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.”
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