Late drama at the Cel­sius

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Peter Fer­gu­son

Glen­cairn staged a dra­matic come­back to grab all three points on Satur­day against 10-man Irvine Vics.

They came from be­hind with four min­utes left of nor­mal time to equalise and then grab a dra­matic win­ner in the fifth minute of stop­page time.

The Vics had clearly been fired up by their win over lo­cal ri­vals Irvine Meadow in their last game and were on the front foot first, go­ing close with Ge­orge Bon­ner’s header.

Glen­cairn re­sponded a minute later with a sim­i­lar move, as Tony Fraser’s cross picked out the head of Ste­wart Hall, only for Chris Lamb to make his first save of what was a busy af­ter­noon.

JC Hutchi­son pro­duced a bril­liant div­ing save down low to his left to keep out Bryan Slavin’s header in the 10th minute be­fore the play swung back to the other end once again.

Jay McKay cut the ball back for Sean McGuire but his shot was blocked into the air be­fore Ste­wart Hall headed the ball against a de­fender which flicked on to the post.

The Vics stunned ev­ery­body by tak­ing the lead against the run of play on the half-hour mark. A pass­ing move ended with a spec­u­la­tive shot from dis­tance by Kevin Adam which seemed to de­ceive Hutchi­son as it skipped off the sur­face past him into the net.

The siege on the Vics’goal con­tin­ued and early in the sec­ond half Fraser’s cross from the right picked out Hall who took a touch round Lamb but could not wrap his leg round the ball and in­stead hit the post.

David Adams, who had been shown yel­low ear­lier for div­ing, was given a sec­ond yel­low for com­ments made to the as­sis­tant ref­eree.

The Glens play­ers re­fused to give up and got their re­ward with an equaliser in the 86th minute. Tony Fraser’s in­swing­ing cor­ner from the right was met by the head of Del McNab who glanced the ball into the net.

The drama con­tin­ued deep into added time and the home fans were de­lighted in the 94th minute when they were awarded a penalty.

A cross from the right struck the arm of a de­fender inside the penalty area and McKay sent Lamb the wrong way.

Close Fraser Team was de­nied on sev­eral oc­ca­sions

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