Glencairn’s hot home run is ended
Rutherglen forced to settle for a draw in frustrating day
Glencairn were left frustrated by two questionable disallowed goals, missed chances and the woodwork as they failed to win at home for the first time this season.
Neilston made a confident start to the game and Chris McLaughlin went close with a rising angled shot from distance which flew just high and wide in the third minute.
A delightful passing move between Ryan McArdle and Dale Simeon in the 26th minute almost created the opening goal for Glencairn, Simeon’s cross picking out Harry Mitchell who mis-cued his back post volley with the goal at his mercy.
Neilston goalkeeper Marc Wilson produced a fine save in the 32nd minute as he palmed Simeon’s close range half volley over the crossbar.
The Glens should have been in front in the 34th minute as Gormley under-hit the ball with an open goal, allowing a defender to get back onto the line to hook clear.
The Glens were to regret these missed chances as Neilston took the lead with a touch of brilliance, Scott Smith volleying the ball past the wrong-footed Whyte from 25 yards.
Glencairn thought they were level just before the hour mark when Simeon’s cross was headed into the net at the back post by Mitchell, but an offside flag cut the celebrations short.
The Glens didn’t allow the disallowed goal to get their heads down, though, and a minute later they got their reward as Simeon was brought down just inside the penalty area and the referee had an easy decision to blow for a spot kick.
Dale Simeon stepped up to send Wilson the wrong way to make it 1-1.
The Glens continued to pile forward, but the home contingent’s frustration was intensified in the 80th minute as once again a goal was disallowed.
Smith’s looping cross came in right under the crossbar and Ryan Kerr nodded into the net, but the whistle was blown for an alleged foul on Wilson before the ball was bundled over the goal line.
Glencairn’s frustration was summed up in the fourth minute of added time. McKay raced forward from the halfway line and fired a shot from 18 yards out, which beat Wilson but rebounded from the base of the post.
Rutherglen Glencairn :- Whyte, McGregor, Ryan Kerr, Donaldson, Grier, Fraser, McArdle (McKay), McGuire, Gormley (Smith), Simeon, Mitchell. (Subs not used - Porter, Stevie Kerr, McLellan (gk).)
Other Scores: Arthurlie u21s 1 Rutherglen Glencairn u21s 1 (League) (Scorer - Anton Phinn) Rutherglen Glencairn u19s 4 Stonelaw BC u19s 2 (League)
(Scorers - Nicholas McLaughlin 3, Junior Kalokoh)
Ardencaple u16s 2 Rutherglen Glencairn u16s 3 (League)
(Scorers - Aiden McLaughlin, Nicky Byrne 2)
BSC Glasgow u14s 0 Rutherglen Glencairn u14s 1 (League)
(Scorer - Matthew Logan)
Hard-fought Despite plenty of effort, Cambuslang could not find the quality needed Cambuslang Rangers boss Paul McColl is on the hunt for added firepower after a disappointing defeat to Kilwinning last weekend.The Lang gaffer saw prolific frontman John Gemmell head off injured with a calf knock, and he feels it highlighted the lack of striking options at the club.And he’s hoping to bring in a new face before this weekend’s clash with Rob Roy.He said:“We’re short on strikers and it is hard to for us to change things because of that.“The other week against Clydebank they were able to switch it around in a way that we can’t do at the moment.“So I’m looking to bring someone else in, that would give us another option. I was at a game last night to look at a couple of players and we will see if we can get someone in by the weekend.“Players can perform better if there’s someone breathing down their necks.”McColl is optimistic that Gemmell’s
Disappointment The Glens could only take a point on Saturday