Black Watch thrash Tower Hearts to lift the Golden Goal Trophy
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Golden Goal Trophy Final
It was all set for a thriller at Castle Park, Blantyre on Saturday. The weather was perfect, the park was bumpy, but this did not stop Black Watch players proving to all around what the club meant to them.
Aitken as early at the sixth minute started a memorable afternoon for himself and his team mates - from a Watt free kick just over the half way line the Campsie striker was first to react to head past keeper Jones.
McElroy made it 2-0 in the 21st minute - the passing play was superb from full back Meechan down the right to Prentice who played in McElroy and from 25 yards the wing hit an unsaveable strike high into the net.
The onslaught continued and every time Watch attacked, driven on by Prentice, O’Connor and Cairney, Tower were in trouble. Aitken scored the third in the 44th minute. Cairney and McElroy were instrumental in the leading up play. The ball was played through to Aitken who never broke stride to lash the ball past keeper Jones.
Tower responded to the half time talk in attacking from the start but Watch’s back line held. Storey made fine saves from Boyd and Allen and the back four of Meechan, Watt, McGeough and McQuade were outstanding - and this was with central defenders Donnelly and Whiteford unavailable.
It was 4-0 in the 52nd minute and this goal prevented any possible comeback from the disgruntled Tower players. A Prentice header beyond the tired-looking defence saw Declan Cairney get to the ball before keeper Jones to walk the ball into the net.
Steven Aitken completed his hat-trick in the 69th minute after fine play from McQuade, McKenna and McElroy. The striker moved past the keeper to net. Aitken completed a perfect week with his fourth goal in the 88th minute. Meechan and Logan were the providers for the striker to go around the keeper to net.
For this Black Watch side to go out in glory - as most of them will be leaving to Junior sides after many seasons at the club - made this a special day.
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