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Rangers SABC
 vs
Rossvale Thistle
 
 
 
U16's Glasgow & District YFL
Ibrox Football Centre
04 March 2014
 
 
 
A minutes silence was held before kick off for Rossvale Thistle's Alan Dunsmore's late Grandad. 

At a sunny Ibrox pitch, Rossvale were looking to maintain there spot near the top of the table. 
 
With Rangers taking the game to the visitors, it created hesitation for Rossvale but they soon found their feet.  Paul King and Cameron Ralston were causing problems upfront and when Paul was played in on goal he made no mistake by putting it in the bottom corner. 

Rossvale had a barrel load of chances with Paul and Cameron being brilliantly kept out by the Rangers keeper. Alan Dunsmore went close with a free kick and Jack Crumlish had shots saved.
 
Rangers soon lifted their heads and started to attack more. The Rossvale back four of Jack Law, Alan Dunsmore, Kieran Craven and Ryan Kane looked solid all day but a mix up with keeper Stephen Roy allowed the Rangers striker to nip in past Stephen and finish the ball.

Half Time: Rangers SABC 1-1 Rossvale Thistle 
 
A Half Time substitute of Richard Dunn for Cameron Ralston seemed to give Rossvale a boost and Richard soon changed the game with a cheeky little nutmeg by a Rangers defender and then a pinpoint pass with the outside of his boot to find Paul King in the area and to finish with conviction.

Rossvale didn't let their foot of the gas and soon enough they added a third when Paul King squared the ball for Jack Crumlish who made it 3-1. 

Adam Martin went close with a free kick and Richard Dunn and Jack Crumlish had shots saved again and again. It wasn't done there because Paul King soon completed his hat trick with a smart finish past the Rangers keeper. 

Andrew Davidson and Thomas MacGuire were late subsitutes for Rossvale.

All in all a good result and a good 3 points for the visitors.

MOTM: Paul King/Alan Dunsmore & Rangers Goalkeeper 
 
Full Time: Rangers SABC 1-4 Rossvale Thistle 
 

 

EKFC Gold
 vs
St Mirren Youth FC
 
 
 
U19's Glasgow & District YFL
K-Park
04 March 2014
 
 
 
EKFC Gold Under-19's were edged out in a five-goal thriller by table-topping St Mirren at K-Park on Sunday in the Glasgow and District League.

Kilby had come back from a goal down to lead 2-1, before Saints won it late on, to claim all 3-points.

After an open and even start, the visitors went ahead after 20 minutes, courtesy of a well-placed header from an excellent wide delivery.  It only took Kilby five minutes to hit back, and it was skipper Craig Howie who found the net with a towering header from a fine Jordan Craig free-kick.

Kilby took great heart from the leveller, and pushed forward, playing some slick passing football, creating several chances before the break, but none could be converted and half-time arrived with the game all square.
 
Half Time: EKFC Gold 1-1 St Mirren

The second half began with both sides enjoying lots of the ball in what was a very even contest, but Kilby got their noses in front on 65 minutes, when Stephen McCulloch did well to find strike partner Ryan McEwan, who showed great composure to lift the ball over the on-rushing goalkeeper from 18-yards.

Saints hit back 5 minutes later to level, through an excellent striker from 25-yards,which left EK keeper Kean with no chance.

With the game now stretched and end-to-end, both teams pushes forward in search of a winner, with McCulloch coming agonisingly close to connecting with an excellent Troy Maxwell cross.

The visitors stuck the decisive blow 12 minutes from time, when another fine drive from distance crashed off the Kilby crossbar and the Saints striker reacted first to head home the winner from 6 yards.

Howie almost equalised for Kilby in the final minute, but his header from a Jordan Craig corner was brilliantly clawed away by the St Mirren goalkeeper to ensure his team left K-Park with all three points.

The game was a fantastic advert for the Glasgow & District League, and both sides deserve great credit for producing such a high quality contest, played in a great spirit.

Kilby will look to pick themselves up next Sunday when they continue league duty, travelling to face Port Glasgow.
 
Full Time: EKFC Gold 2-3 St Mirren
 
Monday, 03 March 2014 20:37

Campsie cruise to victory

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Campsie Black Watch
 vs
St Peters Giffnock North
 
 
 
U21's West of Scotland YFL
 
03 March 2014
 
 
 
Campsie were again forced to take their home game away because of a waterlogged pitch.
 
