Wil­lie wants side’s fi­nal game scrapped

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Kenny Smith

Glen­cairn manager Wil­lie Har­vey would rather the sea­son ended now, than have to play a mean­ing­less end of sea­son league game.

The Glens’ fix­ture with Kirk­in­til­loch Roy Roy has been post­poned twice in the last three weeks.

Rob Roy’s home de­feat by Yoker on Mon­day night means their hopes of fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the ta­ble have been ended, but the two will still have to play their 26th and fi­nal league game this Satur­day.

Wil­lie said: “I’ll be ab­so­lutely de­lighted to see the back of this sea­son.

“This game should never have been put back for this long a time. There’s no way it should have taken us 24 days to get it played.

“It’s now a game that’s ab­so­lutely mean­ing­less, there’s noth­ing at all at stake, other than pride.

“It’s go­ing to be hard to mo­ti­vate the guys for this one, be­cause it just doesn’t mean any­thing. There won’t be any change in league po­si­tions - noth­ing mat­ters.

“We’re not go­ing to be helped by the fact we won’t have a full squad avail­able, ei­ther. Some of the first team guys are away on hol­i­day now, and we’d nor­mally call on the un­der-21s to fill the num­bers out, but they have their end of sea­son night on Fri­day.

“If the au­thor­i­ties phoned up and said we didn’t have to play it, that would suit us down to the ground, but some­how, I don’t think that’s likely to hap­pen.

“I imag­ine the op­po­si­tion will be in the same po­si­tion as us, and won’t have a full squad ei­ther.

“As far as I’m con­cerned, this fix­ture should just be scrapped.”

The sea­son will end with the Glens sit­ting in sixth place, with Pol­lok go­ing up as cham­pi­ons, and Shet­tle­ston as run­ners-up. Rob Roy fin­ished in third place with Cum­ber­nauld United fourth.

At the bot­tom, Neil­ston, Ardeer and Thorniewood have been rel­e­gated.

Wil­lie said: “To be hon­est, I don’t think Pol­lok were the best team in the league this sea­son. We did well against all the teams at the top and took points from them all, and I was im­pressed by Cum­ber­nauld, Shet­tle­ston and Kirk­in­til­loch.

“Shet­tle­ston re­ally im­pressed me this sea­son, and we drew with them home and away.

“At the bot­tom, I was a bit sur­prised to see Thorniewood do­ing as poorly as they did, and I thought Yoker would have been higher up the ta­ble.

“We played Neil­ston at the start of the sea­son and they beat us 4-1 - although we weren’t helped as we had a man sent off af­ter two min­utes. Even though we lost that one, I felt we gave them a real do­ing but they still came away with the three points.

“They were a de­cent team, and I’m sur­prised they’ve fin­ished down near the bot­tom.”

As far as I’m con­cerned, this fix­ture should be scrapped - Glens boss Wil­lie Har­vey

Had enough Glens boss Wil­lie Har­vey just wants this sea­son to fin­ish

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