EKYM’s Caledonian side and amateur team were in top form at the weekend as they claimed victories in league and cup, respectively.
The Caledonian side were back in league action on Saturday when Rothesay travelled to K-Park.
YM shot out of the blocks and were one up after 30 seconds when a cross from Martyn McLaughlin was collected by David Atha who spun and fired past the keeper.
Within five minutes YM doubled their lead when the impressive Steven Chaplain set up Stewart Bovill to score from 12 yards. The game was all one-way traffic and on the 10-minute mark, YM went three up when Bovill turned provider to set up Nicky Nicholson to score at the back post.
YM continued to turn the screw and on the 22nd minute mark YM scored their fourth when Chaplain hit home from 12 yards after great work from Atha.
However, the home side made things more difficult for themselves moments later when Atha received his second booking for kicking out at a Rothesay defender after a challenge from behind. The referee spotted the infringement and sent Atha for an early shower and this interrupted YM’s flow of play, resulting in a very soft goal for Rothesay.
In the second half, the visitors came into the game more and got a second goal after some interplay on the edge of the box.
But the YM increased their lead when substitute Jack Henry headed home at the back post from a Nicholson cross.
There was still some time for controversy, though, as the visitors earned a soft penalty which baffled most people watching.
However, the Rothesay player ignored the protestations and calmly stepped up and scored to make the final score 5-3 to ‘YM, a result which moves them up to second in the league.
This Saturday, the Caledonian side have a very tough test in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup against a strong Drumchapel FP side who are a Division above them. Kick-off is 2.45pm at K-Park.
Meanwhile, YM’s Scottish Amateur side were at home to Strathaven in the Coronation Cup and sailed into the next round with an emphatic 3-0 win at Kirktonholme. The goals came from Willie Dawson, Lee Alexander and Barry Kelly, whilst man of the match, club captain David Wade, was outstanding marshalling the YM defence.
YM face Jamestown away in the next round of the Coronation Cup, while this Saturday they are at home to Rutherglen in the West of Scotland Cup at John Wright Sports Centre, kick-off 2pm.
The Greater Glasgow Premier League side are at home to Cambria at Kirktonholme with a 2pm kick off.