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Kennoway claim three points at Colts' expense

Kinross Colts 2

Caulfield 53', Cowe (p) 67'

Kennoway United 5

Sparrow 28', (p) 59', Rolland 38', Black 42', Harley 83'
  • Sunday, 24 April 2016
  • The Myre
  • Under 17´s
  • Domestic Supplies 17s League

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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Kennoway United took all three points home as they beat Kinross at the Myre. Paul Sparrow's double plus goals from Ben Rolland, Jordan Black and Nathan Harley were enough for the visitors despite Lewis Caulfield and Sean Cowe’s efforts for the hosts.

Kinross started brightly and should have led within the first three minutes. Good combination play from Liam Murray and Cowe saw a great chance for Craig Swift, but Taylor Hay made himself big in the Kennoway goal before Robbie Winsborough put the rebound wide.

The visitors tried to capitalise from this let off but a strong fist from Cal Rushford in the Kinross goal denied Sparrow’s free kick. Kennoway kept pressing with Rolland striking the ball over the bar before Allen Saunders and Cowe both headed the ball off the goal line.

On the 28th minute, Kennoway made their pressure pay. Sparrow got the better of a couple of players and sweetly struck the ball into the bottom right corner.

It didn’t take long for the visitors to double the lead. Rolland received the ball deep in the Kinross half before twisting and turning and making himself just enough space to strike the ball high into the roof of the net outwith the goalkeepers reach.  

The lead was increased to three a few minutes before half time when Black’s speculative shot squirmed through the hands of the unlucky Rushford.

  • Half Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 0-3
  • Kennoway United

Kinross started the second half with the intention of completing an unlikely fightback and it took only eight minutes of the second half to make a dent in Kennoway’s lead. Caulfield gathered Murray’s cross before striking the ball goalwards and deflecting off Robbie McEwan leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

Any thoughts of a comeback for Kinross were extinguished on the hour mark when the visitors were awarded a penalty for handball. Sparrow made no mistake from the spot as he rolled the ball down the middle expertly.

Eight minutes later the referee was pointing at the spot once again, this time for the hosts. Just as Sparrow did for Kennoway, Cowe dispatched it for the hosts.

Kinross pressed for a way back into the game with Paul McLintock being denied excellently by the onrushing goalkeeper.

With seven minutes remaining Kennoway killed the game off with a ball down the right wing finding Harley, who brilliantly found the far corner to the cheers of the visiting fans.

Kennoway travel back home with all three points after a well-rounded team display while the hosts will be left to rue what might have been.

  • Full Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 2-5
  • Kennoway United


Kinross Colts
Kennoway United
1. Cal Rushford
3. Allen Saunders
4. Lewis Cox
5. Michael Drysdale
7. Lewis Caulfield
8. Euan Duthie
9. Robbie Winsborough
10. Liam Murray
11. Paul McLintock
13. Aaron Macdonald
15. Craig Swift
67. Sean Cowe
1. Taylor Hay
5. Jamie Paterson
6. Ben Hillan
8. Patrick Moir
9. Nathan Harley
10. Kieran Falconer
11. Jamie Gillies
12. Tyler Ross
13. Jordan Black
15. Robbie McEwan
16. Ryan Marshall
17. Paul Sparrow
18. Matthew Cunningham
22. Ben Rolland
Star Player
Kinross Colts
Kennoway United
Cal Rushford – Made some brilliant stops and, apart from one blip, was solid throughout.
Ben Rolland – Caused problems throughout for the Colts defence
Magic Moment
Kinross Colts
Kennoway United
The tremendous point blank save by Cal Rushford to keep the scores level.
The composed penalty finish by Paul Sparrow
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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