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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 17:24

Colin Campbell Sports a one-stop-shop for Carbrain BC

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“Outstanding”. “Everything at a very high standard”. These are just two quotes from Carbrain Boys Club chairman Scott Walker regarding Colin Campbell Sports’ range of sportswear.
 
When Scott Walker took over at Carbrain Boys Club, he believed the club lacked real identity, largely down to the fact that all the teams at different age groups wore different strips, making Carbrain difficult to recognise at a first glance. Scott wanted his club to be one with striking identity, particularly by having a recognisable strip. Having a recognisable strip instantly seems to demand respect from onlookers, similar to the iconic white of Real Madrid. The clubs traditional colour are extremely recognisable and Scott wanted Carbrain to be in this bracket.
 
Colin Campbell Sports is now a one stop shop for Carbrain, the club even has its own brochure so that all teams are able to order the same kit, from the same place. This totally eradicates the previous problem of all teams ordering their kit independently and ending up with different kit and training gear, therefore leading to the club being unrecognisable. Carbrain are now fully utilising the service of Colin Campbell and have ordered new strips for all teams, from the nursery up to the under 16’s, as well as the coaches getting new training gear too.
 
Scott Walker said, “The service we have received from Colin Campbell Sports has been outstanding.” Scott also told us that “it’s a slick process” in terms of fitting the kit, as a club account manager will come to a training night, or even another time which suits the coaches, which he says is “very much appreciated”.
 
Another nice gesture from Colin Campbell Sports was the provision of medals and trophies for Carbrain’s annual festival, following excellent service once again with the medals and trophies, Carbrain have ordered Player of the Year trophies from Colin Campbell for all their teams.
 
“Colin Campbell Sports is a fantastically run business” said Scott. “They bring a personal touch which I find fantastic, as you aren't made to feel like just a customer but a friend too.”
 
If you, your club or a club you know of is looking for kit and/or equpment, then do not hesitate to take a look towards Colin Campbell Sports. The company will provide you with excellent service and a very high standard of sportswear.
Founded in January 2014 as a girl’s only club aiming to provide football for all ages and abilities with a focus on providing an elite player pathway, Central Football Academy is still yet to celebrate its second birthday.
 
Despite its youth, the club has expanded at a rapid rate and it now boasts over 20 teams with no less than eight Scotland Youth Internationals within their ranks: and it has no intention of stopping the development yet.
 
Having been under pressure to set up a boys programme in a similar vein to the girls’ setup, The Academy has finally been able to introduce a boys’ section: Central Boys Football Academy.
 
However, as highlighted by Ian Dibdin, Central Football Academy’s Head of Football, this was not always an option.
 
When asked about the details of the club’s expansion to include both boys’ and girls’ sections, he said, “Until recently we avoided the setting up of a boys section… There were many reasons for this: quality of coaching and commitment, but the main one for me was the player pathway.
 
“I was being approached by individual teams but collectively it was eventually looking like the pathway was becoming a realistic option. So, in line with our Scottish FA Quality Mark policies and procedures, the coaching staff were put in place and we started the recruitment of players.
 
“In many ways this process was straight forward. By bringing the individuals together we were soon able to form a boys section which allowed players to play from five years old through to adult.”
 
Ian emphasised the importance of creating a pathway for players as a reason for expanding the club.
 
“The creation of a player pathway was always the key. Too many clubs focus on individual teams and individual players, almost to the cost of their player development programme.
 
“[The player pathway] at Central takes the shape of pre-school classes, our C Leagues which provides training and playing each Saturday for primary one and two kids [and] our Academy Kickz programme [where] we focus on primary three-five school kids.
 
“Teams start at under sevens and we run through to adult. Central have over 20 teams at the moment; next season we are likely to be at the 30 mark.”
 
Although Central Football Academy is still in a period of transition and the long-term benefits of the club’s expansion are yet to become clear, Dibdin believes that there are already signs that the change has been a success.
 
When asked about the ways in which the club is benefiting from the expansion, he said: “It is too early to say. However, the club is vibrant and maybe this is the gauge of success.
 
“Our players are keen to play, the coaches bringing in challenging sessions and seeing skills transferred onto the pitch. Maybe that's what it's all about and why we are in it in the first place.
 
“Certainly the parent base has grown and with it the skillsets they bring. We have been able to tap into these professionals and utilised them for the benefit of the club. Plenty of thanks should go out but typical of our parents they have been willing to contribute without benefit to themselves.”
 
