ball to the half way line before slipping the ball through to Robert McMahon who received the ball 40 yards from goal as he ran with the ball to the edge of the area before rounding the on rushing McKenzie and scoring his side's fifth and his second goal of the game.

The game fizzled out after this goal as West Park tried to get at the Condorrat back line but just fell short in their efforts.

Overall, West Park struggled to get into a rhythm after conceding early goals and Condorrat were clinical in front of goal and were worthy winners.

  • Full Time:
  • West Park United Gold
  • 1-5
  • Condorrat BC

Lineups

West Park United Gold
Condorrat BC
1. Jordan McKenzie
2. Cole O'Halloran
3. Ben Henry
4. Lewis Shaw
5. Conlan Maher
6. Brendan Reilly
7. Owen Murphy
10. Sean Barsanti
11. Aidan Reid
12. Craig McCairns
14. Patrick Gallacher
15. Reece Cameron
16. Luke McMahon
18. Adam Gribben
1. Jack Wren
2. Corey Hanlon
4. Leon Gillies
5. Max Kenyon
6. Lewis Adams
7. Robert McMahon
8. Aiden McGlinchey
10. Dylan Elliot
11. David Boyd
12. Michael Coyle
14. Reece Deans
15. Brady Differ
16. Reece Robertson
17. Liam Murphy
18. Dylan Ross
19. Calum Roberts
Star Player
West Park United Gold
Condorrat BC
Jordan McKenzie - The keeper made some great saves on many occasions throughout the game.
Robert McMahon - Not only scored two goals but worked tirelessly for his team.
Magic Moment
West Park United Gold
Condorrat BC
The goal for West Park. A great delivery by Sean Barsanti and an even better header by Matthew Mitchell, giving them, some hope to get back into the game..
Dylan Ross' goal. Fantastic pressing to dispossess the midfielder, what followed was outstanding. Dribbled the ball forward and jinked and weaved past 3 defenders and produced a cool finish.
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