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Bonnyton hit Apex for six in quarter final

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Bonnyton Thistle Under 19s
Apex F.C. Under 19s
Competition: SYFA Challenge Cup - Quarter Final
Venue: St Joseph's Academy, Kilmarnock
Date: 04/02/2012
Author: Ross Mitchell
Apex, who came down to East Ayrshire from Aberdeenshire kicked off the quarter final, playing in their all blue kit kicked off the tie against their hosts Bonnyton, playing in red and black.

The game began very evenly with both sides keeping the ball well but not being able to carve out clear cut chances.  The best opportunities for the first 20 minutes fell to Bonnyton but were half chances at best.

Bonnyton began to take control of the game halfway through the first half and began to create some chances.  They were able to take the lead 30 minutes into the game when Mark Armour was played through and was able to coolly finish passed Apex’s Scott Feurst.

The home side doubled their lead quickly after with a free kick from the left wing was bundled in to the goal with a few players trying to claim the glory.  Bonnyton again increased their lead shortly after with a brilliant goal scored by Callum Watt.  The ball was not cleared by the Apex defence and fell to Watt who took a shot on the volley which flew into the bottom corner.

At half time, Bonnyton led 3-0 after 3 quick fire goals.  The game started very evenly, with neither team able to create many chances.  After Bonnyton scored though, the game changed and it looked as though Bonnyton would score with every attack.         
Half Time:  Bonnyton Thistle 3 – 0 Apex F.C.  
Bonnyton started the second half the brighter of the teams, picking up where they left off in the first half.  Mark Armour was released from a brilliant through ball but unlike the first goal the keeper made a good save from the attacker’s shot.

The home side continued to create half chances which did not trouble Apex’s goalie too much.  Apex were able to respond to the pressure they were under by having their own half chance well saved by Chris Murchie from Johnny Lock’s shot.

With their next attack, Bonnyton scored again.  Mark Armour played a cross into the penalty area where Callum Watt, breaking from midfield, finished well to make the score 4-0. 

They continued their pressure and were able to score again shortly after their 4th.  Good play on the right wing from McMillan allowed the winger to get a deep cross into the area.  Mark Armour got in at the back post and was able to tap in for his second of the game.

The pressure on Apex’s continued for the rest of the match.  Bonnyton were able to create chance after chance and were able to make this dominance count when they scored their 6th on the day.  More good play from Mark Armour on the left wing allowed the winger to pick out Craig Paterson inside the area.  Paterson won the ball and was able to finish well.

At full time, Bonnyton deserved their win.  They dominated the game from when they scored their first goal to the final whistle.  Apex put up a good fight but when they conceded their heads seemed to drop and did not look like the team they were when the game was 0-0.  
Full Time:  Bonnyton Thistle 6 – 0 Apex F.C. 
Bonnyton Thistle Under 19s
Apex F.C. Under 19s
1.  Chris Murchie (GK)
2.  Mark Armour
3.  Graham Anderson
4.  Keir White
5.  Peter Woods
6.  Michael Lennox
7.  Callum Watt
8.  Stuart Davidson
9.  Declan Milligan
10.  Craig Paterson
11.  Rodie McMillan
12.  Andy Strachan
13.  Chris McFadzean
17.  Jordan Muir
1.  Scott Feurst (GK)
3. Stewart Hutcheon
4. Andy Smith
7. Gavin Sinclair
8. Chaz Niven
9. Connor Robertson
10. Callum Tramaine
11. Johnny Lock
13. Craig Brands
14. Calum Booth
19. Euan Dryburgh
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