Vicky strikes gold and qual­i­fies

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Durie’s ABC boxer Vicky Glover ( 54kgs) won her first ever Scot­tish Open Class Cham­pi­onship last week­end.

The 16 year old was in the ring against Mother­well girl Char­lie Wil­son of Forge­wood ABC on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 28.

Straight from the off, Glover came out with big heavy over­hand rights to force a stand­ing eight count on Wil­son in the first 20 sec­onds.

The teenager did not lose a round as she dealt her op­po­nent three to four punch com­bi­na­tions to claim gold.

Glover will now rep­re­sent Scot­land in Wales on April 29 and 30 to com­pete for the Three Na­tion GBs com­pe­ti­tion.

Her coach Archie Durie was proud of how well Glover had per­formed in the ring.

He said: “Vicky was out of box­ing for al­most two years and she is com­ing back to her old self with her tim­ing and her fit­ness show­ing more and more.

“It was quite easy for Vicky. She con­trolled the bout and didn’t give the other girl a chance.

“I was re­ally pleased with her per­for­mance and we will start to pre­pare her for Wales in eight weeks time.”

Durie’s man Danny Burke ( 75kgs) goes head- to- head with Owen Spence this week­end for a place in the Scot­tish Open Elite fi­nal next week.

The Glens’run of good re­sults at Bar­rfields Park con­tin­ued as they earned a point away to league lead­ers Largs This­tle.

Dean Muir and Tony Fraser missed out through in­jury but there were start­ing places for new ac­qui­si­tions Ryan Docherty in cen­tral de­fence, Derek McNab on the right of mid­field, and Mark Duffy as striker.

There was lit­tle to talk about in terms of goal­mouth ac­tion in the open­ing pe­riod of the match with Glen­cairn ad­just­ing to their shape of a 4-5-1 for­ma­tion.

The pace and pres­ence at the back of new boy Docherty was giv­ing the Glens a con­fi­dent base to build on, and the vis­i­tors shocked the league lead­ers by tak­ing the lead in the 25th minute.

Two debu­tants com­bined for the goal as Derek McNab got past his marker to the by-line be­fore cut­ting back and cross­ing for Mark Duffy and he stabbed the ball home.

The lead lasted only three min­utes, how­ever, as Largs were gifted the equaliser. Eye on the ball Derek McNab holds off his op­po­nent.

Durie’s ABC Vicky Glover with coaches Archie Durie, Jimmy Ste­wart and Mark Tait

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