|PDM Buildbase WOSFL | Match 20||18/12/2021|
KO 1:30 pm
|Townhead Park, Cumnock|
|Cumnock Juniors||1 (0)||McAusland|
|Glenafton Athletic||4 (1)||Rowe, McKernon, McKee, Pettigrew|
GLENS TO THE FORE
Glens made the short trip to Old Cumnock to face Cumnock Juniors in the last game of the year with both sides eager for league points as Phase I of the competition is scheduled to to be completed in the early weeks of the new year.
Glenafton made one change from the eleven that started against BSC Glasgow with Hugh Kerr unavailable and Sean Bennie returning. In the Cumnock starting eleven were three former Glens players – Kyle McAusland, Finlay Frye and Darren McGill.
The visitors were shading the game in the low winter sunshine and deservedly too the lead on 23 minutes. ‘Nock keeper Adam Strain launched a long ball up the park that was quickly returned down the left wing with Kyle McAusland and Sam McKee giving chase and although the former won the race his clearance was snapped up by James Martin who sprinted down the flank and two yards from the bye-line whipped a glorious cross to the far corner of the six-yard box for the incoming Ollie Rowe to rise and bullet a header into the net.
HT Nock 0 Glens 1
Kyle McAusland made amends on 52 minutes following a Cumnock corner kick that had been cleared a couple of times from the Glens before it fell for the big man to meet it on the volley and crack it home, via the post, from the outskirts of the box.
The visitors bounced back and took the lead again on 57 minutes. Jamie McKernon floated a corner kick from the right deep into the ‘Nock box where it was headed clear to the outskirts and from there hoofed upfield only for the ball to be quickly returned to the unmarked McKernon drifting back from the corner-flag and keeping himself onside. The midfielder coolly broke into the box and cut inside defender Greg Ferry before curling a low shot from 15 yards out beyond the reach of Strain.
On 71 minutes Glens doubled their advantaged after Aaron Miller beat Ferry to a loose ball in the Glens half of the centre circle where with super touch stunned the ball to send a perfectly weighted pass into the Cumnock half of the centre circle for McKee to gather from an onside position, the Nock defender tardy in stepping out; and race unimpeded into the box and slot the ball home between the goalie’s legs from 6 yards out.
Glens completed the scoring on 84 minutes after captain Craig Pettigrew gave his marker the slip to bullet a header into the roof of the net from a McKernon corner-kick. The customary classy celebration followed.
In the closing minutes Glens were reduced to 10 men after Aaron Miller was shown a straight red car for an off-the-ball incident.
FT Nock 1 Glens 4
|1. David Markey 2. Sean Bennie 4. Ross Fisher 6. Craig Pettigrew 3. Alan Cairns; 7. Aaron Miller 5. Ollie Rowe 8. Jamie McKernon 11. James Martin; 9. Leon Murphy 10. Sam McKie. Subs Used: 12. David Blyth 14. Scott Sherrie Subs: 16. Mick McCann 21. Daniel Sloan (gk)|
|1. Adam Strain 2. Kyle McAusland 3. Greg Ferry 4. Alan Murdoch 5. Ruaridh McIntyre 6. Jamie Wilson 8. Finlay Frye 9. Jordan Moore 10. Jamie Conn 11. Darren McGill Subs: Callan Veith 14. Adam Martin 15. Aidan Berry|