Young Watch strike eight in cup delight

THE young Watch made the long drive to Irvine on Sunday to play Clark Drive BC in the Regional Cup and marched into the last 16 of the competition.

Camspie Black Watch 8

Western Regional Cup Under-19s

THE young Watch made the long drive to Irvine on Sunday to play Clark Drive BC in the Regional Cup and marched into the last 16 of the competition.

With only four minutes gone Campsie found the back of the net twice. A free kick just outside the box was rifled into the net by Darren Millar to give the keeper no chance.

Two minutes later it was Prentice who got on the score sheet. Good work by Auld and Millar sent Reid down the right, he cut the ball back to Millar who chipped a perfect ball to Prentice six yards out to side-foot home.

Campsie began to dominate the play and great chances fell to Reid, Prentice and Finlayson, but their efforts went wide of the goals.

With five minutes to go till half-time the home side had a great chance to get a goal back. Their striker Brown let rip a shot 16 yards out only to see Darroch pull off an outstanding save to keep the scoreline 2-0 for Campsie at half-time.

On the 48th minute young Watch went further ahead when Auld picked a pass from O’Conner and had a powerful shot from 20 yards. The keeper couldn’t hold it and Reid ran in and smashed the ball low into the net.

On the 54th minute a corner on the right was sent into the box from Millar. Finlayson’s right-foot volley gave further grief to the home team. At this stage Campsie were so much in control the Ayrshire men were chasing shadows and on the hour mark the young Watch went five up.

Prentice received the ball from McArthur and the winger floated a ball into the path of Aitken, who cleverly chested the ball, drove into the box and scored.

Two minutes later a free kick was sent into the box for Haddow at the back post to slam a power header home.

With 10 minutes remaining McDowall put his name on the score sheet. Haddow worked hard to steal the ball from his opponent and sent a perfect pass to Aitken, who passed to the oncoming McDowall. He hit a left-foot shot low into the left-hand side of the goals to give the diving keeper no chance.

Just on full time Aitken was sent into the box by O’Halloran. The striker was ready to pull the trigger when the defender slid in and crashed Aitken. He picked himself up, placed the ball on the spot and hammered it high into the net to make the final score 8-0.

Another powerful performance by the young Watch, it’s going to take a team to be at their best to match this Campsie Black Watch squad. They have scored 36 goals in the last four games.

Birdston Kennels man-of-the-match was Darren Millar.

Team: Darroch, McLoone, McDowall, McArthur, Finlayson, Reid, Millar, O’Conner, Prentice, Aitken, Auld, Haddow, Mitchell, O’Halloran.

Campsie Black Watch want to strengthen their squad for next season, please contact Jim on 07950 387222.