Milton kick off against Milngavie
The first fixtures of the 2018-19 season have been announced, with Milton Amateurs kicking off at home in the League Cup against Milngavie. With tough games ahead in the opening rounds of the season, the squad will need to be at their best over the coming weeks.
Saturday 11 August
Milton v Milngavie
Wednesday 15 August
Milton v Westerlands
Saturday 18 August
Dumbarton v Milton
Wednesday 22 August
Strathclyde University v Milton
Saturday 25 August
Cambria v Milton
Milton AFC 1–1 Uddingston Anvil
Scottish Cup Round 5
The two teams have it all to do again after a great cup tie at Bluebell wood. Milton started the better team and took the game to the visitors. Milton suffered an early blow when after a shocking tackle striker McLaughlin had to be helped off the park, Murphy was the replacement.
Only on the park a matter of seconds, Murphy nearly opened the scoring but his effort was scooped off the line by a defender. The visitors gradually got themselves back into the match and started causing the Milton rearguard some problems. After 25 minutes Uddingston were awarded a penalty. Milton brought it on themselves by letting the winger run some 30 yards and then tackling him in the box, that put the visitors 1-0 up.
Shaddick was unlucky not to equalise just before the break but the keeper parried his shot round the post. Milton came out for the second half full of intent and Mitchell and Harris were attacking down both flanks. Twice Shaddick had net-bound efforts deflected past the post.
Then with 15 minutes to go Taylor sent Shaddick through. His shot was parried by the keeper but Murphy was on hand to put the ball into the net. Milton’s tails were up now and went at Uddingston. With a minute to go both Masterson and Shaddick were very unlucky not to snatch the winner. The replay goes ahead this Saturday.
Tickets are going fast for this year’s speakers night. John Rowbothan, Eric Davidson and Joe Camay are on the top table this year with Chic Grant MC for the evening. It will be held in Bannockburn Miners Welfare on Saturday 3rd March, tickets are £30.00 each. Please contact Pat on 07850998832 for more information.
Syngenta Juveniles 0–3 Milton Black
An excellent all-round team performance saw Milton dismantle Syngenta and pick up another three points in the Central League A Division.Early on, the front two of Jamie Lapsley and Ian Miller were putting the home defence under intense pressure and both went close with headed efforts after crosses from the right.
Milton eventually took the lead when another ball from Harry Fallen on the right wing wasn’t cleared and Ian collected it just inside the box, turned inside a defender and drilled the ball home.
Conal Philliben’s corners from the right were causing all sorts of problems and from another accurate delivery, Sam Campbell had loads of space to head in and double Milton’s lead.
Just before the break, Jamie and Ian combined well, but Jamie’s chip brushed the top of the bar and went over.
Milton continued to press at the start of the second half, and Harry had two long-range efforts saved, before Marc Kilgannon’s tenacity gave him a sight of goal, but his 25-yard shot slipped narrowly wide.
Syngenta began to see more of the ball as the half progressed, and keeper Ryan Pow got a fingertip to one shot that diverted the ball on to the post before it was cleared.
The points were sealed when another pinpoint corner by Conal landed perfectly for Jamie to head in against his former club. Jamie was agonisingly close on another two occasions, when balls across the six-yard box by Keir Esson and Jake Totten were just inches away from finishing touches.
Milton AFC’s annual Speakers Night for next year has been confirmed for Saturday 3 March 2018 at Bannockburn Miners’ Welfare, with some familiar favourites returning to the stage.
Guest speakers are:
- John Rowbotham (ex-pro referee)
- Eric Davidson
- Joe Camay
Chic Grant resumes his role as Master of Ceremonies.
Ticket prices have once again been frozen at £30.00, which includes an evening of entertainment and the traditional three-course meal. All ticket and group enquiries should be directed to Pat Griffin (07850 998832).
Milton AFC 10-1 Kennoway United
A real squad display from Milton today as every member of the named team and subs played their part. Milton were up for it from the first whistle. Henderson went close a few times as did Watt but bad luck and good goalkeeping kept the scoreline blank.
It seemed a matter of time before Milton scored and it duly came from Watt when he headed home a Mitchell cross. The floodgates opened and Henderson hit home a penalty after Watt was brought down in the box. Just before halftime Watt scored his second when he beat the offside trap and put Milton in easy Street.
The second half was one way traffic, Henderson hit home number 4 after good play from Murphy. Then Mitchell set up Murphy who scored the 5th.Watt scored number 6 for his hat trick.Henderson got his hat trick after good play from Harris. Rodger got in on the act with number 8.
