Glenafton 3 Troon 1

  • Sat 14 SEP  2019 KO 2:00 pm
  • West Region Premiership| Match 09
  • Loch Park, New Cumnock
  • Glenafton Athletic 3 (1)
    • Park, Andrew, Reilly
  • Troon 1 (0)
    • Pooler


Glenafton made three changes to the eleven that started against Clydebank last Saturday with Kyle McAusland, Dale Moore and Ryan Nisbet coming in for Dan Orsi, Lee Gallacher and Mick McCann. On the bench was young striker Matthew Reilly who has joined the club on a loan deal from the St.Mirren.

The home side opened the scoring on 8 minutes after Findlay Frye robbed Troon of the ball wide on the right before cutting inside and riding a tackle at the edge of the box which saw the ball break free and Ryan Nisbet brilliantly bring it under control taking two defenders out of play before slipping it to Ally Park  (left) to beat the offside trap and lash the ball high into the net from 15 yards. Glens enjoyed the best of the remaining chances in the half. Park came within a whisker of bagging a brace but was inches away from making contact with a great ball into the box to tap from a few yards while late Dale Moore’s lob over the advancing keeper drifted inches wide of the post.

HT Glens 1 Troon 0

Keeper Scott Johnstone’s outstretched leg stopped Ryan Nisbet from doubling the host’s lead after being set up by Moore. The visitors drew level on 54 minutes after a great ball into the box took out on the defence allowing Dylan Pooler to chase down the ball and slot it beyond keeper David Wilson as he charged from his line.

Two minutes later the Glens drew level in clinical fashion. Frye from the centre circle lofted a high ball to right hand edge of the penalty box where Park leapt to send a cushioned header to the edge of the six-yard box and a bounce later Joe Andrew crashed the ball into the net.

Play was flowing back and forth with both sides creating some decent chances and the game was still very much in the balance. On 77 minutes Troon won a corner on the right but the out swinging kick drifted out the box and in a flash Kyle McAusland threaded a fantastic ball upfield  between two defenders on the half way line while a third played substitute Matthew Reilly onside leaving him free to gather the ball and charge upfield where he kept his cool to round the advancing keeper and slot the ball into the empty net for a fantastic debut goal.

 Although other chances came and went for both sides there was no further scoring.

FT Glens 3 Troon 1

GLENAFTON ATHLETIC: 1: David Wilson 2: Kyle McAusland 3: Alan Cairns 4: Craig Menzies 5: Craig Pettigrew 6: Findlay Frye 7: Dale Moore 8: Ally Park 9: Joe Andrew 10: Ryan Nisbet 11: Cammy Marlow. Subs used 12: Lee Gallacher 14: Matthew Reilly 16: Edward Campbell subs not used 15: Ryan McChesney 17: Craig Burns (GK)

TROON: 1: Scott Johnstone 2: Kieran Paterson 3: Mark Gilmour 4: Andy Strachan 5: John Gemmell 6: Steven McCreadie 7: Sam McCloy 8: Scott Chatham 9: Ryan Stevenson 10: Raymond Montgomerie 11: Dylan Pooler. Subs used 14: Dean Keenan; Subs not used: 12: Todd Henderson15: Jack Sherrie 16: Neil McGregor gk: Marty Fraser


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