|Milton Reds dominate home league tie|
On Saturday 4th February Milton Red’s 1998’s under 14’s, played host to Callander Thistle as they got back to league business after two week without a game.
The match started with Milton taking early control and pinning Callander deep in their own half. Milton kept good possession and any time Callander did manage to get possession Milton pressed high upfield to quickly regain possession. The opening goal came in the ninth minute for Milton as top scorer, Callum Brown converted a Jordan Brown corner with a great side foot volley. In the twelfth minute Callum scored his and Milton’s second, again from a Jordan corner but this time he rose to bullet a tremendous header past the Callander keeper. Milton continued to dominate play and Jordan Brown with two and a third from Callum sent Milton in five nil up at the half time break.
Milton took the opportunity to introduce all three of their substitutes for the start of the second half. The changes did not alter the flow of the game as Milton kept up their onslaught on the Callander goal. Jordan Brown added another double to his first half brace and Callum Brown scored another hat-trick to match his first half three. In the closing minutes, Scott Balloch netted the final goal for Milton.
Ryan Hart in the Milton goal had very little involvement but when called into action he was always well in control and never in any danger of losing a goal. The backline was solid throughout and defender Kyle Wishart was excellent as he won the ball and always found a team-mate with some clever distribution as Milton played good possession football from back to front. In midfield Luca Berits, Ryan Beyer, Blair Robertson and Jake Hurry were excellent in possession and played at a high tempo throughout, always working hard to retain good possession and pressing high upfield throughout the match. The tremendous finishing display of Milton’s Callum Brown well supported by his strike partner Jordan Brown made sure that the final result was never going to be in doubt.
The fact that Callander’s man of the match was their keeper Ben Innes, who tried valiantly to keep the score down, only went to show how dominant Milton’s play was on the day.
Overall Milton were well worthy of their massive goal margin in another impressive team display. The Coaches were pleased with the way the Milton players passed the ball from back to front. A great team performance, but also an impressive display in finishing from Milton’s twin strike force of Callum and Jordan Brown.