Talbot football academy news

U19’s – Troon 4 Auchinleck Talbot 6
Talbot returned to league duty on Sun day with a visit to Portland Park to take on Troon. It was a very open,
end to end first 20 minutes before Talbot took the lead through Speirs. 10 minutes later it was 2-0, with Laird
grabbinic the goal. Talbot were well in control at this stage, until a cross to the back post was misjudged by
the Talbot defence and Troon made it 2-1. Talbot continued to press and got a third goal thanks to a 25 yard
strike from McClung. Right on halftime, a free kick into the box was headed home by the Troon player,
making it 3-2. Five minutes into the second half Talbot take a 4-2 lead through Dempsey. Then on 65
minutes, a great passing move through the length of the pitch resulted in McClung tapping in his second of
the game. But straight from kick off Troon score again to make it 5-3. Then a mix up with a Talbot defender
and the goalkeeper resulted in another goal from Troon with 10 minutes to go. But with 5 mins remaining, a
great long pass from Crout sent Dempsey clear to make it 6-4 to Talbot at full time.

2003 – Cunninghame 1 Auchinleck Talbot 3
This was a hard fought win for Talbot, making it four from four this season. The Talbot boys had a free week
last week and it showed as they took their time to get themselves in front. The pitch didn’t help the situation
however as it was very narrow and bumpy. Nicolas Jakab put Talbot 1-0 up at half time after clever footwork
and a brilliant curling finish across the keeper into the bottom corner. In the second half, Cunninghame hit
back through bad decision making at the back making it 1-1. A change in personnel brought fresh legs and
desire into the Talbot side. They got their second through Zak Smith after a great through ball from Michael
Kane. Talbot went on to add a third after good hold up play from Callum Walker showing his strength and
laying it off to Keelan Stakim who found Nicolas Jakab for his second. Cunninghame were reduced to 10
men soon after, nearing the end of the game. Special mention to Bradley “the hitman” Harte who after
months out through injury made his comeback.
Joint man of the match: Nicolas Jakab with 2 goals and Keelan Stakim for winning everything in the
midfield and driving the boys forward.                                                                                                                                                                                                 2006 – Only one team with 9 boys available for the 06’s this week. Talbot were away to Galston who kindly
agreed to play one of their teams in the first half and the other in the second. Talbot started off not too bad
with some good football at times. As the game went on the boys struggled a bit and basic errors were
happening far too often. The second game was much the same although Talbot did manage two fantastic
goals from TJ Graham and Mason McNeillie which showed what the team could have done had they not put
their heads down after conceding a couple of goals. Unfortunately Talbot didn’t do themselves justice in this
game and the lack of numbers was always going to go against them. A bit of picking the boys up to be done
and and some work in training. On a positive note there was still some hard graft from a few and some really
pleasing football to watch at times from the Talbot boys.
2007 – A home game for the lads on Saturday against Cambusdoon. Talbot were playing in their new kit for
the first time and the football they played at times looked just as good as they did. Talbot started the game on
the front foot, piling on the pressure with some cracking forward play, using the full width of the pitch.
Cambusdoon’s goalkeeper deserves a mention as he was pulling off save after save. A quick break and slight
lack of concentration at the back let Cambusdoon up the field and they scored a good goal from distance into
the bottom corner. This didn’t affect the Talbot players though as they continued to play the same excellent
football and started to take their opportunities. The players were playing their first game in predominantly
new positions, and the desire shown was excellent. Some lovely quick passing and movement was causing
havoc along with sturdy defending, refusing to let the opposition through. Into the second half and it was one
way traffic for the most part. Again, Talbot were relentlessly piling on the pressure and put a few chances
away. Talbot’s speed of attack was really good for most of the match. A bit of work is required on making
slightly quicker decisions at times in the final third but this will come. The team have progressed well this
year and attitudes and desire are becoming better as this has been letting them down at times. When they
work hard, they are a joy to watch. Special mention this week goes to Shawn Blackmore for his aggressive
tackling and forward passing. The team would like to thank their new kit sponsor S2 Partnership Ltd for their
2008 – No game.
2009 – Busy day for the 2009 boys playing in 2 sessions at Prestwick. A really slow start from the boys with
clear signs of them struggling to get up to pace with the other teams. They grew into each game and by the
time the second session came the boys were really up for it. There was some good play and goals from all
over the pitch. It was hard to single any one individual out but Robbie Young’s first touch was excellent. This
allowed him create space for himself and others with ease.
2010 – Will start playing games this coming Sunday. The team would like to thank their new kit sponsor
Boss Groundworks for their support.
2011 – Will also start playing games this coming Sunday. The team would like to thank their new kit sponsor
McTaggart Group for their support.
The 2012’s are training well. Their new training kit has been ordered and the kids are really enjoying

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