Petershill v Auchinleck Talbot

MURRAYS REPORT

Talbot did their hopes of chasing down Hurlford no harm at all with a 7-0 thumping of Petershill in the only top flight game to beat the weather.
From the outset Talbot took the game to the hosts and the only surprise was it took until the 10th minute for Talbot to fashion their 1st clear chance. McCracken lifted the ball over the defence to find Samson inside the area & he prodded a shot on target that Quinn blocked with his legs.
Petershill offered virtually no goal threat all afternoon & their one moment came in the 13th minute when Talbot were caught dreaming at a corner. It was knocked short into Hamilton & he flighted a dangerous cross to the back post which Pope headed clear.
The Peasies found themselves a man down after quarter of an hour. Armstrong’s ball found Samson racing clear & he was heading into the box until taken out by Crawford, leaving the ref no choice but to send him off. Pope took the resultant free kick but fired his shot straight at Quinn.
With 17 mins gone Petershill were forced to make a change when Hay limped off to be replaced by Pearson.
Talbot now turned the screw & spent a prolonged period camped out deep in the Petershill half. A good passage of play ended with Pope sliding the ball through to Glasgow & Quinn had to bat his cross away in the centre before Kennedy nodded it behind for a corner.
The corner was taken short to Glasgow who crossed it beyond the far post where Pope ghosted onto the end of it only to head it into the side-netting.
The incessant pressure finally told in the 23rd minute. Pope’s ball down the left found White inside the area & he played it across the face of goal where GRAHAM WILSON forced it home.
Three minutes later Quinn prevented Talbot from doubling their lead. Armstrong won the ball just inside the Peasies half before playing a one-two with Stephen Wilson. Armstrong continued on & slid it across the area where Samson side-footed it for the far corner; only for Quinn to turn it wide for a corner.
Quinn was having a busy afternoon and he did well again in the 29th minute. Glasgow gathered on the left before cutting into the box & trying to drill a shot inside the near post but Quinn dived low to his right to keep it out. Samson reacted quickly to retrieve the ball & cut it back to Armstrong who blasted over from 15 yards.
Ketterer received a caution in the 35th minute when he clattered through the back of Graham Wilson out on the wing. Pope took the free kick & lifted it to the back post where McCracken met it but his header flashed across goal and wide of target.
It looked to be only a matter of time til Talbot added to their lead & so it proved with the Bot moving 2-0 ahead after 37 mins. Armstrong’s cross was headed behind for a corner & when Glasgow put it across CRAIG MCCRACKEN directed a free header past Quinn.
The home side weren’t at the races and Talbot nearly added to their lead in the 41st minute. Stephen Wilson released Armstrong down the right & his pull back came to Samson whose low drive was brilliantly saved by Quinn. Talbot kept the ball alive & the pressure on & worked it back out to Armstrong on the wing. This time his cross fell into the path of Lyle around the penalty spot but he drove his shot wide of the right post.
Two minutes from the interval Quinn again denied Talbot; throwing himself low to his left to turn Pope’s deflected shot round his post. When Glasgow’s corner came in Graham Wilson met it unchallenged but his header drifted over the bar & Talbot had to be content with a two goal cushion at the interval.
Two up and with an extra man Talbot could have been guilty of dropping down a gear after the break but if anything they stepped up the pressure and a 3rd goal duly arrived after 53 minutes.
Glasgow lifted a corner in from the right & CRAIG MCRACKEN met it to glance a header into the far corner.
Tucker made his 1st change after 56 minutes with Shankland coming on for White.
Shankland was barely on the field when he had a chance to get on the score sheet. Glasgow whipped a cross over from the right beyond the back post where Shankland ran onto it but his header flew into the side-netting.
Just after the hour mark Quinn produced another top save to deny Talbot. Samson’s pace saw him make it to the bye line & Graham Wilson met his deflected cross at the near post only for Quinn to keep out his header from point blank range.
The Bot chances kept coming and Samson came close in the 62nd minute. Graham Wilson lifted the ball over the static defence to find Samson breaking into the left of the area & he took it early; firing a left foot volley across goal & just wide off the left post.
Tucker now made a double substitution, bringing on fresh legs up front with Kemp & McIlroy replacing Graham Wilson & Samson.
Two of Talbot’s subs were involved in Talbot’s next goal in the 67th minute. McIlroy spread the ball out left to find Shankland on the edge of the area. He drilled a shot on target that Quinn blocked at his right post but the rebound came straight out to SEAN MCILROY who headed home.
Kennedy became the 2nd Petershill player in the book when he received a caution in the 73rd minute for hauling down Stephen Wilson as he broke up field.
It was 5-0 to the Bot with quarter of an hour remaining after a fine individual effort. GORDON POPE intercepted inside his own half before speeding up the left into the Peasies box where he cut inside onto his weaker right foot & stroked it into the bottom corner.
Pearson made it a hat-trick of yellow cards for Petershill when he picked up a caution in the 80th minute for a shirt tug on Stephen Wilson.
Talbot made it six in the 84th minute. A good spell of possession ended with JAMIE GLASGOW running onto Shankland’s ball across the face of goal to crash a shot home off the underside of the bar.
With three minutes remaining Talbot carved out yet another chance. Shankland flicked the ball onto the overlapping Pope & his cutback found Kemp on the right edge of the area where he curled a shot back across and wide of the right post.
The scoring was complete in the 88th minute. Glasgow raced onto a ball inside the area where he was bundled over by L Crerand. The ref pointed to the spot & GORDON POPE gave the keeper no chance; hammering it home to make the final score 7-0 to Talbot.
Another superb away performance from Talbot and in truth the winning margin would have been more convincing but for a good display by Quinn. Now Talbot can turn their attention to next Sunday when they travel through to Tynecastle to face Hearts.Petershill – Quinn, Kennedy, Crawford, McCallum, Ketterer, Hay, Stokes, Kennedy, Cameron, Hamilton,L CrerandSubs – Shirkie, Maclennan, Pearson, D Crerand, FiandoTalbot – Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McPherson, McCracken, Stephen Wilson, Glasgow, White, Samson, Graham Wilson, Armstrong

