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Saturday, May 10th 2008

4:00 PM

Shotts Bon Accord vs. Glenafton Athletic Stagecoach Super League Premier Division

SHOTTS BON ACCORD 3 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 3

Scorers: Connolly, Gormley, Feroz

Anything less than a victory would see the hosts join Kilsyth Rangers in the automatic relegation berths and if nothing else then the Glens record at Hannah Park would serve as pre-match confidence booster for Shotts.

However, things didn’t start too brightly for the BA’s and they went behind in the 12th minute after Davy Stewart had been barged down in the box with Chic Connolly sending the keeper the wrong way from the resultant spot-kick. The Glens almost doubled their advantage but Gavin Brown’s header crashed off the bar. From bad to worse for Shotts when they were reduced to ten, indiscipline having caused them dear throughout the season, however they were thrown a life-line four minutes from the break when the Martin Fusari, Glens' trialist keeper was beaten by a speculative lob. Half-time Shotts 1 Glens 1

The ten-men took heart and a spirited comeback aided by some slack defending by the Glens saw the hosts take the lead and then double that soon after and Premier league survival albeit via a play-off place looked promising. It looked slightly less promising when David Gormley gathered the ball in the centre circle and drove past one defender and then another on his way to goal, as third came to challenge him at the edge of the box, he unleashed a ferocious shot into the the keeper’s to right hand corner.

In added on time substitute Craig Feroz was pulled down in the box and Shotts were reduced to 9 men. Banks saved Feroz's spot kick but the referee ordered a re-take since the red-carded defender was still on his way off the field of play.  Feroz buried the re-take and along with it any chance Shotts had of staying in the Premier Division. Full time Shotts 3 Glens 3

Glenafton Athletic: Fusari; Connolly (Trialist) , Gow (Quinn) , McGregor, Stewart; Doyle, Haggarty, Grant, Agnew; Brown (Feroz) Gormley

 

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