East­field claim point at Gart­ferry

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Gart­ferry ............... 3 East­field Star ........ 3 East­field Star earned a 3-3 draw away to Gart­ferry in the Sun­day Cen­tral Divi­sion One de­spite play­ing the lat­ter stages with nine men.

Nei­ther team had any clear-cut chances un­til Star’s Dar­ren McCann broke the dead­lock on the half hour mark with a sweet turn and strike from 25 yards.

The goal set Gart­ferry into life and in­vited pres­sure onto the East­field de­fence.

The hosts equalised through a de­flec­tion on the 40th minute and took the lead on the stroke of half time from a free-kick. The ball was swung in and the keeper was caught out by the sun as he tried to catch the ball in­stead of punch­ing it away.

The vis­i­tors grew in con­fi­dence af­ter the break, and in the 60th minute a great bit of play be­tween cap­tain Mick Mcallen and tri­al­ist Calum Craig lead to the equaliser. The de­but boy turned his marker in­side out on the bye-line and fired right across the face of goal with Dar­ren McCann scor­ing the sim­plest of goals from two yards.

Gart­ferry then scored their third af­ter a goal-kick which missed ev­ery­one, and their striker out­paced de­fender Ross Jack­son to go through and score.

With 15 min­utes left East­field made their only sub by bring­ing on for­ward Scott Hendry for Andy Wynne from mid­field. Scott, with al­most his first touch, lev­elled the game with a scuffed shot which the Gart­ferry keeper thought was go­ing wide as it trick­led into the net.

The last 10 min­utes of the game saw East­field player Ross Jack­son sent off be­fore Rab Laing was also shown a red card af­ter he stopped the hosts grab­bing a win­ner in the fi­nal mo­ments with a bad tackle.

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