The early exchanges looked promising for Campsie with a few good runs being made but faded in the last third.
 
It was on the fourth minute when  Jordan Mcguire picked the ball up in midfield  and made a great penetrating pass through to Steve Aitken who controlled the ball, looked up and saw the advancing keeper who he calmly chipped to put the home team one up.
 
This should have settled campsie but St Peters  were beginning to make in roads into the Campsie defence and had a good few chances but could not score.
 
Campsie were making a good few chances in front of goal now but try as they might they could not manage to get that second goal and in the 29th minute St Peters won a corner which was swung in close to the keeper but he could not reach it and the ball came off the big defender Hamill and into his own net 1-1.
 
Half Time: Campsie Black Watch 1-1 St Peters Giffnock North
 
The second half was much the same as the first with Campsie making many chances but could not put any of them away, on the 53rd minute Campsie won a free kick outside the box which Nicky Prentice hit well but was denied by the post.
 
On the hour mark up stepped Steven Aitken once more when he latched on to a pass from midfield and he made no mistake to make the score 2-1.
 
He was to score his hatrick after some good work from the midfield saw Aitken break through and slot the ball into the net.
 
There was to be lots more chances for campsie but they were proving hard to put away until Gerry O`Connell picked the ball up in the left back position and sent a long ball up the wing to Jason Elliot who picked out the sub Kieran Blackwood who smashed the ball low into the net to make the score 4-1.
 
St Peters were now running out of ideas and the pressure from Campsie was starting to tell but they did not give up the fight and were playing some good football all over the park but the game was to finish on a high for Campsie when Steven Aitken scored his fourth and Campsie's fifth.
 
Full Time: Campsie Black Watch 5-1 St Peters Giffnock North
 
Monday, 03 March 2014 20:22

Milngavie edge closer to league title

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Southside United
 vs
Milngavie Wanderers
 
 
 
U15's Glasgow & District YFL
St Margaret Mary's, Castlemilk
03 March 2014
 
 
 
Milngavie Team: Ross Fisher, Rory McInnes, Josh Shovlin, Aidan Young, Nathan Carmichael (76'), Robbie Donaldson, Jack Carson, Kalvin Warren (45',68'), Ben Jenkins (19'), James Logan (25'), James Macmillan (16' 36',37',50') Kyle Campbell, Scott Hutton
 
Milngavie Wanderers moved to within a single point of retaining their league crown with a superb 9-1 win over Southside United. The pitch resembled a swamp with minimal grass and numerous puddles of various size and depth but the boys in orange adapted brilliantly to play the fluid passing game which has been absent at times this season. There were great performances from front to back with Ben Jenkins and Kalvin Warren the stand outs as they thrived in the tough conditions, sharing three goals between them while there was another great performance up top for James Macmillan who helped himself to four goals. James Logan and Nathan Carmichael got the other two.
 
Understandably, the game started slowly with both teams trying to adjust to the pitch and work out the bounce of the ball (or lack of it) but when Milngavie came into it, they did so with a vengeance, dictating play via the wings in an attempt to bypass the marshy centre. The first chance fell to James Macmillan on eight minutes when his shot from 18 yards was comfortably held but he only had to wait another eight minutes to break the deadlock: Skipper Jack Carson's long ball forward was just out the reach of the defender who committed to the header, leaving Macmillan scampering towards goal and he made no mistakes to give his side the lead.
 
Three minutes later the lead was doubled when Ben Jenkins in-swinging corner from the right evaded everyone and crept over the line. Jenkins was on fire from, giving the United full back a torrid time and he should have got a second two minutes later: James Logan laid the ball off for him and his shot was palmed by the keeper behind the line and off the inner stanchion. Everyone saw a goal but the referee wasn't sure and it wasn't given.
 
The sense of injustice only seemed to fire Milngavie up to kill the game off before half time and they got the third on 25 minutes: Rory McInnes' shot from the edge of the box was deflected to Logan who swept home the rebound for his first goal since October.
 
Jenkins forced a fine save from the keeper on 34 minutes after another Carson pass and from the resulting corner, Josh Shovlin nearly got a rare goal but it wasn't to be. They finished the half with a flurry though with two near identical goals on 36 and 37 minutes respectively: two inch perfect through balls from McInnes on the right found Macmillan who finished with aplomb both times to get his second hat-trick against Southside having notched a treble at Seedhill in December.
 
