Glens do just enough to edge out Kilsyth Rangers
Glencairn made it four wins out of six matches as they deservedly took all three points home with a victory over Kilsyth Rangers at Duncansfield Park.
Willie Harvey named an unchanged team for the third league match in a row.
There was a big decision to make for the referee after only 30 seconds.
Del McNab slipped a pass through to Mark Duffy and he was brought down on the edge of the penalty area by Paul Doyle. The whistler chose only to show a yellow card to the home captain.
The dramatic start hadn’t finished though as Alan Muir curled a delightful free-kick towards goal. The ball hit the underside of the bar via the fingers of keeper Chris Prior and dropped over the line before Duffy made sure by lashing the ball into the net.
Kilsyth’s first serious attempt on goal came in the 15th minute as Doyle drilled in an angled shot but JC Hutchison beat the ball away at his near post.
They gifted the visitors a second goal in the 38th minute. An attempted pass back to Prior instead went straight into the path of striker Duffy who fired into the net for his seventh goal in eight games to make it 2-0.
The home side used all of their substitutions at the interval which gave them momentum at the start of the second half when they had The Glens pinned back.
The game became a much closer contest in the 62nd minute when Kilsyth got their reward for their period of pressure. Kevin McBride’s corner from the right found the head of Doyle at the back post and he nodded back across goal where Joe Barclay had the easy task of tapping into the net.
In the 65th minute Barclay sprung the offside trap on the right and squared into the middle where home players were queuing up to score, but somehow Clougherty mis-hit his shot and allowed Hutchison to make a double save.
Flying winger Glens’ Del McNab running at the Kilsyth defence was a feature of the match