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Academy update


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Academy update

PostedApril 11, 2010

The Cowden under 13s face a difficult game at home on Sunday against St Johnstone with a 12pm kick off at Rosyth

The U13s maintained their excellent form last weekend after making the short journey to Stirling University to take on American side Maryland Olympic Development. The American team is made up of the most talented players in the State of Maryland, a state which is roughly the size of Scotland, and are taking part in an Easter tour including games against Rangers, Celtic, Hamilton and Stirling Albion.

The Cowden Youths dominated the game from start to finish and once again showed some great attacking football culminating in 7 goals and only losing one. Goalkeeper Craig Kinnear was unfortunate not to have kept a clean sheet as he closed down the Maryland forward only for the ball spin over him after making a great save.

Tyler Connachan scored 4 great goals taking his total to 32 for the season so far with Connor Mclaren scoring a great individual goal. Callum Robertson also netted from close range. Jack Miller scored the final goal after replacing Matt Aitken who put in a solid performance. Miller, making his comeback after breaking his arm against Dumbarton, normally plays defence or midfield but came on as a striker and scored with virtually his first touch with a guided left foot shot from 18 yards past the Maryland keeper.

Coaches Gary Miller and Ian Kinnear were delighted with the teams performance particularly the last two periods when they played some great possession football.

"The most pleasing thing was the quality of football on display from the lads as they moved the ball about really well”, commented Miller.

“It was also pleasing to see goals scored from outside and inside the box with players scoring with their weaker foot.

Once again it was a good team performance. We will be back training next week after the Easter break and will be continuing with working on our shape and possession."

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