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Chelsea BC
Giffnock SC
Under-14 PJDYFL
01 May 2014
Chelsea 2000s welcomed GSc thistle to priory bridge for their league 1 encounter.
Chelsea got off to a great start when a cross from Harris shah was controlled on the chest just inside the box from Steven Clarkson who hit a terrific volley high into the net.
Chelsea had some good passages of play building steadily from the back to create good chances.joe Dickson made a great run into the box and unleashed a drive from 8 yards to put Chelsea 2-0 up at half time .
Half Time: Chelsea BC 2-0 Giffnock SC
Giffnock were playing some good football and were met with an inform goalkeeper jack McCabe who had some super saves from the GSc strike force.
Chelsea added to their lead when a Harris shah free kick was met in the box by Ewan McLeod who showed great determination to head home.
Giffnock won a corner and scored direct from it to bring themselves back into the game and 5 minutes later the GSc striker was through on goal and collided with mc cabe who had to go off injured and GSc were awarded a penalty .
Chelsea had Clarkson take over in goal to face the penalty that was duly hit high over the bar ,however GSc pulled another goal back to make it 3v2 and giffnock were probing away for the equaliser however Chelsea showed ressilliance and played away to hold on to their advantage in what was a fantastic game .
Full Time: Chelsea BC 3-2 Giffnock SC


Linwood Rangers
Under-14 PJDYFL
26 Apr 2014
On Saturday 26th April Linwood Rangers were away in the league to Rossvale FC. The game was on grass at the Milton Glasgow Club and conditions were bright/fine. The game started and it was tight and competitive but Rossvale certainly had the edge and looked the more dominant team. 
Linwood  hardly strung two passes together in the first half. Rossvale by contrast looked big and strong and determined and were winning the challenges all over the pitch. Corners in particular were a problem for Linwood with Rossvale having a significant height advantage that they used to good effect. So make no mistake: the first half was a tough period for the Linwood boys and 35 minutes might have seemed much longer than usual for those who were playing.
 Rossvale scored an opener: a ball over the top and their forward leaves our last man in his wake and finishes well, 1-0 Rossvale. 
Then a second goal: a Rossvale corner and they rise above us in the box to header home, 2-0 Rossvale.
Then a third goal: another Rossvale corner and again they out jump us in the box to head home, 3-0 Rossvale.
Half Time: Rossvale 3-0 Linwood Rangers
It was a much different Linwood team we saw in the second half  as the boys shut up shop against Rossvale and stopped them creating any more clear chances. And with the back door looking more secure now Linwood then went on the offensive and looked to hit Rossvale hard with quick counter attacks... linwood got one back: Cameron Coughtrie going down the right hand side and finding Stephen Adam ahead who takes it into their box at pace and finishes low, 3-1 Rossvale now. 
Then Linwood got a second back: Stephen Adam flying at Rossvale and leaving them trailing and then bursting into the box and finishing brilliantly again, 3-2 Rossvale now.
And then Linwoods third back: Ally Munro wining the ball in defence and playing a lovely long ball over the top for Stephen Adam to run onto, Stephen getting there then working inside and rifling the ball into the top corner, 3-3 now. 
And then with the last move of the game Linwood got the winner: Linwood pressing Rossvale back and into their box, the ball coming in but being blocked and going loose, Cameron Coughtrie first to react and chipping the ball over the goalie so that it drops down into the backof the net, 4-3 Linwood.
 A game of two halves between two teams still involved in the league title race ! Well done to all involved. 
Full Time: Rossvale 3-4 Linwood Rangers
Friday, 25 April 2014 12:11

Milngavie strong in Hillwood friendly win

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Hillwood BC
Milngavie Wanderers
Under-15 Friendly
25 April 2014
Milngavie Wanderers wasted no time in recovering from their weekend defeat to Glentoran as they lined up just two days later in a friendly match against Paisley and District side Hillwood BC.  On the back of a win over Celtic GW and with St Peters coming up on Saturday, this was another chance for the new team to test themselves against non-Glasgow league sides.  They certainly gave another fine account of themselves with a battling performance that  exemplified the desire and will to win that has characterised this team of late having been lacking earlier in the campaign.  2-0 up at half time through Aran
McDonald and Scott Clarke, they added to their lead in the second half through James Macmillan before allowing Hillwood a route back into the game with two goals but Macmillan got a second to secure a win that was well deserved on the overall balance of play.

