Kirky Miners dig deep and strike gold

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DELIGHT for Kirkintilloch Miners’ Welfare as they net three second-half goals to overcome Riverside and win the JF Colley Cup.

KMW................................. 3

Riverside........................... 0

JF Colley Cup Final

However, if Riverside had converted a first-half penalty and taken other good scoring opportunities the result may have been different.

KMW were first to test Paterson in the Riverside goal after a long throw-in. Mackie’s shot was saved by the keeper’s foot.

Several other efforts failed to test the keeper as they cleared the bar or flew wide. A clumsy challenge just inside the box gave Riverside the opportunity to take the lead. Murrie stepped to take the resulting penalty, but his effort was saved by Travers – diving to his left to palm the ball away for a corner.

The second half started with two KMW corners, but a break from Riverside’s McDowell saw his cross headed over the KMW bar by McLauchlan.

Travers then had to look lively as he blocked another McLauchlan effort.

With 60 minutes gone KMW demonstrated the art of scoring. A bursting run from Mackie was blocked by the Riverside defence and the ball broke to Murray who wasted no time in dispatching a low drive into the net.

Murrie and McDowell both had good breaks for Riverside but they failed to test the KMW keeper. Another Murrie break saw his diagonal ball sidefooted home by McLauchlan, but it was chalked off for offside.

Some great football from KMW saw them score the best goal of the game – a flowing move saw Mackie provide the finishing touch to double KMW’s lead.

Riverside rallied and Shand and Murrie combined to send a shot wide of goal.

With almost the last kick of the game Trotter was on hand to bundle a low cross over the line for KMW’s third goal to ensure that their name was on the trophy.

KMW man of the match – Alan Mackie

KMW would like to thank Flo and staff for all their help and support throughout the season.

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