Three points for Pupils U17s after incredible comeback

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Cambuslang Rangers 5
Campbeltown Pupils YFC 6
GDYFL – Under 17s

Campbeltown Pupils 2005s returned to Kintyre last Sunday with three points after a remarkable Glasgow and District Youth Football League match.

Trailing 5-2 with 17 minutes to go, the Ardshiel Hotel-sponsored side clawed it back and won 6-5 with an 89-minute winner.

Despite a bright start, the Pupils were behind 1-0 after nine minutes.

Two minutes later, it could have been 2-0 but for the brave defending of Kyle Paterson as he made a last ditch tackle which resulted in the youngster leaving the park with a nasty head knock – and not returning.

This was a huge blow to the Pupils and worse was to follow as Cambuslang Rangers made it 2-0 from yet another set piece.

Having weathered the storm, the visitors found their way back in to the game and reduced the deficit to one when Calum Ellis raced through on the 44th minute to make the half time score 2-1.

A positive start in the second half was quickly dampened as the North Lanarkshire side made it 3-1.

Ryan Shields closed the score line again as he raced through and showed composure with a fine finish, only to see the home side increase the lead to 4-2 60 seconds later.

Worse was to follow as the Cambuslang side made it 5-2 with a fine 30-yard strike.

With 17 minutes remaining, it looked like the under-17s were facing their first defeat of the season.

However, there is a fighting spirit and never say die attitude in the teenagers that will serve them well as they develop into the adult game.

With a spirited team display by every single player, Calum Ellis scored to make it 5-3 before pulling another back with 10 minutes to go.

The equaliser was to follow on the 85th minute from Ellis before he scored his fifth of the day with a penalty box scramble to make it 6-5 to the Campbeltown side.

‘This was a truly remarkable comeback in a game that will be talked about for many a year,’ said manager David Paterson.

The 2005s have no game this Sunday due to the school holiday.