Away win secures second division spot for young Pupils

Ryan Johnston scored four of the Campbeltown Pupils 2009s (under 13s)'s 11 goals.
A goal from Ryan Johnston could be a contender for 'goal of the season'.

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Dumbarton Riverside 2009s 2
Campbeltown Pupils 2009s 4
GDYFL

Campbeltown Pupils’ under 13s team returned to their winning ways on Sunday with a hard fought 4-2 win away to Dumbarton Riverside.

The Pupils settled in well during the opening exchanges, and were beginning to dominate when the home team made a breakthrough against the run of play.

The equaliser for the Pupils came in spectacular fashion, when Prentice controlled the home goalkeeper’s kick out before firing straight back into the roof of the net from all of 35 yards, the first of some brilliant Pupils goals on the day.

Right on the stroke of half-time, the Dumbarton forward was tripped inside the box and a penalty was awarded to the home team, which was unfortunately fired over the crossbar, keeping the half time score 1-1.

The second half was even with both teams pressing; the Pupils’ Graham provided some good link-up play with his teammates.

The breakthrough came when Judge found Green with a fine through-ball, and the Campbeltown striker calmly clipped home a tidy finish.

Better was to come with another contender for ‘goal of the season’ when Johnston embarked on a mazy run from just inside his own half, and after dribbling past four Riverside players, hit a left foot screamer of a strike into the top corner.

The home team refused to give in, and were given their reward with their second goal in the last minute of normal play to reduce the deficit to one.

There was just enough time on the clock for Johnston to fire home the Pupils’ fourth goal, when he followed another excellent run with an unstoppable shot into the top corner, this time with his right foot.

This concludes the young Pupils team’s initial league cup campaign, and following their good performances, they have been put into the Glasgow and District Youth Football League second division out of four for the upcoming season.

The team’s first game is at home on Sunday versus Little Dynamos 2009s; kick-off is at 12.30pm at the Meadows.