After a delay due to problems securing the goalposts into the ground, the game got under way and the first chance of the match fell to the hosts as they found themselves clear on goal at a tight angle but Jason McCartney saved well at his near post and it was to prove pivotal as from his side's next attack, they went in front:  Alberto Vezza threaded a fine through ball to Connor Nelson who was brought down inside the box, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Aran McDonald stepped up to take it and stroked it down the middle as the keeper dove to his right to make it 1-0 Milngavie.  Twenty minutes later, the lead was doubled with the utmost simplicity:  Rory McInnes played a through ball into the box where it found Scott Clark running from deep and although his initial effort was well saved he made no mistake as he volleyed in the rebound with the keeper prostrate. 

The remainder of the half was one way traffic towards the Hillwood goal:  Alberto Vezza tried his luck on 33 minutes, doing well to bring down  a long throw into the box but he dragged his shot wide.  They came even closer two minutes before half time when the defender misjudged a long ball forward allowing Nelson to gallop through on goal:  his attempted chip was palmed away by the keeper and just as he looked certain to bury the rebound, the stopper somehow recovered to throw himself in front of the ball and thwart the striker.
Half Time: Hillwood BC 0-2 Milngavie Wanderers 
Aran McDonald was causing all sorts of problems for the Hillwood defence, popping up all over the park, embarking on no end of dangerous runs and it was from one of these ten minutes after the restart that he stung the palms of the substitute goalkeeper with a shot from distance.

McCartney was then called into action between the other set of sticks as he done well to get across goal and tip a shot from distance round the post with a strong right hand.  Again, the save was to prove crucial as a third goal from Milngavie arrived two minutes later:  half time substitute Nathan Carmichael sent a superb first time shot from all of thirty yards crashing off the bar and it rebounded nicely into the path of James Macmillan who steered home the rebound.
A two minute spell then demonstrated football's status as a game of fine margins:  Milngavie were let off the hook on 65 minutes when the Hillwood striker rounded McCartney before somehow firing wide of an empty net.  Almost immediately afterwards, Alberto Vezza (who was having a wonderful game, covering every blade of grass in an industrious display) shot from distance but it struck the inside of the post and rolled agonisingly along the line before being cleared.

Hillwood took heart from this and grabbed themselves a lifeline seconds later:  one shot from a tight angle came back off the bar but the second one just managed to squeeze over the line despite the best efforts of McCartney. 

The home side's tails were well and truly up now and they got another one within three minutes, arrowing a thumping half volley into the top corner from just inside the box.  A tough test of character had revealed itself to the Wanderers and where they may have collapsed and allowed their opponents to take control earlier in the season, they are made of sterner stuff right now and restored their two goal cushion after another three minutes: a Hillwood corner quickly turned into a Milngavie counter attack as the ball was cleared to McDonald on the halfway line.  He made a beeline for goal and although his shot was saved, James Macmillan was again on hand to finish off the rebound and redouble his side's lead.

That seemed to knock most of the fight out of the hosts and Milngavie looked the more likely to score as the game petered out: substitute Kyle Campbell found McDonald with a delightfully lofted through ball but he couldn't find the target and with the last chance of the game, Ben Jenkins plucked a Rory McInnes cross out of the air but fired his shot just wide of the post. 
Full Time: Hillwood BC 2-4 Milngavie Wanderers 


Against some high calibre opposition, West Park United Under 19's triumphed for the second successive year in their annual invitational tournament.
The Indoor Regional Football facility at Toryglen played host to Bonnyton Thistle, Harmony Row and Albion Rovers in a feast of football, which saw West Park take on Bonnyton Thistle in the final and overturn the earlier 2-1 defeat in the group stage to deservedly win 3-1.
Let's hope this victory is the springborard for the final push in the U-19's charge to retain the Greater Glasgow U-19's title.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:04

