Fixture: Bonnyton Thistle v Tass Thistle
Competition: Under 14's CAYFA League
On Sunday afternoon Tass who are sitting near the top of the table travelled to face second placed Bonnyton Thistle in what was an eagerly anticipated game.
There was only 4 points separating the pair with second placed Bonnyton having a game in hand over their rivals.
The game started tentatively with both teams struggling to maintain possession or create any goal scoring chances, that all changed midway through the first halve when Bonnyton'd talisman Taylor Smyth picked up the ball just inside the Tass penalty box to cooly slot home the opening goal.
In a game the home side started to dominate, the young winger Luke Dickson after a fantastic one two was sent through on goal, as he maintians his composure he lifted the ball over the keepers head only to be denied by a finger tip save and see the ball agonisingly hit the bar and fall over for a corner.
Just before half time Smyth and Dickson again combined beautifully to send Smyth through on goal to put the home side 2-0 up at the break.
Half Time : Bonnyton Thistle 2-0 Tass Thistle
The second half continued in much the same vain with the home side doing all the pressing, shortly after the restart after some lovely football from the away team Tass forced a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the Bonnyton box, as the keeper set up his wall Liam Bramwell Tass's majestic no eight saw his superb effort graze the outside of the post and go wide of the Bonnyton goal.
Midway through the half Stephen Steel, Bonnyton's influential no sixteen and central midfielder picked up the ball inside his own halve, after beating several men young Stephen slotted the ball home to make it 3-0.
As the game pressed on Tass again went close after some lovely link up play involving a few Tass players and again Tass were very unfortunate to see the ball glide just past the post, just before full time Mr Steel struck again with a lovely strike from just outside the post.
After the game Bonnyton manager Kenny Henderson and his assistant Liam Dickson were brimming with pride at their sides fantastic performance and also the fact their young side were back in the title race.
Full Time : Bonnyton Thistle 4-0 Tass Thistle