Harvey not feeling so friendly as Glens lose to Larkhall
Glencairn manager Willie Harvey was left fuming at his players last week after losing to Larkhall - despite the match only being a friendly.
Glens were 3- 1 in front at half-time and missed a host of chances, including two spotkicks, to add to that.
But they ended up going down 4-3 after a woeful second period.
The Rutherglen men fell behind to a penalty early on, but were level soon after when Mark McCarry capitalised on a goalkeeping error.
A Glens trialist gave them the lead after netting from a rebound and Paul Doyle’s halfvolley seemingly put them on easy street.
Glens then missed two glorious chances to extend their lead, both after being awarded penalties.
Paddy Cullen fired his effort wide and Chris Zok saw his weak effort saved.
The second half was a different story, and goals from Ryan Innes and Garry McStay brought Larkhall level before Innes headed a winner late on in the game.
Despite the status of the game, Willie was in no mood to let his charges off the hook.
He said: “For the first half, it was a good workout. If I knew what went wrong in the second half, I’d have had Alex Ferguson’s job years ago!
“I’ve thought about it over and over and I don’t know if it’s because we made a lot of changes, or people were out of position and maybe fitness because some people hadn’t
played in a while. Maybe the boys thought the game was too easy — as we could have been six or seven goals up at half-time.
“I thought they let themselves down in the second half. They took their eye off the ball.
“It does concern me, very much so, that we could collapse like that — in that kind of fashion.
“I was not happy with it at all. Trust me, after the game I let them know what I thought, I think half of Toryglen heard what I thought.
“It was unacceptable.
“No matter what kind of game it is, that kind of performance will not be accepted.”
Glens now face a home league clash with Largs after enjoying the September Weekend off.
Willie said: “We played Largs in the Kilbirnie tournament in pre-season and drew with them before beating them on penalties.
“They looked a good set-up. They have a manager with lots of experience and they have started the season well.
“It will be a hard game, but maybe that’s what we need.
“That always seems to be the case with us.
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