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Edusport progress in cup after defeating Glasgow University

Edusport Academy 3

Monga Ebwa 28, Fouley 30, Leandro 68

Glasgow University 1

Learmont 64
  • Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • Hamilton Palace
  • College & University
  • South Regional Challenge Cup

David McSheffrey | YFS Central Region Journalist

Edusport Academy battled to a 3-1 win over Glasgow University, progressing through to the next round of the South Regional Challenge Cup.
 
First half goals from Yannick Monga Ebwa and Quentin Fouley put the hosts in a commanding position at the interval. And although Steven Learmont pulled one back for Glasgow on sixty four minutes, Cederic Leandro was on hand to secure a win for Edusport whose header proved too strong for Glasgow keeper, Derick Moore.
 
Edusport started the brightest and made their intentions clear right from the off. 
 
Their first chance fell inside the fifth minute after Michael Martins delivered an exquisite cross into the Glasgow box finding Monga Ebwa in space, but he couldn’t direct his header on target.
 
Building upon their early pressure, Edusport had another chance to take the lead but Fouley’s curled effort fell inches wide of the right hand post.
 
Glasgow’s defence stood firm, unwilling to submit themselves to the relentless pressure Edusport were throwing their way; that was at least until the twenty eigth minute when Monga Ebwa fired home from six yards, giving Edusport a well deserved lead.
 
Almost immediately after, Edusport capitalised on a shell shocked Glasgow, doubling their advantage through Fouley. Lucas Vanmeenen made a key interception high up the park before teeing up Fouley who shot low to Moore’s right.
 
Things would get worse for the visitors when they were reduced to ten men after Sean Dunion was dealt a straight red card for violent conduct.
 
The referee soon after drew the first half to a close, allowing time to reflect on a match that wasn’t short on goals or drama.
  • Half Time:
  • Edusport Academy
  • 2-0
  • Glasgow University
The second half presented a more cagey affair, with no real clear cut chances being made available to either side.
 
But just after the hour mark, Glasgow would force their way back into the match in rather bizarre circumstances. Edusport defender, Jeremy Mpouma, looked to clear the ball of danger but his clearance ricocheted off Glasgow midfielder, Learmont, before the ball spinned low to Benoit Bouillant’s left.
 
Glasgow’s newfound hope was quickly relinquished by Leandro, who met Lucas Vanmeenen’s corner at the near post, guiding his header into the Glasgow net despite Moore’s best efforts in trying to make a save.
 
Edusport had no plans to stop at three, and Fouley was in search of his second of the match. The Frenchmen struck from long range but Moore got up high to his left to beat away the danger, allowing Glasgow to keep their faint cup hopes alive.
 
Andrew Pender then had a great chance for Glasgow to reduce the deficit in the seventy second minute, but his finishing was lacking when he shot wide to the right hand post.
 
Edusport hung on and rightfully emerged 3-1 winners in a heated cup clash. The victory marked a third consecutive win for the Frenchmen, where they’ve scored a resounding twenty one goals, while conceding a meagre two.
  • Full Time:
  • Edusport Academy
  • 3-1
  • Glasgow University

Lineups

Edusport Academy
Glasgow University
Bouillant
Cyrille
Martins
Leandro
Mpouma
Diallo
Fartassi
Haifi
Fouley
Vanmeenen
Monga Ebwa

Subs:
Lesur
Perennes
Boulet
Gourari
Moore
Morrison
Waring
Dunn
Thomson
Wolber
Learmont
Dunion
Middleton
Pender
Solley

Subs:
Baines
Everden
Goettermann
Grieve
Gallagher
Star Player
Edusport Academy
Glasgow University
Fouley
Moore
Magic Moment
Edusport Academy
Glasgow University
The host's second goal was a very good goal, coming from good work from Lucas Vanmeenen to win the ball back before setting up Fouley.
Moore's save from Fouley denied him his second of the match, an excellent save from the keeper who done well to get something on the effort.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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