Tough lesson for Campsie Black Watch in seven-goal thriller

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WATCH players were taught a lesson on Saturday on how not to defend.

Glencairn................ 4

Campsie Black Watch...... 3

It was tough enough for the players to get a result against the tough tackling Glens, but to give goals away the way they did was not acceptable.

Blackies started well and created a number of chances, but bad luck in front of goal stopped them from going in front.

Glens went ahead in the 14th minute when central defender Kennedy mis-kicked 20 yards from his own goal and striker McNeil wasted no time netting from 12 yards.

It was 2-0 in the 40th minute and again the home team won a penalty after McRobbie was allowed to run clear of the Watch defence only to be pulled down by keeper Darroch. McNeil made no mistake from the spot. This was a total injustice to Blackies because overall they were the better team.

On the resumption Watch were the aggressors and were worthy of a goal in the 60th minute and it was superbly taken by Prentice. A cross from Watt on the right beyond the back past for Aitkin to play the ball into the path of Prentice, who volleyed past keeper MacAskill from 15 yards.

It was all Watch now as they pushed for the equaliser and when it came it was a beauty. Cairney sent Woodlock away on the left stepping past defenders on his way across goal for Whiteford to blast high into the net in the 70th minute.

At this stage Blackies were down to 10 men, Rory Finlayson being ordered off.

Having worked so hard to get back on level terms they were estimated to see Glens go in front once more. In fact two minutes after equalising a long ball through the middle saw defenders unable to stop the fast running Walker getting behind them to net.

Watch came back to equalise in the 80th minute with a pass from Duff down the left to Whiteford, across to Woodlock, the strikers shot hit the post, but Declan Cairney was there to net.

Cairney almost put Blackies ahead when his strike hit the post.

With Black Watch defence poor, a long ball down the middle saw McNeil complete his hat-trick in the 84th minute.

Watch players who have never played at this level had better learn quickly or the season might not turn out the way everybody connected to the club expected.

Watch: M Darroch, G Watt, R Kennedy, G Meechan, S Davis, N Prentice, W Whiteford, P O’Connor, C Duff, D Cairney, R Finlayson, P Woodlock, G Reid.

Tuesday last, Watch played Tower Hearts in a league game at Shettleston Juniors ground.

On Saturday Knightswood are the visitors to Station Road in a league game with a 2pm kick off.

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