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Rossvale lift Kevin Horner Cup after Glenboig goalfest

Rossvale 6

Allan 32, Wynne 34, McEwan 45, 69, Connelly 74, 76

Glenboig United 4

Archibald 9, Chrystal 43, Woods 67, Revie 77
  • Monday, 06 January 2014
  • Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
  • Under 16´s
  • C&KDYL Kevin Horner Cup Final
The game started brightly at Broadwood Stadium, despite the cloudy skies overhead in Cumbernauld.
 
The cup final crowd had to wait all of two minutes before Paul Archibald hit the back of the net, signalling Glenboig's intent early in the game.
 
Rossvale had a few good chances but Glenboig remained in the lead for another thirty minutes before two quick goals from Rossvale, both originating from corners, in the thirty-second and thirty-fourth minutes. The tie had been turned on its head.
 
The first half ended 2-1 to Rossvale with all to play for. Few could have predicted what was in store in the second forty minute period.
  • Half Time:
  • Rossvale
  • 2-1
  • Glenboig United

Glenboig came out fighting with an equaliser from Andy Chrystal coming just three minutes into the second half. Their relief was short-lived however when Jamie McEwan took Rossvale into the lead with a smart goal just two minutes later.

Rossvale could have been forgiven for thinking the cup was all but theirs as they continued to have the upper hand until the sixty-seventh minute when Logan Woods equalised for Glenboig, with the next ten minutes seeing five goals scored at Broadwood Stadium.

Rossvale went back in front in the sixty-ninth minute with another goal from Jamie McEwan, and just five minutes later John Connelly made it 5-3 to Rossvale before scoring yet again in the seventy-sicth minute.

Glenboig netted a consolation goal just 3 minutes from full-time when Adam Revie found the back of the net.

At several points in the game, it could have gone either way, but Rossvale emerged the winners of this ten-goal cup final and lifted the Kevin Horner Cup, despite a valiant fight from Glenboig.

  • Full Time:
  • Rossvale
  • 6-4
  • Glenboig United

Lineups

Rossvale
Glenboig United

1. Liam Gibson
2. Paul Callaghan
3. Scott Allan
4. Blair Dawson
5. Jude Wilson
6. Josh Wynne
7. Ross Purdy
8. Fraser Brown
9. David Easson
10. John Connelly
11. Jamie McEwan
12. John Scott
14. James Semple
15. Thomas Mulvey
16. Cameron Gauhl
17. Jack Bunyan

1. James Whyte
2. John Muirhead
3. Euan McLay
4. Morgan Collins
5. Anthony McGlone
6. Marcus McAloone
7. Thomas Cochrane
8. Adam Revie
9. Paul Archibald
10. Andy Chrystal
11. Logan Woods
12. Luke Bonner
14. Christopher McKerron
16. Colin Kilgour
17. Reece Sommerville
18. Mitchell Robertson

Star Player
Rossvale
Glenboig United
John Connelly was rightly awarded Man of the Match by the Referees following a strong performance throughout the match and with several goals under his belt.
Paul Archibald scored the first goal of the game and always showed a hunger for the ball.
Magic Moment
Rossvale
Glenboig United
Clearly the highlight of the team's day, and possibly their season, was lifting the cup following the final whistle.
Despite being 2-1 down at half time, Glenboig came out fighting after the break and equalised just three minutes into the second half.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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