West Region Premier Division
Saturday 24th August, New Petershill Park, Glasgow
PETERSHILL 1 (0)
GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 2 (1)
Glenafton welcomed back keeper Brian McGarrity from injury and introduced new signing Cameron Marlow, who had impressed in recent trials with the club, and so for the first time this season, Tommy Bryce’s team started with 11 signed players.
The two sides had previously met at Petershill’s new park on four occasions and the visitors had yet to register a win, having lost twice and drawn the other two but today they put that record to the sword and in some style.
On 12 minutes Scott Adam skinned centre-back Ryan Jordan of the ball before giving Michael White no chance and slamming home the opener.
Twelve minutes later the visitors were dealt a blow after John Craig earned a second yellow card; the first still being debated by the away support having been flashed as early as the second minute
Nevertheless the 10 men continued to compete well and indeed Aaron Connolly had a great opportunity to double the visitors lead but after collecting the through ball in style couldn’t apply the finishing touch. FT Peasy 0 Glens 1
The home side began the second half on the front foot as they went in search of the equaliser and found it fairly quickly on 57 minutes when Chris Mackie picked up the ball in a crowded box before drilling it beyond Brian McGarrity.
Peasy’s tails were up but so were the heads of ten man Glens as they soaked up the pressure. A draw looked to be on the cards until seven minutes from time when Jamie McKernon thundered the in the proverbial ‘goal worthy of winning any match’ into the net a seal the points for the New Cumnock side. FT Peasy 1 Glens 2
Glenafton: McGarrity; Miller, McChesney, Menzies, McGeoghan; Frye, Craig, McKernon,Marlow; Connolly & Adam subs Dimilta, Brown and Paulo
Petershill; White, Chisholm, McCabe, Jordan, Palmer; Smillie, Girvan, McLuskey; Mackie & Woods Subs McGladrigan, Craig, O’Keane, Black