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.