Proud Harvey hails players
Glencairn gaffer Willie Harvey was proud of his players’ determination to get all three points on Saturday.
Two goals in the final moments of the game secured the victory over Irvine Victoria who made countless last-ditch blocks to keep out the Glens’ onslaught.
Harvey said: “I was relieved but it was more than our play deserved.
“We absolutely battered Vics and it was just one of those cases where the goalkeeper put the shutters up and pulled off save after save after save.
“He could have ran away from the goal and the ball still would have hit him. It was sticking to him like glue.
“The game should have been dead and buried after 25 minutes. We could have been four or five up by then.
“It was looking like it was going to be one of the those days.
“It was a mix of missed chances, good goalkeeping and last ditch defending.
“The Irvine players were throwing everything in the way of our shots but they are fighting for survival after all.
“I was proud of the players because they kept going to the death.
“You could see last week after we lost the goal against Shettleston that the heads and shoulders dropped but on Saturday they were still pushing and pushing and it was wave after wave of attack.”
Glencairn are three points off the final promotion spot in the Super First Division but have jointly played the most games out of any other team in the league.
Saturday’s triumph will give the players some confidence and the fact they beat this weekend’ opponents Girvan in the reverse fixture earlier this season will also give them room for optimism.
The Seasiders are in the running for promotion and achieved a good result at home to league leaders Kilsyth Rangers last weekend.
The 2-2 draw sets them up for an important clash with Harvey’s men at the Celsius Stadium.
The boss said: “They are in the hunt for promotion but we beat them down there 3-0 last time. I don’t think it will be the same this time. I expect they will set up a little differently.“
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