McKay notches win­ner

Rutherglen Reformer - - Juniors - Peter Fer­gu­son

Irvine Vic­to­ria....0 Glen­cairn ...........1 Glen­cairn top scorer re­ar­ranged a hol­i­day flight so he could play 60 min­utes of this match, and it proved a great move as he notched the only goal of the game.

There were three en­forced changes to the start­ing line-up af­ter last week’s dra­matic win at Peter­shill. Craig McGre­gor was re­placed by Rhys Don­ald­son and Ryan McAr­dle failed to shake off a back in­jury and his place was taken by Ste­wart Hall. The other change saw Alan Muir re­turn­ing af­ter a spell out with a calf in­jury, re­plac­ing Tony Fraser.

There was an early scare for Glens when Hutchi­son tried to drib­ble the ball clear only to be dis­pos­sessed but Don­ald­son man­aged to clear.

Glens soon took con­trol though and there were open­ings for Team and Hall be­fore Lamb saved from McNab.

Hutchi­son nearly gifted Vics an un­de­served opener when he was too ca­sual try­ing to col­lect a headed pass back and Docherty was forced to clear Adams’s hot off the line.

Glens made the break­through in the 36th minute. Af­ter a short cor­ner Hamil­ton volleyed the ball across goal and McKay was there to head home his 15th goal of the sea­son.

McNab and Team both saw shots blocked or de­flected as Glens dom­i­nance con­tin­ued to­wards half-time.

The goalscorer left the ac­tion in the 56th minute to fi­nally go on hol­i­day, with Savarese re­plac­ing him.

And he was in­volved when lamb de­nied Glens with a stun­ning save. Savarese cut the ball across goal where it was met by Team, but some­how Lamb man­aged to get a hand to the ball.

Hutchi­son saved from Ablorh as Vics en­joyed a rare flurry for­ward, with Docherty and Neil com­plet­ing the clear­ance for Glens.

Team con­tin­ued to threaten at the other end, latch­ing onto Hall’s head flick be­fore hit­ting an an­gled shot on the drop about a foot over the bar.

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn: Hutchi­son, Don­ald­son, Docherty, Muir, Neil, Hunter, McNab, Hamil­ton, Team (Cullen), Hall, McKay (Savarese). Subs not used - John­ston, McAr­dle, McAl­lis­ter (gk).

At­tack Jamie Hamil­ton for Glens

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