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Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:11

Coylton sit pretty after victory over Glenafton

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Glenafton Athletic
 vs
Coylton FC
 
 
 
U15's West of Scotland YFL
Glenafton Park
20 November 2014
 
 
 
The Coylton and Glenafton game would be an influential match on the league. Both teams battled hard and knew that the first goal would be vital to decide the game.
 
A free kick was won by Coylton in the Glens half, which quickly lead to a counter attack and Coylton soon found the net from it.
 
Glenafton tried to hit back from kick off, they progressed up to the Coylton box but saw their shot go over by a few inches.
 
Coylton then from the goal kick, played the ball out wide and the winger dribbled up the left channel. He crossed the ball in and found the back of the net thanks too some wreckless keeping.
 
Shortly after the Glens looked for an instant response and played a quick counter attack which forced the Coylton defender to bring down the opposing striker in the box. The spot kick was taken and scored, shortly after the whistle blew for half time.
 
The second half consisted of no real great chances but was a hard half for both teams, tackles flew in from everywhere ending in some players being taken off injured. Coylton managed to hold on to the 2-1 win to secure all three points and see them stay at the top of the league.
 
Full Time: Glenafton 1-2 Coylton FC
 
Thursday, 20 November 2014 03:01

Coylton defeat Glenafton on way to the top

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Glenafton Athletic
 vs
Coylton FC
 
 
 
U15's West of Scotland YFL
Glenafton Park
20 November 2014
 
 
 
It was a visit to Glenafton for now top of the table Coylton last weekend as they hoped to try and overtake Glenburn MW at the top of the table. 
 
It was a hard game for Glenafton as Coylton controlled most of the play and also manged to find the back of the net twice in the first twenty minutes. 
 
However, the play changed as Gleafton went on a quick counter-attack which forced one of the Coylton players to bring down the Glenafton striker in the box and conced a penalty. The spot kick was taken and was scored not long before half time. 
 
The second half consisted of hard battling from both teams and they both had good chances, but none of them could find the net.
 
The game finished 2-1 to Coylton and gained a vital three points to progress to the top of the league.
 
Full Time: Glenafton 1-2 Coylton FC
 

 

KSC Royals
 vs
Bellfield BC
 
 
 
U16's Central Ayrshire YFA - League Cup
Kilwinning Sports Club
20 November 2014
 
 
 
On Sunday the 16th November KSC Royals hosted Bellfield as the two rival sides battled it out in the Central Ayrshire YFA League Cup. Even during the warm-ups, the tension could be feltas the teams prepared.
 
The game started slowly and it was clear that nerves were in play. The game remained goaless until around 20 minutes when Jordan Sherar gave KSC Royals the lead with a lovely left footed finish.
 
The support from the Royals fans was great and after the goal the game completely turned as Royals heads were high and they knew they were out to get a victory.
 
As half time approached, Jack Cummings the KSC stricker scored two cracking goals and made the score 3-0 to the Royals at half time.
 
Half Time: KSC Royals 3-0 Bellfield
 
The second half began and it was a slow start as well as both sides were not creating much in the way of attacking movement. That was until the Bellfield right-back scored a topper of a goal that was very unexpected.
 
With Bellfied hopes raised, they thought there may still be hope. The hope was risen further when another goal was scored for Bellfield to make the scores 3-2.
 
The game was tight and the Royals knew they had to do something to get themselves back into the match. They did just that as well, with screamers for the Royals as wingers Ryan Howat put two in the back of the Belfied net.
 
In the end it was a comfrotable victory for KSC Royals, though there was a slight concern in the second half. 
 
Full Time: KSC Royals 5-2
 
 
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:22

Largs Colts U13's video - 'The season so far'

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Largs Colts 2002's have created their own video which reviews the season so far.
 

 

Carrick Colts
 vs
Valspar FC
 
 
 
Under 15's, West of Scotland League
Maybole
15 November 2014
 
 
 
On a cold frosty morning, Valspar traveled down to Maybole to play Carrick. Valspar were looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points, where as Carrick were looking to move into the middle of the table. 
 
