Young guns go for it!
Under-21s in Lady Darling Cup final
Glencairn are hoping the people of Rutherglen can come out in force to support their young guns in a final this Friday (May 15).
The under-21s will take on Musselburgh Windsor at Cambuslang’s Somervell Park to contest the Lady Darling Cup final.
The match kicks-off at 6.45pm, and Glens are hoping for a bumper crowd to cheer the young lads on to glory.
Glens committee member, Peter Ferguson, said: “The current Rutherglen Glencairn first team squad contains five players who have come through the under-21 team, and the current under-21 team contain several players who we are hopeful of breaking into the first team squad in the near future.”
Meanwhile, the senior squad have had their season unexpectedly lengthened after their game with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy was rained off last Wednesday.
Glens had expected to finish their season with the game at Cumbernauld, where Rob Roy are currently playing, but they will now have to wait until Monday (May 17) to complete their schedule.
With safety assured, the postponement means little on the park, but gaffer Willie Harvey admits it’s been frustrating as it’s stopped him making plans for next season.
He said: “It was quite disappointing (that the game was called off), especially considering we had stayed in touch with them throughout the day.
“We ended up with travelling through there.
“The park wasn’t any worse than when we played Cumbernauld there.
“It’s held us back a bit. I have spoken to one or two players, but we really haven’t been able to get into the full swing of things.
“We wanted the games to finish so we could tell the players if they were in our plans or not, and vice-versa.
“We even offered to play the game at our park. As they have been playing at Cumbernauld all season we didn’t think it would affect them.”
Willie hopes the decision not to play the game earlier will come back to haunt Rob Roy as Glens welcome several players back from injury.
He said: “They may have missed a golden opportunity.
“A win would keep us as high up the league as we can, and we want to finish on a high.”
Glens’ player of the year awards will take place on Saturday, May 23 with the under 21’s event taking place the week after.
Congratulations Dean Muir (left) won the second draw in Glencairn’s 21 Club draw, and is pictured with general secretary Alex Forbes
One to go Glencairn still have one fixture left to play
Finish on a high Glencairn boss Willie Harvey