Amateur Football Round-Up

Published: 20 Jan 2013 09:30

All the latest match reports from the Amateurs 12/1/13

Bannockburn ............ 3

Tullibody .................... 6

After a six week lay off, Tullibody returned to league duty and took the points in a hard faught game away to Bannockburn. The opening stages were scrappy, with both teams showing a bit of rustiness but it was the away side who were making the early running with Callaghan and Meldrum causing problems down the flanks.

Tullibody were rewarded for their early pressure as McParland intercepted a loose ball and drove towards goal.

His shot from the edge of the box looked to have been saved but the ball made it over the line and Tullibody were ahead.

The home side hit back immediately and some poor marking in the away box allowed the Bannockburn forward to knock the ball home from close range after Kirkham had initially made an excellent save.

This sparked Tullibody into life and they restored their lead ten minutes later.

Meldrum was released by Dawson down the left and he jinked his way into the box to find Harrower.

His drive was well saved from the keeper but Meldrum was there to follow up and smash home from 2 yards out. Tullibody could and should have added a third goal, as Medrum broke clear, his cross found Callaghan at the back post but the keeper did enough to put him off and the ball went wide.

Despite Tullibody's pressure it was Bannockburn that found an equalising goal.

Some indecision in the away defence allowed Bannockburn to break up field and they made no mistake to make it 2 - 2 at half time.

Tullibody started slowly after the re-start and keeper Kirkham was called into action, tipping the ball over when it looked a certain goal.

The away side failed to take this warning and went behind for the first time in the match although this again seemed to spur them on.

A great move involving Irvine, Watt and Callaghan saw Harrower blast home after his initial header came back off the bar.

Within minutes it was 4 -3 as Harrower displayed some excellent close control before releasing Callaghan and his cross was met by Watt who showed great composure to fire home.

Tullibody were on top now and Watt was unlucky to see his rasping 25 yarder come back off the upright.

Next up was McTaggart who brought the best out of the away keeper.

Tullibody made the game safe with five minutes to go as Callaghan's first time volley was blocked only for McTaggart to stab the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

In the final minute Tullibody added a 6th goal as great work down from Green, Meldrum and Dawson allowed Harrower to knock home for his 20th goal of the season.

Tullibody are at home this Saturday against Barrhill in the League. 2pm Kick off at Tulligarth.

Redbrae ................. 3

Tillicoultry ............... 3

After being knocked out of the Scottish Cup during the festive period, Tillicoultry got back to league duty with this trip to Kilsyth on Saturday.

Redbrae started brightly and took the lead after only two minutes when a free kick by Sweeney was missed by everyone and sneaked in at the back post.

Tilly responded well and were soon level when Kevin Martin found space 30 yards from goal before firing a sensational drive into the top corner.

The away side took the lead for the first time at the start of the second half when Anderson found Finlay who blasted home from close range.

On the hour mark it was 3-1, McPherson found McShane who laid the ball into the path on Finlay who slotted into the bottom corner.

The hosts pulled a goal back immediately after poor defending from Tilly allowed Johnstone to round Bain and fire into the net.

After 80 minutes Redbrae were given a wonderful chance to get themselves level, a close range drive by Johnstone was blocked on the line by Ryan Martin but the referee decided it had came off the hand of the defender as he pointed to the spot and sent off the Tilly player.

Sweeney stepped up and made no mistake as he sent Bain the wrong way to even up the scoreline.

There was to be more late drama as Tilly thought they had snatched a winner when McPherson smashed a cross by McIntosh into the net, but the referee ruled the effort out for offside as both teams had to settle for a hard fought point.

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