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Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive time extra -

The Glens got their first league win of the sea­son with a gritty dis­play away to May­bole Ju­niors.

The vis­i­tors had failed to win any of their first five league games and nerves were creep­ing into the minds of the fans.

Mark Batch­e­lor opened the scor­ing be­fore Aidan Con­nor lev­elled in the 49th minute.

But Glen­cairn held on for all three points af­ter Graeme Brown fired them into the lead with 14 min­utes left on the clock.

Wil­lie said: “It was great to get the mon­key off our back.

“We played very well and it was a hard- fought win and a real gritty per­for­mance. Some­times you have just got to win ugly.” one man dis­ad­van­tage for half of the game. Ref­eree Ron­nie Strain pointed to the spot in the 32nd minute when Andy Cross stum­bled over a chal­lenge from Glen’s man, Graeme Brown, and man­aged to fire a shot that was saved well by ‘keeper Hutchi­son.

How­ever, Glen­cairn were as­ton­ished when Strain sent Brown off.

De­spite Hutchi­son sav­ing the penalty, The Glens went on to lose the game.

Wil­lie said: “I was dis­ap­pointed with the first half. It showed a lack of games but ba­si­cally we weren’t at the races.

“Graeme ap­par­ently de­nied a goal scor­ing op­por­tu­nity but the player has been al­lowed to play on and have a shot at goal.

“When the tackle came in I im­me­di­ately thought ‘penalty’ but to bring it back and send Graeme off was just lu­di­crous.”

Hur­dle The Glens en­dured a dif­fi­cult sea­son but Mark Duffy played his part in the sec­ond half of the cam­paign, in­set

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