Pupils U-13s battle but defeated by Dumbarton

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Campbeltown Pupils YFC 0
Dumbarton Utd 5
GDYFL Div Two – 2009s

Campbeltown Pupils under-13s played their first home game in almost three months on Sunday, going down 5-0 against second-top-of-the-league Dumbarton United.

Playing into a strong wind, the locals made the worst possible start, conceding after only 20 seconds after a series of mix-ups from their own kick-off.

Dumbarton continued to pile on pressure, and only some good defending and excellent goalkeeping by Alan Myles in the Pupils goal kept the score at 0-1.

The Pupils created a couple of half chances into the wind through Kadyn Prentice and Ryan Johnston, but it was the visitors who doubled their lead shortly before half-time with a tidy finish.

Into the second half, and with the strong wind dying down somewhat, both teams had good spells of possession in a well-fought encounter.

Alan Myles put on an impressive performance in the Pupils goal.
Alan Myles put on an impressive performance in the Pupils goal.

The Pupils’ chances for the main were kept to distance – Liam Judge had an effort go over the bar after good play from Taylor Purser, and Jack Green clipped the outside of the post after a fine strike from well outside the box.

It was Dumbarton, however, that proved more clinical, adding further goals, including two strikes from long range.

The Pupils almost grabbed a consolation late on when Johnston broke through, only for his effort to be well saved by the Dumbarton goalkeeper.

This Sunday, the under-13s are on the road again, this time away to Busby.