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Friday, 04 April 2014 10:41

Linwood edge out win against Arthurlie

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Linwood Rangers YC 
Under-17s  PJDYFL
29 March 2014
Entertaining game played on a very fast astro park with a strong wind blowing. 
Linwood started the first half with the wind behind them. They started the game well with lots of possession 20 minutes gone they got a corner and the ball came in at the back post Alan Etherington got a good hit on it but Arthurlie cleared the ball off the line.
With 35 minutes gone,  Fraser Moran had a good shot just outside the box which only when by the post inches..
Half Time: Linwood Rangers YC 0-0 Arthurlie
Ryan Anderson had a header but went over the bar. 15 minutes into the second half Linwood won a free kick about 35 yards from the Arthurlie goal Ross Macdonald floated in a good ball which Ryan Anderson ran to meet. The keeper came off his line to catch but was out jumped by Ryan who headed over the keepers head to score.
25 minutes into second half Arthurlie striker was through one on one with the Linwood keeper, the striker shot low but Dillan Alexander the linwood keeper saved and touched it round the post. 
With 20 minutes to go, Arthurlie got a player sent off for kicking out at a linwood player. 
Linwood made another great attack in the last 10 minutes Fraser Moran scored but the ref called it offside. Arthurlie win a free kick on the edge of the linwood box with a minute remaining hard low shot that went by the post.
Full Time: Linwood Rangers YC 1-0 Arthurlie
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:53

Resilient Rossvale through in Cup

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Rossvale FC
Park Villa FC
Under-14 West Region Cup
29 March 2014
Rossvale met Park Villa in the semi final of the under 14s west region cup at Huntershill on Saturday, 
Rossvale started the game strong and took the lead after 10 minutes. 
Park Villa battled to get back into the game and equalised  on the 20 minute mark. 
At this point Rossvale raised their game and  their efforts eventually paid off and took the lead just before half time. 
Half Time: Rossvale FC 2-1 Park Villa FC
The 2nd half kicked off with both teams playing some nice football but it was Rossvale who where to add to their lead to make it 3-1. 
Park villa battled to try and get themselves back into the game but couldn't break down a strong Rossvale team. Full time Rossvale 3-1 park villa..
Full Time: Rossvale FC 3-1 Park Villa FC
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:44

Cumbernauld Colts see off Lenzie

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Lenzie FC
Cumbernauld Colts
Under-16s CKDYL
30 March 2014
Cumbernauld continued they run of unbeaten league form as they won handsomely at the hands of Lenzie. 
First on the scoresheet was Sam Rodger who ended up scoring a first half hat trick which was followed by a fourth goal for the away side after goalkeeper Ewan Walker scored from the penalty spot to put Cumbernauld firmly in command of this match. 
Half Time: Lenzie 0-4 Cumbernauld Colts
The second half saw Colts continue to dominate and add 4 further goals to there tally with 2 goals each for Cammy McKay and Connor Mcateer to stretch there teams lead at the top of the table
Full Time: Lenzie 0-8 Cumbernauld Colts
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:34

East Kilbride edge out Kilpatrick

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Kilpatrick Thistle
Under-19s GDYFL
30 March 2014
Second half goals from Troy Maxwell and Ryan McEwan gave Kilby a well deserved lead before a late strike from the home side made it an interesting last five minutes.

A pre-match injury crisis saw Kilby gaffer Stewart Anderson missing Raymond Lynch, Jack Henderson, Peter Copland and Steven Oates, meaning skipper Craig Howie had to be deployed in midfield, with Paul O'Kane returning in defence.

Despite enjoying much possession in the first half, Kilby could not find a breakthrough and half-time arrive with the game goal-less.
Half Time: Kilpatrick Thistle 0-0 EKFC
The visitors finally took the lead on the hour, when Troy Maxwell finished from close range after fine work on the left by a Ryan McEwan and Jordan Craig.

Kilby were now well in command of the game, playing some excellent football, and were rewarded further on 70 minutes.

A driving solo run from Howie took took the Kilby skipper into the box, and his fine cut-back picked out the lively Ryan McEwan who blasted high into the net to deservedly double the lead.

