First silverware for young Watch, but under-21s settle for draw

Picture John Devlin /05/10.    Duncansfield Park (Kilsyth Rangers ground) . Final of the Lady Darling Cup. Campsie Black Watch under19s v East Kilbride Utd 21s. Second  half action and cup celebrations if Campsie win. Dhr
Picture John Devlin /05/10. Duncansfield Park (Kilsyth Rangers ground) . Final of the Lady Darling Cup. Campsie Black Watch under19s v East Kilbride Utd 21s. Second half action and cup celebrations if Campsie win. Dhr

CAMPSIE Black Watch under-19s won the Scottish Youth Cup on Sunday at Glasgow Green in a two-day tournament.

Black Watch’s first game with Drumchapel United was a 3-3 draw, but in their next match versus Cumbernauld outfit JBM, a 2-1 victory was achieved in a hard-fought encounter.

In Black Watch’s third game against Glenvale, Campsie won 1-0 to secure a semi- final spot versus Deans Thistle from Kilmarnock.

The match finished goalless and had to be settled by a nerve-jangling penalty shoot-out.

Campsie Black Watch showed real bottle to emerge 5-4 victors. It was good practice for the final itself when, after another scoreless match against Harmony Row from Govan, Black Watch lifted the cup following a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win.

Campsie Black Watch under-19s manager Allan Differ said: “The committee and players are delighted with the first silverware of the season.”

Campsie Black Watch 19s are looking for new players to strengthen their squad for next season.

Any young player wanting a challenge for next season should contact Jim on 07950 387 222.

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Campsie Black Watch................. 2

Knightswood......................... 2

IN front of the biggest crowd at Station Road for years, two old rivals turned in an outstanding game of league football.

Knightswood went into the interval 2-0 ahead after two penalties in the opening period following careless challenges by Black Watch defenders.

Both were expertly converted by McQueen.

Blackies, although competing well, lacked composure, but finally started to apply some pressure. They eventually made the break through in the 68th minute when Liam Finnigan was pulled down in the box.

Darroch converted from the spot.

Although Black Watch then went down to 10 men, they equalised in the 73rd minute when Chris Duff smacked a 25-yard screamer past Knightswood goalkeeper Bell.

The game ended all square, but the quality of the 90 minutes was to the credit of both teams involved.

Last Thursday, however, a disappointing Watch performance saw the club’s league chances slip away in a 2-1 loss to Dumbarton Accies.

McGeough scored Watch’s only goal.

Blackies also lost last week to Drumchapel United, going down 2-1 at the Donald Dewar Centre.

Watch went ahead in the eighth minute with tremendous link-up play.

Watts’ pass found McCluskey down the right and he found Duff, whose shot hit the post, but McGeough was there to take the rebound and beat goalkeeper Mitchell from 12 yards.

Blackies were enjoying themselves and were shocked when the referee ruled out what looked like a perfectly good goal from McCluskey for offside.

In the second period, Watch kept up the pressure and again had what looked like a perfectly good goal chopped off after Paul Woodlock converted from a Duff pass.

As fate would have it United equalised in the 62nd minute when a strong header from Boyle allowed Tiffoney to score.

The home team turned on the pressure and there was nothing the Black Watch defenders could do when Telfer put Drumchapel in front in the 78th minute.

In the last five minutes Liam Finnigan hit the post.

An all round good team display from Black Watch was quashed by two extremely poor refereeing decisions.

Watch fielded McStorey, Watt, Reid, Bullard, McCluskey, McGeough, Darroch, Woodlock, Whiteford, Finnigan, Duff, McDade, Graham, Forrest, Boal and Lochhead.

* Black Watch were due to play Baillieston yesterday (Tuesday) in a league game at Station Road.

The club enter a record-breaking 14th Scottish Cup final on Saturday when they play Celtic BC at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium. Kick-off is at 3.30pm.

A large crowd is expected for what Blackies hope will be a 10th Scottish Cup success.

Tote number for Saturday = 44-10. One winner, £300.

TROPHY TEAM: Campsie Black Watch 19s are pictured with last year’s Lady Darling Cup.