ARDENCAPLE FC’s 2007 team returned to action in style after the Christmas and New Year break with a 6-2 win over their counterparts from Ardrossan Winton Rovers at Hermitage Academy.

But their coaches’ half-time team talk was vital to Caple’s success as the hosts scored five times in the second period without reply to turn a 2-1 interval deficit into a convincing win.

Both teams braved some very difficult weather conditions to start the match at a high pace, with Ardrossan playing the better football early on and getting their reward by scoring the game’s first goal.

Ardencaple took a while to get into the game, but the home side managed to hit on the break to score a much-needed equaliser, Taylor MacDonald finding the back of the net to level the match.

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But Ardrossan continued to press forward, forcing the Ardencaple defence into a number of mistakes and winning a penalty just before the interval, which was duly slotted home to give the visitors a deserved 2-1 advantage as the teams went into their half-time huddles.

Ardencaple’s coaches made it clear to the players that they would have to step up to the mark in the second half, reminding the team that they had the ability they needed to stamp their authority on the match.

And almost as soon as the second half began, it was clear that all the Caple players were buying in to their coach’s message, as the home side came flying out of the traps to turn the game around, winning plenty of 50-50 balls in the middle of the park and starting to put pressure on their opponents.

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All the home players started moving the ball quicker and switching the play from side to side, which helped them create more opportunities in front of goal.

Five minutes into the second half the goals started coming from Caple with a 15 minute hat-trick from Ross Nikolic turning a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead.

Jack Fleming found the net to put the game out of Rovers’ reach, before Nikolic topped off a great second-half performance with his fourth goal of the day to secure all three points for the home side.

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