Subs – McIlroy, Shankland,Kemp, Hyslop, Waite

 

Petershill v Auchinleck Talbot

Talbot Goal 1
After the Petershill ‘keeper saves the initial shot, McGoldrick gets onto the rebound and smashes the ball into the back of the net. 0-1.

Talbot moved 3 points closer to leaders Pollok & did their goal difference a power of good as they thrashed a lacklustre Petershill 6-0 in Springburn.
The 1st of many chances created came as early as the 4th minute. Milliken fed it wide to Young who squared it across to Pope & his low drive beat Koukos but came back off the left post.

Talbot Goal 2
Hyslop makes it two for Talbot, as he gets down low and heads the ball home. 0-2.

A minute later Talbot missed a great chance to take the lead. Boyd was fouled out on the right & Young swept the free kick across goal to the far post where G Wilson placed a free header wide of target.
Talbot hit the woodwork for a 2nd time when Young surged in from the left & crashed a shot off the crossbar.
It was one-way traffic & no great surprise when Talbot took the lead after 12 minutes. Boyd clipped the ball down the right for Milliken who was taken down by Ketterer. Young delivered the free kick into the centre where Hyslop powered a header on target. Koukos managed to keep it out but the ball came out to MCGOLDRICK who drilled the rebound into the net.

Talbot Goal 2 Celeb
‘Pee-wee’ wheels away all smiles after netting Talbot’s second.

Wilson might have doubled Talbot’s lead when Boyd’s flighted pass found him racing free of the defence. Koukos came out to the edge of his area & Wilson lobbed it past him but well wide of the left post.
The incessant pressure told & Talbot moved two ahead in the 18th minute. Wilson slid a great pass to send Milliken clear on the right. There was no one in the centre to meet his cross but Young gathered it out on the left & quickly crossed it back in where the unmarked HYSLOP headed home from close range.
Petershill looked a dispirited outfit & showed little sign of mounting a fightback as Talbot pressed them back looking for further goals. Things didn’t get any better for the home side when Ketterer limped off after 29 minutes. He was unable to continue & J Chisholm came on in his place.

Talbot Goal 3
Bearing down on goal, Milliken slots the ball under the ‘keeper and finds the back of the net. 0-3.

The game was over as a contest in the 33rd minute. Young slid a pass through the centre & MILLIKEN strode into the box & smashed the ball high inside the right post.
Petershill now made a 2nd change with Brough making way for D Kennedy.
Talbot grabbed their 4th of the afternoon in the 40th minute. WHITE out-muscled his opponent to win possession just outside the box & carried on into the area before placing a low shot past Koukos.
Tucker made a double substitution at the start of the 2nd period with S Wilson on for White & Shankland replacing Milliken and it didn’t take the two subs long to make an impact.

