Cairn hold league lead­ers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Peter Fer­gu­son at Cel­sius Sta­dium

It was an­other af­ter­noon of frus­tra­tion for Glen­cairn as they were held to a 1-1 draw for the third con­sec­u­tive league game.

There were three changes to The Glens’ start­ing line-up as Andy Neil re­turned in de­fence, Jamie Hunter came into mid­field and top scorer Fraser Team re­turned from in­jury.

Glen­cairn’s first se­ri­ous at­tempt on goal came in the ninth minute when Jay McKay skipped past a few chal­lenges and then fired in a low shot that keeper Andy Car­lin saved.

Thirty min­utes in and JC Hutchi­son had to race out and grab the ball at Paul McBride’s feet.

Glen­cairn emerged from the chang­ing rooms af­ter half -time and took the game to the visi­tors.

Team slipped McAr­dle through on goal and his shot was blocked and re­bounded to Sean McGuire, but he fired over from 12 yards.

A penalty claim was waved away in the 55th minute as McGuire burst into the penalty area and his jersey pulled.

The Glens were caught by a sucker punch in the 59th minute, when Hutchi­son was ar­rang­ing his de­fence and Gary Kelly hit a free-kick against the bar which fell to McBride to put Kil­syth ahead.

Kil­syth were for­tu­nate not to be re­duced to 10 men in the 63rd minute as David Win­ters was shown yel­low for a hack­ing chal­lenge.

The hosts had a chance to equalise from the penalty spot on 67 min­utes af­ter Team was hauled down but Tony Fraser’s penalty was pushed away.

Ryan McAr­dle took the re­sul­tant cor­ner quickly and Craig McGre­gor beat the keeper to head home.

Penalty taker Tony Fraser

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