Football:Scottish on the Boyle after Tower take lead

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And Scottish manager Pat Brennan heaped praise on 16-year-old midfielder Jack Boyle, who he said was outstanding at Springfield.

Brennan said: ‘I don’t think I’ve seen such a young lad dominate a game as much since Graeme Le Saux did for St Paul’s before he turned professional.I’ve worked with Jack since he was eight or nine and on last night’s showing I don’t think it will be long before he moves away to play in Scotland or England.

‘He created everything for us and really caught the eye.

‘After Tower scored they caught us on a counter-attack and we had a lucky break with a refereeing decision.

A defender fouled a striker who was about to have a shot on goal and the ref gave a free kick but, after consulting an assistant he did not produce either a red or a yellow card.

It was one-on-one and I thought it was strange – maybe the ref thought the forward was too far from goal.’ Tower manager Dave Philpott said: ‘The referee and assistant were the only two in the ground who didn’t think it was a sending off – all our team and officials were shocked by the decision.

It could have changed the game.

Nathan Taylor was homing in on goal when he was caught by a defender! ‘It really is frustrating.

When you are down and playing title-chasing sides they seem to get all the decisions and we don’t.

‘We frustrated Scottish in the first half last night but they gave a football lesson in the second.

‘Luke Bechelet had another excellent game for us in goal.

Island manager Peter Vincenti was watching and I hope he calls him into the under-21 Muratti squad because the lad deserves it, in my opinion.

‘Scottish’s Boyle shone, too.

He has so much energy and he’s intelligent as well.

He made some great runs and has great vision.’ Jody MacCarthy scored for Tower and Paul Duxbury, Paul Aitken and Ross Crick for Scottish.

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