Amateur football round-up

Proudy showing off their new kit are Campsie Minerva chairman James Leneghan (centre) and committee members David Coventry (left) and Matthew Boyle.
Proudy showing off their new kit are Campsie Minerva chairman James Leneghan (centre) and committee members David Coventry (left) and Matthew Boyle.

Amateur side Campsie Minerva are celebrating a new sponsorship deal with the HCS Group.

The club, who play in the Foster’s Central Scottish AFL Premier Division, were presented with new tracksuits and strips by Mark Brown and Paul Harris respectively.

Meanwhile on the pitch newly formed Campsie Black Watch/Waterside are enjoying fine start to the season and have gone top of the Division 1A table.

Latest match reports -

Campsie Black Watch/Waterside 5 Clydebank 1

Campsie Black Watch went top of the Foster’s Central Scottish Division 1A table as they continued their progress with another emphatic victory.

Blackies went ahead in the 11th minute from play down the right when Pettigrew’s crossfield pass to Reeves on the left and was played back across goal for Hannah to put the ball past keeper Cameron.

Four minutes later it was 2-0. Again it came from the outstanding Pettigrew weaving past defenders Berkley and Bond and the pass to Reeves, the wide player once more playing the ball into the area for Steven Aitken to net.

Clydebank pulled one back in the 40th minute, a free-kick on the left seeing Lavelle play in a ball which was netted by Reid.

Watch did not waste much time by going 3-1 in front in the 51st minute. Gourlay passed down the right to Pettigrew who beat two defenders and sent a perfect pass into Mackie who made no mistake.

Indiscipline was now starting to be a problem for the visitors and although they attacked in impressive style they could not break down the defence of Gourlay, Horne, Waring and Hardy.

A Fitzpatrick ball over the visiting defence to Reeves saw him head into the net in the 63rd minute.

In the 70th minute Aitken was pulled down by the goalkeeper and from the spot Aitken netted the home side’s fifth.

It was a game to be forgotten by the visitors who had three players ordered off, but while the weather was poor it did not stop Watch being outstanding on a pitch that was in excellent condition.

Campsie Black Watch/Waterside 5 Tynecastle 1

Campsie BW/Waterside made it through to the second round of the West of Scotland Cup as they overcame the serious challenge of a Tynecastle side containing many experienced players, including ex-Dundee United player Andy McClaren.

The opening 15 minutes saw Scott Wilson very busy and having to make many outstanding saves.

But the Blackies players were soon on the front foot and opened the scoring in 18 minutes when Horn passed to Hannah whose cross fell for Mackie to beat keeper Carscadden.

Campsie scored again in the 40th minute when O’Connell passed to full-back Hardie whose cross was once again turned into the net by Mackie.

Watch scored their third in the 48th minute when Gourlay sent a ball to Mackie and his delivery across goal was blasted home by Aitken.

It had taken hard work to beat this quality side but the Watch players were at their best and it was 4-0 in the 60th minute when a long ball from Fitzpatrick found Pettigrew who beat two defenders and hit an unstoppable volley past Carscadden from 25 yards.

The fifth goal came in the 74th minute when Hardie and Gourlay set up Aitken to score with a great strike.

The visitors pulled one back in the 80th minute from a controversial penalty.

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy u-21s 4 Renfrewshire Thistle u-21s 2

There was a nervy start for both teams at Broadwood before, after Renfrewshire enjoyed a period of possession, the first chance came from a Rob Roy counter attack.

A move involving Dylan McKenzie, Ross Irvine and Connor Hughes ended with Conner Mcilkenny seeming to be taken out by a defender when about to strike at goal but referee waved away appeals for a penalty.

Renfrewshire then went on to open the scoring with a clinical low corner finish and had another couple of shots but were denied by fantastic saves by Ross Williamson.

Rob Roy equalised just after the break when McIlkenny latched onto Irvine’s crafty ball and slotted past the keeper into the corner.

The home side continued to dominate and midway through the half Kieran Brass came in from a wide position to collect the ball from Adam Morrison and drive a low powerful shot into the opposite corner, giving Rob Roy the lead.

Renfrewshire fought back and, following a sloppy clearance at a corner, their midfielder attacked the ball with a brilliant shot which went in off the post.

Rob Roy quickly regained the lead as Brass volleyed home after latching onto a loose ball from a corner.

The Kirkintilloch side then passed up a number of chances before McIlkenny got on the end of a superb long pass by man of the match Dylan Kerr and calmly rounded the keeper to seal victory by slotting home the fourth.

This Saturday Rob Roy travel to face Erskine u21s in the second round of the Inspire Youth Scottish Cup.

Scottish Amateur Cup

Saturday’s Scottish Amateur Cup second round fixtures include a local derby when Campsie AFC are at home to Campsie Black Watch/Waterside.

Kick-off at Milton Park is at 2pm.

Harestanes, cup winners two seasons ago, are away to Rhu while other ties include Manhatten Blacks v St Mungo’s, Beith AFC v Rossvale AFC, Bengal Lancers v Giffnock North, Glasgow Harp v Broomhill, Kilbarchan Thistle v Kirkintilloch Thistle, Redbrae Athletic v Erskine, Shawbridge v Campsie Minerva and Shawlands FP v Harestanes United.

EDC Schools

The 2016-17 East Dunbartonshire Council schools season kicked off last Monday when Lenzie Academy entertained St Ninian’s High in the under-16s division.

A first-half goal from home striker Ross Tucker separated the sides in what was a keenly and sportingly-contested local derby.

The EDSFA would like to express their gratitude to Specsavers Kirkintilloch for their sponsorship of their leagues this season.

Players wanted

Westerton United 2003s are looking for players to further strengthen their team.

The side play in the Paisley and Johnstone District First Division and are seeking players capable of playing at that level.

Westerton are based in Bearsden and train at Boclair Academy twice a week.

For more information contact Brian on 07762 904275.

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