FAB four for young Watch as they open their league campaign.
Campsie Black Watch U-19s............ 4
Wishaw u19s.......................... 1
THE young Watch won their opening league match of the season against a hard-working Wishaw side who possibly didn’t deserve to lose by such a margin, given the fact that Campsie were not at their best.
That being said, the Watch opened strongly enough and took the lead on 10 minutes with McKenna continuing his recent fine scoring run with a good clean strike and finish from inside the box.
That should have put the young Blackies in the mood for more goals, but for the rest of the first half they huffed and puffed – going in at half-time only one goal up, much to the dismay of the coaches who wanted the ball to be moved much quicker than what was happening.
The second half continued in much the same way as the first for Blackies, with the exception of Richardson – who dominated the midfield with his strong tackling and pinpoint passing.
On the 60-minute mark Richardson put an inch-perfect pass over the top of the Wishaw left-back for striker Haddow to run onto and score from close range – making it 2-0 for the home side.
Again this failed to lift the Watch and with 10 minutes remaining Wishaw were given a glimmer of hope when an own goal was scored after a mix-up in the Campsie box.
However, within five minutes Richardson took control of the ball 25 yards from goal and cracked home a stunning left-foot strike which left the Wishaw keeper with no chance and restored the Blackies two-goal lead.
With a minute of the match remaining Hunter scored a fourth from close range to finish the contest and make it five wins in a row – maintaining a great start to the season.