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Friday, May 18th 2007

8:00 PM

Petershill vs. GLENAFTON ATHLETIC Super League Premier Division

Petershill 1 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 0

Report to follow

A win for the Glens would ensure Premier Division survival whilst defeat would mean the play-offs. In a wind swept and sodden Somervell Park, survival seemed very much on the cards as the visitors pressed the game early on and created a number of chances . The first coming in the opening minute after a determined run down the right wing by Chic Connolly, who then found Stevie Agnew in the box, but his effort went agonisingly wide.

Peasie’s keeper Stark was in fine form and by the end of the half he had made a double save from Connolly, denied Agnew and kept his best to block a Willie Howie effort. The ‘home’ side had their moments and Max Asante’s pace down the left flank was beginning to cause problems but the final ball into the box created no real chances of note.

Half-time Petershill 0 Glenafton Athetic 0

The half-time orange saw the Peasie’s off the blocks with a new found sense of urgency and they were camped in the Glens half for the opening 15 minutes, but a series of corner-kicks was their only reward. Having survived this early assault the Glens began to get back into the game and were enjoying the bulk of the possession without creating any real chances. However, Asante found a second wind and looked certain to score as he rounded Gary Matthews and stroked the ball into the empty net; but John Kane came to the rescue, stayed composed and clear the ball off the line. McVittie did likewise on the Peasie’s goal-line after Agnew had got the better of Stark.

With such chances going a-begging, stalemate seemed to be on the cards but with 12 minutes to go the Glens were made to pay for a defensive lapsed when the ball was given away cheaply deep in the their own half . Downs picked up the loose ball and ran on to put it beyond Matthews. Late in the game Peasie’s McHarg was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge, but the 10 men held out.

Full time Petershill 1 Glenafton Athletic 0

Glenafton Athletic: Matthews; Martin (Haggarty), Kane, Kennedy (Scobie),  Quinn; Connolly, Beattie, Howie, Agnew; Patrick (Miller), Johnstone

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