Ardagh Cup Section 4 : Match 2
Wednesday 12th August, LochPark, New Cumnock
GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 2 (0)
KELLO ROVERS 0 (0)
Glenafton made a several changes to the side that kicked off at Muirkirk on Saturday. In came keeper David Buchanan, Ryan McChesney , Jamie McGeoghegan, John Adam, John Paul Boyle and Robert Dunn with Brian McGarrity, Craig Menzies, Chris Malone, Chris Meikle, Mick McCann and Craig McGuffie on the bench or unavailable for selection.
The hosts dominated the first half in terms of possession and despite winning a flurry of corner-kicks they could not unpick the Rovers defence and get the better off former Glens goalie Ryan Dunsmuir. In what was perhaps the best chance of the half the young keeper combined well with former Glens U17 defender Sean Bennie to deny John Paul Boyle as he tried to slip the ball home from a tight angle at the near post. H/T Glens 0 Kello 0
The breakthrough came in the 48th minute after the home side won a free-kick on the outskirts of the right hand side of the box. Up stepped Darren McGill to curl the ball beyond the wall and into the net giving Dunsmuir no chance, in a carbon copy of the goal he scored at Muirkirk on Saturday.
Eight minutes later Glenafton doubled their lead. Boyle gathered a short corner kick at the near post and his cross was gathered at the far side of the box by Joe Andrew who held off a defender before feeding Jamie McGeoghegan and after a touch or two his delicate chip into the danger areas saw Robert Dunn get the the jump on the defender and twist to power a header home from 8 yards out.
The Glens pushed for a third and Ally Park came close when his hunderbolt from 20 yards out crashed off the post. With 10 minutes to go the Rovers passed up a great opportunity to halve the deficit after stealing the ball deep in the Glens box but composure deserted the Kirkconnel side and the chance for one of two players to beat the goalie was lost. F/T Glens 2 Kello 0
Glenafton Athletic: Buchanan; Park, McChesney, McGeoghegan, Cairns; McGill, Hay, Adam; Boyle (McCann), Dunn (trialist) & Andrew (McGuffie)
Kello Rovers: Dunsmuir, Weir, Kilpatrick, Bennie, Paterson, Pagan, Ballantyne, Hill, Thomson,Kennedy, McGinley, Smith, Houston
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