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Campbeltown Pupils 2005s 6
Kilbowie Union West 2005s 1
DFDL -2005s U13s
Campbeltown Pupils 2005s made it six wins out of six as they returned to league action last Sunday against a gutsy Kilbowie Union side from Clydebank.
In contrast to the weather twenty four hours before it was a perfect day to welcome the young side from West Dunbartonshire to Campbeltown and Kintyre.
The local youngsters, sporting their new strip kindly sponsored by the Ardshiel hotel and restaurant, started the brighter and took the lead after fifteen minutes through Stewart Phillips.
The youngster from Lochgilphead was rewarded with a place in the starting eleven for the first time this season and grabbed his opportunity to make it 1-0.
Kilbowie started to find their feet and played some great football before grabbing an equaliser after 22 minutes. Indeed the visitors could have made it 2-1 within two minutes of their goal but for a fine save from Finlay Kerr in goal.
However, a quick double from on form striker, Calum Ellis made it 3-1 before a corner from Owen Reid found Lorne Paterson who left footed the ball home to end the half 4-1.
In the second thirty-five the local youngsters dominated much of the game but credit to Kilbowie who kept plugging away.
The Pupils 2005s made various changes from half time throughout the second half introducing all four substitutes and rotating all players.
Owen Reid grabbed his third and fourth goals of the season to secure all three points for the Campbeltown team. Notable performances from Michael Campbell and Josh Arkell.
This Sunday the Pupils 2005s travel to play Oban Saints 2005s in a ‘local’ Argyll derby which should prove to be an interesting game for everyone involved.
Both teams have enjoyed numerous exchanges over the years since the kids were in early primary years and it will be interesting to see their first game of 11s in a competitive league.
Kick off 3pm at the 3G, Oban High School.
Kyle Paterson has his eye on the ball. 25_c44U13pupils07
Tarbert’s Michael Campbell is dwarfed by this Kilbowie player. 25_c44U13pupils08
Number five, Ryan Shields, the captain for the day, evaded the goalie and was unlucky not to score. 25_c44U13pupils01
The Kilbowie goalie closed his eyes as he prepared for a bone crunching penalty save. 25_c44U13pupils03