Long sea­son ends in Glas­gow de­feat

Wishaw bring down cur­tain on his­toric year

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Wishaw .................... 2 Port Glas­gow ........... 3

Lind­say Robert­son

away, thanks to a brace from Ryan Smillie and a Ja­son Thom­son goal.

They then faced Port Glas­gow on Mon­day night in their fi­nal fix­ture of the sea­son.

Port Glas­gow were first to threaten on the evening when the home side lost the ball near their own penalty box. Sandy Thom­son had to get down well to turn away a low shot with his left hand.

Wishaw’s open­ing ef­forts saw Ja­son Thom­son and Joseph McCafferty have ef­forts high and wide of tar­get.

Af­ter six­teen min­utes the home side grabbed the lead when a Vin­nie McGuire header set Smillie rac­ing clear.

He man­aged to keep it in play and clip in a per­fect cross to find Thom­son straight in front of goal to nod the ball home.

Straight from kick- off the visi­tors al­most got level when a shot from out­side the box crashed off the Wishaw bar and went over.

The visi­tors did level af­ter a through ball saw Danny Bam­ford skip away from the home de­fence and send a low drive un­der Thom­son into the far corner.

It took Wishaw just four min­utes to re­gain the lead, this time a long throw from James Cof­fey saw every­one at the front post miss the ball be­fore it found Andrew Duffy who turned it home.

Port Glas­gow nearly lev­elled again, Bam­ford get­ting free this time from a throw in to fire an­other curl­ing ef­fort that struck the cross­bar.

Five min­utes into the sec­ond half Wishaw let the lead slip, McLaugh­lin glanc­ing a header home for The Un­der­tak­ers.

Just as it looked like the sea­son would close with a share of the spoils a freak goal set­tled it for the visi­tors.

A ball in the mid­field was hacked for­ward and as Thom­son came to col­lect it took a sharp bounce and de­spite get­ting his fin­gers to it, it looped over the on­com­ing keeper and bounced into the net to hand the visi­tors the win.

Wishaw’s play­ers can now look back on their his­toric sea­son with their feet up, hav­ing reached the semi-fi­nals of the Scot­tish Ju­nior Cup for the first time in 81 years.

Strike Andy Duffy fires home for Wishaw Ju­niors against Port Glas­gow

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