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Milan climb table after fine Erskine win

Written by  Forbes Butterfield
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Giffnock SC Milan
 vs
Erskine YFC
 
 
 
U15 PJ&DYFL - D1
Overlee, Clarkston
16/03/2013
 
 
 
On a cold, wet day at Overlee in Clarkston, two evenly matched teams- Giffnock Soccer Centre Milan and Erskine Youth played in a Division 1 league match. In spite of the conditions both teams tried to play football.

The first goal came after 15 minutes when Giffnock’s forward David Lambie quickly broke away from the last defender and finished into the bottom corner. Erskine’s play in midfield was good, but they were unable to create any clear chances.

The next goal came on 25 minutes when Giffnock played some great football, starting at left back the ball was switched to the right and crisply moved up the right wing until their central midfielder Ross McCallion doubled Milan’s lead with a fine effort from 12 yards.
 
Tackles began to fly in and it was only going to get more passionate as the condition of the pitch deteriorated. On 35 minutes there was confusion in the Giffnock defence and only a last gasp sliding challenge stopped Erskine scoring.

Half Time: Giffnock SC Milan 2-0 Erskine YFC

The second half brought a swift start as Erskine’s Argyle McCoist finished from a Milyard out after poor defending on Giffnock’s behalf. Erskine really had their tails up and the match became even more intense when they were given a free kick right on the edge of the box after a dangerous sliding tackle was poorly timed by Cameron Stirling of Milan.

On 60 minutes Erskine broke down the right and only a fantastic finger- tip save from the Giffnock keeper TJ Henderson kept Giffnock in the lead. Erskine were piling on the pressure and it became apparent that the next goal would be crucial. This goal came with 15 minutes remaining after a great bit of skill by Giffnock’s David Lamond showed great skill to take on three defenders before selflessly cutting the ball back into Luke Butterfield’s path to slot home to put Erskine two behind once again.

Erskine’s attempts died away in the final minutes, and to add to the defeat Peter Wilcock added the fourth to finish off a tense and very muddy afternoon of football. The final score Giffnock Milan 4 Erskine 1. This result pushed Milan up to 5th and leaves Erskine mid-table in a very competitive league.
 
Full Time: Giffnock SC Milan 4-1 Erskine YFC
 
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