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Exciting Scottish Cup match sees Tass pip Parkmoor

Written by  John Stewart
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Parkmoor BC
Tass Thistle FC
U14's SYFA Challenge Cup 2nd Round
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Parkmoor BC vs Tass Thistle FC (Under 14's)It had the makings of a cracker and that's how it turned out. A nice warm sunny day welcomed the visitors, and all was set for a great game. Parkmoor, the team sitting top of Division 2 drawn in the Scottish Cup at home against the team flying at the top of Division 1.

The Moor, playing at home were quicker into stride, and showed no signs of inferiority, and they certainly weren't going to make it easy for Tass Thistle. The Moor had the first few chances, ensuring Tass' goalkeeper was kept on his toes, and saw a couple of early shots clear the crossbar.

There was plenty energy on show from both sides, they were clearly giving their all, and were up for the game. Midway through the first half both teams had chances, with the goalkeepers proving hard to beat.

A long clearance from Parkmoor's goalie however bounced perfectly through Tass' centre halves for Moor's striker to latch on to, and after a couple of reassuring touches, tucked the ball away neatly.

One nil to the underdogs, and Tass looked on their heels, Moor were first to every ball, their hard work and determination was paying off. The half time whistle was blown by a ref hardly noticed in the first half, a sign of both a good game and a good referee.

Half time: Parkmoor BC 1-0 Tass Thistle FC

Into the second half and Tass were showing some passion, clearly the half time team talk had inspired them, and it wasn't long before they were back level. A winding run from their winger, taking off down the right, found his way inside 2 defenders and into the box, only to be pulled down by a late tackle. The penalty was nicely finished, aiming low to the keepers' right hand side. All square now, and all to play for.

Tass were inspired and threw everything at Parkmoor; they were coming forward in waves now. Parkmoor defended resolutely though, there were few chances and arguably a couple of penalty shouts from each team. The game fizzled out, mainly due to the amount of effort given by both sets of boys earlier, and finished at full time all square.

Parkmoor BC vs Tass Thistle FC (Under 14's)Full time: Parkmoor BC 1-1 Tass Thistle FC

Extra time loomed and both sets of boys were pleased for the chance to rest and take in some fluids. At kick off both teams were really looking tired, penalties looked certain now, and only a mistake now would see a clear winner.

Parkmoor were still under pressure however and had to show real resilience to cover Tass' efforts, coming forward it seemed, at will, and it wasn't too long into the first half of extra time we saw the game change its course.

Parkmoor were pushing forward, the midfielders had pushed up to assist the attack and lost the ball Tass were quick to react to this and were soon flying down the right hand side, and a perfectly placed cross was excellently headed in from close range.

Tass were now in front for the first time in the match and held on until the end despite a couple of forlorn shouts for a penalty as Parkmoor attacked in their attempts to draw level. A great game was put on show by both sets of boys, and proved more evenly matched, than it had looked on paper.
Final Result: Parkmoor BC 1-2 Tass Thistle FC (AET)
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