Glens do just enough to edge out Kil­syth Rangers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel - Peter Fer­gu­son

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

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