Winning is golden for young Black Watch


CAMPSIE Black Watch 19s locked horns with Goldenhill at Station Road on Saturday.

Campsie Black Watch............ 4

Goldenhill BC.................. 2

League 19s

THIS was the first time young Watch have played at Lennoxtown this season and Campsie’s sharp shooter Steven Aitken grabbed two goals to make his tally 50 – an outstanding achievement from the young striker.

The opening goal came on the fifth minute from Paul O’Connor and what a peach it was. A throw-in from the left was taken by McDowall who sent a long ball into Goldenhill’s box. The defender headed out and O’Connor, 20 yards out, controlled the ball with his left and let rip a right-foot pile driver high into the net for a wonder goal.

Watch’s second goal came on the 33rd minute when O’Connor broke down a move on the right from the visitors, his pass sent McLoone on a run down the right to fire a low shot into the box for Aitken to smash home.

With 10 minutes left in the first half Campsie should have had another two goals added to their score, however, bad finishing and the woodwork prevented that.

After the break Campsie looked the better team and on the 56th minute Steven Aitken got his second goal and his 50th of the season so far and what a goal it was. Finlayson started the move involving O’Connor, McLoone, Prentice and Reid playing one-touch football from deep inside their own half. Reid was the player that picked out Aitken racing into the box and he hammered a right-foot shot high into the net from a tight angle.

Goldenhill scored twice to get back into the match. However, young Watch stayed firm and on the 84th minute a foul on O’Connor in the box was judged to be a penalty.

McLoone stepped up and fired the ball into the net, sending the keeper the wrong way. With Goldenhill sitting second in the league this result sent the young Watch five points clear with three games in hand.

Birdston Kennels man-of-the-match was Rory Finlayson.

Black Watch 19s play Dumbarton Accies away – 2pm kick off – on Saturday.