Glens welcome Medda to end enforced winter break
Rutherglen..........2 Irvine Meadow....5 After going three weeks without a match, Willie Harvey’s Rutherglen Glencairn side invited Superleague Premier outfit Irvine Meadow for a friendly on Monday night.
Meadow took the lead after seven minutes when Richie Barr was allowed to run through and lob goalkeeper Hutchison.
The Irvine side’s lead was doubled in the 19th minute when Liam Finnigan pounced on an error by Andy Neil and drove the ball under Hutchison.
Glencairn fans were fearing the worst when Shaun Fraser made it 3-0 on 23 minutes despite two fouls not given in the build-up.
But The Glens pulled a goal back before half time when Mark Batchelor sprung the offside trap on the right and squared for Paddy Cullen to convert.
Meadow stretched their lead again in the 52nd minute when Gary McCann’s cross was laid on a plate for Paul Maxwell to score from a yard out.
Glencairn bounced back again and pulled another goal back on the hour mark, Sean McGuire linking well with Denis McLaughlin before slipping the ball under goalkeeper Graeme Shepherd.
The final goal came with the last kick of the ball, from David Sinclair, whose 20- yard shot sailed home via a defelction.
Meanwhile, Ross Cameron’s goal for the Glencairn Under- 16s gave them a 1-1 draw with Broomhill to climb to fourth.
Glens’ under-17s beat Giffnock SC Milan 4-2 to stay top of the Paisley Johnstone & District U-17 Division One while the under-13s lost 3-2 to Haldane United, with Glens’ Jamie Devlin and Joe Friel getting on the scoresheet.