Boys pile on the pres­sure

Paisley Daily Express - - A Newlandscape - Glen­vale.........1 Ham­p­den WR.0

Fol­low­ing on from two friendly vic­to­ries over Giffnock SC Black and Ash­field, Glen­vale re­turned to league ac­tion in con­fi­dent mood ahead.

And right­fully so, hav­ing won con­vinc­ingly 5- 0 in the last league game with Ham­p­den Weir back in Au­gust.

It proved to be a more tight game with Ham­p­den this time, with the Glen­vale de­fence un­der pres­sure through­out the match – es­pe­cially from set pieces.

Glen­vale had the best chance of the first half with Owen Con­aghan’s ef­fort, af­ter a strong run, com­ing back off the post.

But they would take the lead five min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val through an ex­cel­lent free-kick from Lewis Brown.

Lin­ing up from 25 yards out, the mid­fielder curled his ef­fort over the wall and into the top right hand cor­ner.

With the trio of Brown, Frazer McFadzean and Lewis Gille­spie com­ing out on top against the ex­cel­lent Ham­p­den mid­field, Glen­vale dug in sec­ond half and showed tremen­dous team spirit and game ma­tu­rity to see the game through.

Goal­keeper Nathan Light­foot, back af­ter in­jury, was colos­sal be­tween the sticks and made two great saves in the sec­ond half and with his back four of Kyle Deans, Jack Bringan, Kyle Hill and Nathan MacKay strong in front of him they all de­seved and mer­ited the clean sheet.

Up front the link up play of Cammy Robert­son and the pace of­fered by Con­aghan and Cal­lum Bon­nar al­ways gave Glen­vale a dan­ger­ous edge and with subs Greg Ch­es­ney and Ross Bruce com­ing on to de­fend from the front they all played there part in en­sur­ing the three points headed the Vale’s way.

Fit Nathan Light­foot

Free kick Lewis Brown

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