Young Glens see off EK side in friendly

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn u21s ran out 4 -2 win­ners over East Kil­bride YM.

With their match on Satur­day can­celled due to op­po­nents Tower Hearts be­ing un­able to field a team, a friendly match was hastily ar­ranged.

East Kil­bride YM were the op­po­si­tion and it was clear from the start that the ama­teur side were go­ing to strug­gle to match the pace of the Glen­cairn young­sters. The open­ing goal came in the 15th minute when Ja­son McArthur was tripped in the penalty area, and cap­tain Ryan Ben­nett fired con­fi­dently into the net from the spot.

But EK were level ten min­utes later when a mazy drib­ble ended with a fine curled fin­ish which gave goal­keeper Chris Trues­dale no chance.

How­ever, Glens re-es­tab­lished their lead in the 32nd minute with a touch of class from play­maker An­ton Phinn, who curled a pacy, but pre­cise, free kick round the wall and into the net.

The match was level again just af­ter the hour mark when a shot from 12 yards once again left Trues­dale help­less.

The young Glens edged back in front in the 75th minute, Andy Quail’s loop­ing header drop­ping over the keeper to make it 3-2.

Glen­cairn made it 4-2 when Danny Salah worked his way past three chal­lenges be­fore fir­ing low un­der the goal­keeper in the 80th minute.

The young Glens had chances to in­crease their lead, with Phinn, Wal­lace and McArthur all go­ing close, but in the end set­tled for a 4-2 win.

De­feat Sean McGuire in mid­field ac­tion

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