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Sunday, 30 October 2011 21:42

Arsenal triumph over Letham in U13s cup clash

Written by  Calvin Berry
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Arsenal Boys Club Under 13s
 vs
Letham FC Under 13s
 
 
 
Competition:Scottish Cup Third Round
Venue:Glasgow Club Milton
Date: 30/10/2011
 
 
 
Author: Calvin Berry
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the second day in a row an Arsenal side won 5-3 but this time it was Arsenal Boys Club Under 13s defeating Letham F.C Under 13s in the third round of the Scottish Cup.

In a game full of chances for both sides, Arsenal took their chances as Letham were left to rue missed opportunities.

Arsenal started the game brightly . Sean Trewavas saw his shot go just wide of the Letham goal before captain Kalvin Warren tested goalkeeper Sean Stewart with a long range effort.

Arsenal’s pressure paid off as they took the lead in the tie. Joseph Slee’s cross from the left was met by Reece Smeaton who fired the ball over the keeper to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead.

Sean Stewart in the Letham goal had to be on top form as Arsenal pushed for a second. Kalvin Warren and Reece Smeaton both saw efforts saved by the in from keeper.

With Kalvin Warren and Joseph Slee on top form a second looked as if it was on its way and after piling on the pressure, Arsenal got their second goal.

Joseph Slee’s surging run down the ring was not stopped which let Slee cut in and finish to make it 2-0 Arsenal.

The second goal seemed to wake up Letham as they started to create chances. Caleb Jack played Dylan McWilliams through one on one but his shot was just wide of the post.

Letham missed a glorious chance to pull one back when a Declan Harvey free kick was missed by the Arsenal defence and fell to Tyler Green in the box but he fired wide as Arsenal drew a sigh of relief.

Arsenal made Letham pay for their missed opportunities with a third goal.

From a pinpoint corner Reece Smeaton managed to bring the ball down and slot the ball past the keeper to make it 3-0 Arsenal and grab his second goal of the game.

Letham looked on the ropes as Arsenal continued to push. Kalvin Warren forced Sean Stewart to pull off another couple of great saves as Letham managed to go into the second half only three behind.

 
Half Time: Arsenal Boys Club Under 13s 3-0 Letham FC Under 13s
 
Letham made personnel and tactical changes at the break and they paid off as just after the restart they pulled a goal back.

Jamie Sinclair turned his marker in the box and fired the ball past the keeper to make it 3-1 and give Letham a way back into the game.

Sean Twigg in the Arsenal goal had to be alert to thwart a long range effort from Letham captain Shaun
Simpson as Letham pushed for a second however the next goal was scored by Arsenal.

Sean Stewart pulled off a fantastic save to turn Reece Smeaton’s effort around the post for a corner but from the resulting corner Josh Stevenson headed the ball into the net to make it 4-1 Arsenal.

Letham made it 4-2 not long after. A Letham corner was met by Craig McGlashan who took a touch before firing the ball past the keeper to gve Letham some hope of a comeback again.

Letham continued to throw players forward in search of a goal but they soon found themselves 5-2 down.

Joseph Slee’s good play down the wing set up Josh Stevenson in the box who gave the keeper no chance with his shot to make it 5-2 and grab his second of the game.

Letham refused to give up and were awarded a penalty after Declan Harvey was brought down in the box however Dylan McWilliams watched his penalty roll past the wrong side of the post.

The impressive Sean Stewart managed to  pull off another fine save to keep the score down, this time saving at the feet of Josh Stevenson who was trying to get his hat trick.

Late on Letham were awarded their second penalty of the game after Craig McGlashan was tripped in the box. Captain Shaun Simpson took spot kick duties this time and made no mistake with the penalty to make it 5-3 however it was too little too late as Arsenal claimed the win to progree in the Scottish Cup.
 
Full Time: Arsenal Boys Club Under 13s 5-3 Letham FC Under 13s
Arsenal Boys Club Under 13s
Letham Under 13s
1.Sean Twigg
4.Gary Cowan
5.Darvish Hejazian
6.Joseph Slee
7.Kalvin Warren (C)
8Sean Trewavas
9.Josh Stevenson
10.Liam McLaughlin
12.Sean McMillan
14.Patrick McHugh
16.Reece Smeaton
Substitutes:
2.Paul Kearney
11.Jordan Short
15.Brian Prentice
1.Sean Stewart
2.Craig Edwards
3.Douglas Thom
4.Declan Harvey
5.Ross McGowan
7.Jamie Sinclair
9.Dylan McWilliams
10.Shaun Simpson (C)
11.Caleb Jack
12.Tyler Green
17.Craig McGlashan
Substitutes:
6.Jordan Robertson
14.Dell Newlands
15.Connor Macfarlane
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: Kalvin Warren
Givova UK Man of the Match: Sean Stewart
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