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Saturday, May 3rd 2008

5:00 PM

Glenafton Athletic vs. Petershill Stagecoach Super League Premier Division


Top goalscorer David Gormley was side-lined through injury and so JP Grant partnered Craig Feroz up front. With Andy Gow still recovering from the head-knock sustained at Beechwood, Chris Merrilees and Steven McGregor paired up at the centre of defence. The Peasy in their first game in a fortnight and with a strong wind at their back were soon swarming about the Glens goal. With less than three minutes on the clock a throw in from the right, deep in the Glens half, was picked up by Jamie McCarrol in the penalty box and having evaded his marker he turned and fired the ball across goal only to see it bounce awkwardly for Gary Matthews and end up in the back of the net.

The well named Neil Parry prevented the Glens drawing level on 10 minutes when he he got down low to palm a Feroz free kick round the post. Stevie Agnew dispossessed Kevin Murray at the centre circle and then burst through the middle of the Peasy defence before unleashing a fierce shot which Parry could only palm back out on to the path of Feroz, but with the keeper floored the striker skied his shot over the bar from 8 yards out. Three minutes, later in the 28th minute the Glens were punished for some sloppy defending on their own goal-line which allowed Kieron McAleenan to play a simple cut-back for Max Asante to beat Matthews to the ball at the near post and slot it home .Half-time Glens 0 Petershill 2

The Glens almost pulled a goal back early in the half, but the combined efforts of Jamie Doyle and Feroz failed to make the most of a goal-mouth scramble. Stephen Whalen, in his first game since the 1st December, came on for JP Grant and was immediately in the thick of things. His neatly flicked on header at the corner of the six yard box was just beyond the reach of Feroz, where any contact at all would have taken the ball over the line.. Both sides created a handful of chances later in the half but Matthews and Parry were not to be beaten. Full Time Glens 0 Petershill 2

Glenafton: Matthews; Connolly, Merrilees, McGregor, Quinn; Haggarty, Howie (Deeney) , Doyle, Agnew (McMillan); Grant (Whalen), Feroz


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