Savarese saves the day

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Peter Fer­gu­son at Peter­shill Park

Glen­cairn moved up into the third place pro­mo­tion play-off spot with a last-gasp win over Peter­shill.

The Glens started the match like a grey­hound com­ing out of the traps and took the lead with a fine counter at­tack.

Jamie Hamil­ton’s di­rect run at the de­fence ended with the ball break­ing to Ryan McAr­dle in­side the penalty area.

McAr­dle’s cross found its way to Fraser Team whose vol­ley was blocked but broke kindly for Jay McKay who re­acted quickly to turn the ball home.

Glen­cairn’s fans were hold­ing their heads in the 29th minute as McAr­dle’s cross from the left picked out Team who volleyed over the bar from the penalty spot.

The 34th minute saw The Glens get the sec­ond goal that their first-half play had de­served. McKay did well to win pos­ses­sion and then re­leased a de­fence-split­ting pass to re­lease Team who ran away from his marker be­fore pro­duc­ing a de­light­ful clipped fin­ish over keeper Michael White.

It seemed that Peter­shill had found their route back into the match in the 57th minute when the ref­eree pointed to the penalty spot, Stephen McGladri­gan go­ing down un­der a challenge by Craig McGre­gor. How­ever, JC Hutchi­son came to the res­cue by div­ing low to his right to save Peter Bradley’s left-footed ef­fort.

Peter­shill raised the pres­sure at the mid-point of the sec­ond half as Steven­son’s cor­ner from the left was met at the near post by un­marked McGladri­gan and his header flashed into the net.

And the home side’s pres­sure paid off in the 77th minute as they grabbed an equaliser. Ciaran Friel’s cross from the right saw Alex Cas­sells get in front of his marker and he bul­leted a header past Hutchi­son from close range.

Sub Alessan­dro Savarese scuffed a shot wide of goal as Glen­cairn tried to regain the lead – and they fi­nally took their chance on 89 min­utes.

McKay won the ball be­fore slip­ping a pass to Hamil­ton. The mid­fielder rolled it into the path of Alessan­dro Savarese who hit a de­light­ful first-time curler which flew in off the in­side of the far post spark­ing wild cel­e­bra­tions.

Late drama Alessan­dro Savarese is mobbed af­ter scor­ing

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