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Slick Broomhill sweep into the semi finals after victory over Barrhead

Broomhill SC 5

OG (14), McCarthy (23, 52), McGarrie (26), Vezza (35)

Barrhead YFC 0

  • Saturday, 07 February 2015
  • Scotstound
  • Under 14´s
  • TWS Scottish Youth FA Cup - Quarter Final
Ronnie McGowan

Ronnie McGowan | YFS West Region Journalist
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In a ten minute spell mid-way through the first half Broomhill secured their place in the last four of this keenly fought Under 14’s Scottish quarter finals cup-tie.
 
The opener, an own goal, came courtesy of a cross by Broomhill’s James Littlejohn. Three further first half goals from the slick West End outfit ensured the game became an uphill struggle for Barrhead.
 
A better organised Barrhead team emerged into the second half and managed to curtail Broomhill to a solitary second half goal.
 
Thick early morning fog blanketing this famous shipbuilding community by the banks of the river Clyde gave way to a brisk bright blue sunny morning. With the temperature refusing to budge much above freezing and before a large attendance, Barrhead kicked off at Scotstoun Stadium, home to Glasgow Warriors.
 
Broomhill used their physical superiority to take early control of the game and Barrhead were finding it difficult to make any serious impression on the Broomhill defence. Much of the early threat came in the form of Broomhill’s skillful James Littlejohn and the Renfrew team were finding it difficult to cope with his energy.
 
The first real threat saw a neat three man move involving Ewan Stewart, Daniel McGarrie and Mitchell Donohoe win a corner for Broomhill. Although the threat was cleared Donohoe continued to cause problems for Barrhead throughout the whole game. He used his height and ball control well to great advantage.
 
The build up to the first goal, in fourteen minutes, was fast and involved the impressive Broomhill defender Ewan Stewart, always willing to surge forward.  Unmarked out on the right Littlejohn threw over a cross with the unfortunate Connor diverting the ball into his own net.
 
Goal number two for Broomhill was the result of a corner being headed home by Logan McCarthy. With twenty three minutes played Barrhead were already being asked to dig deep. Without time to recover they were three goals down three minutes later when Daniel McGarrie finished off a move that once more involved the ever present threat of Mitchell Donohoe.
 
A free kick on the stroke of half-time, thirty five yards out, sealed Barrhead’s fate when the ball crossed the line from the boot of Gio Vezza, Broomhill’s solid central defender.
  • Half Time:
  • Broomhill SC
  • 4-0
  • Barrhead YFC
The second half saw the same pattern of possession although Barrhead were much more organised and tried to move the ball around more freely with Dean Mclaughlin trying to create some play. 
 
They were however unable to make any impression on the superiority of Broomhill and it was no surprise when a good passing combination between Donohoe and McCarthy saw the latter score low into the net for the fifth goal of the game. Good substitutions from Barrhead saw their fresh legs keep the second half much more competitive.
 
After the game both sets of coaches paid tribute to both teams, Jack Phillips of Barrhead admitting that Broomhill were too strong on the day while Broomhill's Mark Carnegie was satisfied that the team had made it into the semi-finals.
 
Broomhill, attracting the attention of scouts, are a strong efficient team and will be formidable opponents in the semi-finals.
  • Full Time:
  • Broomhill SC
  • 5-0
  • Barrhead YFC

Lineups

Broomhill SC
Barrhead YFC
6. Calum Hughes
8. James Littlejohn
10. Daniel McGarrie
3. Ewan Stewart
4. John Reid
2. Matthew Lonh
1. Thomas Tunstall
7. Logan McCarthy
5. Gio Vezza
12. Lewis Graham
14. Lewis Beveridge
15. Chris Melvin
9. Mitchell Donohoe
10. Calum Flockhart
11. Jack Muir
16. Ross Methven
27. Dean Mclaughlin
28. Alan Keir
11. Calum Hepburn
17. Thomas McCrae
9. Lewis Connor
20. Lee McTernan
2. Anthony Phillips
15. Kyle Elrick
3. Conor Bolger
24. Jonathon Caldwell
18. Thomas Kane
6. Kyle McLean
25. Euan Corry
10. Cynan Mackie
Star Player
Broomhill SC
Barrhead YFC
Mitchell Donohoe, he was involved in everything going forward, with good ball control and passing. He was also always willing to back track.
Dean McLaughling, he put in a huge amount of effort trying to create opportunities for Barrhead and always looked a threat to the home sides defence.
Magic Moment
Broomhill SC
Barrhead YFC
Gio Vezza's goal on the stroke of half time sealed the home sides place in the semi final draw ultimately.
Some of the play created through Dean McLaughlin was very enjoyable to watch.
Club Views
Broomhill SC
Barrhead YFC
Broomhill coach Mark Carnegie was over all very satisfied with his sides performance on the day and was delighted that they are now in the semi final.
Jack Phillips, the coach of Barrhead thought that on the day Broomhill were too strong. However, he was very pleased that his side got this far, a great achievement.
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