Milton were rampant now and McLaughlin first set up Shaddick for number 9. The the same player put Murphy through for his second and Milton’s 10th goal. A really comprehensive performance from the locals.
Milton 2001 2-0 Stirling City
U17s Regional Cup
After a convincing league win v Dunblane City last week, the 2001’s had a tough home draw against much improved local rivals Stirling City on Saturday.
Straight from the first whistle though, there was no complacency in the Milton ranks and after a dominant display, the lads went into halftime with a 2 goal lead, (through Horsburgh & Cairney). The second half was more of the same but with chances being passed up in front of goal, Stirling City were always in the game.
A convincing win in the end though and next up for Milton is an away league fixture against Championship rivals Cumbernauld Colts.
- Today’s games were really tough for the guys. We never showed anywhere near enough effort in any of the games.
- The team today get a mixed review. They struggled with their positions in the first two games so for the third and fourth they played to a set position and it worked better. Mixed amount of effort from each individual and need to realise that if they lose the ball to not give up and work back as a team to win it and prevent the opposition from scoring. The kids just need to relax and not panic when they receive the ball and they will do much better, this was shown in the last game with some good play at times which lead us to a few goals and feel unlucky to not have won the game. Thanks for your efforts!
- 11-12 Team: Ruadhri came into the side & was fantastic throughout, as were all the boys. Some of the goals on show were as good as seen! Max & Harry scored 2 identical goals where they picking it up off the goalie then running through the other team beating everyone then slotting it in with the white band (weaker foot). 4 wins, 4 great performances, 4 weeks left.
- The team gave 100% and that’s all that can be asked of them. Due to the players’ hard work, they got the results they deserved and got 4 wins out of 4, with playing some real good football along the way. The effort on display couldn’t be faulted.
Milton 2011s trained this morning and had about 22 in attendance. A good morning spent practicing passing, ball control and a wee game at the end. The kids are coming along great.
Milton AFC 3-0 Broomhouse
Scorers: Grieve, Watt, Whiteford
Milton 2003 Reds 4-1 Cowie Utd
Another convincing victory with a controlled display against Cowie Utd.
Cowie took the lead from a strong shot from outside of the box. The goal came against the run of play after some good early pressure from Milton. The home team were back on level terms within a few minutes of going behind after a long shot from Josh S ended up in the net and made it 2-1 through Cammy J soon after. Milton continued to create chances but couldn’t add to their lead before the half time whistle.
The second half was more of the same from the home team who continued to control the game and create chances after the break. Cowie made it difficult for Milton to break them down but Josh S added his second and Miltons third to give the home team a bit of breathing space mid way through the half.
Josh S bagged his second hat trick in 7 days to make it 4-1 with 20 minutes left to play. The conditions didn’t allow Milton to play the flowing football they like to play but another good solid team performance with all players available for selection playing their part in today’s win.
Scorers: Josh S (3), Cammy
Next game – home tie against Westfield Colts 4/10/17
Milton 2004 FV 4-1 Falkirk 2004
Milton 2005 4-1 Stenhousemuir
The match was played in very windy conditions. Stirling Albion got this advantage in the first half and Milton got it in the second. The boys started very sluggish in the first half and we struggled to deal with the ball coming in high at us in the first half with Stirling creating a couple of good chances.
A good defensive performance in the second half enabled us to play out well from the back and begin to dominate play in the middle of the pitch and create lots of chances. Well done to Stirling who played well. The boys are beginning to try some of the things we have been working on in training, we just need to be a bit calmer when in possession of the ball.
The team started off with a couple of tough games but showed they can knuckle down when need be. 4 games, 4wins, 4great performances. Good to see Jay down supporting his friends even though the doctor has stood him down for a few weeks due to a head knock. 5 weeks left of 5-a-sides.
Well done guys just keep practicing.
Our Milton 2012s enjoyed every minute of their session today with our Coaches. Well done all involved and see you again next week. Sessions are free for the first six weeks. Any 2012s who want to join in come along next Saturday, Bannockburn High, 9-10am. Mon the Milton 2012s.
Milton 4-0 Doune Castle
A comprehensive victory for Milton on a very heavy pitch. Milton took an early lead when Henderson smashed the ball into the net from a Harris corner kick. Murphy and Henderson were putting the visitors defence under pressure at every opportunity. Watt, playing just behind them was having an outstanding game picking holes in the Doune defence, and it was no surprise when Watt set up Henderson who went one-on-one with the goalie and found the net for Milton’s second goal.
