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Port Glasgow BC roundup - 21/22nd September 2013

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PGBC  U21s 1-1 Claremont FC
Port won 5 - 4 on penalties.
Port progressed to the next round of the West of Scotland Cup against first division opponents. They started off slowly and lost a goal in the first five minutes, it took the Port about 25 minutes to get started but once they did they were the better team. 
The effort from all boys again was excellent with some nice football played at times. Ports goal came from Darren Patton, penalty scorers: Ryan Stewart, Paul Johnstone, Darren Patton, Ross McLaughlin and Jack Maxfield. 
Men of the match Aiden McMillan and Robbie Graham.
The 21s wish to thank The Square Restaurant, McKinnon Brothers property maintenance and PMc School of Motoring for sponsorship.
PGBC 19s 1-3 Hamilton
In this Scottish Cup Tie, played in severe weather conditions the Port boys had went ahead when Sam Pollock took the ball past the keeper to hit the back of the net. But in the final 20 minutes Hamilton gained 3 goals to see them through. 
Ref’s MOTM Daniel Bamford.
Team sponsor Garvel.
PGBC 17s 7-1 Cunningham Crusaders
The 17s (pictured) kept alive the Scottish Cup dream for Port Glasgow this weekend with a great victory at Parklea, goals from Lewis Rankin (2), Aidan Sharp (2), Darryn Robertson (2) and Christopher Grierson,
secured the win.
Ref’s MOTM was Jack McGrogan. 
The team are looking to strengthen their squad, anyone interested should Stiv 07984980154 or come along to Parklea Tuesday or Thursday.
This team wish to thank Tam Sharp of Sharp Response for his continued support over the last few years, the boys are pictured in their new strip with Tam.
PGBC 15s 2-4 Pirrie Park
The 15s lost out to Pirrie park midweek with goals from Paul Payne and Connor Duffy, refs motm was Connor Hitchinson.
PGBC 15s 7 Erskine 1
On Saturday the boys travelled to Erskine and came out on top with a great 7-1 victory, goals came from Connor Duffy (2), Stuart Barnes (2), Nicky Grierson, Ciaran Murray and David Marshall, 
Ref’s MOTM was Connor Duffy.
Team sponsor S Johnston Joinery and Building Contractors
Port Glasgow Boys Club U13s 3-2 Stamperland
Port Glasgow Boys Club 2001s traveled through to Eaglesham to play Stamperland on Wednesday night. On an excellent playing surface Port Glasgow started the game well pushing Stamperland back and having a lot of the ball. Port opened the scoring through a great pass from Scott Marshall to Ryan Phillips who scored with good left foot finish. Port continued to press the game but lost a goal from a free kick put into the box. 
Once again Port when on the attack and Declain Adair put a cross into the box for Aaron McGoldrick to score on his first start, but before half time Stamperland brought themselves level when Port lost a goal from a corner kick. Into the second half and there was very little  chances being created then Stamperland won a penalty kick but Lewis McClure would not be beaten in goal and pulled of a fantastic double save to keep Port level. 
As the game opened up more Ryan Phillips put Port ahead with his second of the game to keep up his good scoring form. Stamperland continued to press for the equaliser but the Ports defence with Josh, Shaun, Brandon and Curtis not prepared to give an inch Port held on for a very good win. 
This was a good team performance to keep moving Port up the league table and the boys must keep this standard up. 
Ref’s MOTM Brandon McCabe.
Langcraigs 13s 0-6  PGBC 13s
Port made the short trip up the M8 on Saturday morning to play Langcraigs at St James Playing fields in Paisley.
The first half started with Port on full attack. Numerous chances came their way but no one was able to capitalise until a good strike by Brandon McCabe from well outside the box flew over the top of the Langcraigs keeper and into the back of the net. Another great strike from Brandon forced the Langcraigs keeper into a good save but no one from Port was following in to get on the end of the spills. Brandon then played a good ball through to Declan Adair but his shot was pulled just past the post.
In the second half Port started to find their shooting boots. Sean O'Donnell played a good ball through to  Ryan Phillips who unleashed a good strike past the keeper and into the net. Ryan then got his second when he got onto the end of a good cross into the box from Scott Marshall from wide on the left. Jack Anderson picked the ball up midway in the Langcraigs half, he then went on a run skipping past 3 defenders on his way before chipping the ball over the Langcraigs keeper to put Port further ahead. 
