Ardagh Glass Ayrshire Sectional League Cup
Section 4: Match 4
Monday 13th August , Nithside Park, Kirkconnel
Keeper Ally Semple returned from injury and captain Robbie Henderson, Craig McEwan and Gareth Campbell were all in the starting line-up having missed the victory over Auchinleck Talbot on Saturday.
The visitors got off to a flying start and in 7 minutes following a move from box to box Paul McKenzie cut inside as only he can and as only he can slammed the ball home in off the post. The hosts countered with passages of some fine passing movements while Glenafton continued to play at high tempo and on 20 minutes doubled their lead when McKenzie was flattened in the box and Gareth Campbell converted the spot kick. Kello’s neat passing play was rewarded on 28 minutes ending with John Anderson halving the deficit. A minute later John Dempster came close to restoring the New Cumnock side’s two goal cushion but his header smacked off the post. H/T Kello 1 Glens 2
The Rovers saw much more of the ball in the second half but found Ally Semple in splendid form. Glens hit the woodwork again after Danny Mitchell burst into the box and cracked the upright with a fierce shot. With 20 minutes to go substitute John Paul Boyle set up Mitchell for another attempt and this time Danny ‘s shot ripped into the roof of the net for his first Glenafton goal. F/T Kello 1 Glens 3
Glenafton: Semple; McEwan, G.Mitchell, Henderson, McKillen; McKenzie, Potter, D.Mitchell, Campbell; Armstrong (Boyle), Dempster Subs. McChesney, Colligan, Dunsmuir (gk)
Cumnock 3 Lugar 1; Muirkirk 0 Auchinleck 8