Jor­dan is three and easy

Rutherglen Reformer - - Football Special - Mur­ray Spooner

Ruther­glen lad Jor­dan David­son scored a hat-trick as Glen­cairn un­der 21s be­gan their defence of the Scot­tish Cup.

The young Glens, who had tri­umphed 1-0 in the fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion just five months pre­vi­ously, knew it would be no easy task to over­haul run­away and un­beaten First Di­vi­sion lead­ers Vale of Leven on their own patch.

Two changes from the pre­vi­ous com­pet­i­tive game saw Kyle Chrys­tal andTommy Lone re­plac­ing the work­ing Josh McCorry and Mar­cus Fraser.

The Glens started well and took the lead after only six min­utes as Aldo Dun­smore swung over a great ball from the right which was met by the head of An­ton Phinn at the back post.

His header back across the six-yard box was met by David­son who guided the ball high into the net with his left foot.

The vis­i­tors thought they had dou­bled their lead on 33 min­utes when Phinn found room for a shot which was par­ried by the keeper and Dun­smore fired in the re­bound but it was ruled off­side.

How­ever, it was not long be­fore David­son, a former Trin­ity High pupil, got his side’s sec­ond of the game. He man­aged to find space on 42 min­utes and fired low into the net.

The striker put the game to bed and se­cured his hat-trick after latch­ing on to a de­light­ful Ryan Caird pass on 54 min­utes and hit a rasp­ing shot to beat the goal­keeper. Vale hit back with a goal four min­utes later but the dam­age had al­ready been done as The Glens ad­vanced to the next round.

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