Ruther­glen Rovers re­turn to the top

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Provan­mill This­tle...1 Ruther­glen Rovers...2 Ruther­glen Rovers re­turned to the top of the pile in the Sun­day Cen­tral AFL Divi­sion 2C with a 2-1 vic­tory over Provan­mill This­tle.

The Rovers were com­ing off the back of two de­feats on league duty whereas This­tle were un­de­feated in their last five.

Ruther­glen set­tled the bet­ter of the two sides and were 1-0 up within 15 min­utes. Paul Skiv­ing­ton beat the off­side trap from a long ball over the top and ri­fled it past the Provan­mill ‘keeper.

The game be­came phys­i­cal in the middle of the park and the ref­eree had to step in on sev­eral oc­ca­sions to have a word with both sets of play­ers.

Credit to both sides how­ever, as there was no mal­ice and the game was played in good spir­its.

With 20 min­utes to go Provan­mill grabbed a con­tro­ver­sial equaliser. The ball was played down This­tle’s right flank and looked to be head­ing out for a Ruther­glen throw-in. One of Provan­mill’s side­line team made a mo­tion to go for the ball which dis­tracted the Ruther­glen de­fender, al­low­ing Provan­mill to bear down on goal and slot home.

Rovers were back on top within five min­utes as Mark MacDon­ald made a great run from deep to once again beat This­tle’s off­side trap and calmly score to make it 2-1.

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