Overlap and interaction between girls’ and boys’ sections is something which many young players at other clubs won’t experience. However, Ian explains that at Central Football Academy, the mix of players on the books is something which is utilised for the benefit and development of the players.
 
“I believe that both boys and girls benefit from mixed training and playing. We regularly mix training with our 1st Girls team (seniors) and the U16's Boys. The sessions are both intense and fun but it brings a mutual respect for each other. I think the girls develop their technical skills faster in this environment.
 
“Our younger groups have girls who play in the boys teams and at U11's we have entered girls’ teams to play in the Development League. Previously this has developed the girls’ teams’ speed and physicality. When returning to play the girls’ sides the benefits are clear to see.”
 
Central Football Academy are certainly unique in terms of their roots and expansion to date. However, Ian sees the club’s philosophy and the way it looks to learn from and adopt strategies from the best as the main aspects which make Central Football Academy different to other clubs.
 
“It's easy to say that we wanted to provide football for all and we do that, but it was important that we offered an elite program which would compare to the best available in the country and beyond.
 
“The support structure for this philosophy was to look at the best and adopt what we thought would benefit our programme. Our thinking was that the higher the level of coaching the better the standard would be; not only to the elite players but right through the club.
 
“Younger players would be inspired by our older players. What could be more inspirational to a player when they not only watch Central players pull on a Scotland top and play for the national team, but train next to them in Central colours and ask their advice, or discuss the game?”
 
Ian points to a specific visit to America as a key moment which influenced his philosophy which would be implemented into Central Football Academy.
 
“After travelling to the US my ideology was changed forever. Visiting different soccer programmes and seeing the American children in action was an eye opener. I watched five year old girls producing a set of skills of ball control which was fantastic: I didn't believe my eyes.
 
“I'm open-minded enough to look beyond the Scottish borders and see other strategies to deal with player development. Who are the current Women's World Cup champions? They must be doing something right.”
 
The club’s philosophy appears to be paying dividends with the girls’ and boys’ sections earning silverware and enjoying successful seasons.
 
“The girls section have had a great season: Two League Championships, Two League Cups, Two Loch Lomond Cups (under 15s & 17s), Nottingham Cup and a Scottish Cup final to look forward to.
 
“For the boys we won a pre-season trophy with the U15's. The youth boys’ sides are about a third of the way through their season, with a couple enjoying good cup runs and all doing well in the league.”
 
In line with their expansion to date and incredible ambition, Central Football Academy are looking to build on their momentum and continue their multifaceted development.
 
When asked about the club’s plans for future expansion, Ian said: “We are looking at working with the local council to develop our facilities; we see the potential of one of our venues to increase its use.
 
“The venue would require a good amount of investment but we are an ambitious club and in line with our club motto 'Imagine...Believe...Achieve', we will not give up until the project is there for everyone to see.”
 
The club is even looking to expand beyond the realms of football, although the football remains a key area for future development, as Ian explains: “As part of our Scottish FA Quality Mark Community application we are looking for alternative sports to come under the Central banner; we are looking at two clubs. Although at early stages, at this time it is certainly in our plans.
 
“On the football front we will continue to grow the numbers. We want to provide football for all and we will encourage all youngsters to come along to join us. Amongst them will be the stars of the future and we want them to shine here in Central.”
 
If Central Football Academy’s growth in under two years of existence is anything to go by, the sky is the limit for this incredibly ambitious club.
 
Given the club’s success to date and plans for the future, do not be surprised if many of the future stars of Scottish Men’s and Women’s football will have come up through the ranks at Central Football Academy.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:59

Video: Cambuslang FA continuing to progress

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Cambuslang Football Academy was set up in 2013 by David Buchanan and Barry Fleming simply to “give kids in the local area a game of football”. Since then Cambuslang has evolved massively with just the original team extending to ten teams, now ranging from different age groups. They even have a girls section starting this November, with a view to them playing in a league beginning in March.
 
Despite having such a quick and successful evolution, Cambuslang are refusing to stand still and are looking at getting their hands on facilities which would allow all the clubs players to train at the same location. This would give the place a homely feel and would without a doubt help the club attract new players. Although Cambuslang are showing very high ambition on this front, David Buchanan is still keen for the club to ensure stability financially, but more so to ensure the club goes forward as a unit and remains together.
 
