Glens held by Yoker Match re­port

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors -

Peter Fer­gu­son at Cel­sius Sta­dium

Glen­cairn reached the half­way point of their league sea­son with a 1-1 draw with Yoker. And it was like watch­ing the movie Ground­hog Day as once again The Glens con­spired to miss chances to kill the game off and then lost a soft goal.

The early flow of play was to­wards the Glen­cairn goal and David Crerand should have done bet­ter than fir­ing over the chang­ing room build­ing af­ter he was set up for a free shot on the edge of the area.

Yoker keeper Liam Camp­bell did well to smother an invit­ing cross from the right by Ryan McAr­dle as Jay McKay slid in.

As the match moved to­wards the half-hour mark, The Glens started to set­tle into the game much bet­ter, and Camp­bell had to race from his line to kick clear in a race with Paddy Cullen, the striker and keeper col­lid­ing in the process.

The dead­lock was bro­ken in the 53rd minute as Glen­cairn took ad­van­tage of hes­i­tant de­fend­ing by the Yoker de­fence. Tony Fraser’s free-kick was driven in low but re­bounded back out to him, and he im­me­di­ately lifted the ball back into the air to­wards the penalty area. The vis­i­tors’ de­fence all stopped wait­ing for the off­side flag to go up, but the of­fi­cial kept his flag down and McKay took an ex­cel­lent first touch be­fore slip­ping the ball past Camp­bell to make it 1-0.

But with just six min­utes re­main­ing Yoker grabbed an equaliser. Michael Bailey’s low cross from the right wasn’t dealt with by the de­fence and the ball broke for Reece McGil­lion to fire home.

The Glens threw ev­ery­thing at Yoker and McKay saw a vol­ley hit the cross­bar. • Full match re­port at: http://www. er­glen­g­len­cairn/ yok­erathl etich7117.htm

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