Kids leave Saints with­out a prayer

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports Round-up -

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

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