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Accies Utd 5
Campbeltown Pupils YFC 4
GDYFL – Under 13s
Campbeltown Pupils Youth 2009s travelled to Hamilton on Sunday for their first away game in the Glasgow and District Youth Football League and were unlucky to go down 5-4 to Accies Utd in a tight game.
The young Pupils were immediately on the front foot, playing some good football and pinning back their opponents, and took the lead in quick-fire fashion when fine finishes first by Johnston, then by Green saw them take a deserved two-goal lead.
This was quickly followed by a great finish from Norris, sweeping the ball into the empty net from fully 45 yards after the ‘keeper had been caught out his goal.
A couple of momentary lapses in concentration from the Pupils allowed United back into the match just before half time, first from a free kick, and then from a Pupils own goal.
The second half started an even affair, before United were awarded a penalty to make the score 3-3.
A run and brilliant shot from the right into the opposite top corner from Johnston gave the Pupils the lead again, before another preventable goal made the score even again at 4-4.
The last 10 minutes saw the Pupils bombard the Accies goal but just couldn’t get the luck their play deserved.
The final 60 seconds proved to be both decisive and controversial.
First a hopeful long-ball caught out the Pupils as they tried to finish the game off, giving United a 5-4 lead.
The Pupils went straight back up the pitch from kick-off, and when there looked to be a clear cut penalty, the referee incredibly gave the decision to the home team, producing a second yellow card and sending off against the Pupils.
The 2009s now have two free weeks before a home game versus Busby on October 24.