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Ayr Boswell BC ruthless in WoSYFL U14s affair

With the sun beaming down on Carrick Academy, it was Ayr Boswell who lit up this fixture with an 8-0 victory over South Ayrshire rivals Whitletts Victoria.

It was apparent from the intensity of the warmups that both teams fancied themselves for the three points in what was Whitlett’s last league game of the season. Boswell still have a meeting with second-place Valspar to go.

As the referee blew for the action to commence, it only took Ayr Boswell sixty seconds to lodge a threatening attack. Great trickery out wide from Scott Spiers created space for a shot, which stung the palms of Vics keeper Cameron Prince.

It was Spiers who opened the host’s account for the day as he demonstrated his lightning pace by latching onto a loose ball on the halfway line. The attacker drove goalwards, rounded the goalie and calmly placed home for 1-0.

Despite Ayr Boswell looking very assured in possession following their opener, Whitletts continued to show grit when trying to win the ball back and find the equaliser.

However, the men in orange were two to the good following a corner which fell to Harley Orr’s feet. The midfielder stabbed home to extend Boswell’s lead.

Evan Bone saw his shot across goal rifle against the inside of the post. The referee deemed the ball not to have crossed the line, much to the surprise of the Boswell left-back who veered off in celebration.

Bone was celebrating mere minutes later though as his teammate Orr grabbed his second, and Ayr Boswell’s third of the match. As the ball bounced on the edge of the area, the industrial middleman fired past the outstretched Whitletts stopper high into the roof of the net.

The visitor’s never-say-die attitude saw them continually press their opponents in all areas of the park, particularly in the final third where they managed to regain possession multiple times.

Cameron Prince kept the score down after providing an excellent stop from Harley Hunter’s effort. Hunter excellently weaved through a handful of Whitletts shirts and struck to Prince’s left. However, the goalie showed off his reflexes to prevent a fourth.

The next goal arrived moments after, and it was Boswell who grabbed a fourth – Scott Spiers scoring his second of the match after great wing play from Luke McDonagh out left.

Just before the half-time interval, the hosts were down to ten men after a last-ditch challenge was poorly timed. This gave the Whitletts Victoria players and coaching staff a small glimmer of hope.

The second half started just as the first did, with Ayr Boswell taking control in the early stages.

Orr completed his hat trick in spectacular fashion as his thirty-yard rocket fired into the Whitletts net. 

Dylan Muir was introduced at half-time by the winning side and made an almost instant impact firing home Boswell’s sixth.

The direct winger continued to be a thorn in the Vics’ side as he grabbed another for his team, waltzing by his man with ease and striking into the right side of the net.

Ally Bone’s men then rounded off the scoring at 8-0, with Harley Hunter arguably leaving the best goal for last with a gorgeous curler dipping and finding the back of the net from distance.

Despite the resilience from Whitletts Victoria, Ayr Boswell took home all three points after a ruthless attacking display. They can now look forward to wrapping their league season up next week, and a semi-final date with Valspar which is on the immediate horizon, too.

Ayr Boswell BC Player of the Match: Harley Orr

Every team’s dream is to have a goalscoring midfielder and, judging by this game, Ayr Boswell have the perfect one. Not only did Orr bag an excellent hat trick, but his all-round play was also on a top level and very well deserving of our Player of the Match award.

Whitletts Victoria Player of the Match: Iain MacDonald

The minuscule midfielder battled for every minute that he was on the pitch. MacDonald’s intensity and willingness to scrap for his teammates was something that deserves a lot of credit, and when he was on the ball he looked after it incredibly well.

Ayr Boswell BC Magic Moment: Harley Orr’s Stunner

Harley Orr’s third goal was a thing of beauty – incredibly fitting to be the goal to round off your hat trick. His awareness to spot the opening to shoot from such a distance showed vision beyond his years, and the execution was flawless too.

Whitletts Victoria Magic Moment: Prince’s Early Stop

Cameron Prince had a busy day at Carrick Academy, however, the keeper can hold his head high after an impressive performance. His early save within the first minute of the tie was the pick of the bunch – the hosts couldn’t believe they hadn’t scored from Scott Spiers’ effort.

Ayr Boswell BC U14s

Reece Edgar

Evan Bone

Jake Williamson

Conal Muir

Harley Orr

Corey Pettigrew

Maxwell Moore

Scott Spiers

Boyd Maxwell

Harley Hunter

Robbie Hydes

Caleb Howie

Luke McDonagh

Layson Vallance

Peter Borland

Dylan Muir

Kamil Wasielewska

Whitletts Victoria U14s

Ross Grier

Billy Innes Crichston

Harry Kilbride

Shay McNeill

Cameron Prince

Jack Boyle

Byron McIndoe

Scott Brodie Boyle

James Davidson

Jackson Smith

Dean Tatt

Iain MacDonald

Callum Speirs

Ryan McKinlay

Lennon White

Harley Walker

Logan Fitzsimmons

Logan Crosbie



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