Kilpatrick hit back with five minutes remaining with the Kilby defence claiming for offside, but the goal stood to give the home side a lifeline.  However, EK held firm to claim all three points, to just about keep their trike challenge alive.
Full Time: Kilpatrick Thistle 1-2 EKFC


Baljaffray FC
Milngavie BC
Under-14 DFDL
29 March 2014
Baljaffray recorded their 12th successive league win when they came out on top in this local derby encounter at Colquhoun Park.

Baljaffray showed they meant business from the start and went ahead after just 40 seconds.  Andy Clark's shot was saved well by Craig Peoples but, unfortunately for the 'keeper, Thomas Drain was on hand to knock home the loose ball.

That lead was doubled five minutes later when ex-Milngavie striker Drain scored an excellent solo goal having run from just inside the Milngavie half.
Baljaffray continued to press for more goals but were denied by some excellent goalkeeping from Peoples.  At the other end Mark Kermack pulled off an excellent save just before half-time to deny Milngavie.
Half Time: Baljaffray FC 2-0 Milngavie BC
Despite playing into the wind in the second half, Baljaffray started as they had done in the first.

Within a minute Andy Clark extended their lead and he put the game beyond doubt two minutes later with his 7th goal in three games and his 15th of the season.

Baljaffray should have scored more with both Clark and Greg Gilmour squandering good opportunities, while at the other end Milngavie struggled to create any clear cut chances.

Both teams meet again this Saturday in the final group match of their DFDL League Cup section at King George V Park. 
Full Time:  Baljaffray FC 4-0 Milngavie BC
Monday, 31 March 2014 15:37

Glenvale see off Clarkston to clinch title

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Glenvale FC
Clarkston AAC
Under 14s PJDYFL - D3
29 March 2014
Glenvale FC clinched the Paisley, Johnstone and District third division title on Saturday morning with victory over Clarkston in Beith.
Having been top of the table since early October the players, coaches and parents were finally able to say that Glenvale are the Champions and after winning 20 of their 22 games to date, with only 1 defeat it's certainly a well deserved title. 
Glenvale made their now customary slow start to the match and after 10 minutes gave away a free kick 20 yards out and directly in front of goal. Clarkston took full advantage and their player scored the goal of the game, hammering the ball past the defensive wall and goalkeeper, Thomas Mellon into the net.

Glenvale were able to create a number of chances of their own, but as half time approached a mixture of poor finishing and good goalkeeping had allowed Clarkston to hold onto their lead. However with a minute until the break, Glenvale were awarded a free kick wide on the left, 30 yards from goal. The ball was swung into the penalty area by sweeper Cameron Hastings and was knocked back to Man of the Match Kyle Park, who fired it high into the net. 
Half Time: Glenvale FC 1-1 Clarkston AAC
Coach John Allan had some harsh words for his team at half-time, but they seemed to do the trick as Glenvale scored three more goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

The first came from captain for the day Ross Larkin, who's low cross deceived everyone and sneaked in at the far post after 2 minutes. 

Minutes later a ball from the left was met in the 6 yard area by Johnny Horner, who gave the goalkeeper no chance and made the score 3-1.

Larkin got his second and Glenvale's fourth direct from a free-kick after 15 minutes of the second period and at that point there was little doubt that the team were going to go on to clinch the title.

Credit to the Clarkston team, though as they refused to give up and scored a second goal of their own with 10 minutes remaining, when their striker evaded a tackle in the area and beat the goalkeeper from 12 yards.

That proved to be the final goal of the game and the 4-2 victory took Glenvale's lead at the top of the table to 24 points, with their nearest rivals having only 7 games left to play. .
Full Time: Glenvale FC 4-2 Clarkston AAC


Campsie Black Watch FC
Antonine FC
U21 West of Scotland YFL
Station Road
29 March 2014
Campsie started the better and as games in the past few weeks have went Campsie were making chance after chance after chance but could not make any of them count.

5 minutes into the game Nicky Prentice had a great chance with a header but the keeper managed to knock it wide for a corner.

Aitken had a good chance shortly afterwards with another header but the keeper was in the right place again to prevent the opener.

12 minutes played and Antonine won themselves a corner which was swung in and the header was knocked wide.

