Young Pupils eclipse Cambuslang Colts to make it three wins out of three

Photographed in possession is Ryan Shields of Campbeltown Pupils 2005s who had an excellent game in the centre of midfield and defence on Sunday.
Photographed in possession is Ryan Shields of Campbeltown Pupils 2005s who had an excellent game in the centre of midfield and defence on Sunday.

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Cambuslang Colts 2005s 0
Campbeltown Pupils 2005s 15
GDYFL – Under 17s

Campbeltown Pupils 2005s made it three wins out of three in their 2021/22 Glasgow and District Youth Football League campaign as the Ardshiel Hotel-sponsored side recorded an emphatic win away to Cambuslang Colts on Sunday.

Playing on the indoor 3G pitch at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow, the Pupils took only 23 seconds to open the scoring through Calum Ellis.

Cambuslang, to their credit, dug deep and defended well over the next 20 minutes and had a couple of chances themselves.

However, the young Pupils side scored two in quick succession after 25 minutes, with Cambuslang’s woes continuing after 29 minutes when they had a player sent off for foul and abusive language to the referee.

With their backs to the wall, this allowed the Pupils to pile on the pressure which resulted in a remarkable accumulation of 10 different players scoring on the day – Calum Ellis (four), Ethan Parker (three) and one each from Ruaridh Green, Stuart Phillips, Lorne Paterson, Ryan Shields, Ciaran Gibson, Andrew Semple, Scott Graham and Finlay Kerr.

It was the ideal opportunity for the Pupils’ management to mix things up, with every outfield player subbed at some point – only Scott Oman in goal played the full game and was able to retain a clean sheet with the assistance of Euan Dott, Kyle Paterson and captain Josh Arkell.

There was a welcome debut by Ciaran Gibson from Lochgilphead who recently joined the 2005s side and played exceptionally well.

Stuart Phillips scored the goal of the game with a 20 yard curler into the top right-hand corner and Ryan Shields was named man of the match for an excellent display in the centre of midfield and then defence.

Special thanks were paid to Peter McCallum who drove the mini bus on Sunday having recently joined the 2005s to help out manager David Paterson and coach Stuart Crossan – a welcome addition!

This Sunday, the 2005s face a tough test as they welcome Glasgow Athletic to Campbeltown on league duty.

The Glasgow side are also undefeated in the league so far in what promises to be a cracking encounter.

Kick-off is at noon on the 3G all-weather pitch at Kinloch Green.