Magic Wanderers are on top form with convincing victory

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Milngavie Wanderers comprehensively beat local rivals Knightswood 8-0 at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in the Glasgow Amateur Development Youth Football League.

It did however take the team some time to get going with the the opening goal eventually arriving in the 21 minutes.

Nathan Carmichael floated a free kick into the box which the Knightswood defence were unable to clear before it fell to James Macmillan 12 yards from goal and he volleyed the dropping ball into the bottom corner.

That goal seemed to spur Milngavie into action and two minutes later, the lead was doubled: Alberto Vezza did well to win the ball back in the middle of the park and Macmillan dinked a superb pass forward into the path of Aran McDonald who flicked it over the onrushing Ronnan Dougan.

The second half saw a very impressive performance from Milngavie and it was ended as a contest 17 minutes after the restart when Rory McInnes sent a superb cross into the box where an unmarked Alberto Vezza glanced a fine header into the far corner of the net.

Connor Nelson and Ross Elliot then entered the fray and the two were involved immediately, exchanging passes as they raced from halfway to the penalty area before Nelson finished the move with aplomb.

Three minutes later it was five as Wanderers were denied a strong penalty claim, advantage was played and the ball broke to Jack Carson on the edge of the box and he made no mistake, rifling into the bottom corner in an emotional moment for the skipper.

After 68 minutes, Knightswood had their closest sight of goal when the ball was given away to former Wanderer Bailey Williams but his dipping effort was dealt with by Jason McCartney between the sticks.

Then Elliot played the ball over the top to Nelson and he finished it off. Rory Elder played the next ball over the top and this time Nelson flicked the ball over goalkeeper Dougan and rolled it into the unguarded net to secure a 15 minute hat-trick.

That combination worked to the same effect a minute before full time when this time Nelson flicked the ball into the net to round off an impressive scoring run.