JOCK STEIN CUP FINAL MASTERCLASS
Back 5 Ness 1
KEVIN ‘BLOXY’ MURRAY turned the hands of time back to his glory days this week as Goathill Park was treated to a striker’s masterclass on cup final night.
The Back frontman belied his veteran status with a performance which left many of his young team mates and opponents in the shade.
The veteran was easily the best player on the pitch; his jinking dribbles, tireless running, explosive finishing and consistent runs into the channels helped turn a match, far closer than the final score implies, in Back’s favour.
A brace of stunning strikes and a pair of assists was the least his efforts deserved after a performance in which he rolled back the years in sensational style.
For Ness, top man was Andrew ‘Bubble’ Macleod who’s terrific technique has been an integral part of the Niseach revolution where he is figure head for the new flock of Fivepenny Fledglings who are offering so much promise for the future.
Once again the diminutive attacker showcased his attributes in a deep-lying role, able to control play and dictate the pace of the game while bursting into gaps between defenders with devastating effect.
The 19-year-old orchestrated the Ness attacks tactics with a wide range of passing and floating from wide to central areas and he capped a fine performance by snatching his side’s goal with a close-range finish.
To be fair the final score did flatter the Blues somewhat as the ever-improving young Ness side did enjoy good spells of possession but they were taught a lesson in making the most of their chances by a clinical Bacach juggernaut which has now powered them to the first two trophies of the season.
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