Talbot Goal 3 Celeb
Lyle is all smiles, as he and the rest of the Talbot team congratulate Keir Milliken.

Tucker made a double substitution at the start of the 2nd period with S Wilson on for White & Shankland replacing Milliken and it didn’t take the two subs long to make an impact.
S Wilson pounced on a sloppy square pass and made a beeline for the penalty area. He was halted by J Chisholm but the ball broke to SHANKLAND 20 yards out & he arrowed a low drive inside the right post to put Talbot 5 ahead after 49 minutes.

Talbot Goal 4
He doesn’t score often but when he does it’s always spectacular. After going on a run, Stephen White scores from the edge of the box. 0-4.

Talbot weren’t done yet and made it 6-0 in the 52nd minute. A good ball up the right found Shankland inside the box. He neatly took it round Koukos before unselfishly squaring it across goal for G WILSON to finish.
Leishman had barely seen the ball but was finally called upon to make a save in the 57th minute. McElroy’s corner in from the right was headed clear by S Wilson. It came out to D Kennedy whose 30 yarder flew on target but straight at Leishman.

Talbot Goal 5
Although the Petershill ‘keeper tries his best to prevent the inevitable, Shankland scores Talbot’s fifth with a long range effort. 0-5.

G Wilson had a chance for his 2nd when Young’s corner from the left found him at the back post but he steered his header over the bar.
This was his last involvement as Tucker made his final switch with Love coming on to partner Shankland up front. The Peasies also made their 3rd & final substitution with Graham replacing Lynass.

Talbot Goal 5 Celeb
Hyslop and Boyd congratulate Mark Shankland on scoring a brilliant goal.

Talbot had already hit the woodwork twice in the 1st half and they struck it twice again in quick succession in the 2nd half. Boyd met Young’s corner and sent a looping header against the bar. The defence scrambled the ball behind for a 2nd consecutive corner and this time Hyslop met Young’s cross and headed it against the crossbar.

Talbot Goal 6
With the ‘keeper in ‘no-man’s land’, Graham Wilson gets on the end of Shankland’s cross and slots the ball into the empty net. 0-6.

Although the pace had dropped off a bit from the 1st half, Talbot were still keen to add to their tally & looking the more likely side.
Shankland did well to release Pope down the left & his cross proved just a fraction too high for Young at the back post, and although he got his head to it he couldn’t direct it on target.
In the 79th minute Shankland came in off the right to play it into the feet of S Wilson. He turned it back into the path of Shankland whose shot slipped just wide of the right post with the keeper at full stretch.
Talbot kept going to the whistle but were denied twice by good saves from the keeper in injury time.

Action 5
With an out-stretched arm, Leishman manages to put the ball out for another corner for Petershill.

Firstly, Shankland combined with Young before bursting into the area. He lost his footing when challenged but recovered quickly & got back to his feet & fired a shot on target which the keeper did well to save to his left.
Soon after, Love raced onto a diagonal ball and hit it 1st time, low and hard back across goal, only for Koukos to deflect it away with his feet.
The final whistle came as a relief to Petershill who have lost all 4 of their encounters with Talbot this season. This was a very impressive outing from Talbot which leaves the Bot with the opportunity to gain top spot next Saturday if they can beat Arthurlie at Beechwood.

Action 3
Right at the death of the game, Love fires the ball towards goal on the volley but is thwarted by a great save from the Petershill ‘keeper.

Petershill – Koukos, Barclay, Malone, Brough, Ketterer, F Chisholm, McElroy, J Kennedy, Daly, Stevenson, Lynass

Subs – Graham, D Kennedy, Daw, Shields, J Chisholm

Talbot – Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McGoldrick, McCracken, Boyd, Young, White, G Wilson, Milliken, Hyslop

Subs – Shankland, Love, Gillies, Wilson, Johnstone

Action 4
‘G’ races into the box and tries to chip the ball over the ‘keeper.
Action 2
‘Head in hands’ moment, as Mark Shankland rues a missed opportunity.
Action 1
Petershill try to get an attack going but get stopped in their tracks by Talbot’s Boyd and Pope. Photographs by Paul Flynn

