u20's v Partick

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u20's v Partick

Post by John Markie » Tuesday 07th 2017f November 2017 10:59:30 PM

A really decent game tonight with Falkirk really looking pretty good with really no failures and maybe one kid doing enough to get a seat on the bench for the next game.

After a fairly even first 20 minutes or so, some lovely footwork from Mark Stowe led to him being brought down about 25 yards out. Up steps Kidd to flight a wonderful free kick into the top corner, giving the keeper no chance. Ten minutes later and its two, as Stowe gets his first goal, again showing some neat footwork before dispatching the ball into the back of the net. And he wasn't finished there either, as he grabbed his second shortly before the break. The team was purring along and indeed we could have been further ahead had it not been for some wayward finishing from Jarvis. So 3-0 at half time and cruising, so it was obvious that Partick would have to really go for it after the break if they wanted back into the game. They tried but frankly never really looked like causing us any real problems until a dreadful mistake by Henderson allowed their centre forward in to dink the ball past Mutch who was helpless in the Falkirk goal. Even after this setback it was all Falkirk and it was no surprise when Stowe grabbed his hat-trick and restored the three goal cushion shortly after. O'Hara and substitute McBride had chances after that to extend the lead, but some poor final passes/crosses and bad luck left them empty handed. Great game from our perspective and Partick looked unable to cope with O'Hara's speed and Langton and Stowes trickery up front and out wide. But really this was Mark Stowes night, with almost everything he tried coming off, and his finishing was exemplary. Knowing how Hartley reacted to Dunnes fine game and his promotion to the first team squad, it would be nice to think that Stowe had done enough tonight to impress the boss enough to give him a seat on the bench at Inverness.

Ratings
Mutch 8/10. Never really troubled, but possibly should have been quicker off his line to help Henderson when we lost the goal. Everything else was excellent apart from that one blip.

Kidd 8/10. Fantastic free kick for the opener, and supported well throughout, bombing forward at every opportunity. He did however have a few really bad passes which could have created problems against a better side. Still shaking off the ring rust.
J Mitchell 8/10. This kid is the real deal. Can just as easily play centre back, right back or central/right midfield. A star in the making.
Henderson 7/10. Made an error for the goal and a couple of times got caught on the wrong side of the forward. He's clearly not a centre back, but has done well enough in that role at this level. Needs to be more decisive in tight situations - if in doubt - boot it out the park.
Gallacher 7/10. Some neat touches and got forward often enough in support. Still a wee niggle for me in his tackling ability.

Langton 7/10. Struggled to get into the game until the second half. Showed some nice trickery and close control with the ball and covered some amount of ground. Final ball was missing tonight, but no complaints about effort.
Blues 7/10. Decent if not outstanding performance in a more defensive role. Still managed to get involved and used the ball well when he had it.
Peggie 8/10. Excellent overall, working tirelessly alongside Blues. Just had that little bit more about him than Blues. Led the team well.
Stowe 9/10. MotM. That hat-trick was something else. Every time he got the ball and ran at the opposition he created havoc. Still a couple of times he made very lazy passes inside to opposition - but the goal scoring and attacking play more than made up for that.

Jarvis 6/10. Tried hard but missed two chances, not even managing to get either of his shots on target when he was under no real pressure. He looked disappointed with himself and maybe thats to his credit. Never gave up.
O'Hara 9/10. Outstanding and only his lack of goals stops him being MotM. He was everywhere, chasing and harrying the opposition, winning the ball back, setting up attacks and generally leading the line to great effect. Obviously misses having Shepherd alongside him as often Shep did the donkey work and O'Hara got the goals. Tonight he was the grafter and Stowe the beneficiary.