One of the benefits of Buchanan’s relaxed view to football, looking to “give kids a game”, is how welcoming the club seems, both to current players, players who may be looking to join the club or even just outsiders watching the club from a step further back. Buchanan also said that “football is for all, regardless of ability” and stressed that Cambuslang would never turn a player away, at any age group.
 
As well as having 210 registered players, the club also has 17 voluntary coaches, who have the kids enjoyment and ability at their best interests at all times. Buchanan himself is now Director of Football at the club and oversees things from above, ensuring that the kids get the best experience possible. He takes great enjoyment in this role and is hugely proud of the developments of the club in recent years.
 
Credit to David Buchanan and Barry Fleming for creating a club with such a positive and friendly vibe to it. Good luck to Cambuslang at all ages groups this season, and we wish the club the best for the future.
U15's Airdrieonians striker Lewis Gracie has recently returned from Lisbon where he was one of only 14 players from around the world to be given the opportunity to train for a month at Benfica's world renowned training facility. Lewis said, "I was really excited at the opportunity and couldn't wait to get over there and get started." Now he is back and has told us all about his once in a lifetime experience.
 
During his time at the training camp Lewis was put through his paces by top Benfica coaches along with 14 other boys who were from countries such as South Africa, Greece, Zambia, USA and Brazil. Lewis told us all about the facilities at Benfica and how overwhelmed and impressed he was by it all. "The training facilities were brilliant, like nothing I have ever seen before," he said. They have an indoor pitch, eight outdoor pitches and a gym equipped with all kinds of machines for building fitness and strength. They have a 360 degree dome which is one of only two in the world. This is used to help with touch/control and identifying passes.
 
"The training was much more intense than any training I've had in Scotland," he told us. "This encouraged us to become quicker sharper players and develop a better football mind."
 
He also couldn't help but talk about the much better weather he experienced in Portugal. "It was good to train in the sunshine for a change" he said. "Sometimes the heat made it harder though as we got tired quicker." He was well prepared for the conditions though as he was invited into first team training before he left by boss Gary Bollan and striker Bryan Prunty who presented him with a boot bag and a beach towel kindly supplied by the Airdrieonians Supporters Trust to show the fans were right behind him in his adventure.
 
Lewis also engrossed himself in the culture while he was there. He had Portuguese language lessons between tactical and technical training sessions. He also learned how to live the footballers lifestyle, aside from the fast cars and women. "We ate like professional footballers for a month and learned the importance of a healthy balanced diet to help develop our physical and mental wellbeing as athletes."
 
Lewis will look back fondly upon his endeavours and will take many things out of it. "The trip was of great benefit to my physical and development as a player and a person" he said. "I have come back a much sharper player, more focuses and with improved strength and fitness. I am able to play and understand positions around the park.
 
"Its the chance of a lifetime and helps development. I got to see how professional footballers live, met and chatted with them. That was good as it they gave us good tips and encouragement. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to do what I did, to definately go for it."

 
Fixture: Jim Baxter Memorial v Milton FC U16
Competition: Central Region Cup
Venue: Broadwood Stadium
Date: Sunday 8th November 2015
 
So where do I begin to write a match report on what was an excellent game of football. Jim Baxter Memorial took on league leaders and cup favourites Milton FC. The JBM boys knew this game was not going to be easy as Milton have proven over the last couple of years that they are definitely one of the top teams at this age level having won many trophies and league titles.
 
Prior to the game both teams of young men showed great maturity in perfectly observing a minutes silence for remembrance Sunday with JBM sporting poppies on their strip in honour of our veterans.
 
As the game kicked off it certainly appeared that the JBM players had taken on board the coach’s words in the way that they needed to approach the game. JBM had trained and worked exceedingly hard and in a certain manner all week for this game and this newly reformed team of young men definitely brought everything they had worked on straight on to the pitch.
 
From the kick off JBM pressed and pushed Milton onto the back foot, showing that they had the bit between their teeth to mix it with the big boys, and were playing at a really high pace. JBM certainly had the better balance of play in the first 10 or 15 minutes, but we would wait and see if they could keep it up for the entire match.
As the game continued, Milton started to create some good patterns of play, showing that they are a superb passing team. However, they were unable to break down the well drilled JBM defence of Cunningham, Macrae, Hughes and Hamilton who forced Milton to shoot from distance on several occasions, and without causing any real danger to the JBM goal.
 
