ARDENCAPLE FC’s 2006 team got their new league season off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to local rivals Argyle.

Though they always had the edge in the game, it was beginning to look as if it might not be newly-promoted Caple’s day when they failed to take three chances that came their way from corners in the early stages of the match.

But any early season nerves were soon settled 15 minutes in, when Murray won the ball in midfield and split the Argyle defence with a finely-weighted pass for Cook, who moved the ball on to his right foot before slotting home from 12 yards.

Caple continued to do most of the attacking, and gained their reward with a second goal for Cook, this time from a free kick, when he unleashed a low drive that flew past the visiting keeper.

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Argyle had a shot which went narrowly wide of goal just before half-time as they searched for a way back into the match, and then saw a back post header drop just off target early in the second half.

But Caple’s defence kept well on top of the Argyle threat, and the home side continued to press, with a Murray drive hitting the bar and a Livingstone volley going just wide – and though there were no more goals, Caple could still be pleased with a well deserved win.

Caple entertain league leaders Sons of Struth at home this Saturday with a 10.15am kick-off.

Ardencaple squad: O’Rourke, Livingstone, Sharp, Dobbin, Dougan, Dorizon, C. Sharp, Murray, Godwin, Poirier, Cook, Szeles, Cordner, Williams, Wilson.

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Meanwhile, Ardencaple’s 2007 team began their first competitive league campaign with a 3-2 win over Parkmoor on Hermitage Academy’s new 4G surface last Thursday.

It took both teams a bit of time to get familiar with the new park, but Caple settled quicker, beginning to knock the ball about with ease and test the Parkmoor defence.

Good play and perseverance saw Ross Nikolic break from the back to score a fine opener, with his team-mates’ diversionary runs allowing him a clear shot on target.

And Nikolic scored a near copy of his first goal to double Caple’s lead early in the second half.

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Parkmoor pulled one back against the run of play, but Caple regained their stride, and Taylor MacDonald took advantage of the new goal kick rule, earning the hosts a free kick at the corner of the six yard box which he laid off for Alistair Graham to make it 3-1.

Parkmoor pulled a second goal back, but calm defending and great distribution from Seth Kerr and a good tackle from goalkeeper Aaron Darnell ensured Caple saw the game out.

Squad: Darnell, McColl, Kerr, Fleming, MacDonald, Nikolic, Caldwell, McCutcheon, Graham, Walsh, Livingston, Nikolic, Munro, Trail.

The 2007s’ next home game is today (Thursday) at Hermitage Academy against St Peter’s.