- West Region Premiership
- Match 4
- Loch Park, New Cumnock
- Saurday 18th August 2018, KO 2pm
- GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 6 (3)
- Andrew 2, Dallas 2, Frye, McCann
- RENFREW 2 (1)
- McKenna, McIntosh
Glens proved too strong for Renfrew with their slick passing game and some clinical finishing. Joe Andrew started the ball rolling, from where he left off last week at Petershill, with a goal on 6 minutes. It began with Kyle McAusland in the centre of defence heading an upfield ball from Frew to the half way line where Andrew quickly knocked it sideways to Leon Murphy to drive forward to the outskirts of the box before slipping a pass to the overlapping Cameron Marlow on the left. In flash the midfielder picked out Chris Dallas’s run and his cutely guided the ball past two defenders and wrong-footed keeper Dale Burgess only for the ball to bounce off the base of the post and roll into the path of the inrushing Joe Andrew to drill a low-angled shot home at the opposite post.
On 20 minutes Alan Cairns from deep in his own half played a ball through the middle for Andrew who clipped to Murphy wide on the left and in an instant he killed the ball on his chest and skipped effortlessly past a defender to burst down the left and then cut the ball for Andrew to scoop the ball first time beyond the reach of a stunned keeper and into the net.
Five minutes before the break Glens added a third with another well-worked goal. Marlow stole the ball in the centre circle and played a one-two with Andrew before releasing Murphy to drive down the left again before cutting the ball back for Marlow to hook it into a busy box where it evaded two defenders before falling for Chris Dallas to take a touch before picking his spot from close range.
The visitors struck back just before the break after a ball was played into the box and although Cairns looked to have nicked the ball from its target the match official deemed he used an arm to do and awarded a spot-kick much to the disbelief of the defender. David McKenna kept his cool to slot penalty beyond the reach of Glens goalie Brian MGarrity.
H/T Glens 3 Renfrew 1
Ten minutes after the re-start a slick one-two between Marlow and Murphy ended with the former picking out Dallas in the box with his back to goal only to be hauled down by the arms of Kieran Healy. Dallas slammed home the spot-kick to make it 4-1 for the home side.
Four minutes later the fifth goal was a thing of beauty beginning and ending with Findlay Frye. Collecting the ball just inside his own half he played a one-two with Darren McLean and then another with Conor Lynass before playing the ball forward to Andrew who rolled it back to the half-way line for Marlow to loft a long ball up the left for Murphy to chase down at the corner flag. He plays a long ball back to the advancing Marlow who picks out Lynass to play a cute back-heel for Marlow to continue his run into the left hand side of the box before feeding the unmarked Frye bursting into the far side of the box to smash the ball home from
Renfrew pulled one back on 73 minutes after a long ball from the right flank was launched into the box and a collision between keeper and defender resulted in presenting Rikki McIntosh with a tap-in.
Glens had the final say three minutes later through the combined efforts of three second-half substitutes. Ally Park played a one-two with Mick McCann at the half-way line before threading a perfectly paced ball up the left wing for Kit Cummins to collect and charge into the box only for the feet to be taken for him. Up stepped Mick McCann to send the keeper the wrong way from 12 yards.
FT Glens 6 Renfrew 2
Glenafton Athletic: 1. Brian McGarrity 2. Darren McLean 3. Alan Cairns 4. Craig Menzies 5. Kyle McAusland 6. Findlay Frye 7. Conor Lynass 8. Cameron Marlow 9. Chris Dallas (12. Mick McCann) 10 . Joe Andrew (14. Kit Cummins) 11. Leon Murphy (16. Ally Park). Subs not used : 15. Dale Moore 17. Craig Burns (gk).
Renfrew 1. Dale Burgess 2. Fraser Barbour 3.Bob Campbell 4. Kieran Healy 5. Andrew MacLennan 6. Rikki McIntosh 7.Gregor Wylie 8. Fraser Chisholm 9. Scott Morton 10. David McKenna 11. Patrick O’Keefe. Subs 12. Thomas Miller 14. Jamie Benton 15. Kieron Maxwell 16. Dominic Innes 17. Aiden McNeill