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Extra time winner for Craigroyston against Star

Written by  Colin Craigroyston
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Craigroyston BC
Redhall Star YFC
U19's SERYFA Div  League Cup
Extra time was needed to separate these two 19's squads in the SERYFA Division 2 league Cup. Craigroyston's early lead was met with a solid Redhall second half performance. It was only deep into extra time when Craigroyston bagged the winner.

The game nearly did not go ahead with some heavy rain and then some snow but both teams were keen to play the tie. Craigroyston started sharp, and in fifteen minutes in Ryan Robertson turned in the middle of the park leaving the defender in his wake. His run split the opposition and a low left foot shot made it 1-0.

Craigroyston continued to mount pressure and after a few opportunities for both teams, Craigroyston found the net through a Gary Highway header from a corner.
Craigroyston pushed forward and quickly added a third through Grant Stuart, the forward taking the ball round the keeper and slotting home.

Redhall started to get on the ball and string some passes when after two opportunities to score they managed to convert to make it 3-1, although some Craigroyston defenders were left ball watching.

Craigroyston were to have the last of the action in the first half when Ryan Robertson converted for his second of the game.

Half time: Craigroyston BC 4-1 Redhall Star YFC

Redhall came out guns a blazing in the second half and quickly scored with a delightful left foot volley into the top corner.

Shortly after Craigroyston seemed to have gone to sleep and credit to Redhall as they completed their comeback with two goals in three minutes.

Extra time required, both teams had chances and the players managed well in the slightly wet conditions.

A second yellow saw Redhall have a player sent off but they continued to threat Craigroyston.

Deep into the second half extra time Lawrie Peat was released by a lovely weighted pass and from 18 yards found the back of the net and the winner for Craigroyston.

Full time: Craigroyston BC 4-4 (5-4 aet) Redhall Star YFC
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