Beith 1 Glenafton 1

Saturday 01 Oct 2022 KO 2:00pm Bellsdale Park, Beith
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Beith Juniors 1 (0)Fowler
Glenafton Atheltic 1 (0)Nisbet

Glenafton made two changes to the side that started against Rothie Rovers last week with Hugh Kerr and Sam McKee both returning from injury replacing Sean McKenzie (suspended) and Adam Caldwell. Meanwhile on Beith’s bench was former Glens’ striker Kit Cummins.

The hosts kicked off up the slope in the first half and were first to threaten after a fine move that ended with Jay McKay breaking through the middle and then slipping the ball to Josh Fowler free in the box only for keeper David Markey to block his point-blank shot with an outstretched leg. Another slick passing move from Beith ended with Fowler finding the net from a few yards out but from an offside position.

Good build up play from the visitors saw them press forward in numbers with the ball played wide to Sam McKee on the left to curl a dangerous ball to the back post but just beyond the incoming Hugh Kerr. McKee then broke down the left and deep into the box where he was robbed off the ball at the expense of a corner and his appeal for a penalty waved away.

Back came Beith and from the half way line McKay lofted a high ball into the box for Fowler to chase and although his lob beat the advancing Markey the ball dipped over the bar. The home side continued to press and another ball into the box from McKay ended with Michael McMullin making a timely tackle on Fowler as he prepared to shoot from close range. Later Carlo Monti gathered the ball in a busy box and was forced to feed the ball to Steven Noble on the touchline to whip the back into the box where Paul Frize’s shot deflected off Craig Pettigrew and appeared goal bound only for Markey to pull off a magnificent reflex save to push the ball wide of the post.

HT Beith 0 Glens 0

Glenafton made a change at the break with Ryan Nisbet replacing Dylan O’Kane and he was soon in the thick of things. Some good interplay with Calvin Kemp, Paul Paton and Leon Murphy on the outskirts of the Beith boxed ended with Nisbet’s ball into the box for Kerr being cut out for a corner. Murphy curled the corner to the back post where Nisbet stooped to head home from a few yards out to put the Glens 1-0 up.

Ryan Nisbet

Back came Beith and Monti whipped a wicked free-kick into the box which Markey pushed over the bar with both hands. Fowler then chased down a great through ball into the box to lash a low angled shot that beat the keeper but found the side netting.

Kemp gathered the ball in the centre circle and clipped it upfield to Nisbet on the right before he started his own ascent up the slope to complete a marvellous one-two and meet Nisbet’s cross first time to leather a low shot that keeper Aiden Glavin got down well to push the ball away.

At the other end Monti slotted a great reverse pass into the box to match Fowler’s run and although the striker managed to avoid Craig Pettigrew’s sliding tackle he stumbled before he got his shot away and his claims for a penalty were waved away.  Soon after Beith broke into the box again and although Ollie Rowe blocked a low drilled shot on the line, Fowler wheeled to fire the loose ball into net from a few yards out to square the match on 64 minutes.

Glens responded well and Murphy played a great ball down the right for Nisbet who from the bye-line whipped the ball to the far side of the six-yard box for the incoming Kerr only for Glavin to push the ball over the bar.  Beith replied with a long range shot from Monti that dipped over the bar before the same player floated a free-kick high deep into the box that was met on the drop but it too sailed over the bar.

The visitors broke down another Beith attack and countered in grand style. Jamie McKernon won the ball in his own half and laid it off to McKee to chip the ball upfield where Kerr headed it back to Kemp to break up the left. From here he played the ball inside to Kerr who then squared it to McKee on the left touchline to instantly launch it the back post where Nisbet clipped it into the six-yard box for Kerr and Murphy only for Glavin to intercept with a strong hand.

Beith burst back down the slope at speed and the cut-back from the goal-line set up the incoming McKay for a goal bound shot that was blocked by Rowe.

Into added time and Monti whipped a corner into the near side of the six-yard box where it struck McKernon on the arm and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Connor McGinchley from 12 yards and up stepped David Markey to push the ball away which was gathered Monti clipped to the back post, only for the Beith player to loose his footing , the ball went out of play and the referee blewfor time.

David Markey

FT Beith 1 Glenafton 1

1. David Markey 22. Oliver Rowe 4. Craig Pettigrew (capt.), Michael McMullin 11. Leon Murphy 6. Jamie McKernon 8. Paul Paton 7. Sam McKee  10. Calvin Kemp 5.Dylan Okane (15.Ryan Nisbet) Subs. Not Used 2. Adam Caldwell 4. David Blyth 16. Cameron McKenzie 17. James Martin
1. Aiden Glavin 5. Daniel O’Neil 2. Connor McGlinchley 3. Steven Noble 8. Paul Frize (Capt.) 6. Ruaridh Langan 4. Blair Rossiter (15. Andy Monk) 7. Calum Watt 11. Jay McKay 9. Josh Fowler (16. Kit Cummins) 10. Carlo Monti.
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