A couple of minutes later Murphy went on a solo run, the Doune goalkeeper anticipated a cut back but the Milton Striker slid the ball into the net at the near post. Doune were shocked and came storming back at the Milton rearguard, their big striker was causing problems but Grieve, Whiteford and Galloway stood firm. McKay, in the Milton goals, was called into action just before the break but saved well. Doune had to come at Milton after the break and we’re starting to dominate but Milton were very sharp on the counter attack and threatened to score on a number of occasions.
The fourth the goal finally came when Henderson set up his strike partner Murphy who finished well. Although chances went a begging at both ends, Milton comfortable seen the game out and the 3 points went to the home team.
Next week Milton are away to Broomhouse in a league match.
Milton 2001 1-2 Dunblane
Milton 2001s made the short trip to Dunblane in a highly-anticipated Forth Valley Cup tie on Saturday.
Although starting well, Milton were unfortunate to go one down halfway through the first half after some good counter-attacking play down the Dunblane left, when Milton had been pressing.
The heads didn’t go down however, and on the half hour mark, after some excellent build-up play, Tilley finished superbly from the edge of the box to equalise.
The second half was more of the same with both teams contesting fiercely and with Milton again edging the possession. Hearts were broken, however, when Dunblane struck the winner into the top corner from 25 yards. Although fortunate getting the result, it was a goal worthy of winning any game.
Milton 2003 Blues 2-0 Falkirk
Despite a much depleted team, Milton 2003, Blues (under 15s) ran out worthy 2-0 winners against an unbeaten Falkirk in what was a rather feisty encounter.
Falkirk are reigning league champions and were favourites at the start of the game but the Milton boys worked hard and took the game to heir opponents scoring 2 great goals courtesy of Jack Thompson and Duncan MacDiarmid.
Stenhousemuir 0-5 Milton Reds 2003
Milton started well and took an early lead within 5 mins to go 0-1 in front. Stenhousemuir made it difficult for the next 15 mins before Milton increased their lead after a well worked move and clever cut back to make it 0-2.
Milton continued to control the game and created a number of very good chances which should have saw them increase their lead further. Milton finished the first half strongly but couldn’t add to their lead.
The second half continued in the same way as the first half with Milton dictating play and coming close to scoring on two or three occasions. The third goal finally came 15 minutes into the second half and was just reward for the hard work and opportunities the team had created throughout the game.
Stenhousemuir continued to challenge Milton but Milton’s open football allowed them to continue creating chances and a further two goals were scored before the final whistle.
A very good team performance with all players available for selection playing their part in today’s win.
Josh S x 3
Next game 28th October league game at home to Cowie.
There was about 14 for the 2012s today. All of them seemed to enjoy it. Hopefully maybe more next week
Milton AFC 3-2 Port Glasgow Celtic
West of Scotland Cup
A very difficult but deserved victory for Milton against a solid Port Glasgow outfit. The visitors started on the front foot and almost caught Milton out from KO but McKay, in the Milton goal, parried the effort round the post. Milton gradually took a firm hold on the game and Gardner and Anderson started to dominate the midfield. Watt almost scored the opener after Henderson set him up but the keeper saved well.
Milton finally scored when Gardner headed home a Mitchell corner. The big visiting striker was a handful but Galloway and Whiteford coped well. Port Glasgow started the second half well and were causing the home defence problems – it came as no surprise when they eventually equalised with a well taken goal.
Murphy then set up Henderson who unluckily hit the post with a left foot drive. The keeper made a brilliant save from Henderson but Statter picked up the lose ball and hit the net to put Milton in front. Shaddick hit a beauty for number 3. Right on the final whistle Port Glasgow scored a 2nd, but it was only a consolation, and Milton went into the next round.
This Saturday Milton are at home to Doune Castle, KO 2.00.
The Club’s After Dinner Speakers Night is now set. It will take place in Bannockburn Miners Welfare on Saturday 3rd March 2018. John Rowbotham, Eric Davidson and Joe Camay are our speakers with Chic Grant as MC. Tickets are held at £30.00 which includes a first class meal. Contact Pat on 07850 998832 for more details.
Milton U21s P-P Finnart
Milton U21s’ game against Finnart was called off.
Milton 2003s 1-1 Hamilton
Milton 2004s 1-2 Motherwell FC CT
A backs to the wall effort from Milton just failed to earn a hard-fought point against Motherwell.
The first 20 minutes of the match saw Milton pinned in their own half by an intimidating home side, and eventually the pressure told, as a ball through the middle of the defence was drilled into the bottom corner of the net.
