Glenafton manager Craig McEwan and David Gray have mutually agreed that Davie be given a free transfer to allow him the opportunity to get more playing time. The Glenafton management & committee wishes David every success with his next club and thank him for his contribution to Glens winning the treble of Western Premier Division title, Scottish Junior Cup and the Evening Times Champions cup.
David signed for the Glens in January 2016 and scored his first goal for the club the following month in a 5-1 win at Benburb in the West of Scotland Cup with a stunning free-kick from 25 yards out.
The following season it was another spectacular free kick from David that drew the Glens level away at Broxburn in the Scottish Junior Cup 1st round . The home side hit back to take a 3-1 lead and Glens looked to be out of the competition as they trailed by that scoreline and were down to 10 men as the game went into its final minute. Joe Andrew gave the Glens a glimmer of hope to make it 3-2 on 90 minutes and then unbelievably on 93 minutes David floated a free kick into a crowded box for Kyle McAusland to head home the equaliser. The rest is history as Glenafton went on to win the Scottish Junior Cup with David scoring four goals in the competition.
David scored 3 league goals and 11 cup goals to finish second top goal scorer; 2 goals behind top scorer Chris Dallas. His final goal of the season came at Benburb’s ground again with another cracking free kick as Glens defeated Glasgow Perthshire in the Evening Times Champions Cup final.
As West Region Premier Champions and Scottish Junior Cup Winners Glenafton gained entry into the William Hill Scottish Cup. In their first game in the ‘big Scottish’ for the first time in the club’s history they defeated Newton Stewart 6-0 in Preliminary Round 1, and fittingly among the goals was a David Gray free-kick.
In his time at Glenafton David made 63 starts an 75 appearances in total and scored 22 goals including many memorable ones. Thanks for the memories David and all the best for the future.