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Wednesday, May 28th 2008

10:00 PM

Glenafton Athletic vs. Maybole Juniors Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup Quarter-Final

GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 1 MAYBOLE JUNIORS 2

Scorer: Grant

The visitors dominated the first half in terms of possession yet failed to create any real chances of great note, with Gary Matthews seldomed troubled in the Glens goal. In stark contrast the home side, despite being on the back foot for most of the half, had the best of the chances with a long range effort from Craig Feroz forcing the Maybole keeper to scurry along his goal-line to escort the ball wide. The keeper also did enough to get his finger tips to a corner-kick and take the ball off Feroz's head as he looked certain to nod it home from a few yards out. Half time Glens 0 Maybole 0

The injured Andy Gow was replaced at half-time by Willie Howie allowing John Paul Grant to push forward from his uncustomary role in midfield. On the hour mark the two players combined to give the Glens the lead, when a slide rule pass through the middle of a static Maybole defence released Grant to beat the offside trap and slot the ball beyond the advancing goalie.

David Gormley then came close on two occasions to extend the Glens' lead and a Stevie Agnew run from the middle of the park past defender after defender into to the visitor's penalty box deserved better than to be blocked by the keeper.

With eight minutes to go Maybole equalised when a corner kick from the right was met first time in the danger area only for Matthews to make a great block but he could do nothing to stop the rebound from being struck home with great finesse. Having gained their second wind on this still May evening, the visitors then killed the game in the last minute when a free kick from deep in the Glens half was headed cleanly home. Full time Glens 1 Maybole 2

Glenafton Athletic : Matthews; Merrilees, Gow (Howie), McGregor, Quinn; Connolly, Grant (Brown), Doyle, Agnew (Eeles); Gormley, Feroz.  

 

 

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