Boss rues costly mistakes
Willie Harvey admitted he could not fault his players’effort as they crashed out of the only competition in the junior game they have failed to win.
Three individual errors cost The Glens a place on the next round of the West of Scotland Cup.
However, boss Harvey said he would accept getting knocked out of every cup if it secured a league promotion.
He explained:“I was disappointed with the result but we played very, very well. It was just three individual errors which cost us the game.
“We were camped in their half and at the first goal, we were standing at the side talking about how much possession we were having and it was only a matter of time before we scored.
“And I felt if we did take the lead we’d go on to score a few more.
“But it was two sucker punches before half -time which did it.
“At half-time we spoke about the mistakes and in the second half again we were camped in their half and got a goal back. And the referee [beforehand] has somehow not awarded us a penalty.
“Our player has gone to head the ball in the box and their man has made an overhead kick, caught our player and he’s awarded an indirect free-kick. He gave it for dangerous play.
“And then lo and behold they’ve broke up the park for their third goal.
“I think it was Craig McGregor who slipped and they ran through and scored.
“I’m not here to name names but the lad knows he was at fault but he’s a terrific player for us and we move on.
“But I’ve said to the players, I’d accept going out of every cup if it meant promotion.
“I was disappointed with going out but I could not fault the players’effort.”
Glencairn will hope to bounce back this weekend as they travel to Shettleston, one of their three away league games they have been handed leading up to Christmas.
Harvey added:“They’ve [Shettleston] had a change in management and had a lack of bodies at the start.
“But they’ve come back from that and I expect a very difficult game
Top scorer Gary Smith pulled a goal back for Glens