ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round
Saturday 22nd October 2016, LochPark, New Cumnock
GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 8 (3)
LIVINGSTON UNITED 1 (0)
A squad of former Glenafton players from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s enjoyed hospitality in the Hunter Suite during today’ Scottish Junior Cup tie.
Glens cruised into the 3rd round of the Scottish Junior Cup with an emphatic win over Livingston United who gave their all from start to finish. Chris Dallas opened the scoring on 12 minutes after leaping to meet David Gray’s corner kick and bullet home a header from 8 yards outs.
Five minutes later Dallas doubled the lead after fine build up play ended wide on the left for Joe Andrew to whip the ball across the face of goal and the big striker side on to the goal cooly flicked the ball past the rooted keeper.
Chances continued to come Glenafton’s way and on 39 minutes they extended their lead with the goal of the game when David Gray collected the ball inside the D of the penalty box and before chipping the ball with perfect weight and pin-point accuracy to float it over a host of players and let it drop between the narrow space of the bar and the outstretched arm of the forlon keeper.
H/T Glens 3 Livingston 0
Chris Dallas bagged his hat-trick from close range while half-time teas were still heating the hands of supporters from both sides. Gallant Livingston struck back within four minutes after a corner-kick saw the ball bobble about a ruck of players in the six yard box and the never-say-die Kieran McKee was first to react to leather the ball into the roof of the net, to make it 4-1.
Glens brought on the fresh legs of Mick McCann and Darren McGill for Chris Dallas and Dan Orsi. Ten minutes later Andrew was the architect again and from deep in the left hand side of the box he picked out McGill to blast the ball past keeper Mark McArthur from 8 yards out to make it 5-1 after 69 minutes.
Another pair of fresh legs saw Andrew Hunter replace Cameron Marlow as the Glens continued to press. On 71 minutes McArthur made a fine save from McCann to turn the ball home and from Gray’s resultant corner-kick Ryan McChesney headed home from deep inside the six yard box.
With 5 minutes to go David Gray bagged his brace with a late run into the box to pick up a Craig Menzies pass and without breaking his stride whacked an unstoppable shot home from 15 yards to make it 7-1.
Two minutes later McChesney chased down an overhit free-kick on the left handside of the box and wheeled round to play a one-two with McCann before trying to pick out Ally Park at the back post only for the ball to elude his team-mate and make its way to goal before a frustrated defender got a final touch on the line but couldn’t prevent Ryan McChesney’s double.
F/T Glenafton 8 Livingston 1
Glenafton Athetlic: 1. Brian McGarrity 2. Craig Menzies 3. Cameron Marlow (15. Andrew Hunter) 4. Chris Meikle 5. Ryan McChesney 6. David Gray 7. Dan Orsi (14. Darren McGill) 8. Ally Park 9. Chris Dallas (12. Mick McCann) 10. Joe Andrew 11. Ryan Borris Subs. 16. John Paul Boyle GK Blair Lochhead
Livingston United 1. Mark McCarthur 2. Kieran McKee 3. Jack McWilliams 4. Robert Thomson 5. Gareth Roberts 6. Craig Russell 7. Callum Mitchell 8. Richard Kay 9. Ross Gowrie 10. Aaron Kane 11. Kieran McGurk 12. John Stewart 14. Sean McIntosh
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