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Saturday, 05 October 2013 20:11

Giffnock score off the pitch in Scottish Run

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Some 300 children from Giffnock Soccer Centre will be hoping to score off the pitch on Saturday, October 5, as they swap their studs for trainers to take part in this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run. Ranging from age 5 to 15, the children will don their football strips to run on Super Saturday, taking place in and around George Square the day before the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the team, and hope they raise lots of money for such a worthwhile charity.”
For more information about Giffnock Soccer visit their website by clicking here . You can also watch the Scottish FA's case study on the club below - 
Sunday, 29 September 2013 20:11

Port Glasgow BC roundup

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PGBC Community coaching continues every Saturday at 10am at Parklea.
Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre
PGBC 2006s
The Port Boys 2006s continue to train at Parklea Stadium on Wednesday and Saturdays the boys continue to develop as young players with their close control, dribbling skills, shooting and good team play keep up the good work boys! Goal Scorers: Patrick Hurrell x6, Greig Emerson, Darren Stevenson, Adam Watt, Kai Daly, Ryan Graham x3 Adam Hart x2, Aarron Smith , Zac Stewart , Dylan Tolan x1
Any boy interested in playing for Port Boys phone 07928533991
Sponsors: UPGSC, Crawfurds CarCentre and Fergusons Shipyard Workers.
PGBC 2005s
The 2005s put out 2 strong teams on Sunday at Notre Dame, well done to all boys for their effort.
Sponsored by Crawfurds Car Centre
PGBC 2004s Orange
on Saturday the port travelled to ferguslie park to take on Erskine Yellow. The Port started the game the brighter of the two and within a few minutes Marc McDonald had put the port in front, the port had most of the possession in the first half and it wasn't long before Marc had increased the ports lead with another good strike. With the port in front and pressing for another goal erskine looked good on the counter attack and were unlucky too see a tremendous strike from distance come back off the bar.
With the first half fizzling out the port shouldve put the game out of sight with chances for Raymond Keyes Kyle Diver and Peter Ingram. The start of the second half erskine started the better team. The Port struggling to get a grip of the game and couldnt get any rhythm going. A long ball from the erskine defence caught the ports defence and keeper napping with the erskine player running through on goal and putting the ball in the net. Poor goal too lose.
The goal gave Erskine a lift and they played some nice football creating a few chances and hitting the bar. Aaron keyes making up for a previous mistake with a fine double save to keep the port in front. The Port didnt have much of the ball or create any chances of note in the second half but they held on too see the game out. Truely was a game of two halves very good performance first half not so good second.
Sponsored by Marcus Humphrey House
PGBC 2004s Black
The Port boys travelled to Clydebank to take on Kilpatrick FC at the weekend. As the match kicked of the boys made hard work the priority for the day with every boy battling away. Five minutes into the first half the boys found the breakthrough and would go on to add several more goals playing football from defence through midfield into attack that was a joy to watch. Although Kilpatrick managed to pull a goal back much to the annoyance of the port goalie who was far from pleased at losing his clean sheet the Port boys went into half time leading comfortably. The second half seen more of the same from the port boys working hard in all areas of the park. Some good passing and movement from the boys saw further chances created and a few more goals added.
Although Kilpatrick managed to score again late on in the match to reduce the deficit this was a fantastic display from the boys, with a terrific attitude from every boy from the kick off. Credit to the boys who are continuing to learn with every game. Goalscorers: McGlaughlin, Creen, Baxter, Weston. C
Sponsored by B Buick and sons (bodyshop)
PGBC 2001s 1-4 Clydebank United
Port welcomed Clydebank United to Parklea on Saturday morning. Looking to keep up their recent run of form, Port started the match very poorly. Clydebank opened the scoring early in the match after Port keeper Lewis McClure pulled off a good save but his defence where nowhere to clear the ball. More poor defending from Port saw Clydebank double their advantage midway through the half. Clydebank got their third by walking through almost the entire Port team. Port then got their first real chance of the match when Brandon McCabe floated a nice free kick into the box, Scott Marshall got a good head onto the ball but the Clydebank keeper pulled off a great save onto the post.
Not long before half time Clydebank got their forth when yet again Port failed to clear their lines with some poor defending.
In the second half Port took note of their half time team talk and pressed Clydebank hard. A Scott Marshall corner found Jack Anderson in the box but his shot was saved well by the Clydebank keeper. The pressure finally paid off for Port when Scott Marshall cut in on the left wing to hammer the ball past the helpless Clydebank keeper. Good work by Ross Devine saw him win Port a penalty but unfortunately Brandon McCabe was unable to keep the ball down and blasted over the bar.
The boys all know this was a poor performance and they will need to pick themselves up and work a lot harder.
Referees Man of the Match - Brandon McCabe
Port still have 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 19s 1-3 Clydebank
Mark Ross got the only goal of the game for Port Glasgow, refs motm was Lewis Downie.
Sponsored by Garvel Clyde Ltd
PGBC 21s 4-2 Calderhill 
Two good goals by Steven Thomson , a brilliant back heel by big Liam McColgan and a good solo finish by Ryan McGarrity secured 3 points for the Port . Another outstanding display in goal from Robbie Graham again earned him the man of the match award .