Good play from Scott Marshall saw him get into the Langcraigs box before he was brought down to win Port a penalty. Up stepped Brandon McCabe to strike the ball low into the keepers bottom left corner. A long ball forward by Port keeper Dimitris Cameron saw good play between Ross McKay and Ryan Phillips before Ryan capped off a great second half by rounding off his hat-trick.
Ref’s MOTM was Ryan Phillips.
Port still have some space in their squad, anyone interested in a trial contact Ian on 07753 846465 or Bryan on 07969 760291.
Thanks to our sponsor INVERWELD for continued support.
PGBC 2003s vs Erskine
PGBC 2003s played Erskine on Saturday morning, they started of well and were unlucky to go behind early on however when they lost a silly goal the boys heads went down and they were unable to secure a win.
Sponsored by Carpetrite.
PGBC 2004s Black vs Langcraigs
The Port boys travelled to Ferguslie sports complex to take on Langcraigs bc in a bright and sunny early morning fixture. As the match kicked of neither team really got a hold on the game and the first 5 minutes was a scrappy affair. 
As the game grew on the Port boys finally got to grips with the game and started to dominate proceedings playing some lovely football. The boys finding the breakthrough midway through the first half a ball played from the middle of the park splitting the Langcraigs defence wide open and dispatched well past the goalie. It wasn't long before the boys increased their lead, a run from midfield a powerful shot hit which the Langcraigs keeper could only palm away, it falling perfect for the port boys following up to slot home and go into half time leading. 
The second half saw the boys continue to dominate the game keeping Langcraigs pinned well inside their own half with a great spell of pressure just unable to convert and add to their tally. Then totally against the run of play a clearance from defence saw Langcraigs in to pull a goal back and get back into the match. 
The port boys going straight back on the attack holding a high line pressuring well and creating chance after chance, But a combination of snatching at chances and what was a great display by the Langcraigs goalkeeper seen the game remain tight when the boys should have been out of sight. With 5 minutes remaining and the port boys on the attack trying to put the game to bed another clearance saw Langcraigs in to equalise. An identical goal the boys were disappointed to concede. 
The port pushed for the winner putting the Langcraigs defence and goalkeeper under pressure right till the final whistle. The game ending in a draw although it felt more like a defeat after dominating the match the way they did. A fantastic effort from the boys on the day though, learning with every match, playing some lovely football in spells with good movement. A bit more clinical in front of goal will see the boys get more reward in future matches.
Goalscorer: McBride. 
Coaches thank B. Buick and Sons (Bodyshop) for sponsorship.
PGBC 2004s Orange
Saturday saw the port boys take on Parkmoor, both teams started well and there wasn't much between the two sides with a Marc McDonald strike separating the teams at half time. 
The game opened up in the second half with Parkmoor equalising almost immediately after the restart. At 1-1 the game was flowing from end to end, the port eventually regaining the lead through kyle fuller, the lead didn't last long as Parkmoor started to come out on top in a five minute spell scoring a couple of goals to take the advantage in the game. 
The Port dug deep and showed the same kind of passion and fight that has been evident in recent weeks with Marc McDonald adding to his tally with a superb effort with an over elaborate celebration to match and Raymond Keyes continuing his good form by grabbing a double. 
Niall Brady, who had been tormenting the Parkmoor defence with his jinking runs and nutmegs, had the final say on the day tapping home from close range. 
There was a lot of good football played today by both teams and coaches from both teams couldn't have asked anymore from their players, fantastic game of football to watch.
Today’s special mention should go to big Aidan Mclachlan, thought he was superb breaking up the attacks and the ball from defence was a lot better than it has been, even in the warm up the big fellow looked
really up for it, he's set the standard now for himself and knows what we will expect from him from now on. 
Thanks to sponsor Marcus Humphrey for their continued support.
PGBC 2005s had no training or game this week but will resume as normal on Sunday at Notre Dame, any call off scontact Gillian.
 PGBC 2006s was also off this weekend but continue to train as normal, Ronnie will advise of all details.
The club are holding a bingo night on 4th October 2013 in Upper Port, a Halloween disco for the kids within the club on Fri 8th Nov in Boglestone CC and the Sportsmans dinner will be the 26th Oct 2013 in Port Glasgow Town Hall, please contact any club official for more info.
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