YET again Station Road was unplayable because of a waterlogged pitch, however, the Blackies moved the venue to Merkland to play Baillieston.
Campsie Black Watch.............. 4
With only two minutes gone Watch’s young striker Steven Aitken put his team into the lead. The move started on the right with Watt who picked out Culbard to send Prentice down the left. The winger’s inside pass saw Aitken race clear and sidefoot the ball past the helpless keeper.
Watch’s second goal came eight minutes later and what a peach it was. A throw-in from Watt found McIlroy who mugged the Baillieston defender on the by-line, cut back onto his left foot and cleverly sent the ball into the back corner of the net.
After scoring their second goal you would think the Watch players would have finished Baillieston off, but that didn’t happen and on the half hour the visitors grabbed the lifeline they deserved. A loose ball was picked up on the right wing and the Baillieston player hit a low cross into the Blackies box for their striker to slam the ball into the net from 18 yards – giving Storrie no chance.
After the break the home team had more purpose to their play and began to put the visitors on the back foot. It was the 80th minute before Watch sealed the game, however, the play before the goal was all Campsie and the Baillieston keeper had outstanding saves.
Cairney got the goal with 10 minutes to go after Whiteford and McGeough worked the ball well. McGeough passed for Woodlock to flick the ball over the defence for Cairney to thunder a right-foot shot into the net.
The heart was taken out of Baillieston and on the 86th minute Woodlock weaved through the exhausted Baillieston defence and – keeping his composure – he sent the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the goals.
Campsie Black Watch play St Peter’s away on Saturday in the Trophy Centre League Cup first round.
Team: Storrie, Watt, Graham, Darroch, Kennedy, McIlroy, McGeough, Culbard, Prentice, Aitken, Cairney, Whiteford, Woodlock, O’Conner, Darroch, Finlayson, Duff, Meechan.
Campsie BW U19s.............. 2
Milton Stars................. 1
League Cup Sectional Match
EWAN MacLean struck a 25-yard screamer with 10 minutes left to give Campsie Black Watch the three points and their fourth win in a row.
A goal fit to win any game, MacLean’s effort was richly deserved. Black Watch peppered Milton Stars’ goal with shots in the second half, but were repelled by some inspired goalkeeping.
Stars took the lead in appalling weather conditions in only the fifth minute, but Christian McKenna’s sharp turn and shot – just minutes after the former Celtic youth player had a header superbly saved by the Stars goalkeeper – saw Black Watch level.
The goalkeeper then denied Black Watch forwards with a string of saves before MacLean collected a pass in the 80th minute, took two touches and set himself before sending a howitzer of a shot into the top corner.