Young Watch score 13 goals in three games ... and lift their first silverware

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CAMPSIE Black Watch under-19s won the Scottish Youth Cup at Glasgow Green recently and put in some impressive performances.

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

Rossvale........................ 1

Under-19s league

CAMPSIE Black Watch 19s faced local rivals Rossvale BC in a top-of-the-table league encounter at Station Road on Saturday and both sets of players showed great talent.

With only four minutes gone, careless defending by Campsie gave the visitors a gift of a goal. A long ball from Rossvale’s goalkeeper bounced in between Finlayson and McDowall and neither could clear their lines – Duncan nipped in and stole the ball before lobbing into the back of the net.

From then on, Campsie started to show they were coping better with the hard surface and a strong crossfield wind, with great chances falling to Millar, Aitken, O’Halloran and Prentice.

At the start of the second half Aitken smacked both the crossbar and the post. Then a long ball from McDowall picked out the striker, who turned his marker to fire home from 10 yards.

Four minutes later, Kennedy broke down a Vale attack and sent a perfect 30-yard pass for O’Halloran to latch onto and ping a right-foot shot past the helpless Sweeney.

Campsie had Rossvale on the backfoot with crisp and flowing football in every area of the park. The third goal started in Campsie’s half with Finlayson playing the ball to Millar on the right. He sent Aitken racing away from his marker and he squared the ball for O’Halloran to side-foot into the net.

With three league games remaining, Campsie showed form at exactly the right moment for the run-in.

Birdston Kennel’s Man-of-the-Match – Darren Millar.

Glasgow University............... 0

Campsie Black Watch.............. 6

Under-19s league

CAMPSIE Black Watch gave the students of Glasgow University a footballing lesson last Wednesday to claim all three points. The opener arrived shortly before half-time when winger Ian McDowall skipped in off the right touchline and sent a left-footed effort into the net from 18 yards. Ten minutes into the second-half Aitken headed home Haddow’s cross.

Just after the hour mark, Russell picked up a loose ball outside the Campsie box and hammered a right-foot shot high into the net for a great goal. O’Halloran made it four from Millar’s free-kick. With 12 minutes remaining, Haddow found space to run down the left and send a perfect pass for Aitken to smash the ball home. And with a minute left, O’Halloran made it six.

Drumchapel United............... 4

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

Under-19s league

BLACK Watch opened the scoring against Drumchapel in only the fifth minute. Aitken rounded the goalkeeper and sidefootws the ball into the back of the net.O’Connor’s thumping header from Prentice’s corner found the net just before half-time. Just minutes into the second-half, Campsie scored a third thanks to a header from Cousland. In the 89th minute Millar’s free-kick was headed home by Finlayson.