AUCHINLECK TALBOT 0 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 1
Scorer : Gormley
The Glens once again returned from Beechwood with a 3 precious league points but at a heavy price during an intense string of 4 games in 8 days. Andy Gow had to make way for Mark Quinn after suffering a bad head-knock which later required seven stitches. Frankie Haggarty was shown red card for his part in a melee following a reckless challenge on Willie Howie. The Glens captain was then later carried off the park after another assault thinly disguised a tackle, at a a time when the Glens had committed all their substitutes, thereby defending their narrow 1-0 lead with 9 against 10 (one of tackle of Howie had reduced the Bot to ten) deep into added on time at a dark and at times threatening Beechwood.
What proved to be winner came a few minutes from the interval after a Stevie Agnew corner-kick was cleared at the near post, the ball arriving back of the feet of Aggie who then floated it back into the danger area to be met at the near post by hit-man David Gormley who lashed the ball high into the net at the near post, giving the goalie no chance.
The Glens appeared to have added to the lead after a trademark Stevie Agnew run left Talbot defenders in his wake on his way into the penalty box before thrashing the ball into the net, but inexplicably, Gormley who was further away from the play than Talbot are from the top of the league was adjudged to be offside .Craig Feroz, looked to have won the visitors at penalty on his return to God’s Little Acre, when his heels were clipped after an excellent run along the Talbot's bye-line into the six yard box but again the official upset the travelling support after he booked the Glens striker for diving.
Ultimately, the Glens were not to be denied their victory and hard-earned three points, with Chris Merrilees a notable stand-out in an excellent team performance.
Glenafton:Matthews; Connolly, Merrilees, Gow (Quinn), Agnew; Haggarty, Howie, Anderson (Brown), Eeles (Grant); Feroz, Gormely