Focus On The Jimmy Marshall Summer Cup Final
Only hours from the kick-off at the Jimmy Marshall Summer Cup Final, writes Tom Scott.
All roads lead to Glasgow Green (2pm) where Castlemilk OBC and Arthurlie FC Amateurs will compete for the silverware.
I am personally delighted the pair have made progress through the Group and knock-out stages as they are the only clubs from the Scottish Amateur Football League that have been willing to co-operate with myself in trying to promote and publicise the game via Scottish Amateur Football News.
Thanks to them, I have received fixtures, results and individual Match Reports.
Here is a rundown from Andrew Gilmartin (Castlemilk OBC) and Stephen Connelly, at Arthurlie FC Amateurs.
Castlemilk OBC Midfielder and Captain Andrew Gilmartin dished out huge praise to their squad after a third game in six days saw them reach the Final of the Jimmy Marshall Summer Cup.
Jimmy Marshall Summer Cup –
Semi-Final played at Toryglen.
Castlemilk OBC 3, Lochgilphead Red Star 2.
Goals – 2x Moran, McGuigan.
Assists – 2x Connelly, Gilmartin.
Man of the Match – Moran.
Goldfarb, McLellan, Ridge, Coll, Connelly, McKenna, Moran, Gimartin(C), O’Brien, Garth, McGuigan.
Said Andrew Gilmartin “A lot of Semi-Final drama including a penalty saved by the Lochgilphead keeper from Gilmartin within 5 minutes of the kick off, and also an own goal by Ridge in the 90th minute.”
“The game was very comfortable for us until the last 10 minutes as we cruised to a 3-0 lead, and conceded 2 late goals with 3 games in 6 days eventually taking its toll resulting in a lack of focus and poor decision making near the end.”
“For the 80 minutes prior, the boys were superb playing very good football and controlling the game with the opposition having very few chances.”
“We took the lead through an outstanding finish from McGuigan in the wide left area curling his effort into the far top corner.”
“A great piece of play down the left-hand side then saw Connelly cross low for Moran to arrive and calmly finish into the net making the score 2-0.”
“The score was 2-0 going into half-time with Castlemilk firmly in control. Just 5 minutes into the second half we worked a quick throw in down the left-hand side, and Gilmartin delivered an inviting cross for Moran to control and finish for his second goal of the game.”
“After making 4 changes with the team in full control of the game, this seemed to disrupt our shape and flow. Lochgilphead then made it 3-1 with a great finish from Caskie with 5 mins to play.”
“Shortly thereafter a mix up between Goldfarb and Ridge saw us score an own goal to make the scoreline 3-2. This made it a very nerve racking final few minutes.”
“On reflection, the Managers Man of the Match, Moran, was extremely influential throughout with an outstanding performance, and bagging 2 goals on his way.”
“Now we look forward to our meeting with new boys Arthurlie FC Amateurs in the Final today at Glasgow Green.”
“Both teams will be full of confidence and it has the making of a great Cup Final.”
Once again, many thanks to Andrew Gilmartin, who plays and captains Castlemilk OBC from midfield.