GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 1 CUMNOCK JUNIORS 0
Scorer : Eeles
New signing Joe Savage partnered Craig Feroz up front and together with Simon Eeles pace on the left wing and Jamie Doyle’s guile on the right they gave the Cumnock defence a torrid time in the opening 45 minutes. The visitors defence had little respite as Willie Howie and Chris Cameron commanded the midfield and stifled most of their attempts to break forward with the ball.
Having said that it took the Glens 21 minutes to open the scoring after Cumnock were caught in possession deep in their own half and Simon Eeles wasted no time in rifling a low hard shot beyond the wrong-footed goalie Graeme Potter. The ‘ Nock defence then committed a carbon copy of the same mistake but this time Potter was alert and the crime went unpunished. Potter then saved well from a Howie shot and just beat the Glens captain to scramble away the rebound and then the ‘Nock goalie showed great determination to prevent Eeles from doubling his tally. There was no takers for a great ball into the box from Doyle after a surging run to the bye-line and at the break the Glens were still only one ahead, when 3 or 4 would not have flattered them. Half time Glens 1 Cumnock 0
Role reversal time with the Glens pegged back into their own half for long spells and it was the visitors that created the best of the goal scoring opportunities. Young centre-back Anton Hefron, who gave a much more assured performance in defence after the break, headed home from a few yards out but the goal was disallowed for an infringement in the six yard box. A Richie Barr header then bulleted over the bar and in the dying embers of the game a perfectly timed tackle by Steven McGregor denied the visitors an equaliser and the Glens secured the three points.Full time Glens 1 Cumnock 0
Glenafton Athletic: Matthews; Merrilees, Gow, McGregor, Ramsay; Cameron,(Ward), Doyle, Howie,Eeles, Quinn), Feroz, Savage
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