Campsie comfortable in Steins victory

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Campsie Black Watch
Steins Thistle FC
Under-21 West of Scotland U21 League
22 April 2014
Yet again Campsie had to up sticks because of the state of station road pitch so they travelled to Kirkintilloch.
The game Started brightly for Campsie and they had a few chances in the first few minutes but as in past weeks they could not put them away.
It took until the 19th minute for Campsie to break the deadlock when a great ball from Mcwilliams found Kieran Blackwood who swung a ball in across the goals and was met by Mark Cassidy to score 1-0.
A couple of minutes later the big striker had another great chance from 6 yards but managed to header it over the bar.
Campsie kept making chances and steins also had chances but there was to be no more scoring in the first half.
Half Time: Campsie 1-0 Steins thistle
The second half was much the same as the first,  there did not seem to be any cohesion in Campsies play it was all a bit scrappy so the manager decided to freshen it up so he made 4 substitutions taking off Cassidy, Blackwood, pettigrew and  Ketterer,  bringing on Prentice , Graham , Aitken and Mcguire.
These changes did not seem to make much difference and it did not look as if there was going to be any more goals, then Ryan Murney pulled a hamstring and had to come off , but the only sub left for campsie was Martin Storey the substitute keeper, so he went on and was put up front along with Aitken and beleive it or not the ball broke to him in the 88th minute  and he turned and hit a shot that any striker would be proud of , a “roy of the rovers” story if ever there was one.
Full Time:  Campsie 2-0 Steins thistle


Elderslie Amatuers
Eastwood Juveniles
Under-17 PJDYFL
22 April 2014

Despite travelling to face second bottom of the table Elderslie, the league leaders were well aware that a small, bobbly pitch coupled with warm weather would make this anything but an easy fixture.


Indeed a fired up home side were only denied by an early block from Matt McDonald on the edge of the box, before being rewarded for a bright start with the opening goal after just five minutes.


A neat move on their right lead to a fine low finish from Aaron Davis, and not for the first time this campaign Eastwood would have to come from behind. Rhys Thomson saw his header blocked on the goaline after a fine Simon Beck corner from the right.


A rare mix up between Reuben Stuart and David Milton looked set to present another chance for Elderslie, before the visitors captain averted disaster with a fine block eight yards out.The tricky pitch was making quick passing on the ground difficult, and it was from dead balls that the league leaders were creating most of their chances.


Thomson again saw his headed effort scrambled off the line before great skill from Matt MacDonald saw him burst forward before shooting inches wide of the keepers left hand post. Midweek matchwinner Fabio Del Duca then got on the end of a flighted Milton free kick but at full stretch couldn't direct his header on target.


There then followed a couple of moments of controversy. First Darren Law seemed to be shoved off the ball in the box as he raced in to challenge the keeper, before a long throw from Milton that was fumbled into his own net by the keeper was chalked off. 


As usual midfield playmaker Lewis Andrews was recieving close attention from the opposition, with one flare up  resulting in a booking for himself and an Elderslie player. Law then did well to pounce on a loose ball and lay it back for Stewart Clarkson but the midfielder was just inches too high with his attempt.


An early injury to Simon Beck had been bad news for the away side who were then further hampered by a clash of heads between Robert Karppa and Thomson, with the latter leaving the field of play. 


As half time approched the league leaders were definately getting used to the conditions with Law blasting over with his left foot after the ball had come back off the bar.Andrews then shot just wide before Eastwood missed their best chance to equalise just before the break.A superb cut back from Clarkson was stabbed inches wide by the onrushing Del Duca.                                  

Half Time: Elderslie Amatuers BC 1-0 Eastwood Juveniles 1997s

The introduction of Reiss Cridge on the left was to add more variety to the away sides attacks as they desperately chased the goal to keep them in title contention.


However it was overlapping full back Ian Cant who provided the first real threat of the half as he made a fine run forward before seeing his effort deflected harmlessly throught to the keeper, before another of his runs produced a free kick that came to nothing.Law was then to spurn a glorious chance as he fired straight at the keeper from point blank range after the ball had broken kindly for him.


MacDonald and Clarkson were by now dominating the midfield with their strength and skill and a foray forward from the former saw him test the keeper low to his right. A Milton throw in lead to a half chance for Del Duca and after Martin Lytttle and Cridge had linked up superbly on the left before a low cross went unconverted ,it was beginning to look like bad news for the leaders.