Half Time: Southside United 0-5 Milngavie Wanderers
 
The champions elect picked up right where they left off in the second period and further increased their lead five minutes in when James Logan chipped an inviting ball into the six yard box and Kalvin Warren, who was having a wonderful game, couldn't miss as he headed in from almost on the line.
 
Jenkins was as menacing in this half as he was in the first and was denied a much deserved second goal only by a fine piece of last ditch defending on 47 minutes: the ever industrious Robbie Donaldson played him in with a great through ball and when he rounded the keeper, a goal looked inevitable but the defender done well to block the right footed effort on the line.
 
Fifty minutes in, it was 7-0 when Jack Carson's overhead kick came back off the post into the path of Macmillan who fired home his fourth of the day and 17th since signing in November. Two minutes later, Warren picked out Jenkins wide on the left with a wonderful cross field ball and he swung it to the back post but Donaldson volleyed wide.
 
Rory McInnes clipped the bar on the hour mark before Southside were gifted a consolation four minutes later: poor marking from a set-piece gave Kieran Topper a sight of goal and he made no mistake, blasting beyond Ross Fisher into the bottom corner with his side's first real effort of the match.
 
Stung by losing their clean sheet, Milngavie only took another four minutes to restore their seven goal lead and it was a sweet strike from Warren that done it as he collected Nathan Carmichael's lay off to thump a wonderful effort into the top corner from just inside the box, rounding off a man of the match performance from himself.
 
The best was probably saved for last though: Carmichael, desperate to score all game, tapped home Scott Hutton's cutback though it wasn't the goal but the celebration that was most memorable as he set off in search of the biggest puddle he could find and launched himself into it. Joy for Carmichael and his team-mates but not for the laundrette as Milngavie saw out the remainder of the match comfortably to leave them needing only a point in their next game to secure their third league title on the spin.
 
Full Time: Southside United 1-9 Milngavie Wanderers
 
Southside Scorer – Kieran Topper
 
Milngavie Scorers – James Macmillan x 4, Kalvin Warren x 2, Ben Jenkins, James Logan and Nathan Carmichael
 
MAN OF THE MATCH: Kalvin Warren – defied the horrific pitch to have a superb game in tough personal circumstances. Made some great runs and picked out some key passes as well as chipping in with two goals – one simple and the other an absolute screamer. He now sits top of Milngavie's goalscoring chart for the season on 37. Honourable mention also to Ben Jenkins who totally controlled the left hand side and deserved more than the solitary goal he got.
 
Monday, 03 March 2014 19:58

Erskine's winning streak continues

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Parkmoor BC
 vs
Erskine YFC
 
 
 
U15's Paisley Johnstone & District YFL
 
03 March 2014
 
 
 
As a team, Erskine YFC under 15s have been on a winning streak and today, for the 9th League game in a row, we came out as the victors. This latest result leaves us 8 points clear at the top of Division 2, albeit with us having played a couple more games than our nearest rivals, although as any team challenging for a title will testify to, it is better to have the points on the board, rather than with games in hand.

Our winning run began with a 3-2 win over Parkmoor back in November and today, we beat our closest and most deadly of rivals 4-1, with us totally dominating the match, and ensuring our impressive form continues.

Logan Brown was our only absentee this week, out with a hamstring injury, which meant that thw 16 man squad picked itself. From this we went with a starting XI of Mikey in goals, solid and regular back 3 of Dec, Dazza and Kyle, middle 5 of Shaun, Craig, George, Matty and Keato, with Kyle partnering former Parkmoor man, Adam upfront. Subs therefore being Mikey Morrison, Logan Dempsey, Ryan, Lewis and Asha.

From minute 1 we were terrific: battling together as a solid unit, playing some breathtaking football at times and generally being the dominant side. We took the game to Parkmoor and looked to go and win the match from the opening whistle.
 
As in many derbies, the game was cagey and took both teams a few minutes to get into their stride and assert themselves in the match. Before we went 1-0 up we had a couple of other chances that were squandered or saved by the Parkmoor keeper, who was terrific throughout. We did take the lead however through an absolute stonker from Matthew. He picked the ball up just inside the final third and unleashed a shot, that any keeper in the league would have struggled to get close to, high into the top corner of the net.
 
