Friday 9th December ,KO 8:00pm
KA Sports Pitches, Almswall Park, Kilwinning
GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 2 (1) v IRVINE MEADOW 2 (1)
Glenafton were without club captain Robbie Henderson while Andy Bell, Gareth Armstrong and JP Boyle were rested due to slight injuries. John Dempster partnered Paul McKenzie up front.
The game started well with the Glens having most of the posession and it paid off with some good hold up play by Dempster and Ian Cashmore slotted the ball home. The Glens could have went further ahead as Taz broke clear but sliced the ball past the post.With 5 minutes of the half remaining Meadow capitalised on a slack clearance and former Glens player Simon Eeles fired home the equaliser. An enforced substitution saw Bob Hay replace Richie McKillen who had picked up a shin injury. H/T Glens 1 Meadow 1
Ally Semple, who had a relatively quiet first 45, was replaced by young goalkeeper Ryan Dunsmuir – the Glens only remaining sub – at the break. There was little to choose between the two sides but with 25 minutes to go Gareth Campbell was brought down in the box and in the freezing conditions he coolly slammed home the spot kick. Meadow made use of all of there seven substitutes but it was Simon Eeles who struck again to level the scores. With 10 minutes to go Hay was carried off and Richie McKillen was re-introduced at centre-forward and five minutes later Campbell limped off as the Glens finished with 10 men. F/T Glens 2 Meadow 2
Glenafton: Semple (Dunsmuir 45), McEwan, McChesney, Menzies, McKillen,(Hay 35) Campbell, Murphy, Potter, Cashmore, Dempster McKenzie