The long awaited leveller arrived with just over twenty minutes to go, as Milton's long throw from the left was confidently fired home by fellow central defender David McCallum after the Elderslie defence could only half clear. 


Clarkson then did well to get a free kick in a dangerous position on target however a deflection made it an easy gather for the keeper.The large, short sleeved away support then exploded in delight as Captain Milton pounced to grab one of the most important goals of the seson. The defender was perfectly placed on the edge of the six yard box to convert a fine inswinging corner from Cridge on the right.


Despite now being in the lead it was important that Eastwood kept the play in the opposition half as much as possible, with sub Ross McKenzie and the skilful Karppa both causing chaos on the right with strong,determined play.


A calm back header from Milton to an alert goalie Stuart was to snuff out danger before the away team wrapped up the points with five minutes left. A refreshed Rhys Thomson was to return to the play and his weaving run past three defenders could only be halted by a tug and a clear cut penalty. McCallum was slot home confidently from the spot for his second of the afternoon.


The action was not over yet in this entertaining encounter, as a well struck free kick from the edge of the box flew just over Stuart's crossbar before a final piece of skill from Clarkson ended with him sending a left footed shot inches wide.The good news was complete as Matt Ross made his long awaited comeback from injury to replace Lyttle for the last couple of minutes of the game.

Full Time: Elderslie Amatuers BC 1-3 Eastwood Juveniles 1997s


Harmony Row
Under-19s GDYFL
14 April 2014
EKFC Gold Under-19's put on a great display to keep alive hopes of a Glasgow & District League title triumph with a 2-0 victory over Harmony Row at K-Park on Sunday.

First half goals from Cameron Smith and Jordan Craig capped a great start to the game from Kilby in wet and windy conditions, but Stewart Anderson's men were always in command of the game, despite some late pressure from Row.

Kilby got off to a flyer, when young striker Cameron Smith controlled a lofted Jordan Craig pass on the turn, before spinning and unleashing a spectacular left footed half-volley into the top corner, in what is sure to be a "goal of the season" candidate.

The home side took great heart from this early boost, and Craig almost doubled the Kilby lead five minutes later, but his low free-kick was well beaten away by the visiting goalkeeper, before impressive full-back Lee Ferguson saw his fine low drive well saved.

EK survived a scare moments later when slackness in the back-line allowed a Harmony Row striker a clean path to goal, but Kilby stopper Jacob Kean did well to save with his feet.

Home midfielder Ross Smith almost capped a great display shortly after, but his brilliantly whipped free-kick from 25-yards cannoned off the post / bar junction to leave Kilby frustrated.

Kilby midfielder Jack Henderson then produced a fine left foot shot which was brilliantly tipped over by the visiting keeper.  Henderson was denied again minutes later, bursting onto a fine pass from Smith before controlling the ball and producing a great finish, but the goal was ruled out, as the referee judged the EK man had used a hand to control.

EK finally doubled their lead six minutes before the break, when midfield maestro Jordan Craig showed great composure in the box to drag the ball passed a Row defender before rolling the ball into the next from 8-yards, claiming his 20th goal of an impressive season to give Kilby a two-goal advantage at the break.
Half Time: EKFC Gold  2-0 Harmony Row
The second-half proved difficult for both sides, with the wind and rain causing havoc, but both sides continued to try and play a passing game, with the visitors enjoying more possession.

Kilby keeper Kean did well to save with his feet again  on 65 minutes after great front play from the Harmony Row strikers, before EK substitute Steven Oates headed just over after great wide play from Troy Maxwell.

Craig almost put the game safe from Kilby 15 minutes from time, but his chip from 18-yards was clawed away by the on-form visiting goalkeeper.

