Pupils U17s ‘hugely disappointed’ by performance

Calum Ellis came close to scoring for the Pupils U17s side.

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Campbeltown Pupils YFC 0
Cambuslang Rangers 5
GDYFL – 2005s (under-17s)

Campbeltown Pupils YFC 2005s (under-17s) saved their worst performance of the season for what could have been their final home game in the Glasgow and District Youth Football League as they suffered a heavy defeat to Cambuslang Rangers on the 3G AWP at Kinloch Green last Sunday.

With two late call-offs, the Ardshiel Hotel-sponsored side were forced to make a number of positional changes to the setup for which they prepared.

For the first 45 minutes, the home side completely dominated play but somehow found themselves going in 1-0 down at half-time.

There were a number of clear chances for the home side to have gone three or four up but Cambuslang Rangers stood firm when needed and their goalkeeper pulled off a couple of cracking saves – in particular from Scott Graham and Calum Ellis efforts.

From start to finish, the second half was one to forget for the Pupils, as the normally reliable 2005s completely lost their way as individual and team errors cost them dearly.

An early goal by Cambuslang made it 2-0 to the visitors and this seemed to completely knock the Pupils.

Three more Cambuslang goals and the Pupils reduced to 10 men followed, to compound what was a terrible day for the home side.

‘This was a hugely disappointing performance by the 2005s and one from which they will need to move on,’ said a team spokesperson.

This Sunday, the under-17s travel to play Southside Star at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow, with 12.10pm kick-off.