Troon 3 Glenafton 0

Wed 01 Feb 2023 KO 7:30pm Portland Park, Troon
PDM Buildbase WOSFL Premier LeagueMatch 17
Troon 3 (2)Jamieson, Gallagher, Gilroy
Glenafton Athletic 0 (0)

Glenafton made two changes to the eleven that started against Rob Roy on Saturday with Jamie McKernon and Paul Paton returning while Craig Pettigrew and Dean Currie are on the bench. Also on the bench was new signing, striker Michael Moffat on loan from Ayr United.

In the Troon starting eleven was former Glenafton midfielder Dale ‘Gunner’ Moore.

In difficult windy conditions it was Troon that opened the scoring on 10 minutes after Kyle Gilroy’s break down the right and his cut-back from the bye-line was swept home from 6 yards by Sam Jamieson. Both sides hade some decent chances and Dale Burgess pulled off a fine save to fingertip a Jamie McKernon shot round the post.

Glens’ striker Hugh Kerr suffered a nasty knock and had to limp off to be replaced by Craig Pettigrew.

On 21 minutes Troon doubled their lead with a stunning strike from Jamie Gallagher. A cross from wide on the right deflected off a defender sending the ball high into the air and descending just inside the corner of the box where Gallagher let it take a bounce before cracking the ball beyond defenders and keeper alike into the far corner of the net. Gallagher came close to bagging a brace only for his close-range effort to clip off the cross bar.

At the other end a good break by the Glens ended with Burgess comfortably saving a close range shot from Sam McKee.

HT Troon 2 Glens 0

David Markey pulled off a couple of great point-blank saves as Troon pressed after the break.

On 54 minutes Glens brought on Michael Moffat for Ollie Rowe and he was soon in the thick of the action.  Calvin Kemp burst down the right wing and picked  out the inrushing Moffat in the ‘D’ who took a touch and although he was forced wide of the six yard box his attempted cut-back struck the outstretched arm of Dale Moore and the referee pointed to the spot. With 61 minutes on the clock Scott McLean, who had scored three goals in his last (and first) two games for the Glens, drilled a low shot that was smothered by keeper Burgess.

Glens brought on Dylan O’Kane for Sean McKenzie

On 75 minutes Troon extended their lead after Kyle Gilroy broke down the left before cutting into the box and although his shot was well blocked Pettigrew it took a deflection off a defender and fell kindly for Gilroy to drill a low shot into the net beyond the wrong-footed Markey.

In a late flurry Moffat and Kemp both had shots that were blocked in a busy box while at the other end Markey denied Jamieson his double.

FT Troon 3 Glens 0

1. David Markey 3. Scott McLean 22. Ollie Rowe (15. Michael Moffat) 35. Mick McMullin 11. Leon Murphy 10. Calvin Kemp 6. Jamie McKernon (captain) 8. Paul Paton 7. Sam McKee 9. Hugh Kerr (4. Craig Pettigrew) 16. Sean McKenzie (18. Dylan O’Kane )Subs: 2. Adam Caldwell 14. Ryan Nisbet 19. Cameron McKenzie 20. Dean Currie
1. Dale Burgess 2. Ewan McLevy (4. Blair Richardson) 3. Sam McCloskey 5. Logan Smith 6. Jack Sherrie (captain) 9. Kyle Gilroy (20. Jack Marks) 11. Dale Moore (8. Ray Montgomerie) 16. Mark Morrison 17. Josh Black (7. Ben Black) 18. Sam Jamieson 19. Jamie Gallagher. Subs: 14. Dean Fulton 15. Aaron Boyd 21. Marc Fisher (Gk)
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