Carrick made a strong start with a chance coming their way within the first few minutes, which was not converted into a goal.
 
Valspar took about 10 minutes to get going but once they did they were on top. A ball came in from the left for Brendan lynch to score a header, 1-0 valspar. 
 
Five minutes went past and Valspar had a free kick on the edge of the box. Lee young stepped up and smashed the ball into the top corner, an excellent free kick, extending Valspar's advantage. 
 
Valspar were no dominating play, Scott Oniel picked up the ball at the half way line and showed some great pace to get to the opposition box, where he bent the ball in to top corner, making the score line 3-0.
 
The games fourth and Valspar's fourth came from a corner. The ball fell to Jamie Macleod after a miscued clearence landed straight to him, where he slotted the ball home.
 
Half Time : Carrick 0-4 Valspar 
 
The second half started and Valspar started off the way they finished in the first half. Valspar were on the attack a lot, but Carrick were defending well, keeping Valspar at bay, until the ball fell to Gavin Scott on inside the area, where he fired home. 
 
The game slowed down for the next twenty minutes or so, until Carrick got a free kick on the edge of the box, which forced a great save from Valspar keeper Danny Gray. 
 
With ten minutes left, Oliver Wilson picked up the ball and played a excellent forty yard pass to give Cammy Gilmour an opportunity to grab Valspar another goal, the Carrick keeper came out to narrow the angle, but Gilmour managed to hit the ball round the advancing keeper, making it 6-0.
 
With five minutes left on the clock, a blocked shot fell to Lucas Elliot who slotted home nicely. 
 
With the full time whistle edging closer, Valspar grabbed themselves another goal, after Byron Dempsey rose in the air, meeting a cross and he made no mistake in heading the ball home.
 
The referee blew the whistle for full time, signalling the end of the match.
 
Full Time : Carrick 0-8 Valspar 
 
 

 

Glenafton Athletic
 vs
Ayr Craigie
 
 
 
Under 15 CAYF League
Venue
08 November 2014
 
 
 
Before the game started all the boys from both teams, along with match officials, Coaches and parents, observed a two minute applause. This was in respect for all our fallen military heros for Remembrance Sunday. 
 
Both teams started brightly with Glenafton coming close in the opening exchanges, striking the Ayr Craigie bar.
 
Craigie made the breakthrough midway through the first half, with Jordan Fillipi scoring low into the left hand corner from just outside the area. This was a surprise after the Glenafton keeper who was on fire, could not seem to be beaten in goal.
 
This remained the score till the end of the first half. 
 
Half Time : Glenafton 0-1 Ayr Craigie
 
Glenafton started the second half very strongly, pressing the Ayr Craigie defence back deep in their half.
 
The Glenafton pressure finally paid off when they equalised with a fantastic twenty five yard drive, which gave the Ayr Craigie keeper no chance.
 
Craigie pressed forward to score a goal worthy of winning any game, when Steven Dempsey beat four players to bend a twenty yard strike into the top corner.
 
Both teams deserve great praise for such a fantastic game, which show cased excellent football which was a treat to the eye.
 
Full Time : Glenafton 1-2 Ayr Craigie
 
 

 

Bellfield Royals
 vs
Ochiltree Youth
 
 
 
U17 CAYFA League
 
08 November 2014
 
 
 
Bellfield Royals hosted Ochiltree Youth' with both teams coming into the match looking to get maximum points, especially Ochiltree who had lost their last two league fixtures. 
 
Bellfield got the game underway and very shortly after the kick off Ochiltree pressed deep into the Bellfield half and took the lead through their number nine, making the score 1-0 to the away side.
 
Bellfield didn't let their heads drop and went in search of an equaliser, which eventually came through an unfortunate mistake from the Ochiltree goalkeeper.
 
The score line stayed the same for the reaminder of the half with the score line at 1-1.
 
Half Time : Bellfield Royals 1-1 Ochiltree Youth
 
The second half started the same as the first half had started, with Ochiltree pressing Bellfield high.
 
The Ochiltree pressure paid off as they bagged themselves two goals within quick succession, their goals came from their number nine and number two.
 