One soon became two when after sharp thinking from Keato and Craig who took a short corner, a cross came in and as Kyle Harley went to get a touch on it, he did enough to make the defender deflect the ball into his own net. 
 
Half Time: Parkmoor BC 0-2 Erskine YFC
 
Some of our football in the first half was sublime and we created triangles and other patterns of play that typified our current positive state of mind, that has come along with our winning streak. We told the lads to just keep it going and play with freedom and a smile on their faces and more goals would come.

We went 3-0 up in the second half through another screamer, this time from Craig, who just like Matty earlier on, picked up the ball and lashed a shot past the helpless keeper for a goal that his all round play fully deserved.
 
We conceded a goal striaght from a corner that really was our only single glaring mistake of the day and just allowed Parkmoor a little chink of light and a possible way back in to the match.
 
At this point we made all our subs and tried to ensure we saw the game out and secured a big win. We were placed under a little pressure but defended superbly well and then added a 4th of our own late in the game through a bullet header from Mitch, whose celebration showed exactly how important a win it was for the boys.

A trully outstanding performance and result and ensures our grip on 1st position remains strong. All 16 played their part and it was an excellent team effort. Well done boys....keep it up!!
 
Full Time: Parkmoor BC 1-4 Erskine YFC
 
Glasgow & District YFL
 
UNDER 13
Westerton 9 v 2 North Glasgow Utd
Dumbarton Utd 9 v 0 Thistle BC
Rangers SABC 9 v 0 Giffnock
 
UNDER 14
Rangers SABC 2 v 2 Celtic Jnr
Muirton BC 1 v 9 Celtic BC
Dunoon BC 2 v 4 Kelvindale Th
 
UNDER 15
Southside 1 v 8 Milngavie Wand
Pollok Utd 3 v 4 Airdrie BC
Celtic BC 7 v 1 Rangers SABC
 
UNDER 16
Rangers SABC 1 v 4 Rossvale This
Old Firm All 1 v 9 Harmony Row
Andalus 2 v 7 Pollok Utd
 
UNDER 17
Antonine 9 v 0 Celtic Youth
Rossvale BC 3 v 4 Camlachie
 
UNDER 19 (Div 1)
Glentyan Th 1 v 4 West Park Utd
EKFC ‘Gold’ 2 v 3 St Mirren
Kilpatrick BC 1 v 2 Baillieston Jnr
Cardonald Th 3 v 1 Rossvale BC
 
UNDER 19 (Div 2)
Drumchapel Am 4 v 1 West Park Utd
Crookston 2 v 8 Kings Park
Dunoon 1 v 2 Rossvale Madrid
 
SYFA West Region Cup
 
UNDER 14
Hillwood BC         10 v 0 Bellfield
 
UNDER 16
Clarkston 1 v 13 Jim Johnstone
 
UNDER 19
Cherrie 1 v 3 Maryhill Jnrs
Easthall Star 2 v 2 (4-5 pen) Clydebank FC
 
Friday, 28 February 2014 06:03

Milngavie announce Colpi Ice Cream shirt sponsor

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Displaying 1014799_4259627228653_117039012_o.jpgMilngavie Wanderers 1999s are delighted to confirm Colpi Ice Cream as our new shirt sponsor! Our longtime supporters will provide a new set of home kits as we aim to wrap up the Glasgow and District League crown and look ahead to next season's challenges.
 
Colpi has been a staple of Milngavie life since 1928, using milk from the shores of Loch Lomond to create a fresh, Italian-style ice cream to a 100 year old family recipe.
 
As well as Milngavie they also have a store in Clydebank Shopping Centre - another friend of the Wanderers having sponsored our Scottish Youth Champions League tournament two years in a row.
 
On the subject of our tournament, those who were there may have sampled Colpi's product as they provided a couple of case fulls of ice cream to keep the players refreshed under the baking Summer sun.
 
We are very grateful for their support and look forward to working with them in the future.
Local primary school children from across Glasgow’s East End recently had an incredible day of football, as the Tesco Bank Football Challenge visited the area for a fun-filled festival at Emirate’s Arena.
 
The 232 pupils from five local schools are the latest to have taken part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme and came together for a finale to remember.
 
