CLYDESIDE U19s 2
MOSSVALE U19s 9
THE ’Vale were on cloud nine after beating the conditions as well as Clydeside with a great attacking performance.
The game was still young when Mossvale got the ball into the back of the net. Only five minutes into the match, they went ahead when Chris Logan stroked the ball home from close range.
Just a few moments later, ’Vale got their second. David Orr picked out captain Johnny McStay, who in turn rolled the ball to striker Steven Bullimore, who played a neat ball back into the path of McStay.
The captain kept his run going, dribbling between three defenders before slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.
Logan again got on the scoresheet. The keeper parried the ball out in Logan’s path, and he scored from close range.
David Orr made it four in 14 minutes.
Before McStay got his second and Mossvale’s fifth it was all one way traffic, and the home team were struggling to get out of their own half, partly due to the horrendous weather and some excellent play from the visitors.
Orr made it six. Marc McDougall hit a corner kick to the edge of the penalty area, and the midfielder blasted the ball into the net from 18 yards.
Clydeside did get on the scoresheet pulling one back, when they broke clear, as Mossvale’s defence appealed for offside, the forward ran through onto the keeper Scott Ramsay, and tucked the ball neatly in the corner.
Steven Bullimore made it seven just before half-time as the ball from Jason Hardie was not cleared properly by the Clydeside defence, the striker then scored from close range.
Clydeside began the second 45 the stronger, and scored with their first corner kick of the match.
The ball was swung in from the right, all of the players gathered in the area missed it, and it landed in the back of the net.
The visitors made it eight through striker Jason Hardie, scoring from eight yards after some terrific play.
It was all Mossvale for the remainder of the game, and with full backs Gary Beagan and Marc McDougall making overlapping runs and causing havoc in the Clydeside defence, the ninth goal subsequently came from McStay scoring from close in.
In terrible weather conditions the two teams deserve credit for carrying out the game in the correct manner and creating such an entertaining spectacle.
The Referee Brian McNellis also deserves credit for his handling of procedures.
Mossvale were the best players on the park, with David Orr, Johnny McStay, Gray Beagan and Jason Hardie deserving a special mention.
But all the Mossvale players were superb and deserved their 9-2 victory over Clydeside.