Petershill vs Auchinleck Talbot

MURRAYS MATCH REPORT
Talbot’s visits to Petershill rarely produce good football and this was no exception to the rule as Talbot stumbled past a toothless home side to secure a place in the 2nd round of the West.
Just as last week, Talbot made the perfect start, opening the scoring within a minute. Two Peasies defenders went for the same ball and it spun to Wilson. He quickly lobbed the ball through to GILLIES on the left and his half volley squirmed through the grasp of Maltoni at his near post.
The Peasies keeper atoned somewhat for that blunder in the 6th minute when he produced a top save to prevent Talbot doubling their lead. Pope’s cross into the area found Young in space and he headed it back across goal, only for Maltoni to dive to his right to tip it away.
Gillies nearly added a second in the 13th minute. Hyslop powered a header through the middle which Gillies ran onto before lashing a first time shot narrowly over the bar with the keeper well beaten.
Petershill had offered nothing going forward but they almost equalised in the 21st minute. Daly met Bradley’s deep cross and headed it back down into the path of Craig who drilled a shot beyond Leishman that came back off the right hand post.
Hyslop then tried his luck from distance, cutting inside onto his left foot and firing just over the bar from 25 yards.
Daly became the 1st player in the book when penalised for sarcastically applauding the referee when awarded a free kick.
Maltoni produced another good stop in the 35th minute. Milliken beat F Chisholm in the air to nod it on for Wilson and he cracked a powerful drive on target that Maltoni punched over the bar. The referee then produced a yellow card for F Chisholm for his earlier late barge into Milliken.
The home keeper was called into action again in the 38th minute when Pope’s corner from the left found Gillies clear at the back post and Maltoni had to tip his header over the bar.
Hyslop had his name taken in the 42nd minute for a late challenge on Shields who certainly made the most of it to the ire of the visiting support. The half wound to a close without further incident and Talbot trooped off a goal to the good.
The 1st half hadn’t offered much by way of good football, with the ball careening around like a pinball, and fouls every other minute, but as it turned out it was the high point of the match, as the 2nd half was largely a non-event.
The 1st chance of the 2nd half, and the only real clear cut chance the Peasies had all game, came in the 53rd minute. Craig lofted a free kick out to the left where Stevenson headed it across into the middle. It came to Daly who steered a low shot on target that Leishman blocked with his leg.
Talbot were struggling to get going after the interval and it took until the 63rd minute before the first effort at goal when Young drove a shot wide of the right post from just outside the box.
Before hitting the shot, Young had been impeded by Shields and the referee booked the Peasies player for an accumulation of offences.
Petershill had a half chance in the 65th minute. Kennedy met a shy from the right at the edge of the area but under pressure could only stab a 1st time shot on target that was easily held by Leishman.
Petershill now made a change with Daw on for Shields and Talbot responded by bringing Shankland on for Gillies.
Brough was fortunate to escape a caution after 72 mins when he flattened Young with a late challenge.
Talbot made a double switch in the 74th minute with Stephen Wilson & Love coming on in place of Graham Wilson & Young.
Stevenson produced a decent effort from distance in the 77th minute that sped wide of the left post.
The Peasies played their last cards in the 80th minute with Lafferty & Davidson replacing McLean & Stevenson.
Although there was only one goal in it the home side never really looked like forcing penalties and with a minute remaining Love ought to have wrapped it up for Talbot. Pope’s header found Shankland in space on the left & he centred it for Love who raced through on the keeper but slotted his shot the wrong side of the right hand post.
Petershill were reduced to 10 men in the 90th minute when F Chisholm swiped out at Love and the ref produced a 2nd yellow for the Peasies right-back.
Deep into injury time Talbot had one final chance. A shy was thrown in behind the defence to find Love on the left of the penalty area. He tried to bury it in the far corner but pulled his shot across goal and wide of target.
This was a forgettable 90 minutes but Talbot got the job done and move on to next week’s league match where they face a trip to Barrhead to face Arthurlie, who always make it difficult at Dunterlie.

Petershill – Maltoni, F Chisholm, Bradley, J Chisholm, Brough, Kennedy, McLean, Stevenson, Daly, Craig, Shields

Subs – Daw, McGhee, Hynes, Lafferty, Davidson

Talbot – Leishman, Lyle, Pope, McGoldrick, White, Latta, Young, Hyslop, G Wilson, Gillies, Millliken

Subs – Shankland, Love, S Wilson, Cochrane, Campbell

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