Glens all set to go in ‘crazy’ di­vi­sion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Football -

Glen­cairn kick off their su­per­league first di­vi­sion campaign with a trip to the sea­side on Satur­day.

The Ruther­glen men travel to Largs to start a sea­son they hope will ul­ti­mately lead to pro­mo­tion to the top di­vi­sion.

It’s a tough opener for the Glens, with Largs still reel­ing from rel­e­ga­tion last year.

The Ayr­shire men fin­ished bot­tom of the pile in the top divi­son with just 19 points from their 22 games.

Like Glens, they fin­ished sec­ond in their sec­tional league cup group, al­beit the Ayr­shire ver­sion.

In do­ing so they scored 16 goals in just five games, in­clud­ing two five- goal hauls.

They haven’t con­ceded since their open­ing fix­ture when they shipped five in a re­mark­able draw with pre­mier di­vi­sion Beith.

Wil­lie isn’t pay­ing too much at­ten­tion to his op­po­nents, in­stead fo­cussing on get­ting his own play­ers up to speed.

And he in­sists it would never have mat­tered who Glens faced on the open­ing day: “It doesn’t bother me, you’ve got to play ev­ery­one at some point.

“Peo­ple might think want an easy game and then you look at the league and there are no easy games.

“You seen last sea­son, you can have teams at the bot­tom all year who then go and de­stroy ev­ery­one, as we did. You never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen. “It’s a crazy di­vi­sion. “We’re quite happy. It would be nice to kick off with a home game as it’s always nice to start the league at home, but on the other hand it gets one of our longer jour­neys out of the way early on.”

Glens have been handed their fix­tures un­til the mid­dle of Septem­ber.

Their first home game will be against Kil­syth on Septem­ber 6, be­fore a trip top Thorniewood on the 13th.

On the sec­ond, Greenock will be the visi­tors to the Clyde Gate­way Sta­dium

All games have a 2pm kick­off.

Glens also have a West of Scot­land Cup tie with Glas­gow Perthshire to be ar­ranged.

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