As the game progressed it was more evident that it was going to take something special from either team to open the scoring. JBM definitely where getting a lot of joy down their own left hand side, and the forward line of Dalziel and Malone never stopped working to make themselves available. Superbly holding the ball up and bringing the home side forward. JBM were winning more and more free kicks around the penalty area, and were really unfortunate not to get something from their hard work when Dalziel delivered another superb ball from the left hand side but nobody could get a clean connection on the ball as it pinged around the penalty area before it was cleared by Milton.
 
Half time was fast approaching, and Milton knew they were definitely in a game and they really did step it up as the game headed for the interval. For a split second JBM lost concentration on the right hand side allowing the Milton winger to deliver a curling cross into the heart of the defence and the lapse in concentration lead to the opening goal of the game as the Milton striker drilled the ball home to break the deadlock. 1-0 to the visitors.
 
The JBM boys didn't let this affect them and again pressed Milton further and further back, winning a corner on the left. Dalziel again delivered a great corner from the left and Hughes rose high above everybody else and was very unlucky to see his header fly just past the post. Straight away, Milton pressed up field looking for a second before the break, and as they penetrated through the middle of the pitch their midfielder unleashed a rocket of a shot towards the top corner, but Sanderson in the JBM goal pulled off what can only be described as a world class save to keep his team in this tie and go in only 1 goal down at half time.
 
Half Time: Jim Baxter Memorial 0-1 Milton FC
 
The second half kicked off and again you could see the hunger and desire of the JBM players to try and get something from this game. JBM were playing to their strengths by using their left side to great effect, but once the ball was put into the box there was nobody that could get on the end of it to level the scores.
The game was end to end and it was evident that due to the weather conditions players were finding it difficult. JBM freshened up the team with a further two subs with Davenport and McSharry replacing Sanders and Mitchell. This almost had an immediate effect as McSharry looked to get on the end of a well weighted ball through, but the Milton centre half just got a flick on the ball for it to nestle in the goalkeepers' arms.

With 20 minutes left, JBM were forced in to a change when Cunningham had to come off after an innocuous challenge with the Milton forward. It was later found that Cunningham had broken the metatarsal bone in his left hand and will need to be operated on tomorrow. Both teams wish Ryan a speedy recovery.
The game was affected by the conditions that got steadily worse, but it didn't stop both team’s desire in what can only be described as a proper cup tie, as Milton tried to double their lead and kill the game, but JBM were not about to let that happen as they were continually looking to find that bit of luck and the break thy needed to find the equaliser.
 
Unfortunately, for JBM this didn’t come and the game ended in a 1-0 victory to Milton.
 
Full Time: Jim Baxter Memorial 0-1 Milton FC
 
I have to admit that both teams played an outstanding game of football, and played out a proper cup tie. Milton are along established team with a great history and exceptional teams but the JBM team that took the field today, despite the defeat, will play worse games this season and win. By working hard and having the desire, the JBM boys proved they are a match for anyone, and certainly put down a marker to show they will not be pushovers this season.
 
 

 
Fixture: North Motherwell Boys Club v Budhill Orange
Venue: Cathedral Primary School, Motherwell
Date: Saturday 7th November 2015
 
Despite putting on a good show in our last outing against PF Academy, the Buddies didn't score as many goals as they should of, and next up was a visit to Lanarkshire to face up against North Motherwell. The weather was torrential rain, and for both teams to deliver such a good showing of football was great credit to all the players from both sides. 
 
Budhill got back to winning ways this week after a tough contest against PF Academy in our previous with a solid performance and great teamwork on show.
 
North Motherwell opened well and played some very nice football on a very quick and wet surface. In the first ten minutes, the home side looked most likely to bread the deadlock, but after their early pressure, Budhill took a strong-hold on the game.
 
Some cracking goals were on show and the momentum continued with Budhill throughout the second half to post a clear victory. Very well played to both teams for delivering such an excellent spectacle in such difficult conditions.
 
 

 
Fixture: Cleland Boys Club v Lanarkshire United U15
Competition: Janice Morton Memorial Cup
Venue: Newarthill
Date: Saturday 7th November 2015
 
Cleland BC met Lanarkshire United for a place in the Janice Morton Memorial Cup Quarter Final, On a rain soaked Saturday morning, the Cleland boys knew they would have to put in a professional performance to see them go through to face Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the Quarter Finals.
 
Cleland started brightly, and I'm sure the midweek training session on attacking corners paid off as within a couple of minutes of the start of the match the home side took a short corner of which the ball was then crossed to the back post and captain Antony Taylor rose unchallenged to head in the opener.
 
