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Saturday, September 16th 2006

6:00 PM

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division Pollok vs GLENAFTON ATHLETIC

Pollok 1 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 3

Scorers : Johnstone 2, Agnew

With Graham Mathie abroad working with Celtic, the Glens made one change from the side that demolished Rangers 5-0 at Duncansfield last week. Mark Quinn moved from midfield to the left-back position and Scott McQuade came into the starting eleven to fill the vacant midfield slot. Pollok fresh from their first league win of the season and buoyed with the re-signing of Raymond Logan from Ayr United were desperate to kick-start their title aspirations. In the opening 10 minutes the ‘Lok looked likely to live up to the pre-match odds as the traffic was one way to Gary Matthews’ goal. It came as no surprise when former ‘Lie hit-man ALAN WADDEL opened the scoring, running onto to a through ball from Turnbull and slotting the ball beyond Matthews. No doubt Pollok will reflect on the next 10 minutes of the game and wondered what might have been if they have converted half the chances they created during that period. Instead it was Glenafton that on the 25th minute who equalized when DARREN JOHNSTONE pounced on a fumble from Kris Robertson in the ‘Lok goal; the normally reliable goalkeeper failing to hold on to a shot from DJ’s strike partner Dale Beattie. The Glens grew in confidence and were the creating the better of the chances with Willie Howie coming close to giving the visitors the lead With five minutes of the lhalf remaining the Glens’ pressure was rewarded when talisman STEVIE AGNEW got on the end of former Pollok player Peter Jordan’s cross and simply passed the ball into the net off the back post.  Half-Time Pollok 1 Glenafton 2

Logan’s introduction almost took its toll on the Glens (or Logan’s Toll – that one’s for Cocky!) but his header from a corner kick was foiled by Matthews, the big goalie  reveling once again on the Newlandsfield stage. Reveling at the other end was DARREN JOHNSTONE who struck again to bag his fifth goal in two games. A passage of fine passing play ended with Jordan releasing DJ, who left the ‘Lok defence for dead and Robertson stranded. Robertson restored some pride by denying the big man his hat-trick and then breathed a sigh of relief as Paul Cassidy’s close range shot was off target. By this time the Glens had introduced trialist Andrew Bonner, son of legendary Celtic and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Pat Bonner, and the young striker gave a good account himself in the closing half-hour. But it was that other goalkeeping legend that ensured the Glens weren’t to pay for their missed chances with saves from Logan and Dingwall; the former Maryhill man denied again by Golden Gloves at Newlandsfield.  Full time Pollok 1 Glenafton 3

 

A well-earned and well deserved three points for the Glens. The bonus a first ever league win over the Glasgow giants which extends their unbeaten run against Pollok to three games.

 

Pollok: Robertson, Carruth, Gardiner (O'Donoghue ), Aitchison, Heaton, McClay, Ryan, Turnbull (Logan), Dingwall, Waddell, Essler. Not used: Kinney, Franchetti, Miller.

Glenafton Athletic : Matthews, Jordan,  Stewart, McCaig, Quinn, Howie, Cassidy (Martin),  McQuade (Allan) , Johnstone, Beattie (Bonner ), Agnew. Not used: Paterson, Trialist.


 

Top : Former Honest Men Essler and Logan find the gouing tough against a big Ayrshire team

Bottom Three: Gary Matthews Loks out Dingwall

 

Big thank you to Kathryn MacLeod and Pollok net (http://www.pollokfc.co.uk/) for the photos

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Posted by bj:

who done the report?? very good and fairly accurate
Wednesday, September 20th 2006 @ 11:12 PM

Posted by bobby:

I was talking to folk at the AGM on Sunday and Pollok net was a big help with their usual high standard of reporting.
Wednesday, September 20th 2006 @ 11:58 PM

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