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Ferry start season with win over Jeanfield

Ferry Athletic 2

McColgan 1, Donnelly 16

Jeanfield Swifts Blacks 1

Roswell (p) 52
  • Sunday, 19 August 2018
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 17´s
  • Dave Pullar League

Andrew Creegan

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Goals from Owen McColgan and Brandon Traynor helped Ferry Athletic to an opening day win over Jeanfield Swifts.

Alex Roswell pulled one back for Jeanfield in the second half, but Ferry held on to take the points.

These sides shared third place in last year’s Maryfield League, but it was Ferry that struck first with 22 seconds played. Owen McColgan was sent through on goal and he lashed the ball past Sam Townsley to open the scoring.

Jake Stewart brought a save out of Townsley before Connor Milton denied Jack Muirhead to keep Ferry’s lead intact.

Ferry were looking dangerous in the opening exchanges and doubled their lead through Brandon Donnelly after 16 minutes. A corner was cleared as far as the midfielder, who smashed the ball past Townsley from the edge of the box.

Harris Chater went close for Jeanfield before Townsley denied Jackson Dobbie at the other end. Jeanfield’s stopper was keeping Ferry at bay and pulled of a fantastic close range to deny Jake Stewart from point blank range.

Liam Cooney looked to have pulled one back for Jeanfield on the half hour mark, but Milton produced a fingertip save to push the ball to safety.

  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 2-0
  • Jeanfield Swifts Blacks

Jeanfield began the second half brightly and were handed a lifeline when Jake Strachan was penalised for handball in the box. Alex Roswell stepped up and sent Milton the wrong way to half the deficit.

Louie Porter saw a shot deflect wide before Greg Breen was denied by Townsley. Ewan Stewart was then thwarted by the keeper who pulled of a superb diving save to keep out McColgan’s curling strike.

Chater was denied by Milton late on before Muirhead fired wide with what proved to be the last chance of the game.

  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 2-1
  • Jeanfield Swifts Blacks


Ferry Athletic
Jeanfield Swifts Blacks
1. Connor Milton
2. William Banyard
3. Luke Queen
4. Jaye McGrath
5. Reece Muir
6. Greg Breen
7. Jackson Dobbie
8. Jake Stewart
9. Louie Porter
10. Ewan Stewart
11. Louie Anderson
12. Daniel Ogilvie
14. Daniel Garmany
15. Mitchell Smith
16. Zak Foran
17. Jake Strachan
19. Brandon Donnelly
20. Owen McColgan
1. Sam Townsley
3. Jamie Bell
5. Finn Boag
6. Rannoch Ramsay
7. Liam Cooney
8. Ethan Simpson
9. Ryan Young
10. Alex Roswell
11. Finlay Young
13. James Westwood
14. Harris Chater
15. Liam Strong
16. Angus Dochard
17. Jack Muirhead
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Jeanfield Swifts Blacks
Jackson Dobbie - The winger was full of running and caused plenty of problems for the Jeanfield defence.
Sam Townsley - Jeanfield's keeper pulled of a string of impressive saves that kept his side in the tie until the very end.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Jeanfield Swifts Blacks
Donnelly's Goal - A fantastic strike that proved to be the winner.
Townsley's Save from Jake Stewart - The keeper's reaction save from close range was his best of the day.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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