Kids leave Saints without a prayer
Rutherglen Glencairn’s under 16s battled hard in difficult conditions to win 3-1 away to St Cadoc’s on Saturday.
The Glens had the wind at their backs in the first half and took full advantage early on as they took the lead after 10 minutes.
Andrew McLaughlin curled in a corner which wasn’t dealt with by the Saints defence, the ball flying straight into the net with the help of the wind
The lead was doubled when a lovely through ball by Adam Lynch released Ross Cameron through on goal, and he fired his shot home to make it 2-0.
The young Glens gave themselves a firm advantage to hold onto when they went 3-0 ahead before the half time interval.
A cross from the right by Matthew Strain was met at the near post by Ross Cameron, and he converted for his second goal of the game.
The second half was a different story, but the hard work the young Glens had put in during the first half meant Saints had a lot of work to do.
Glencairn were camped in their own half for long spells and struggled to get up the park, but goalkeeper Ross Lockhart was in good form along with the rest of his defence.
Some nice passing moves did create some opportunities for Glencairn to add to their lead, but in the main it was a strong defensive performance from the black and white hoops.
St Cadoc’s did pull a goal back despite calls for offside but the referee allowed the goal to stand. The young Glens held out for a deserved win, delighting coaches Barry Houston and John McLeod.
Houston said:“The boys put in a real shift out there in atrocious conditions, but we coped. Well done to every one of them, they showed some real character, John and I are delighted for them because they work so hard in training and deserved that result.”
The other result for Rutherglen Glencain saw their under 13s team win 4-1 at home to Broomhill.
Sweet 16 The Rutherglen Glencairn under-16s worked hard for their points