Triple blow for un­lucky Glens

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Ruther­glen Glen­cairn’s squad were left with bat­tle scars af­ter their cup de­feat to Cly­de­bank in the New Coin Hold­ings West of Scot­land Cup.

Three play­ers from the side that started on Satur­day had to be rushed to hos­pi­tal be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle dur­ing their 4-2 first round loss.

Two min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val, the Glens’Jonny Boal was caught late in the penalty area and had to be car­ried off be­fore De­nis McLaugh­lin drilled the spot kick into the net to make it 2-1.

To rub salt in the wounds, four min­utes af­ter half-time, Glen­cairn ended up los­ing two more play­ers to in­jury.

Af­ter a block from a shot, the ball spun up into the air to­wards goal, and de­fend­ers Adam Shaw (right) and David Dun­nachie (left) suf­fered a sick­en­ing clash of heads when they both jumped with com­mit­ment to head the ball away.

A pic­ture of the pair look­ing rather sore was later tweeted from the Glen­cairn ac­count.

All three play­ers have since been re­leased from hos­pi­tal.


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