Auchinleck 2 Glenafton 0

PDM Buildbase WOSFL | Match 0811/08/2021
KO 7:30pm
Beechwood Park, Auchinleck
Auchinleck Talbot2 (1)Mason, Samson
Glenafton Athletic0 (0)

Glens welcomed back Cameron Marlow to the starting line after being sidelined since picking up an injury in the first game of the season at Irvine Meadow.

Auchinleck were forced into make an early substitution bringing on Kier Samson for Graham Wilson. The home side had a number of early chances the best of which saw Kieran Healy head over the bar and Aaron Mason hide wide; both coming from Mark Shankland’s crosses. Soon after Mason fired a shot over the bar.

On the 16th minute Sam McKee tight on the left flank and whipped a wicked cross into the heart of the box only for keeper Andy Leishman to punch it clear from the former Auchinleck striker Sean McIlroy.

Back came the hosts and Shankland’s corner kick to the back post was headed overt the bar by Jake McDowell.

Scott Sherrie for Glens then broke down before cutting inside between two defenders and giving a third the slip before drilling a low shot through the legs of fourth but without the power to test Leishman.

Auchinleck opened the scoring on 29 minutes through the guile of Shankland’s short corner kick to Aaron Mason at the near side of the penalty box who took a great touch before lashing the ball home from a tight angle.

Shankland was then denied the opportunity to double Auchinleck’s lead only for keeper Scott Johnson getting a strong hand to a shot from close range. The keeper later tipped Shankland’s header at the back post over the bar.

HT Auchinleck 1 Glens 0

At the break Glens replaced Cameron Marlow with Ross Fisher (also recovering from injury) to take up his usual position in the centre of defence whilst Darren Curtis moved forward to his usual midfield tole.

Auchinleck doubled their lead on 53 minutes after Kier Samson broke down the left flank before cutting inside and slotting the ball past Johnson at his near post. A minute later a third goal was denied with a goal line clearance as the hosts continued to create the best of the chances on show with Healy and McDowell going close.

Ross Fisher unfortunately limped off before the half had reached midway and was replaced with striker Jordan Ryan while McIlroy fell back into the centre of defence.

Some respite for the Glens when Bennie launched a long throw into the heart of the Auchinleck box and although Sam McKee got a head to it, the ball glance wide of the post.

The hosts passed up a couple of half chance before Glens almost pulled on back at the death when Ryan chased a through ball into the box to fire a low angled shot that beat Leishman but drifted wide of the back post.

FT Auchinleck 2 Glens 0

1. Scott Johnson 4. Sean Bennie. 5 Darren Curtis 6. Craig Pettigrew, 3. Alan Cairns, 13. Mark Gilmour 8. Aaron Miller 2. Cameron Marlow (14. Ross Fisher(10. Jordan Ryan)) 7 Sam McKee 11. Scott Sherrie  (12.Callum Thomson) 7 Sam McKee 10.Sean McIlroy
Andy Leishman, William Lyle, Aiden Wilson, Neil McPherson, Steven White, Gareth Armstrong, Jack McDowell (Willie Boyd) , Kieran Healy, Graham Wilson (Kier Samson) , Mark Shankland, Aaron Mason (Dwayne Hyslop)
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