The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme run in partnership with the Scottish FA. The project introduces football to Primary Two and Primary Three children (six to eight-years-old) across Scotland to help get them engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle. 
 
A remarkable 61,112 children across 1,562 schools in Scotland have now engaged with the country’s leading football participation programme. Teachers and volunteers continue to enjoy the Scottish FA’s in-service programme with over 3,500 now trained to support the growth of football in schools.
 
Gayle Minnis, Head Teacher at Eastbank Primary School, said:“The children have had a great six weeks of coaching with the Scottish FA and today marks a perfect end to the programme. They have learnt so many important skills since taking part.”
 
Scottish FA Football Development Officer Gary Hocknull said: “The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to grow across the length and breadth of the country and we’re pleased to welcome the children to Emirates Arena for this latest festival.”
 
The primary schools attending the festival, which was also supplied with water and fruit by Tesco Extra at the Forge, were Dalmarnock, East Bank, Quarrybrae, Thorntree and Wellshot.
 
 
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:50

Baillieston progress in West Region Cup on penalties

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Baillieston Juniors
 vs
Johnstone Burgh
 
 
 
U19's West Region Cup
Toryglen
26 February 2014
 
 
 
Baillieston juniors met johnstone burgh in the West region cup with the winners progressing to the quarter final. The game was played on the astro at Toryglen with baillieston giving up home advantage to ensure the game would be played.
 
The game started with Baillieston defending a strong wind but it was them that started the strongest and nearly took the lead with 5 minutes played when Paterson narrowly missed after a great cross from Brannigan.
 
Baillieston took the lead in the 15th minute when a corner was missed by everyone and the ball found Lee Martin wide on the right. His cross was met by the head of Dale Dickson who scored from inside the six yard box.

This spurred Johnstone Burgh and they had two great chances to score but Thomson saved well. But with 5 minutes to half time they equalised, Thomson in the Baillieston goal dropped a cross and Skinner scored despite a last ditch challange from Baillieston defender Gallagher.
 
Half Time: Baillieston Juniors 1-1 Johnstone Burgh
 
The second half passed with both teams having chances but there was no further scoring and the game went into penalties.
 
Full Time: Baillieston Juniors 1-1 Johnstone Burgh
 
Baillieston: 1st penalty missed 2nd scored 3rd saved 4th saved 5th scored.

Johnstone Burgh:1st missed 2nd scored 3rd saved 4th saved 5th saved.

The two goalkeepers were brilliant in the penalty shoot out with thomson emerging as the Baillieston match winner with three outstanding saves. Baillieston now meet Giffnock Swifts in the quarter final.
 
Full Time (Penalties): Baillieston Juniors (2) 1-1 (1) Johnstone Burgh
 
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:35

Baillieston through to West Region Cup 1/4 Finals

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Celtic BC
 vs
Baillieston Juniors
 
 
 
U16's West Region Cup 
 
26 February 2014
 
 
 
Baillieston Juniors 98s met Celtic Boys Club 98s on a cold afternoon in East Kilbride with both teams looking for a place in the Quarter finals of the regional cup. Following a short delay due to a dramatic penalty shootout from an earlier match the game kicked off under blustery conditions.
 
Celtic started brightly and knocked the ball about with confidence in the middle of the park and caused Baillieston some problems early on with their pace and movement up front.
 
Baillieston were competing well in midfield, however, and were creating chances of their own before Celtic opened the scoring mid-way through the first half with a darting run and powerful shot from the edge of the box which nestled in the corner of the net. 
 
Half Time: Celtic BC 1-0 Baillieston Juniors
 
Baillieston got a lucky break early in the second half when a low cross from the left was turned into his own net by a Celtic defender. This gave Baillieston a boost in confidence and they took the game to Celtic.
 
Baillieston took the lead shortly afterwards when a through ball sent their striker racing in on goal with only the keeper to beat. The keeper could only parry the firmly struck shot back into the strikers path who calmly side footed the ball into the net over the prone keeper.
 
The game flowed from end to end and both sides hit the woodwork late on. Celtic threw everything they could at Baillieston in the dying minutes and forced a succession of corners but Baillieston defended resolutely and managed to see the game out for a dramatic win. 
 
Full Time: Celtic BC 1-2 Baillieston Juniors