A Vale drawn over cup
Glencairn rounded off their central sectional league cup campaign with a comfortable win, although it wasn’t enough to qualify from the group.
There was a return for Mark Bishop with two trialists also lining up to try and impress the management team.
And the trialist number nine almost made an instant impression when his lopping header hit the bar in the 10th minute.
It was a more familiar face who gave Glens the lead on 23 minutes. Kilmartin drilled the ball low past Connolly from 20 yards following good work by Irvine.
Kilmartin flashed a header past before Glens doubled their advantage in the 28th minute when the trialist nine hooked a fine volley into the net.
Glens pressure continued and the third goal duly arrived in 33 minutes when the trialist bagged his second, firing a left foot shot home via the inside of the post.
Vale tried to get back in the match early in the second period, but Hutchison palmed Cochrane’s shot to safety before blocking from Pettigrew.
The game was put to bed in the 62nd minute. McClung, a replacement for Kilmartin, cleverly laid the ball off to Esplin who fired home.
Glens nearly added a fifth through Irvine, but Connolly somehow managed to block the shot with his foot.
Vale had a few chances to grab a consolation but couldn’t force the ball home.
Their day was summed up when Pettigrew’s shot rebounded off the post in the last minute before Conor Stevenson was shown a second yellow and red for a challenge on MacLeod.
On the ball The Glens attack Vale of Clyde