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AM Soccer in cruise control at the Myre

Kinross Colts 0

AM Soccer 9

Vella 1' 27' 35' McKenzie 3' 5' 26' 44' Appere 9' 30' 72' 77' 79' 83' Gow 12' 70' Mutch 21' Own Goal 37' Etchells 42' 78' Burns 63(p)' 84' 85
  • Sunday, 20 September 2015
  • The Myre
  • Under 17´s
  • Under 17s League Cup Group A

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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AM Soccer put in a tremendous performance against an under strength Kinross side to seal a comprehensive victory. An Errol Vella hat-trick, four from Mark McKenzie, six from Louis Appere, a double from Matthew Gow, Ross Mutch, an own goal, Bradley Etchells two and a second half hat-trick from Jason Burns secured a huge victory for the visitors.
The floodgates were opened within twelve seconds when Vella pinched the ball off Josh Anderson and slotted it under the keeper to give the visitors the perfect start.
This was a sign of things to come as McKenzie doubled the lead on three minutes when he headed home Kieran Fox’s corner despite the best efforts of Allen Saunders on the line trying to clear.
It was three a couple of minutes later when good work down the left wing by Appere played in McKenzie to finish it off but the striker was denied a three minute hat-trick by Michael Drysdale when the defender headed the ball off the line twice to keep Kinross in the game.
Appere didn’t take long to get himself on the scoresheet when he headed home another Fox corner. Gow made it five after thirteen minutes by turning the last Kinross defender before unleashing a venomous strike across the keeper and into the far corner.
Mutch increased the lead as he stole the ball off Drysdale enabling him a clear run on Lewis Bathgates goal to slot the ball home. Five minutes later and Mutch turned provider when he laid the ball on a silver platter for McKenzie to tap home to complete his hat-trick.
Vella was next to complete his hat-trick as he rolled the ball past Bathgate after collecting a long ball from defence. Appere was next for AM Soccer slashing home the rebound after his initial shot was saved before the visitors reached double figures as Vellas optimistic cross evaded everyone and found the far corner of the net.
A stroke of misfortune for Kinross surrounded the eleventh as Gows shot was inadvertently put into his own net by Bathgate while in the process of saving it.
The visitors weren’t finished for the first half as Etchells and McKenzie both had tap ins in the final couple of minutes of the first half.
  • Half Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 0-9
  • AM Soccer
The second half began at a much slower pace than the goal packed first however it was AM Soccer that were still well and truly on top. Kinross were growing into the game and looked to have become a stronger defensive unit but on 62 minutes it all went wrong again for the hosts. A lunge by Alasdair Bennet gave the referee the chance to point to the spot and Burns stepped up to coolly send Bathgate the wrong way.
Kinross’s response was led by their captain, Calum McIntyre but all he could muster was a wide driven free kick from 40 yards.
AM Soccer’s response to the threat was even better. Another Appere run, this time down the right wing enabled him to pick out Gow for his second of the game and the visitors 15th.
Four goals in seven minutes for the visitors confirmed they were on easy street. Appere completed his hat-trick as AM Soccer counter attacked from a Colts corner and he finished off the fast, flowing move before adding a fourth to his tally as he ran on to a through ball and rounded the keeper.
Etchells stretched the lead further as he went round the goalkeeper to slot home his second before a flash of encouragement for Kinross as Craig Swift was allowed to drive forward but his strike was straight down the throat of Blair Penman. Seconds later Appere broke and beat the keeper for his fifth goal of the game.
Appere completed his double hat-trick seven minutes from the end as he beat the last defender and rounded the keeper to tap the ball home. The scoring wasn’t finished yet and a quickfire double from Burns meant he completed his own hat-trick with Tyler Tulleth being the architect for Burns’s third.
For Kinross they need to forget this game quickly and move on while AM Soccer will be very pleased with their own performance.
  • Full Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 0-9
  • AM Soccer


Kinross Colts
AM Soccer
1. Lewis Bathgate
2. Calum McIntyre
3. Allen Saunders
4. Alasdair Bennet
5. Michael Drysdale
6. Finlay Reith
8. Euan Duthie
11. Paul McLintock
12. Scott Lavender
15. Craig Swift
17. Cameron Donnelly
18. Josh Anderson
67. Aaron Macdonald
1. Blair Penman
3. Lewis Robinson
4. Liam McWatt
5. Jake MacCabe
6. Matthew Porteus
7. Kieran Fox
8. Matthew Gow
9. Mark McKenzie
11. Tyler Tulleth
12. Matthew Brown
14. Jason Burns
17. Louis Appere
20. Elliot Gourlay
21. Ross Falconer
21. Ross Mutch
23. Bradley Etchells
24. Errol Vella
Star Player
Kinross Colts
AM Soccer
Scott Lavender – Tough game for his debut but at times showed glimpses of what he could offer the side.
Louis Appere - Absolutely stunning and has six goals to show for his efforts plus a couple of assists.
Magic Moment
Kinross Colts
AM Soccer
The Colts were happy to hear the final whistle as their under strengthened team struggled to get out of first gear.
The whole 90 minutes as they were faultless.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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