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Glenrothes Strollers get a deserved three points against Real Fife Blues

Glenrothes Strollers 7

Ritchie 2'77'79, Davie 34, Westwaters 36, Sharp 38, Paterson 74

Real Fife Blues 1

Meston 7
  • Saturday, 17 February 2018
  • Auchmuty High School
  • Under 15´s

A flurry of goals, late in each half, aided Glenrothes Strollers in their clinical performance against Real Fife Blues in the Fife football development League.

Strollers could not have asked for a better start in the fixture when Dylan Ritchie showed some brilliant pace down the right-wing to eventually cut-in and strike one into the top left corner in the second minute, giving the hosts an early lead.

Strollers were unlucky not to double their lead straight away, but a strong hand from Real Fife Blues keeper Hamish Rankie denied the powerful effort from Harvey Christie in the sixth minute. Unexpectedly, after absorbing a good amount of pressure, Real Fife Blue’s went on a dangerous counter-attack which resulted in a close ranged finish from target man Craig Meston, levelling things in Glenrothes in the seventh minute of the match.

Christie was once again denied by a brilliant stop from Rankie in the 15th minute, who was undoubtedly going to have a very busy match between the sticks. Bailey Patterson was up next to test Rankie, but once again the keeper won this duel, in the 27th minute.

The long period of pressure from the hosts eventually paid off when a perfectly weighted cross from captain Innes Roberts found the head of the tall Ellis Davie who expertly headed home and put the home side deservedly in front, in the 34th minute. Strollers instantly got themselves a third when Robbie Westwaters latched onto a loose ball out on the left-wing and comfortably slotted it in the far-right corner in the 37th minute. The momentum continued late in the half when Mitchell Sharp created space for himself and got the Strollers their fourth of the match in the 38th minute and being the climax of the half.

  • Half Time:
  • Glenrothes Strollers
  • 4-1
  • Real Fife Blues

The second half began in an exact contrast from the end of the first, when the first real chance didn’t come until the 67th minute when Gregor McPherson was unlucky not to add Stroller’s fifth of the afternoon. The next chance for the hosts came in the 72nd minute when a free-kick from number 10 Callum Brown was smartly denied by Rankie.

A late flurry of goals was seen again, when in the 74th minute, Patterson got on the end of a perfectly placed Ritchie cross and converted from close range. The two linked up again, which resulted in another goal between the pair, when Patterson this time threaded it through to Ritchie who coolly finished his dinner in the 77th minute. Ritchie proceeded to run the show up front and got himself his hattrick and made it seven in heaven for the Stroller boys when he got on the end of a fantastic Adam Robertson pass in the 79th minute. Finishing the game in style.



  • Full Time:
  • Glenrothes Strollers
  • 7-1
  • Real Fife Blues


Glenrothes Strollers
Real Fife Blues
1. Kian Logan
2. Connor Houston
3. Lee Buchanan
4. Kyle Leslie
5. Ellis Davie
6. Charlie Miller
7. Robbie Westwaters
8. Elliot Jowitt
9. Adam Robertson
10. Calum Brown
11. Bailey Paterson
12. Yura Buyko
14. Mackenzie Stuart
16. Dylan Ritchie
17. Mitchell Sharp 18. Kieran Lindsay
19. Innes Roberts
20. Harvey Christie
22. Gregor McPherson
1. Hamish Rankie
4. Peter Adams
5. Alex Cairns
6. Joe Baretto
7. Jens Moret
8. Rhys Aitken
9. Matthew McGourty
10. Maciek Smyla
11. Callum Clark
14. Fraser Jolicoeur
16. Callum Gilray
18. Adam Lamond
20. Ellis McQuade
21. Craig Meston
22. Cameron Davidson
Star Player
Glenrothes Strollers
Real Fife Blues
Dylan Ritchie- Put in a terrific shift up top, netting himself a tidy hat trick but also being the provider on a couple of occasions. Linked extremely well with Bailey Paterson
Hamish Rankie- Will be dissapointed with the number of goals conceded, but should be proud for the amount of very solid saves he made throughout the game.
Magic Moment
Glenrothes Strollers
Real Fife Blues
Stroller's fith goal of the match was a real thing of beauty. Some fantastic build up play led to the deadly duo of Ritchie and Paterson linking up well at the end for the goal.
The Craig Meston goal was a tidy finish, showing great composure for a tall guy.
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