Wil­lie draws

Har­vey says team ca­pa­ble of vic­tory

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors -

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

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