ROUTE TO THE FINAL
Round 1, Sep 7: Pollok Juveniles 1-8 Glencairn
The young Glens produced a slick performance to hammer Pollok and ease into the next round.
The floodgates opened after only four minutes as Anton Phinn gave the Glens the lead. The midfielder then doubled his tally on 12 minutes while Connor McGuiness and Paul Ross Caughey made it 4-0 at half-time.
Eoghan McKeown converted Phinn’s cross after the break while Jordan Davidson came off the bench to score. Phinn’s spot-kick and a Greg Kane effort completed the rout.
Round 2, Oct 1: Arthurlie Juniors 1-8 Glencairn
Anton Phinn claimed a 21-minute hat-trick as Glencairn steamrolled Arthurlie Juniors.
Two successful penalty kicks either side of a great effort from the teen put the Glens in the driving seat.
Eoghan McKeown and Paul Ross Caughey stretched their side’s lead to 5-0 .
Two minutes into the second half Caughey hit the net again before Dale Campbell slotted home for number seven.
Caughey claimed a hat-trick of his own on 82 minutes.
Round 3, Oct 29: West Park United 2-2 Glencairn
This match was a fantastic advert for under 21s football which saw a late change of pitch, four goals, a last minute equaliser, a sending off and two missed penalties.
Njablo Ndlovu scored the first goal from a rebound and Anton Phinn missed a penalty.
United equalised before half-time and indecision at the edge of the box allowed West Park to take the lead.
On 63 minutes the Glens missed another penalty before Eoghan McKeown smashed home deep into injury time.
Round 3 (replay), Nov 12: Glencairn 3-2 West Park
Chris Truesdale made a stunning last minute save to land the Glens a quarter final place.
Craig Dallas crossed low and hard for Paul Ross Caughey to open the scoring.
On 33 minutes Caughey made it 2- 0 before United pulled one back.
The Glens battled on and Div Quinn dispatched a penalty.
They held on until the 88th minute when West Park scored a wonder strike to make it 3 - 2 before Truesdale held a powerful strike late on.
Quarter-final, Feb 11: St Mungo 1-3 Glencairn
The young Glens travelled to play St Mungo who had not been beat in 90 minutes all season.
Despite countless saves from keeper Chris Truesdale, Mungo finally took the lead when a ball was bundled home from six yards. Anton Phinn equalised just before the break.
Two outstanding saves from the Saints keeper kept a rampant Glencairn at bay but he could not keep out Div Quinn’s penalty kick. Connor McGuiness then smashed a screamer from 35 yards out high into the net.
Semi-final, April 9: Glencairn 1-0 Tower Hearts
Jordan Davidson hit a 79th minute winner to see off league leaders Tower Hearts and send Glencairn into the final.
Both teams seemed to be playing nervously and there was very little free-flowing football.
However, the occasion probably dictated the edginess, and it seemed one goal would win it. And the deadlock was finally broken when the ball fell behind the Tower defence for Davidson who was first to react and squeezed a shot past McLean and into the corner of the net.
Hitman Anton Phinn
Co-manager Alex McArthur