Harmony Row made several changes, pushing more men forward in the final stages, but the Kilby back line, superbly organised by Paul O'Kane and Michael Devine held firm to close out the game and claim the three points. 
Full Time: EKFC Gold  2-0 Harmony Row


Knightswood BC
Milngavie Wanderrs
14 April 2014
Milngavie Wanderers continued their rebuilding process with a commanding 5-1 friendly win over local rivals Knightswood BC to make it three derby wins out of three for the Glasgow champions this season.  In wet and blustery conditions, two players made their Milngavie debuts as their former goalkeeper Sean Soave (now  t Knightswood) deputised for the absent Jason McCartney.  Two goals from debutant Connor Nelson and one each from Aran McDonald, Alberto Vezza and Scott Clark secured the win for Milngavie.

Milngavie took the game to their hosts right from the off and had their first sight of goal after only two minutes:  good skill from Alberto Vezza saw him put a delightful through ball through the legs of the defender to the onrushing Aran McDonald but his shot was dragged wide.

Two minutes later Aidan Young sent a superb ball to Ben Jenkins at the back post and although his volley was held by the keeper, his side went ahead sixty seconds later.  Knightswood's former Milngavie full back Ryan Bannon, under pressure from Jenkins, played a slackpass bac k towards his keeper which was cut out by Aran McDonald who made no mistake as he poked the ball into the far corner of the net.

McDonald then turned provider a minute later, sliding a ball through to Vezza whose right foot shot was held but he was to have more luck in front of goal on twelve minutes.  Ben Jenkins' effort was blocked but only as far as Vezza on the edge of the box who took a touch to bring it down before swivelling and drilling a fine half volley into the bottom corner.

Nineteen minutes in, Knightswood grabbed themselves a lifeline against the run of play, taking advantage of a slip by Scott Clark in defence to advance and their number seven sent a fine chip over the head of Sean Soave from outside the box.

McDonald won a free kick 20 yards from goal five minutes later and Clark made amends in spectacular fashion as he arrowed an incredible shot through the wall and straight into the top corner to restore his side's two goal lead.
Connor Nelson was looking dangerous in his first game for the club, linking up well with Vezza up front and it was this combination which nearly saw him opening his account just a minute after the restart: a one-two with his strike partner saw him put through on goal but his effort went wide of the post. 

Another new boy, former Moorlands midfielder Louie Robertson, was also looking tidy in possession and played in Vezza who was brought down outside the box.  From the resulting free kick, Clark was inches away from a carbon copy of his memorable first half effort as he just cleared the crossbar. 

The killer fourth goal finally arrived though on 54 minutes: Aran McDonald who had just been reintroduced to the fray, cut the ball back to Nelson whose side footed effort slipped through the keeper's grasp as the former Busby striker marked his debut in style.

That same combination worked to great effect again on 62 minutes:  McDonald went on a great run towards the Knightswood penalty area before squaring it for Nelson who cut inside and launched a great, left-footed effort over the keeper and into the top corner.

That was where the scoring ended, despite the best efforts of Nathan Carmichael who, on his first game since injuring his wrist last month against Pollok, sent a superb dipping shot from all of 35 yards crashing off the bar with the keeper well and truly beaten.
Full Time: Knightswood BC 1 – 5 Milngavie Wanderers
Glasgow & District YFL
Cardonald This 1 v 9 Busby Am ‘A’
Dumbarton Utd 1 v 2 Rangers SABC
North Glasgow Utd 9 v 0 Thistle BC
Dean Thistle 2 v 1 Dunoon BC
Cali Thistle 0 v 9 Kelvinside
Celtic BC 6 v 1 Muirton
Drumchapel Utd 1 v 1 Rangers SABC
Castlemilk 1 v 0 Bellfield BC
Knightswood 3 v 5 Celtic BC
Pollok Utd 2 v 7 Rangers SABC
Celtic BC 1 v 1 Rossvale Thistle
Westerton 2 v 3 Jim Johnstone
Harmony Row 9 v 1 Pollok Utd
Old Firm A 1 v 0 Andulus
Camlachie 0 v 5 Clydebank Utd
Busby Am 1 v 2 Summerston
MYF 1 v 2 Celtic Youth
Lenzie YC 1 v 3 Antonine 
UNDER 19 (Div 1)
Rossvale BC 3 v 4 Clydebank FC
EKFC ‘Gold’ 2 v 0 Harmony Row
St Mirren 0 v 0 West Park Utd
Easthall Star 5 v 1 Port Glasgow
UNDER 19 (Div 2)
Third Lanark 2 v 0 Vale of Clyde
Rossvale Madrid 4 v 1 EKFC ‘Blue’
Milngavie 1 v 2 Rossvale Milan
Dunoon 7 v 2 Kings Park
Argyle Athletic 1 v 2 Drumchapel Am
Argyle Athletic 2 v 0 Glasgow Thistle
Glencairn 1 v 9 Drumchapel Ams
Crookston 2 v 3 Easthall FC
SYFA West Region Cup
Celtic G&W 1 v 3 Celtic BC
Airdrie 2 v 4 St Peters
Cardonald Thistle 3 v 3 (4-1 pen) Baillieston Jnrs
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:17