1-0 then quickly turned 2-0, and from another corner Greg Taylor darted to the front post to divert the driven ball into the back of the net.
 
Cleland soon found themselves 3 goals up. Great passing down the right from Taylor Moon & Connor Phairs, they then found Greg Taylor on the edge of the penalty area unmarked, he calmly controlled the ball and then unleashed a 20yard strike into the top left hand corner of the net.
 
It wasn't long before it was 4-0, and Dean Cornes showed great skill to flick the ball into the path of Jack Moore in the centre circle. A Lionel Messi-esq style run followed, as Moore dribbled past 4 players before slotting the ball into the bottom left hand corner from just inside the box.
 
With Cleland keeping up the attacking momentum, it was only a matter of time before they scored more. Goal number 5 came from excellent play down the right side from Taylor Moon & Connor Phairs before Connor crossed into the box for the unmarked Lewis Allen to volley the ball into the back of the net.
 
Cleland went 6-0 just before the break. Again the Cleland right side was causing major problems for Lanarkshire as Taylor Moon & Dean Cornes combined to allow Dean to play the ball through to Connor Phairs, and the big man fired the ball past the visitors' keeper.
 
Half Time: Cleland Boys Club 6-0 Lanarkshire United

An excellent first half showing allowed Cleland to make 5 subs at half time to mix it up slightly for the second period. A fairly even first 10 minutes at the start of the half with neither team really pushing forward in any sort of forceful fashion.
 
However, a poor goal kick from the Lanarkshire goalkeeper was quickly picked up by the Cleland midfield who played a great through ball to Lewis Allen, and he found the top corner of the net to score goal number 7 for Cleland.
 
A pass from the right from Reece Watson to the edge of the box was picked up by Dean Cornes, and he took up a position who fired a low shot into the bottom left hand corner of the net. 8-0.
 
Cleland scored number 9 when Connor Phairs played a neat one-two pass with of his team mates, before slotting in number 9.
 
Further goals from Aidan Melvin, Reece Watson, Connor Phairs & Aidan Rooney rounded off the scoring for the home side as they booked their place in the Quarter Finals up against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.
 
An excellent team display from Cleland in soaking wet conditions, but a special mention goes to Jack Moore who more than deserved the man of the match award for a brilliant all round performance.
 
Full Time: Cleland Boys Club 9-0 Lanarkshire United
 
 

 
Fixture: Budhill Orange v PF Academy 2005's
Venue: Stepford Football Centre
Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
 
Two cracking 2005 teams met at the Stepford Football Centre and played out a superb footballing spectacle. This was out toughest match to date for the Budhill side against a strong side in PF Academy, who were showing strength in their tackles right from the get go.
 
PF Academy took the lead through a well taken goal, in a first half that was limited to only 1 goal due to both keepers having fantastic games between the sticks. The score line could of been something ridiculous if it weren't for the quality goalkeeping on show.
 
Half time came and went, and we had to compete with the physicality of PF and for most of the game was a heated affair, something that our players will learn by and will have gained a lot from today.
 
Just after the interval, Budhill scored twice to make it 2-1 and were playing superbly well, showing some cracking ability. As the second half wore on however, the lads seemed to lose their way in the midst of a sporting battle and conceded the equaliser midway through the second half.
 
As both teams pushed to try and win the game, PF Academy scored 2 quickfire goals to steal the win in what was a very entertaining game for all spectators and I'm sure the players would of enjoyed being involved, regardless of the result.
 
Overall we were really pleased by our performance today. Strong, commitment and really good teamwork on show. This is the first defeat of the season for Budhill and this will keep the boys grounded to ensure a fresh approach next week. It's not the winning or losing but the attributes the team showed today and they also displayed some great technical ability. 100% committed, Well done lads.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 16:55

Watch: Cumbernauld Colts vs Syngenta Juveniles U13s

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Video highlights from the CSFA League Cup quarter final at Broadwood Stadium.
 

Fixture: Jim Baxter Memorial 2000 vs Camelon Thistle 2000
Competition: Cumbernauled and Kilsyth District Youth League
Venue: Stirling Road
Date: 25/10/2015
 
Saturday saw Jim Baxter Memorial 2000 take on table toppers Camelon Thistle at Stirling Road and run out 5-1 winners after a second half filled with goals galore proceeded a goaless first 45 minutes. 
 
