Milngavie Wanderers on target for league title

Milngavie Wanderers took a hughe step towards their third consecutive league title with a 4-3 victory over Airdrie Utd away.

The youngster who play in the Under 15s Glasgow & District Youth Football League travelled to Caldervale High School in Airdrie and had a hard game over second placed Airdrie to move within three victories of the crown.

Alberto Vezza stole the show with a fine hat-trick after Kalvin Warren had drawn the Wanderers level with a well-taken free kick to cancel out the home side’s early opener.

Airdrie started better and were rewarded after less than a minute with goal. Milngavie were slow to respond and Airdrie were looking more likely to double their lead, but a quick response from Milngavie goalie Fisher kept the visitors from adding to their score.

Milngavie drew level on 21 minutes following a free kick shot from Kalvin Warren which went crashing into the net off the underside of the bar.

Milngavie were now on the ascendency and got their noses in front six minutes later when Robbie Donaldson played in Alberto Vezza who evaded one challenge on the edge of the box before advancing and poking the ball beyond the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Five minutes later, the lead was doubled when Warren’s left-footed shot from outside the box was parried by the keeper, but only as far as Vezza who calmly rolled the rebound home.

Into the second half and it was a much more cagier affair with neither team really creating many clear cut chances.

Milngavie extended their lead midway through when Warren floated a great free-kick to the back post where Vezza somehow out-leapt his considerably taller marker to power a fine header past the goalkeeper to round off his hat-trick.

Airdrie reponded and five minutes from time, following a free-kick, another scramble emerged and this time the Diamonds made no mistake and the ball ended up in the net.

The momentum was now well and truly with the home side and from a corner they got another goal back minutes from the end, but time was against them and the final whistle came as a welcome relief to Milngavie.

Milngavie: Ross Fisher, Rory McInnes, James Logan, Aidan Young, Ben Jenkins, Robbie Donaldson, Jack Carson (c), Kalvin Warren, Joe Slee, Alberto Vezza, Aran McDonald, Nathan Carmichael, James Macmillan, Kyle Campbell.