Great Scottish Cup Win for Under 19 Youths

Posted by Gordon Humble on Nov 28 2004 at 04:00PM PST
Saints Youths had a long journey down to Galston in Ayrshire yesterday, and came away with a famous win in the 4th Round of the Dunfermline Building Society SYFA Challenge Cup. Although they could have gone behind in the first few seconds, they began to get on top of the Ayrshire team. So much so, that the home number 8 was booked for a tackle on Jimmie Smith and then handled the ball inside the box to receive a second yellow and his marching orders. Callum Forbes who joined the team bus in Stirling dispatched the ball into the net from the penalty spot. Saints were very effective on the break away and should have had another two penalties, before they scored their second goal, once again from the penalty spot when Gavin Tully was brought down right on half time. Callum took the spot kick again and although the keeper got a hand to the ball, Saints went in 2-0 up at half time. The second half was a different story as we looked to be content on hanging onto our lead. This allowed the home 10 men to gain confidence and they deserved to get a goal mid way through the second half. Despite home pressure the young Saints held out to record a famous victory. The hospitality from our Galston friends was fantastic and a return friendly match has been tentatively arranged for Easter next year. A good support came down from Banchory to cheer the lads on, with one in particular enjoying his day in his own back yard. Jack Garvin who helps the club by catching moles at Milton Park, made the trip to his home town and was indeed an inspiration to the boys. His special bunnet was the main topic of the celebrations on the bus home, and the lads have now adopted Jack and the bunnet as the team mascot for the 5th Round which is the last 16 of the competition. Look out for the draw which will be next week sometime.


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