This game was always going to be a tasty affair with both teams looking for a win; Camelon to stretch their convincing league start and JBM to gain ground on the league leaders after the disappointment of last week’s defeat to Motherwell. 
 
The pitch was extremely heavy and as the game started it was easy to see that the pitch would cut up. Both teams were finding it hard to stay upright. 
 
The game was a real stuffy affair in the first 20 minutes, with neither team getting a foot hold or the upper hand. As the game continued both teams looked timid in their approach and although it was end-to-end, there were no real clear cut chances created, nor any real flow about the game. 
 
However, with 20 minutes on the clock, Camelon looked the more likely to score with their number 14 Adam Wilson continually running at the JBM defence and trialist Ross Meikle also giving the visitors a bit of a torrid time down their right hand side. Both Wilson and Meikle were playing extremely well and if their finishing had been better would have given Camelon the lead. 
 
However, apart from those couple of occasions, Adam Hughes and Rennie Hamilton never looked in any real danger and dealt with anything thrown at them with composure and some outstanding tackling. 
 
At the other end, JBM pushed more so on their right flank than on the left and every time they attacked that side they seemed to be winning their fair share of free kicks. However, they were unable to capitalise on these opportunities. 
 
Just before the end of the half there was a couple of meaty challenges that the ref seemed to let go and fair play to him. This is now big boy football and, to be honest, the challenges were hard but fair in my opinion.
 
HT: Jim Baxter Memorial 0 Camelon Thistle 0
 
The JBM coaches Rab brought the boys in at half-time and told them that, although they hadn’t played badly, they definitely had not played to their strengths. Marc replaced Reece, with Caldo pulling back into the middle to drive at the Camelon defence from deep. Andrew Mitchell replaced Scott on the left and Jack Vanderster replaced Kyle Gartshore in goal.
 
The second half kicked off and almost immediately JBM looked the hungrier side, playing with much more desire. However, from a disputed corner Camelon took the lead. The ball looked to have been cleared, but it broke at the back post and with the simplest of shots the Camelon forward slotted the ball home. 
From that point on, JBM pushed harder, were quicker and had more desire to win the second ball and looked to get the ball back into play as quick as possible. 
 
From a quick throw on the right, Caldo ran at the defence and the ball struck the defender’s hand. Without hesitation, the referee pointed to the spot. Charles stepped forward and, with complete composure, struck the ball firmly into the corner of the net – 1-1. 
 
JBM pushed Camelon deeper and deeper. The majority of the game was now being played in their half of the field. 
 
JBM soon took the lead with an absolutely blinding strike from Caldo, who gathered the ball on the right and drove towards goal as he turned on the edge of the box. As the ball left his foot it was only heading in one direction, high and out of the reach of the desperate dive of the Camelon keeper. 
 
The next goal was going to be vitally important in the game and watching the body language of both teams, it was only ever going to come from the team in the ascendency. JBM pushed hard for the goal and again it came from a great move. 
 
An exquisite pass from Man of the Match Charles McChesney, who had dominated the middle of the park in this game, released the ball through the Camelon defence. Reece Malone left Camelon’s centre half for dead, rounded the goal keeper and slotted the ball home. 
 
JBM made two further changes with Cameron Gray replacing Ryan Cunningham at right back and Robbie Dalziel was replaced by Jonathan Swan to hold the midfield and allow Charles and Caldo further up the park to support Reece. 
 
For a 10 minute period JBM kept control of the play and were again unfortunate not to increase their lead further through Dylan Mcsharry and Reece. 
 
With ten minutes to go, JBM made a further 3 changes. Dylan, Charles and Caldo were all replaced with Robbie, Marc and Scott taking to the field. 
 
As soon as these introductions were made the visitors went for the jugular and scored a further two goals, with both Marc and Scott netting their first goals for the club. 
 
The game was finished as competitive affair. With the second half performance JBM stamped their authority on the match and make clear their intentions for the rest of the season.
 
FT: Jim Baxter Memorial 5 Camelon Thistle 1
 
All in all, a very good game today for JBM, with Charles McChesney stepping up and dominating the middle of the pitch. As a team, they had to be extremely patient and wait for their chances to come. Every player was told to continue to do the correct things and that their chances would come, which they did in abundance. The victors showed great composure and patience today when it would have been very easy to become frustrated, a great compliment to all 16 JBM players who featured in this outstanding game of football.