ALL SQUARE IN FIFE FOR MO' 16's
Fife Elite U'16's versus Montrose FC U'16's
Sunday 24th June
Montrose U16s travelled to the Michael Woods Sport Centre in Glenrothes to play Fife Elite on Sunday for what was their the last game before the Summer break.
Our squad went into the game in good form with nine wins, one draw and just one loss in their previous Club Academy Scotland fixtures.
Fife Elite are the second Performance Level team - as part of the new Project Brave league structure - to play against our 16's, and we were well prepared for what was to be a very stern test.
Fife Elite started strongly and opened the scoring in 5 mins with a ball in behind and a clinical finish. Minutes later a similar attack lead to another Fife goal and we found ourselves 2-0 down in 9 minutes.
Arguably against the run of play Montrose had an attack which broke down and Fife played the ball out to the midfield. McDonald won the ball from the Fife Elite midfield and drove forward unleashing a great 35 yard strike low to the keepers right, to take the scoreline to 2-1 after 19 minutes.
Montrose were enjoying more possession, and successive attacks down the flanks finally resulted into a good cross into the box, with the ball falling to Stockton who swept home in the 24th min to make it 2-2.
The balance of the game was now even and flowing end to end, and a lapse in concentration in the 44th min lead to Fife Elite going into the break 3-2 ahead.
As the Mo' chased an equaliser, Walker hit the post, following a through ball from Stockton, and Garnham and Innes both had chances to no avail.
With the game now into added-time, a corner for the away side was headed powerfully into the net, past the Fife keeper, by Cooper who rose above his marker to equalise for the Mighty Mo!