Young guns go for it!

Un­der-21s in Lady Dar­ling Cup fi­nal

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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