Campsie Black Watch hit a magnificent seven

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Glencairn 4

Campsie Black Watch V Glencairn

Campsie Black Watch V Glencairn

Watch’s opportunity to play this league game at Merkland grass against one of their main rivals for league and cup success produced probably one of the best games at this venue.

It was a high scoring classic, although some of the goals lost were disappointing.

Blackies were behind in the first minute when a free kick to Glens 25 yards out saw McRobbie hit a spectacular strike along the ground that went straight through the Watch defence and past the helpless Storey.

Watch equalised in the 13th minute, from an Elliot pass to Prentice the ball was played to Steven Aitken, the striker with a strong run beyond the Glens defence carefully took his time to place the ball past keeper Al Naeme.

Even at this stage the quality and pace was brilliant.

Glens went 2-1 in front in the 24th minute when a corner from Chalmers on the right saw the unmarked Simeon blast the ball into the net.

The weather overhead was poor with steady rain, but this did not stop both sides from showing the kind of skills that would be expected in 21s football.

Maguire, after fine play from Elliot and Prentice, hit a 30 yard strike past the keeper high into the net.

Two minutes later a McCluskey ball onto Prentice produced an outstanding run from the Campsie midfield player.

He sent the ball wide on the right to Maguire, a cross to the middle of the goal saw Ryan Murney beat the visiting defence to head powerfully into the net.

The Watch defence was caught out in the 47th minute when Clougherty netted at the near post to equalise.

The action never stopped, the incidents came thick and fast and the quality was outstanding.

Aitken put Blackies 4-3 in front in the 60th minute and then Aitken controlled the ball and from the edge of the box drilled the ball past Al Naeme.

Watch looked as if the game was in their hands when Murney made it 5-3 in the 66th minute after good leading up play from Maguire and Aitken.

Glens after having played brilliantly were now finding it difficult to halt Watch’s continued attacks.

It was difficult to pick out the best of the goals, but before the end Black Watch added two more and they were both well and truly outstanding strikes.

A Prentice ball to Cassidy on the halfway line saw the big striker race away from the visiting defence for fully 30 yards then played the ball across for Blackwood to come in at the back post to net in the 83rd minute.

Two minutes later it was 7-3, a Pettigrew pass to Nicky Prentice saw the talented player weave his way past defenders to place the ball into the path of O’Connell, the wing half blasted the ball into the net.

It was not finished yet Glens scored in the 88th minute when a ball through the middle from Richardson saw McBeth score from close in.

This was attacking football at its best.

There were many goals not very often seen now in any games throughout the country and at the same time both keepers, Storey and Al Naeme, were all absolutely outstanding.

Watch will play Falkirk 21s away on Saturday, November 23 in the Birdston Kennels League Cup with a 2pm kick off.

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