The 21s are sponsored by The Square restaurant , McKinnon Brothers property maintenance , PMC school of motoring and SJs newsagents .
Sunday, 22 September 2013 19:30

Finnart see off battling Hampden to progress

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Finnart Star
Hampden BC
Carey 35
McKenzie 67


U14 Scottish Youth FA Cup - R2
Glasgow Green
22 September 2013
Author: Michael Gaughan

Finnart Star under 14s secured their place in the third round of the SYFA Challenge Cup with a 2-0 victory over Hampden BC. Kieran Carey and Connor McKenzie both scored in the last minutes of each half to seal the victory for Finnart. Hampden gave a great account of themselves in which was a tight match at Glasgow Green.
It was a fine morning at Glasgow Green for the SYFA Challenge Cup Tie between Finnart Star and Hampden BC. Both teams were looking to seal their place in the next round of Scotland’s most prestigious youth competition.
Finnart began brightly winning a few corners in a row but the Hampden defence held firm and kept the game at 0-0.
Six minutes in Finnart midfielder Eoghon Kenny struck a thunderous drive from twenty-five yards out but it was well saved by Hampden Goalkeeper Stephen Kirwan.
A few minutes later the ball found its way through the Hampden defence to Finnart Striker Kieran Carey who was unlucky in his attempt to round Kirwan, but it was a great stop by the keeper who also managed to clear.
After twenty minutes tricky Finnart striker Jamie McGowan danced away from the defence and managed to force a shot which went well wide.
Finnart had dominated the opening stages with a number of chances created, they would have felt hard done by having not broken the deadlock but the Hampden defence had held firm doing very well not to concede.
On Twenty-five minutes it was then Hampden’s turn to attack, strong midfielder Liam Gallagher went on a powerful from his own half earning a free kick on the edge of the Finnart box. Hampden number ten Paul Waddell struck the free kick which forced a wonderful save from Goalkeeper Bailey McGuire.
Five minutes later Hampden central midfielder Brandon Wu forced a corner, it was wiped in with pace to the back post by full back Laurie McCabe and it fell to the back post for centre back Ross Davie who was unlucky to see his effort rise above the bar.
On the stroke of half time the high pressure by Finnart was rewarded as they won the ball at the edge of the box, it was then slid through to Carey who made no mistake and slotted home. 1-0!
Hampden found themselves down at half time but probably deserved to be level at the break after some wonderful defensive play.

Half Time: Finnart Star 1-0 Hampden BC 
Five minutes into the second half the ball was slid through to Finnart winger William Gray whose wonderful effort was saved by an on form Kirwan in goals.
Seven minutes later Finnart Central Midfielder Kenneth Crampsie launched a strong effort from twenty yards out and again Kirwan saved well.
Sixty minutes in Cameron McHarg of Hampden saw his stunning thirty yard free kick just skim the bar, it almost looked a certainty to go in.
Three minutes from time Finnart found themselves two goals up. After great one-two by Connor McKenzie and Eoghon Kenny, McKenzie’s cross-cum-shot found its way into the right hand corner of the Hampden net. 2-0!
Finnart still had time to launch one last attack; McKenzie unleashed a powerful shot from the left flank which was bound for goal but Kirwan showed his class in goals once again with a wonderful save.
So, after a great match Finnart Star earned their place in the third round of the SYFA Challenge Cup after a closely fought contest with Hampden BC. Credit to both teams who were competitive throughout the match.
I have to give credit to the unsung hero of the match - Persley Sojila of Finnart Star. He was brilliant at the heart of the Finnart defence not making any mistakes and was very comfortable on the ball.
Full Time: Finnart Star 2-0 Hampden BC


Finnart Star Hampden BC
1. Bailey McGuire (GK)
2. Ryan Madden
3. Connor McKenzie
4. Persley Sojila
5. Jordan Wright
6. Eoghon Kenny
7. Aaron Harvey
8. Kenneth Crampsie
9. Kieran Carey
10. Jamie McGowan
11. Liam Johnston (Sub)
12. Adam Corner (Sub)
14. Sam McGin (Sub)
15. William Gray
16. Kieran Frame (Sub)
17. Matthew Cattren (Sub)
13. Stephen Kirwan (GK)
2. Aodhan Flynn
3. Laurie McCabe
99. Liam Gallacher 
5. Ross Davie
6. Thomas Harry
59. Brandon Wu
8. Aarone Chambers
10. Paul Waddell
11. Cameron McHarg
12. Finlay Milliken
14. Lewis Reid
15. Aidan Rooney
17. Andrew McLaughlin
Conor McKenzie's fantastic wing play was topped off with a goal.linedivider
Stephen Kirwan produced a number of wonderful saves.
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