Antonine were now gaining in confidence and on the 16th minute mark Preston had to make a diving save to prevent Campsie from going behind, the resulting corner was knocked into the box and Antonine were first and second to react when a double header left the Campsie keeper with no chance. 

On the 41st minute Campsie were pressing and ketterer swung ain a good cross that was met by O`hare but the keeper knocked it out for a corner, the corner was swung in but the keeper again came to the rescue of Antonine.

44 minutes played and O'Hare swung in a corner that looked like hand ball but was denied by the Ref.the ball then went out again for another corner for Campsie which was taken  this time by Nicky Prentice who swung in and was met by Jordan Mcguire whos shot finally beat the keeper to bring the game all square at half time.
Half Time: Campsie Black Watch FC 1-1 Antonine FC
The second half was to prove more fruitfull for the winger Kieran O`Hare who in the first half seemed to get stuck in the mud on the far wing but in this half on the drier side seemed to relish the task by making run after run down the wing and causing all sorts of bother for the Antonine defence.

51 minutes played and again O`hare takes off down the wing and hits the bye line before delivering a beautiful cross which was met by the big striker Steven Aitken who made no mistake to take Campsie into A 2-1 lead.

O`Hare was causing all sorts of trouble now and Antonine were finding it difficult to stop Campsie star player .

62 minutes played and Campsie win a free kick 20 yards out and up stepped Antonines worst nightmare Kieran O`hare who calmly stepped up and lifted the ball up and over the wall into the net without even a twitch from the keeper 3-1.
It was now time to make a couple of substitutions off came Aitken and Mcguire and on came Mark Cassidy and Gerry O`Connell. Antonine  were still playing good football which the large crowd were enjoying  and Campsie were
 starting to find it difficult to put this game to bed . The Antonine team kept on working hard and it payed off in the 85th minute when they pulled a goal back but try as they might it was not to be and Campsie won the tie 3-2
Full Time: Campsie Black Watch FC 3-2 Antonine FC
Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:28

Friendly defeat for Milngavie Wanderers

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GSC Milan
Milngavie Wanderers
U15's Friendly
Muirend Playing Fields
27 March 2014
Milngavie Wanderers slumped to a disappointing 3-2 defeat in a friendly match against Paisley & District League side GSC Milan. The recently crowned Glasgow champions went one down early in the first half and despite drawing level from the spot after half time, two late goals from the home side meant that Alberto Vezza's well taken late goal proved to be a mere consolation.
As had often been the case this season, Milngavie could have been ahead after only a minute: Rory McInnes played a great ball forward to James Logan who was only denied in front of goal by a fine tackle.  Ben Jenkins eventually took over and cracked his effort from 20 yards off thecross bar.
Five minutes later, James Macmillan found himself one on one with the goalkeeper who pulled off a fine save which proved to be crucial as his team broke the deadlock two minutes later when the striker went round Jason McCartney in the Wanderers goal and rolled the ball home.
In the five minutes that followed, Milngavie looked to drag themselves back into the game but efforts from Logan and Kalvin Warren were matched by the keeper, who was having a great game.
The rest of the half petered out with neither teams really looking like adding to the game's solitary goal.
Half Time: GSC Milan 1-0 Milngavie Wanderers
Five minutes after the restart, Milngavie were almost level in strange circumstances: Aran McDonald scuffed a shot which looked to be trickling harmlessly towards the keeper who was perhaps too casual as half time substitute Alberto Vezza nicked in front of him to take theball. Unfortunately for him and to the relief of the keeper, his effort from a tight angle was blocked on the line.
A golden opportunity to level came about five minutes later though as James Macmillan, running onto Aidan Young's forward ball was hauled down by the goalkeeper, prompting the referee to point to the spot. Vezza stepped up to stroke the ball under the goalkeeper's body for 1-1.
The pressure from this point on was very much directed towards the GSC goal but Milngavie struggled to create any real chances.  The closest they came to going ahead was when McInnes' lofted ball from the right found skipper Jack Carson, whose half volley was well parried round the post by the keeper.
Five minutes from time though it was GSC who took the lead again: after Milngavie lost possession in the middle of the park, they advanced towards the visitor's box and while the initial effort was well saved by McCartney, the follow up was fired high into the net from the penalty spot. 
Almost straight from kick off, the lead was doubled as Milngavie switched off, allowing the midfielder to float through the middle and fire low into McCartney's bottom right hand corner from distance.
The lead was reduced down to one goal four minutes into a lengthy stoppage time after Vezza collected Scott Clark's ball in the box before rounding the keeper and slotted the ball home past the two defenders on the line.  A fine goal but too little to late for the Wanderers as the full time whistle went soon after.
Full Time: GSC Milan 3-2 Milngavie Wanderers
Milngavie Wanderers squad:  
Jason McCartney, Rory McInnes, Scott Clark, Robbie Donaldson, Ross Elliot, Kyle Campbell, Jack Carson ©, Kalvin Warren, Ben Jenkins, James Logan, James Macmillan Aidan Young, Alberto Vezza (52', 80+), Aran McDonald, Rory Elder, Scott Hutton
Mlngavie man of the match: Rory McInnes


