Young Pupils prevail despite Oban’s early lead

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Campbeltown Pupils Youth 3
Oban Saints Youth 2
GDYFL 2005s (U15) League Cup

Coaches have hailed last Sunday’s Campbeltown Pupils Youth defeat of Oban Saints Youth in the Glasgow and District Youth Football League as a ‘tremendous advert for youth football’.

Oban took the lead after 10 minutes with a superb free kick from Cooper after an evenly contested start. But it was the home side which started to dominate play, and the Pupils Youth were unlucky to end the first half one goal down.

The second half started as the first had finished with both sides playing good football. The young Pupils side was justly rewarded five minutes into the second half when Ellis made it 1-1 from the penalty spot.

The Pupils continued to press Oban and were unlucky on a number of occasions not to take the lead.

Against the run of play, Oban were awarded a penalty which was converted to make it 2-1.

With 15 minutes to go the home side pushed for an equaliser and was rewarded in the 70th minute when Graham scored from another penalty.

The Ardshiel Hotel-sponsored side could smell victory and made it 3-2 with just four minutes to go. Calum Ellis made another darting run through the Oban defence before seeing his shot come off the post and rebound into the net against the head of the Oban goal-keeper. It was unfortunate for the young Oban goalie who had a superb game between the sticks.

Oban pressed for an equaliser but could not find a way through the Campbeltown defence and the game ended 3-2 to the Pupils.

This Sunday, August 25, Campbeltown Pupils Youth 2005s host Broomhill Sports Club of Glasgow in their second league cup tie. Kick-off is 12.30pm on the 3G all-weather pitch at Kinloch Green.

Calum Ellis scored twice for the Pupils Youth. KC_c34youthpupils01

Scott Graham scored from a penalty. KC_c34youthpupils02

Ryan Shields takes control of the ball. KC_c34youthpupils03