Ryan Pow made one excellent save to keep the score down and Motherwell put another couple of chances past the upright.
But eventually Milton began to get a foothold, and when a Conal Philliben corner wasn’t properly cleared, it dropped to Joe Thompson who fired the ball into the corner.
Jamie Lapsley then had a couple of half-chances as the away team began to put pressure on before the interval.
The second half was a mirror image of the first, with the defence holding firm and Ryan once again producing a great save.
Milton sub Ian Miller burst through midfield and hammered a great 25-yard effort that had the home keeper scrambling.
But with five minutes left the home side broke down the Milton defensive wall and hooked the ball in. There was just enough time for Keir Esson to slide a pass through to Jamie Lapsley, but the Motherwell keeper managed to block his low shot with his legs.
Milton AFC 2-1 Giffnock North
A fantastic result and performance from Milton against the current league leaders. Milton started the match well and kept it up for the duration of the game. Mitchell had a rasping shot parried away for a corner after good play from Murphy. Giffnock took the lead slightly against the run of play but minutes later Milton equalised when Grieve sent in a tremendous cross and Watt headed it past the keeper. The big strong home side were trying their best to bully Milton but the visitors were having none of it and were giving as good as them.
Gardiner and Anderson were controlling the middle of the park with Watt and Murphy causing the home team all sorts of problems with their constant movement.Just before the break Watt tried to set up Gardiner but his effort was blocked. 10 minutes into the second half Gardiner head a Mitchell corner kick strongly in the net. Milton’s tails were up now and started growing in confidence. Henderson was unlucky not to score Milton’s 3rd but the keeper saved well. Giffnock hit the post and the bar and Milton keeper McKay made a marvellous save to deny the home team and Milton went home with all 3 points.
Milton AFC are away to Port Glasgow Celtic in the West Cup on Saturday 14 October, KO 1.30. extra time and penalties if required.
Milton Under 21s 2-1 Renfrew
An important victory with a depleted squad saw Milton take all 3 points. In what was a stuffy performance, goals from Alan Hughes and a great finish from Kyle Thompson sealed the victory. Well done lads, not our best performance but we now look to next week where we are at home to Finnart.
Milton U17s 13-0 Cowie
With both teams missing key players due to the October holidays, it was Milton who took control early on in this local derby, racing to a 5 goal lead by halftime. The second half was more of the same with the Milton defence staying solid, the midfield dominating the game, and some excellent creativity and clinical finishing from the front players.
Fair play to Cowie for not giving up and some heroic defending & goalkeeping kept the score down even more than it could’ve been.
Scorers for Milton 2001s: Kilgannon, Fowler, Carpenter, McCafferty (2), Danny McDade (8)
Milton 03s game was cancelled.
A great result in the North of Glasgow for Milton 2004’s yesterday, a result that sees them top the table in the early part of the season. The boys were at it from the first minute and it was no surprise when Marc K scored in the opening minutes to put Milton 1 up. We kept Petershill pegged back into their own half for long periods and were creating lots of chances in front of goal but the Petershill keeper was in good form and made a few good stops from various Milton players, however Petershill managed to create a couple of chances of their own and when awarded a free kick 20 yards from the Milton goal the Petershill player made the most of the rare opportunity they had on goal by blasting a free kick into the Milton box which deflected of a Milton defender and found the back of the Milton net 1-1, Fair play to the boys though as they were back in front within minutes 2-1 half time Marc K with his second of the match.
The second half was more of the same although Milton were playing a bit more direct using the wind to their advantage as they never really good to grips with newly laid astro pitch which was really holding the ball up when passes were being made, The boys went on onto score another two goals in the second half Keir E and Sam C both getting on the score sheet numerous other chances were created in the second half but the game finished 4-1 Milton and another all-round good team performance. Next week we are away to Motherwell ITC which will really test the lads.
FVFDA Result for U13s: Milton Reds 4-1 Stenhousemuir
For the second time in a week both teams played each other, and for the second time Milton won the match convincingly. With a few boys missing it was going to be a challenge as Stenhousemuir were sitting just behind us in 3rd position in the league.
Early in the match Stenhousemuir took the lead but the Milton boys showed their strength of character by coming back and dominating the majority of the game, especially as this was the first match this season where they conceded a goal.
Good, quick passing and moving were key today. Special mention to Craig who played in goals and played well. The boys have now played most of the teams in the top half of the league and are sitting top of the league in a very strong position.
Milton 2006 Central played well in a convincing victory.
Milton BC 2007 in the central navy division had no game today.
