Harvey says team capable of victory
Glencairn ................ 1 Yoker Athletic ........ 1
Murray Spooner Rutherglen Glencairn gaffer Willie Harvey watched his side sum up the first half of their season in a frustrating 90 minutes of football.
The Glens took the lead over Yoker early in the second half and missed key chances to kill the game off.
Time and time again they have failed to close the match out this season and were hit with a sucker punch as Steven Reilly’s men stole a point with six minutes remaining.
Harvey’s side could have found a winner late on when striker Jay McKay hit the crossbar and then slipped while running through on goal moments after.
The Glens boss felt confident his side were capable of bagging three points against a side in similar form which made the result all the more disappointing. “The draw feels like a defeat,” he said. “Again it was the story of our season, we drew the game after missing a lot of chances.
“At 1-0 we had chances to put Yoker to bed and if we had done that then their goal would have only been a consolation.
“Wee McKay did well in the second half and got his goal. And he’s nearly won the game for us after they scored. He’s probably hit the ball a bit too sweet and it’s hit the crossbar and then he’s through on goal and slips. It was reminiscent of Steven Gerrard slipping against Chelsea [in 2014] where the boy nicks the ball and scores down the other end.”
He added: “We were definitely capable of beating them. But don’t get me wrong, Yoker are a decent team and they set up well in the first half.
“We had a chat at half-time to sort
Goalscorer Jay McKay netted Glencairn’s only goal of the game