Gleniffer Thistle
Johnstone Burgh
U19's Paisley Johnstone & District YFL Cup - Semi Final
25 March 2014
Toryglen was the venue for this Paisley Johnstone & District YFL league cup semi final and it was also the first meeting of these two sides this season. The tie pitched last seasons u19s champions - Gleniffer Thistle against the younger Johnstone Burgh side who were runners up in last seasons u17s title race.
Burgh had already secured victories against some illustrious older opponents this season and we're not fazed by having to face the older, more experienced jags. They made that clear from the first whistle by attacking Gleniffer with speed and determination and it took the Paisley side about 25 mins to get adjusted to the pace of the game. 
However, although Burgh were in command they could not breach the Glens back line and with their central defence looking particularly impressive, Gleniffer eventually settled into their game and started to construct some good attacking moves themselves. A fast paced exciting first half ended 0-0 with both defences coping with everything thrown at them.
Half Time: Gleniffer Thistle 0-0 Johnstone Burgh
Both teams opened the second half assertively, but it was Gleniffer who took the lead in the 55th min against the run of play. After a cleverly worked throw in on the glens left, the ball was whipped into the Burgh box and Gleniffer's midfielder arrived late at the back post to nod home.
This seemed to stun the young Johnstone side into action with two shots being fired just wide of the jags post within a few minutes of them going behind. Burgh got their reward on 62 mins when winger Andrew Skinner was brought down after a fine run into the box from out wide. Lewis MacDonald slotted the penalty home and Burgh were now in full flight. 
Just 3 minutes later Skinner himself turned goalscorer after great work from MacDonald who finished a dribbling run with a slipped pass into the box for the overlapping Skinner who fired a left foot shot into the net to put his side 2-1 up. 
The Burgh midfield of Craig Stevenson, Ryan Ralston, Aaron Lewis and Skinner were now dominating and Ralston himself was having a fine game dictating and spreading the passes around. They went further ahead in the 74th minute when Aaron Lewis burst through from midfield and after a 30 yard run with the ball he weighted a perfect pass between the Gleniffer defenders into the path of striker MacDonald who collected 25 yards out and rounded goalkeeper Vallance to slot home number 3. 
It was all Burgh now and they added a fourth in the 80th minute when a corner was cleared by the jags defence to Ralston who fired back across the face of the goal for defender McFadyen to side foot home from 5 yards. With Burgh now 4-1 ahead and one foot in the cup final, the Gleniffer players gave everything and finished the game very strongly but Colin Rose and Calum McFadyen at the heart of the Johnstone sides defence stood firm to ensure they held out for a well deserved victory. 
Johnstone Burgh now meet Bonnyton Thistle in what should be and intriguing end of season cup final. Although the Kilmarnock based team are the current Scottish Cup holders and will start as most peoples hot favourites to lift the trophy, they will be facing a young Johnstone Burgh side who are the only team to have beaten them this season!
Man of the match was Johnstone Burgh's Ryan Ralston
Full Time: Gleniffer Thistle 1-4 Johnstone Burgh
Powerleague Glasgow's brand new site opened last weekend and in conjunction with YFS, a number of youth teams were given the opportunity to play on the pitches free of charge. Below we caught up with a couple of the teams and take a look at the new facilities on offer:
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