Bellfield were searching for a lifeline and this lifeline came as they managed to earn themselves a penalty, which was cooly slotted away to make the score 3-2.
 
The last eight minutes of the game Bellfield tried to press to level the scoreline but the Ochiltree defence stood strong and saw the game out.
 
This was a very well contested match from both sides who played some very neat football at times.
 
Full Time : Bellfield Royals 2-3 Ochiltree Youth
 
 
 
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:54

Antonine breeze past Blairdadie in league match

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Antonine BC
 vs
Blairdadie
 
 
 
DFDL Under 16 League
Mountblow
28 October 2014
 
 
 
Antonine welcomed local rivals Blairdardie to a rain sodden Mountblow in the league. For the first time this season, Antonine had a full squad available for selection.
 
The game got underway, with Antonine starting on the front foot pushing their opponents back but without creating any real chances
 
Against the run of play, the first chance fell to the visitors. As a cross/shot was heading for the top corner but Andy Carroll in the Antonine goal, tipped the ball onto the crossbar, a great save from the keeper.
 
Antonine then began to take command of the game after this early scare, seeing a lot more possession of the ball and looking dangerous going forward. 
 
Fraser James beat the offside trap, only to see his shot go wide of the target. 
 
Then, Danny Hamilton's well struck free kick which looked to be net bound, was deflected wide of the target.
 
Boyle then had an effort blocked by the away keeper, very well down to his right and Blairdadie cleared the danger. 
 
Half time arrived with the scoreline at 0-0. However, Antonine may have felt that they should have been a couple up by now. But, Blairdadie were unlucky not to have a goal as well. 
 
Half Time: Antonine BC 0-0 Blairdadie
 
Antonine came flying out of the traps in the second half, after a rollicking at half time from their coach. They lifted the pace and tempo of their game. Passing was a lot more accurate and with more meaning. 
 
Antonine went very close after a corner found Kelly at the back post, who was waiting to knock the ball home. But, his effort rebounded off the post. 
 
Five minutes into the second half, a cross from Hamilton was met by a volley from Hutton, which flew into the back of the Blairdadie net. 
 
A brilliantly worked move ended in James unleashing a magnificent volley, which flew just past the post. This very well could have been goal of the season contender if it flew past the correct side of the post after such good teamwork was met by an excellent strike.
 
However, minutes later James bagged himself a goal and his sides second after he slotted home from close range to put Antonine 2-0 up.
 
Blairdadie got themselves right back into the game, after a corner was awarded despite the protests of the Antonine players. From this, the Blairdadie striker finished from close range. 
 
With fifeteen minutes remaining, Atonine extended their lead as Kelly was on hand to put the ball in from a rebound after a decent save from the Blairdadie keeper.
 
Hamilton then sealed the match after he went on a mazy run, down the right flank, cutting into the box, beforing firing the ball into the corner past the keeper. 
 
Despite the amount of missed chances, this was a solid performance from the Antonine team. 
 
Full Time: Antonine BC 4-1 Blairdadie
 
 
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:56

Irvine Meadow U16s narrowly defeat Girdle Toll

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Girdie Toll YFC
 vs
Irvine Meadow Youth
 
 
 
Kilwinning Sports Club
 
07 September 2014
 
 
 
This was a tight fought local derby match which saw two very strong sides in the South West region come together.
 
The first 10-15 minutes saw a very even match with very few clear cut chances being made.
 
Meadow eventually broke the deadlock through a header at the back post from Jack Rodden to make it 1-0 to the away side. 
 
Girdle came back in to the game and scored after their midfielder broke free and fired a shot in from 22 yards out, which bounced away from Meadow’s make shift goalkeeper, Ben Cunningham and managed to just creep into the corner of the net to end the first half.
 
Half Time: Girdie Toll YFC 1-1 Irvine Meadow Youth
 
The second half started similar to the first half with chances being few and far between until a long Girdle clearance was poorly dealt with by the Meadow defence.
 
