Glens kids set­tle for a point again

Frus­tra­tion for young­sters af­ter sec­ond draw in row

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Peter Fer­gu­son Ruther­glen Glen­cairn Un­der 21s were dis­ap­pointed af­ter their draw with Ross­vale as it was the sec­ond week in a row they had failed to se­cure a win.

The young Glens main­tained their un­beaten run in the league but hoped the dropped points would not be cru­cial in their pur­suit of the ti­tle

Ross­vale were on the front foot in the early stages with­out test­ing Glen­cairn goal­keeper Chris Trues­dale, and it was the young Glens who made the first clear-cut chance of the game in the 11th minute.

A de­light­ful re­verse pass by An­ton Phinn re­leased Ryan Ben­nett in front of goal, but Ross­vale ‘ keeper Ryan McKech­nie re­acted well to make a block and force the ball onto the out­side of the post and wide.

Trues­dale came to the res­cue at the other end in the 13th minute when Glen Stokes’ cor­ner from the right was met by a div­ing header by Thomas Wad­dell, but Trues­dale made a fine block to keep the score­line blank. The dead­lock was bro­ken in the 22nd minute, and it was a sim­ple “route one” goal. A long ball from the back caught out the Ross­vale de­fence, and Ja­son McArthur timed his run per­fectly to drib­ble round McKech­nie and roll the ball into the net.

The lead lasted less than a minute, how­ever, as Ross­vale bounced straight back onto level terms. A cross from the right was mis­judged by the Glen­cairn cen­tral de­fence, leav­ing striker Sean Hughes free in front of goal to take an ex­cel­lent first touch and roll the ball un­der Trues­dale to make it 1-1.

Ross­vale should have been ahead on the half hour mark when Stokes’ cor­ner from the left found its way through to Jack Crum­lish, who fired over the bar from six yards in front of goal. Trues­dale made a ter­rific save to keep Glens level in the 76th minute. A cor­ner from the left was not ef­fec­tively cleared, and a snap­shot from close range seemed a cer­tain goal un­til the young Glen­cairn ‘keeper raised his hands to beat the ball away.

In the fi­nal few min­utes of the match, McConville’s header was cleared off the line.

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn u21s: Trues­dale, Copeland, Roberts, McConville, McHendry, Salah (McGui­ness), Ben­nett, Young, Wal­lace (Dal­las), McArthur (McCorry), Phinn. ( Subs not used - Chrys­tal, Con­roy, Lundie, Sproull.)

The se­nior Glens side, along with Cam­bus­lang Rangers will hope for bet­ter luck this week af­ter their matches were called off due to bad weather.

Paul McColl’s men were set to face Royal Al­bert at Somervell Park but the game was post­poned af­ter heavy rain on Satur­day morn­ing.Now Cam­bus­lang will host Port Glas­gow this week­end, who sit a point be­hind McColl’s team in sec­ond place.

The Glens, who were to take on Su­per League First Di­vi­sion ti­tle chal­lengers Cly­de­bank last Satur­day, will play Shotts Bon Ac­cord. Two points sep­a­rate the teams in the ta­ble.

On a run Ryan Ben­nett in ac­tion against Ross­vale

Draw Peter Copeland drives at the Ross­vale de­fence

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