Long season ends in Glasgow defeat
Wishaw bring down curtain on historic year
Wishaw .................... 2 Port Glasgow ........... 3
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