Baljaffray Thistle unlucky not to come away with points

Baljaffray U19s travelled down to the Ibrox Community Complex to take on Blackurn FC and were unlucky not come away with any points after a 0-0 scoreline.

The visitors started brighter in this Paisley and Johnstone League Division 2 game but found it hard to breakdown the Blackburn defence.

A few chances did however fall to Ross Courtney with some long range attempts, Jordan Lindsay had a powerful effort and striker Liam Fergusson was desperately unlucky when his thunderous shot crashed off the bar.

Blackburn failed to create any real clear cut chances as the Baljaffray defence stood firm.

As the half finished 0-0 Baljaffray felt they should have scored.

After the turnaround Baljaffray struggled to rediscover their previous high tempo and this gave more opportunities. But Baljaffray’s Dave Fraser did fire a dipping volley just over the bar.

A good cross from Lewis James and a scramble in the box saw the ball fall to Courtney but his shot was blocked and desperately scrambled away by the Blackburn defence. As Baljaffray went in search of the winner Blackburn counter attacked and were almost through one on one but goalkeeper Mick Quinn was alert to the danger, rushing off his line and cleared the ball long.

Baljaffray had the next chance when Paul Hill whipped in a dangerous cross towards the back post but the ball just evaded the head of Fergusson.

With 10 minutes to go Baljaffray came close again with arguably their best chance of the game that fell to skipper Danny Whittam.

He beat a man and on his weaker foot hit a high effort that was parried away by the Blackburn keeper.

Baljaffray: Quinn, James, Donnelly, MacLeod, O’Hanlon, Fraser, Whittam, Gibbons, Lindsay, Khaira, Fergusson - Subs used; Hill, Keenan, Mitchell, Courtney.