Season must end soon
Glens boss wants to get last league game played
Willie Harvey was left furious this week when Glencairn’s final game of the season again fell foul to the weather.
A waterlogged pitch at Cumbernauld’s Guy’s Meadow meant Glens will need to wait until May 30 to fulfil their final fixture against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.
Glens, who have nothing other than pride to play for, have been out of competitive action since May 4.
They did manage a friendly on Saturday against amateur side NiaRoo AFC, with Glens running out comfortable 10-2 winners.
That was little consolation to Willie, who had hoped to have started rebuilding his squad for next season.
And he warned the delay was putting financial pressure on the club
He said: “It would drive you up the wall.
“It’s costing us a fortune, we’ve got to pay players wages and keep them going.
“Basically, three weeks after our season should have ended we are still waiting and paying players. It’s disgraceful.
“We had a game on Saturday because we thought the game would be on Monday and we wanted to get something in.
“Players aren’t going to lose their fitness in a few weeks but we wanted something to keep them going.
“We can’t do anything with players. You can’t tell someone they aren’t going to be here next season and then expect them to play against Rob Roy if we pick up three or four injuries.
“Basically, this is holding our preparations up for next season.
“We have spoken to a few players about next season, and we’ve had some good feedback but everyone is waiting to see what divisions other clubs will be playing in, so a lot depends on what happens between now and the end of the season.”
Glens will hold their player of the year awards on Saturday night.
And on Sunday, the under-21 side aim to make it two cup final wins in a row when they face Goldenhill in the Golden Goals finale.
The young Glens picked up another national trophy, the Lady Darling Cup, with victory over Musselburgh Windsor last week.
Willie was delighted to see the young side lift silverware and reckons a number of them are capable of making the step up.
He said: “That team probably has three years together.
“They will do well this season coming but the following season will be big for them.
“They’ll all be in their 20s or late teens.
“People need to remember that is a new team.
“There’s only one or two players from last year, it’s been virtually rebuilt so they have done really, really well.
“They’ve consolidated in the league and managed to win a trophy.
“There’s a couple who are more than capable but they’re maybe a bit young right now.
“It’s okay for them coming in to gain some experience though.”
Frustrated Willie Harvey wants to play his side’s last match