Glenafton 13 West Calder 0

  • Sat 28 SEP  2019 KO 2:30 pm
  • Macron Scottish Junior Cup |2nd Round
  • Loch Park, New Cumnock
  • Glenafton Athletic 13 (7)
    • Pettigrew, OG, McAusland, Moore 3, Orsi 2, Marlow, Frye 2, Nisbet 2
  • West Calder 0 (0)



Glenafton made two changes to the eleven that started at Kilbirnie last week with Ally Park and Matthew Reilly making way for Dan Orsi and Matthew Reilly.

Glenafton’s constant pressure and clinical finishing put a young and gallant West Calder side to the sword at Loch Park with seven unanswered goals in the first half and six in the second.  Craig Pettigrew opened the scoring on 13 minutes with a thundering shot from 30 yards plus that gave keeper Ian Moffat no chance, a screamer to register his first competitive goal for the club.


Two minutes later Kyle McAusland’s cut back from the bye-line was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Jack Wood. On 20 minutes  McAusland volleyed home a third from the corner of the six yard box high into the opposite top corner of the net.


Three minutes later Lee Gallacher’s powerful to the bye-line on the left hand side of the box ended with his cut-back into the box eventually falling for Dale Moore on the 18 yard line to whack a shot through a crowded box to bulge the net with some force.


Three minutes after that, Moore turned provider to clip the ball from deep on the left hand side of the box to the back post where Dan Orsi ghosted in to guide the ball home.


Further chances came and went, including Gallacher’s goal disallowed for offside, before Cameron Marlow made it 6-0 on 42 minutes from 7 yards;  stroking home an inch perfect square ball from Craig Menzies.


A minute later Orsi whipped in a dangerous ball from the right into the goalmouth which was misjudged by the keeper resulting in the ball rolling over the line.


HT Glens 7 West Calder 0

West Calder brought on Andrew Dunnet for Ian Moffat, their only substitute and the young keeper was soon in the thick of the action as Glens continued to turn the screw through chances from Andrew. Credit to the visitors as they looked to build a couple of attacks of their own. On 50 minutes Jai Smith’s low-angled shot from the right whizzed wide of the far post and soon after McAusland and Menzies combined to block out Joseph Johnson.  Tired legs at the back however ended with Jack Wood tripping Dale Moore in the box before Findlay Frye fired home the spot kick to make it 8-0 on 56 minutes.


Glens brought on fresh legs with Alan Cairns and Joe Andrew making way for Edward Campbell and Ryan Nisbet.  On the hour mark the latter threaded a ball into the box for Frye to chase down only for the Dunnet to rush from his line and force him wide with a posse of defenders in pursuit, however  he kept his cool to roll the ball back for Dale Moore to pick his spot from 8 yards out.


Although the Glens remained ruthless in attack West Calder kept their heads and determined in their pursuit of a consolation and on 63 minutes came close to being rewarded.  Johnson’s angled shot from deep in the box forced keeper David Wilson into a fine save at the near post and McAusland’s timely tackled denied the incoming Andy Kennedy from forcing the loose ball in at the back post.  Glens broke upfield where Jack Frame’s trip on Nisbet in the box earned the home side a second penalty.  Although Dunnet came within a whisker of getting his hand to Frye’s kick low to the keeper’s right hand post the Glens were now ten up on 65 minutes.


Some West Calder players were now suffering from cramp or knocks they had picked and with no substitutes admirably soldiered on. On 70 minutes Moore run through on goal and shot past the advancing keeper to complete his hat-trick before  being replaced by Ryan McChesney.


During another frantic spell the home side created several other chances without adding to their tally while at the other end Pettigrew and McChesney held off a dual attack from Fisher and Johnson, the latter’s appeal for a push in the box waved away. On 84 minutes  Ryan Nisbet charged down the ball before racing into the box and rifling a terrific shot into the roof of the net for his first Glenafton goal.


Two minutes later he bagged his brace after Dunnet pulled off a brilliant block from a close range Orsi effort only for the ball to fall for Nisbet just inside the penalty box to bullet a low shot through a ruck of players and into the net to make it 13-0 and complete the scoring.


FT Glens 13 West Calder 0

The tally falls one short of the Glens record of 14-0 recorded in season 2015/16 in a Scottish Junior Cup 1st round tie at home to Newmachar United.


GLENAFTON ATLETIC: 1. David Wilson 2. Kyle McAusland 3. Alan Cairns (16. Edward Campbell) 4. Craig Menzies 5. Craig Pettigrew 6. Findlay Frye 7. Dale Moore (14. Ryan McChesney) 8. Cameron Marlow 9. Joe Andrew (12. Ryan Nisbet) 10. Dan Orsi 11. Lee Gallacher Subs Not Used:  15. Matthew Reilly 17. Craig Burns (gk)

WEST CALDER UNITED:  1. Ian Moffat (13. Andrew Dunnet) 2. Connor Campbell 3. Andrew Kennedy 4. Adam McKinstry 5. Jack Wood 6. Jamie Campbell 7. Jai Smith 8. Jack Frame 9. James Fisher 10. Joseph Johnson 11. Jamie Staniard


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