THE KEY GAMES

Rutherglen Reformer - - Rutherglen Glencairn -

Oc­to­ber 29, 2016

Wil­lie Har­vey switched to a 3-5-2 for this game and al­though Glens did not win, he reck­ons this was the mo­ment the sea­son turned.

Glens led at half-time thanks to an own goal but were pulled back shortly after the in­ter­val. Fraser Team’s ninth goal in 10 games fired them back into the lead but Alan Flana­gan headed a late equaliser.

Glens won only one of their first seven games but this game marked a turn­around.

Fe­bru­ary 11, 2017

Gir­van went on to win the league but Glens com­fort­ably beat them twice over the course of a sea­son by a com­bined score of 6-1.

The Ruther­glen men had re­ally started to hit their stride by now with Stu­art Hall, Del McNab and top scorer Jay McKay help­ing them­selves to goals dur­ing an im­pres­sive per­for­mance in Ayr­shire.

Glens went on to beat even­tual run­ners-up Cly­de­bank to move within 10 points of top spot and the fans started to dream.

March 25, 2017

A game Wil­lie Har­vey picks out as the dev­as­tat­ing loss, Glens dom­i­nated only to lose to a sucker-punch goal late on.

Look­ing back, Har­vey said:“We ab­so­lutely de­stroyed them that day and their goal­keeper re­ally had the shut­ters up.

“That game and a draw with Irvine Meadow is the five points we needed to pro­mo­tion.”

The loss was Glens first since Novem­ber and put a ma­jor dent in their pro­mo­tion hopes.

April 26, 2017

A game that lifted Glens to the top of the ta­ble and had the fans dream­ing not just of pro­mo­tion but a pos­si­ble ti­tle.

Fraser Team, Jamie Hunter and Jamie Hamil­ton were the goalscor­ers as the Ruther­glen men sat proudly at the sum­mit.

Ul­ti­mately, re­sults else­where and dropped points against Irvine Meadow and Cum­ber­nauld ended their hopes.

But for a few days at least Glen­cairn looked like they could pull off what at one time seemed im­pos­si­ble.

Sore one The de­feat to Shet­tle­ston proved cru­cial later in the sea­son

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