A wee p.s. - once again the standard of refereeing was awful. Some of these morons have absolutely no clue what football is all about. Still, he wasn't as bad as the clown we saw on Saturday.
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Re: u20's v Partick

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Wednesday 08th 2017f November 2017 10:28:37 AM

John Markie wrote:
Tuesday 07th 2017f November 2017 10:59:30 PM
A really decent game tonight with Falkirk really looking pretty good with really no failures and maybe one kid doing enough to get a seat on the bench for the next game.

After a fairly even first 20 minutes or so, some lovely footwork from Mark Stowe led to him being brought down about 25 yards out. Up steps Kidd to flight a wonderful free kick into the top corner, giving the keeper no chance. Ten minutes later and its two, as Stowe gets his first goal, again showing some neat footwork before dispatching the ball into the back of the net. And he wasn't finished there either, as he grabbed his second shortly before the break. The team was purring along and indeed we could have been further ahead had it not been for some wayward finishing from Jarvis. So 3-0 at half time and cruising, so it was obvious that Partick would have to really go for it after the break if they wanted back into the game. They tried but frankly never really looked like causing us any real problems until a dreadful mistake by Henderson allowed their centre forward in to dink the ball past Mutch who was helpless in the Falkirk goal. Even after this setback it was all Falkirk and it was no surprise when Stowe grabbed his hat-trick and restored the three goal cushion shortly after. O'Hara and substitute McBride had chances after that to extend the lead, but some poor final passes/crosses and bad luck left them empty handed. Great game from our perspective and Partick looked unable to cope with O'Hara's speed and Langton and Stowes trickery up front and out wide. But really this was Mark Stowes night, with almost everything he tried coming off, and his finishing was exemplary. Knowing how Hartley reacted to Dunnes fine game and his promotion to the first team squad, it would be nice to think that Stowe had done enough tonight to impress the boss enough to give him a seat on the bench at Inverness.

Ratings
Mutch 8/10. Never really troubled, but possibly should have been quicker off his line to help Henderson when we lost the goal. Everything else was excellent apart from that one blip.

Kidd 8/10. Fantastic free kick for the opener, and supported well throughout, bombing forward at every opportunity. He did however have a few really bad passes which could have created problems against a better side. Still shaking off the ring rust.
J Mitchell 8/10. This kid is the real deal. Can just as easily play centre back, right back or central/right midfield. A star in the making.
Henderson 7/10. Made an error for the goal and a couple of times got caught on the wrong side of the forward. He's clearly not a centre back, but has done well enough in that role at this level. Needs to be more decisive in tight situations - if in doubt - boot it out the park.
Gallacher 7/10. Some neat touches and got forward often enough in support. Still a wee niggle for me in his tackling ability.

Langton 7/10. Struggled to get into the game until the second half. Showed some nice trickery and close control with the ball and covered some amount of ground. Final ball was missing tonight, but no complaints about effort.
Blues 7/10. Decent if not outstanding performance in a more defensive role. Still managed to get involved and used the ball well when he had it.
Peggie 8/10. Excellent overall, working tirelessly alongside Blues. Just had that little bit more about him than Blues. Led the team well.
Stowe 9/10. MotM. That hat-trick was something else. Every time he got the ball and ran at the opposition he created havoc. Still a couple of times he made very lazy passes inside to opposition - but the goal scoring and attacking play more than made up for that.

Jarvis 6/10. Tried hard but missed two chances, not even managing to get either of his shots on target when he was under no real pressure. He looked disappointed with himself and maybe thats to his credit. Never gave up.
O'Hara 9/10. Outstanding and only his lack of goals stops him being MotM. He was everywhere, chasing and harrying the opposition, winning the ball back, setting up attacks and generally leading the line to great effect. Obviously misses having Shepherd alongside him as often Shep did the donkey work and O'Hara got the goals. Tonight he was the grafter and Stowe the beneficiary.

A wee p.s. - once again the standard of refereeing was awful. Some of these morons have absolutely no clue what football is all about. Still, he wasn't as bad as the clown we saw on Saturday.
Your right about the ref mate. What was he like taking half an hour to let O'hara back on the park.

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