|x||2||Blair Bateman (u20)|
|x||3||Ryan Milne (u20)|
|x||4||Danny McAlistair (u20)|
|x||5||Mark Anthony Byrne (u20)|
|x||6||Dylan O’Hagan (u20)|
|x||9||Josh Devine (u20)|
|65||x||10||Cammy McKay (u20)|
|x||11||Conor McAteer (u20)|
|65||12||Robbie Sneddon (u20)|
The young Colts faced an experienced BSC Glasgow side in the first game of the League Cup section. The Colts started brightly and had the better of the early exchanges taking the game to their opponents. However, with almost 35 minutes gone a slight mistake by the youngsters proved costly as BSC snatched the opener. BSC came more into the game after this and tested the Colts resolve. The youngsters stood firm and gathered themselves to see off the BSC challenge.
Half Time 1-0
Colts came out in the second half with some purpose and began to push BSC back. The Colts began to enjoy their strongest period of the game and put the BSC defence under some pressure. A series of free kicks around the BSC box failed to test the goalkeeper to any great extent as the Colts continued to push forward playing some neat football.
Just after the hour mark Colts made a pre determined change as striker McKay was taken off to allow him to take a place on the 1st bench the following day. This move caused a slight change to the formation and seemed to upset the young Colts. BSC forced their way back into the game and started to threaten the Colts defence.
With almost 80 minutes on the clock, BSC were awarded a free kick about 22 yards from the Colts goal and the BSC player superbly bent the ball into the top corner of the Colts net giving keeper Giles no chance.
BSC 's experience and strength was now starting to show and the Colts to their credit defended manfully in the dying moments of the game.
Full time 2-0
The young Colts side can take a great deal of pride from this performance and the BSC manager described them as an excellent side. No more could be asked of them in terms of commitment and enthusiasm and two slight mistakes saw them being punished. Overall not a bad night in Glasgow and hopefully this type of experience will see the continued development of this young squad.