Glens out of relegation places at last
Glencairn’s good away form continued as they earned their second successive away league win to remain undefeated outside of Rutherglen in 2016.
Andy Neil dropped out of contention due to the knee injury he sustained last week. He was replaced by under-21 defender Josh McCorry and Tony Fraser replaced Danny Salah on the left of midfield.
Cairns passed up a great opportunity for Shotts as they broke from a Glencairn corner. He tried to cross from the left with the outside of his right foot and sent the ball straight into the grateful arms of Hutchison.
The referee courted controversy in the 33rd minute as he blew for a free kick for handball to Glencairn as Sean McGuire crossed from the right, despite Mark Duffy heading the ball into the net from the cross.
Glencairn got their reward in the 42nd minute. Muir’s pass was cut out by a defender and first to react to the loose ball was Mark Duffy, who won the break of the ball and raced through on goal before firing a composed finish beyond Whyte.
Glencairn started the second half in the same manner as they had ended the first and Duffy had the ball in the net again in the 46th minute but he was frustrated by the assistant referee’s offside flag.
Play swung to the other end of the park and Danny McGuiness pounced on a defensive slip but pulled his shot wide of the far post.
On 68 minutes a corner by Fraser bounced off a defender towards goal but the Shotts players combined to keep the ball from crossing the line.
Shotts continued to throw balls towards the penalty area, which Docherty and Dunnachie dealt with on every occasion.
Rutherglen Glencairn: Hutchison, McCorry, Eadie, Docherty, Dunnachie, McGuire, McNab (trialist), Batchelor, Duffy, Alan Muir (Copland), Fraser.
Win Glens continue their good record away from home. Pic courstesy of www. freewebs.com/rutherglenglencairn