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Campbeltown Pupils 0
Broomhill Sports Club 1
Campbeltown Pupils did everything but score last Saturday as they fell to a narrow home defeat to Broomhill, writes John McCallum.
Playing in front of a 200-strong crowd at Kintyre Park last Saturday in their second West of Scotland Football League match of the season, the Pupils worked hard in the intense summer heat but lacked the finishing touch in front of goal.
In a strong first half from the Pupils, attacker Scott Souden made the best of a difficult chance by producing a spectacular overhead kick, but he could not find the target.
Then, left wing-back Kenny Kerr found himself in the box with the goalkeeper to beat, after being played in by captain Keith Mitchell, but opted to unselfishly cross the ball, however, there were no takers.
Broomhill took the lead around the 20-minute mark: a stunning goal from the visitors’ right winger, who, after cutting in on his left foot, produced a sublime guided shot into keeper Alasdair Ferguson’s right-hand stanchion.
The Pupils pressed in the second half, with both Souden brothers Ross and Scott having good opportunities with headers, but the Broomhill goal could not be breached and the home side were left to rue a missed opportunity to get league points on the board.
Match sponsor was Neil Galbraith Electrical Contractor.
At the time of going to print the Pupils were due to travel to play Harmony Row in Govan on Wednesday evening.
The team are away again tomorrow (Saturday) to face ex-Junior side Harthill Royal, kick off 2pm.