Blackies shaping up

Campsie Black Watch..........3

Steins Amateurs...................1

BLACK Watch players again proved a very promising side is well and truly taking shape with another fine performance against Steins at Kilsyth on Saturday. In the three friendlies played Blackies have stepped up in experience against good opposition.

An exceptionally hot afternoon did not stop both sides from producing an exciting 90 minutes.

The first half saw Watch unlucky not to be a couple of goals ahead. An Aitkin’s header hit the post after 20 minutes and O’Connor cleverly turned a McIlroy cross past the Steins keeper only for the referee to chalk it off.

A McGeough pass sent Woodlock through on goal, the striker went round the keeper only to see his shot hit the post. Three minutes later Woodlock from a Davis pass put Blackies ahead.

Steins played well in midfield using the ball well, but when they came up against Blackies’ central defenders Darroch and Kennedy they could not make progress.

Steins equalised in the 65th minute with clever play down the left, the ball was played into the middle and it was quickly placed beyond keeper Storey.

Prentice put Watch 2-1 ahead in the 81st minute from a Whiteford ball over the Steins defence for Prentice to race in goal and cleverly net. Two minutes later a brilliant McGeough pass saw Aitkins evade the defenders challenge to blast the ball high into the net.

Watch had to be patient to get the win, but without doubt they were the better team.

Watch: M Darroch, G Watt, R Kennedy, J Darroch, G Meechan, C McIlroy, P O’Connor, A Culbard, C Duff, D Cairney, S Aitkin, M Storey, S Davis, W Whiteford, P McGeough, P Woodlock, M Prentice.

Watch play Waterside Amateurs at Merkland astro grass on Wednesday (Aug 3), 7pm kick-off. On Saturday they play Milngavie Wanderers at Milngavie with a 2pm kick off.