- Sat 18 JAN 2020 KO 1:45 pm
- McBookie.com West Region Premiership| Match 18
- Portland Park, Troon
- Troon 4 (1) |Fulton, Gemmell, Maley 2
- Glenafton Athletic1 (1) | Moore
Glens unbeaten six match league run (5 wins, 1 draw) came crashing to an end at Portland Park as home side Troon game from a goal down to win by four goals to one.
The visitors opened the scoring on 15 minutes after Kyle McAusland’s throw-in picked out Joe Andrew and his deft touch took 3 defenders out of play as he guided the ball into the path of former Troon midfielder Dale Moore to hold off another defender before picking his spot from 6 yards out.
On 26 minutes the home side drew level after Dean Fulton chased down John Gemmell’s flick into the box and held off Craig Menzies before slotting the ball from a narrow angle.
HT Troon 1 Glens 1
Just after the hour mark the home side were forced to make a substitution after Ray Montgomerie suffered a bad injury and was replaced by Evan Maley, while Dylan Pooler replaced Ben Reilly soon after. The substitutes were soon in the thick of the action. A corner-kick eventually fell for Pooler in the box to take a touch and set up John Gemmel to slam home from close range and put Troon ahead on 73 minutes.
On 80 minutes the home side doubled their lead after Glens’ keeper David Wilson misjudged his throw-out and the ball was snapped up by Fulton to instantly square the ball for Maley to thunder home a shot from 25 yards out. Four minutes later after some terrific build up play Maley ran on to a cute back heeler and although Ally Park got a touch the ball bounced up to a perfect height for the substitute to unleash a ferocious shot into the top corner of the net.
FT Troon 4 Glens 1
Glenafton Athletic: 1. David Wilson 2. Kyle McAusland 3. Edward Campbell 4. Craig Menzies 5. Ryan McChesney 6. Ally Park 7. Dale Moore 8. Lee Gallacher 9. Joe Andrew 10. Dan Orsi 11. Matthew Reilly Subs. used: 12.Mick McCann 14. Findlay Frye. Subs not used 15. Craig Potter 19. Craig Burns
Troon: 1. Scott Johnstone 2. Mark Morrison 3. Jack Sherrie 4. Dean Keenan 5. Andy Strachan 6. Ross Barbour 7. Ben Reilly (14. Dylan Pooler) 8. Ray Montgomerie (14. Evan Maley) 22. John Gemmell (12. Todd Henderson) 10. Scott Chatham 11. Dean Fulton
Glenafton would like wish Ray Montgomerie a speedy recovery after suffering a double break to his collar bone.