Barrhead reach West Region final

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Under-17s West Region Cup
Scotstoun Leisure Centre
06 April 2014
The venue was Scotstoun Leisure center for this much hyped West Region Semi Final clash. Clydebank from the Glasgow and District YFL were the hosts taking on Barrhead from the Paisley, Johnstone and District YFL. Clydebank last years finalists and contenders for the Glasgow League, Barrhead Contenders for their league and having suffered only one Deafeat this season from Scottish Cup finalists Tynecastle in a match where opinion states they totally outclassed Tynecastle and were defeated at the hands of fate. They were hoping their terrible luck would change and would continue with their unbelievable away form of having won all their away matches in competitive competitions for the last two years. All was set for a for a place in the final up for grabs.

The match started with the the two teams going at each other as would be expected at a frantic pace. Barrhead broke forward with Barrhead leading scorer Jay Burns banging in the first after 10 minutes gone with his precision strike. Clydebank tried to rally but were being broken down all over the park.  The second goal was a well worked goal any team would have been proud off with winger on the day Connor Mccabe beating Clydebank's Ben Collinson in goal with a first class piece of skill as he beat the keeper with a deadly chipped shot after 22 minutes. Clydebank couldn't contain Barrhead as they created chance after chance with Conan Mclean coming within an inch on two occasions beating the keeper with headers from a set piece and a corner. 

 The game was over when in 38 minutes Barrhead's creative play led to another chance that forward Ryan Mcneil placed home to the delight of the Barrhead sidelines.  Clydebank never gave up and continued to battle but found themselves hitting a wall with Ex Bankie Stewart Andrews, Phillip Mills and Conan Mclean making up Barrheads solid defence. Barrhead's keeper Stuart Collins placing safe hands on a couple of minor efforts that fell Clydebank's way.  Barrhead really should have had more goals and at times strung twenty passes together as they dominated every part of the pitch.  Wingers Div Mullin and Connor Mccabe causing all sorts of problems for the opposition but the scoreline at the break was a reward for a job well done and i'm sure there was no complaints.
Half Time:  Clydebank 0-3 Barrhead
Clydebank knew they had to try something different so with substitutes on and a stern half time team talk they gave their all for the first few minutes of the game putting more men up front just led to them being punished in the counter attack. Barrhead soaked up any pressure and with Cammy Boyd, Andy Stewart  and Stewart Logan bossing the Midfield and after chance after chance Barrheads fourth was just a matter off time.
The fourth came in the 65 min when the Barrhead keeper gave a pin point kick out on the counter attack to midfielder Andy Stewart who brought the ball down with a lovely touch then drove to the edge of the box ripping the bankies wide open, a switch pass to Logan who then placed the ball in the back off the net to give Barrhead the fourth of their goals, everyone of them being well worked and incisive. 
The Bankies had a free kick that went close and hit the post in a penalty box melee but apart from that  and a point blank save that the Barrhead keeper held, all in the second half summed up a  disappointing day for them. Bankies switched to three up front and Barrhead brought on their subs but it was cruise control for the last remaining minutes in a game that could only have got worse for Glasgow side.  Barrhead should have had a second half penalty with Logan blatantly fouled through on Goal. Burns also had the ball in the net again for Barrhead but was deemed offside and with a cynical tackle taking out Logan on the wing by a Bankies player already on a yellow the referee must have been feeling sympathtic for them. 
Full Time:  Clydebank 0-4 Barrhead