Meadow had 2 or 3 free attempts to clear the ball before the Girdle forward managed to force the ball home from 5 yards out to give Girdle a 2-1 lead after 55 minutes.
 
Meadow made a couple of subs and changed their formation playing 3 up front to try and force the issue with Kieran Struthers and Cammy Inglis coming on. 
 
Immediately the game swung when Billy Milne sped past 2 Girdle defenders on the right wing before cutting inside and driving past the Girdle keeper at the near post to make it 2-2 with 13 minutes left.
 
Meadow continued to pile on the pressure resulting in three or four corners and three free kicks on the edge of the box. 
 
It was only five minutes later when Meadow took the lead when Sam Auld brilliantly slid in and forced home a corner from seven yards out after three previous Meadow players attempts were blocked inside the six yard box from the Girdle defence. 
 
This was to end the scoring 3-2 to Irvine Meadow in a close fought match with the three points going to the away side, and helps keep their 100% league record intact. 
 
Full Time: Girdie Toll YFC 2-3 Irvine Meadow Youth
 
 
Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club currently offer a relatively new and unique initiative to young people who are keen and passionate about becoming a referee within Scotland. Programmes of this type are few and far between throughout Scotland, and Linlithgow Rose can be seen as pioneers of this new approach to introducing young people into wider participation within football.
 
The programme offers an alternative route into football or the starting point to a life as a referee, allowing them to learn the game correctly and giving them an opportunity to further their careers.  It also provides kids with an extra opportunity within Scottish football to utilize programmes of this kind as another way of tapping into their passion for football.  
 
Linlithgow Rose encourage participants of the programme to learn their trade in soccer sevens whilst discovering the credentials a referee is required to have and then to go on and take the referee exam. This then allows them to graduate and develop into a fully qualified referee.  
 
Personal skills are also developed whilst being involved within the programme as the young kids receive confidence and encouragement in abundance. The initiative unarguably goes a long way to help building self-confidence, self-motivation, self-esteem and plenty of respect. 
 
The programme is now moving into its third full year and has proved to work wonders on two fronts for Linlithgow Rose. Not only did it offer the participants some education, and help get them interested in football, but it also solved the issue of finding referee’s to cover their seven-a-side home games. 
 
The refereeing initiative has been seen as a major success story within Linlithgow Rose CFC due to the fact 16 people in total have now graduated from the programme.
 
Club president, Billy McAdam said, “It has been one of the biggest successes during my time as club president and was made possible by all the backing I had. It is very easy just to concentrate on the playing side of things, but as a community club we have a responsibility to look beyond the playing fields and we feel this is what this programme achieves and supports the surrounding community. 
 
“The programme is also teaching these young kids at the age of 16 the importance of earning some money through hard work and giving themselves self-confidence at the same time.
 
“We like to see ourselves as a forward thinking club and if other clubs want to introduce something like this then I would thoroughly encourage them to do so.
 
“The most important word within our name is not ‘football’, it’s not ‘Linlithgow Rose’ it’s ‘Community’ and we have to do as much as we possibly can for everybody within our local community and this programme offers that to youngsters.”
 
The programme that was set up to simply fill a gap due to the lack of referees, will now always run and for as long as possible. It has evolved and grown into a vital component of the club providing that crucial link between the football club and the people of Linlithgow. 
 
Due to the overwhelming success of the initiative, Linlithgow Rose are looking to expand and move forward using other areas such as coaching and first-aid, again both other possible routes into the Scottish game. If these reach anywhere as near the levels of success the refereeing programme has exhibited then they will also undoubtedly prove to be useful commodities for the community, club and Scottish football at large.
 
David Drummond, the South East Regional Manager at the Scottish FA, said: “This project is yet another example of where Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club continue to raise the bar.  As one of only three Legacy Awarded Quality Mark clubs in the South East region, yet again the club are delivering on initiatives that cater for more than just footballers.  
 
"With the number of players continuing to grow across Scotland, it is imperative that we have enough referees to take charge of all this new activity.  This initiative will not only provide alternative activity for their members, but they are also addressing the issue of having enough qualified referees to officiate matches for generations to come".