Kilwinning 0 Glenafton 1

Friday 25 Nov 2022 KO 7:30pm Buffs Park, Kilwinning
PDM Buildbase WOSFL Premier LeagueMatch 11
Kilwinning Rangers 0 (0)
Glenafton Athletic 1 (0)S. McKenzie

Glenafton made two changes to the side that started against Kinnoul on Saturday with captain Craig Pettigrew (returning from injury) and Hugh Kerr taking the places of Michael McMullin and Cameron McKenzie. In the Kilwinning dug-out was former Glens’ striker David Gormley now Kilwinning manager. Up front for the Buffs was Dylan Mackin who scored a double for Livingston in the 2-0 victory over Glenafton in the William Scottish Cup 3rd Round at the Tony Macaroni Arena, five years ago.

The home side were first to threaten only for former Buff Adam Caldwell to block a close-range shot.  A neat move from Glens saw Sean McKenzie gather a header from Hugh Kerr before slipping the ball wide to Sam McKee to break into the left-hand side of the box only for his low angled shot to drift wide of the far post. From then on, Buffs dominated in terms of goal mouth chances hitting the post twice and finding the net but from an offside position.

The second half followed a similar pattern.  A Buffs’ free kick floated into the box ended with a header crashing off the bar and the attempt to bury the rebound cleared off the line. A vicious shot from inside the box thundered off the post and soon after former Buffs goalie David Markey pulled off a fine save from another close range.  Kilwinning had another goal disallowed, although the flag was up long before the shot was made. 

A minute into added time and Glens snatched all three points. Caldwell clipped a ball into the box that was hoofed clear upfield which was cut out by Paul Paton in the centre circle. From here he knocked the ball forward to Jamie McKernon to instantly thread a great pass, between two defenders claiming for offside, for Sean McKenzie to chase down and break into the box where a third defender that had played him onside fell short of catching the striker before he slotted the ball home from 10 yards out.

Sean McKenzie

FT Kilwinning 0 Glenafton 1

1. David Markey 2. Adam Caldwell 22. Ollie Rowe 4. Craig Pettigrew (captain) 11. Leon Murphy 14. David Blyth (18. Dylan O’Kane) 6. Jamie McKernon 8. Paul Paton 7. Sam McKee 16. Sean McKenzie 9. Hugh Kerr Subs 10. Callum McFadyen 15. Ryan Nisbet 16. Cameron McKenzie 17. James Martin 20. Dean Currie
1. Craig Gordon 2. Robbie Torrance 3. Kieren Wood 4. Mark Millar 17. Kenny Marshall 6. Blair McIntyre 7. Ben Lewis 8. Mark Lamont 9. Dylan Mackin 10. Thomas Collins 11. Gavin Millar. Subs: 5. Craig Leitch 12. Jordan Stuart 14. Kevin Nicoll 15. Paul Hale 16. Jack Maccalman 22. Robbie Anderson (gk)
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