Milton Reds 2007 were away from home and showed great character to draw the game after a comeback from being behind for most of the game.
Milton 2008s were in league action against Central Boys at Forthbank. The early 9am kickoff had no effect on the boys as they came out the traps and had Central under pressure, their keeper keeping our 2008s at bay. Soon the pressure was too much and the great football being played by the boys was rewarded with some good team goals.
After the break we continued to put Central under pressure and were rewarded with some magnificent goals. Slack play at the back allowed Central a consolation goal. Great performance by the boys – training Monday 7-8pm at Raploch Campus and Wednesday 6-7pm at Bannockburn High.
Team were back to their best today. Great effort, skills, passing and loads of great goals after some fantastic football. They also worked more as a team today and less as individuals. Sky’s the limit for this group of kids.
Today’s team did well in their 4 games today. First 2 games were close and could have maybe been a bit better in our finishing of the chances we created. Game 3 was tough but we never stopped trying to play football. Game 4 was excellent with some really good football and goals scored. Thanks to Ross and Rhuaridh for helping us out and playing double.
Milton AFC 6-4 Victoria Croftfoot
After a disastrous, error-strewn first half we were 3-0 down after 27min which soon became 4-0 right after half time. Showing tremendous character & heart the boys never game up despite being 4 down with 25min left. Goals from Craig Watt (3) Craig Gardner (2) & an own goal showed what cup football is all about! Well done lads.
Milton Under 21s 3-1 Campsie
Milton Under 21s march on to round 3 of the Scottish Cup after a convincing 3-1 win over a strong Campsie side. Excellent all round performance today.
Milton 2001 6-6 Camelon
What a crazy game! Milton started off very slowly and well off their usual pace. Within 20 minutes Camelon were 3-0 up. The lads rolled their sleeves up, dug deep and starting playing football. What a comeback. A well taken goal from Dylan Horsburgh, a brace from Danny McDade and then a converted penalty from Daniel Tilley gave Milton a 4-3 lead at half time.
The second half saw Daniel Tilley and Lewis Kilgannon get a goal apiece. However, a shortage of fit players, too many injuries during the game and a couple of defensive errors allowed Camelon – with a last minute penalty for Camelon securing them a point in an unbelievable 6 – 6 draw. None of us will ever forget this game that’s for sure. Disappointed is an understatement, but that’s football.
Got to give credit to lads for great effort but mistakes happen. Well done for putting up a tremendous fight Milton, we’re still undefeated in the league this season.
Milton scorers: Horsburgh, McDade (2), Tilley (2) & Kilgannon.
Milton 2003 Reds 2-2p Cumbernauld Colts
After a good start by Milton, we fell behind 0-1 and had to fight hard to get back to 1-1, scoring from a well worked corner. We made it 1-2 soon after the equaliser before Cumbernauld pulled it back from the penalty spot to make it 2-2 before the end of the 1st half.
It stayed liked this through the 2nd half and extra time. Milton controlled play for large spells of the game made a number of very good chances to win the but couldn’t find a winner in normal time or extra time.
Cumbernauld Colts edged it in the penalty shoot out 4-3. Credit to the players who stepped up to take penalties and good luck to Cumbernauld Colts in the next round of the league cup.
Milton 2004 4-0 Carbrain
A good solid performance from Milton 2004 today at Bannockburn High School, giving them their first league win of the season against difficult opponents Carbrain Boys Club. Milton did not allow their opponents room or time to play and it was no surprise when Milton went one up midway through the first half – Marc K with an inch perfect corner and Jamie L was there to head high into the net. 1-0 half time.
The second half saw more of the same for Milton with Jamie L scoring from inside the box, after great work down the right hand side by Keir E. Milton were now comfortable and playing some good passing football which resulted in Keir E getting himself a goal when he rolled the defender on the edge of the box and hit the back of the net with his shot.
Milton kept pushing Carbrain back, who were now defending on their 18 yard line for long periods. It was no surprise when Milton added a fourth goal when Iain M placed a side-footed shot into the left hand corner of the Carbrain goal from the edge of the box.
There were a lot of good individual performances today. Marc K totally bossed the midfield, Gregor M was solid at the back and Jamie L kept up his impressive scoring run going since joining us a couple of weeks ago. Most importantly it was an excellent TEAM performance – keep it going lads.
Milton 2011 had 21 players in attendance, with lots of promising football on display. Milton 2011 are now on break and return to action on 21st October.
Milton AFC are hosting a race night at the club on Saturday 15th October to raise funds for the team. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds will go towards the amateurs’ training gear and smooth running of the team.