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Saturday, September 11th 2004

6:42 PM

Stagecoach Super League - Premier Division

  • Glens Goals
  • League Position


Dale Beats the Goalie Again to make it 3-0


Posts on the Renfrew Website Forum had expressed concerns about lack of cover at Loch Park and anyone planning to make the journey south were advised to bring their brollies. The rain stayed away but there was a strong wind  throughout the game. However, the elements played a minor role in today's proceedings and it was the Glens that finally blew Renfrew away with an excellent display of passing football coupled with fine finishing.

The visitors did start off brightly, high in confidence following their 100% start to their first season in the Super League. Well organised at the back, Renfrew moved  the ball forward at pace, searching our their goal-a-game target man Gordon Smith, but with little success. Frew's tactics were soon sussed and Dale Beattie, starting his first league game of the season, was inspirational in midfield and after 15 minutes the Glens began to dominate and one-way traffic ensued for the remainder of the game. A great knock down in the box from Joe Carruth saw Stuart Boyd's shot easily saved by Scrimgour in the Renfrew goal. The big goalie foiled Boyd again and then saved a Steve Mallan trade-mark strike,following silky build up play by Boyd. A goal was in the air. Beattie found Agnew, who then brilliantly rolled it into the path of Boyd, the striker was felled in the box and a penalty awarded. With a 0 from 2 from the last 2 penalty awards, the Glens fans watched with a forboding sense of deja vu as Beattie stepped up to the spot. No danger (!) 1-0 and still half of the first 45 minutes to go. Two minutes later the Glens went further ahead. The ball was played up to Mallan poised on the half-way line  and although the Renfrew defender nearly halved him, he managed to flick the ball on to Boyd. The alert Scrymegour advanced to narrow the angle and made an excellent one-handed save, but Boyd was not be denied and cooly slotted the rebound home. Whilst the referee booked the Renfrew hatchet man the Glens celebrated a 2-0 lead. Regrettably Renfrew then in local parlance 'lost the place' ('lost the plot' in Renfrew!) and were soon down to 10 men after a two-footed tackle by Ex-Glens man Mark Andrews.

Stuart Boyd makes it 2-0 as the Glens subs bond in the background 

Renfrew appeared to have regained their composure at the break and early encounters suggested that the 10 men could frustrate the Glens with a damaged limitations plan. But with the man advantage and their passing game, the Glens turned in a faultess forty-five minutes of football. Again to their great credit the Glens maintained their discipline as the Frew resorted to rough-house tactics. Joe Carruth was lucky not to be stretchered off after the 'Frew No. 6  blatantly booted both his shins and 'goal-a-game Gordon' with no ball to kick, cowardly lashed out at the nearest Glens player, whilst the referee's back was turned.

The Lineswoman gets a great view of Boyd's second goal

More Glens goals were inevitable as chances galore were created. Twice, great play by Boyd set up Mallan, but the striker was not to add to his impressive season's tally and then Agnew came close. Richie Newall preferred the more direct route and he waltzed into the Frew box, only to be floored by the luckless Scrimgour, who was promptly booked and beaten by Beattie from the spot. 3-0 to the Glens and the 'game- over' sign was flashing. Stuart Boyd then capped off an excellent performance, equalling Beattie's brace after some Agnew magic.

After two indifferent performances yet good results against Johnstone and Troon the Glens showed today that great performances give great results.

As for Renfrew and their outrageous indiscipline, it is perhaps fair to give them the benefit of the doubt in their first season in the Super League. There were certainly signs early on that they will be a force to be reckoned with and let's hope it's not for the wrong reasons.

Other Scores : Arthurlie 1 Bellshill 0, Auchinleck 3 Troon 3, Kilwinning 1 Pollok 3, Larkhall 6 Cumnock 0, Maryhill 1 Johnstone 0


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Posted by SINEY:

Great match report and pics Booby.
Saturday, September 11th 2004 @ 9:13 PM

Posted by FAN:

Cheers, by far our best performace this season upto now.There seems to be that wee bit extra bite, i also thought we looked a lot fitter.Good performance by Boydy,just what he needed,and i thought Keith Hogg was superb.The whole team i felt put in 110% today,lets carry on that display to all matches
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:22 PM

Posted by Antap:

good result and frew were flattered by the score line-mark andrews typifies the renfrew side - kick everything above the grass especielly joe carruth who appears to be the target for every team we have played so far-
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:24 PM

Posted by Alan Liddell:

Well done today. The better side by far won the game and 4-0 flattered us. Our discipline was poor and to have the first attempt at goal 10 minutes from the end was disappointing. You look to have a very useful side there who will push most teams all the way. Your passing and movement and general workrate killed us today, as well as making the most of your chances in front of goal. Ah well theres always next week. All the best for the rest of the season
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:26 PM

Posted by Glens Friends:

well done 2 boydy hopefully the wee man will have the confidence to score a barrel load more goals.....come on the wee man
siney whos ya fav player???
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:28 PM

Posted by red boy:

a brilliant team display today,right from the back through midfield to up front.special mention must go to boydy,ritchie,dale,hoggy and joe[who came in for some extra special treatment]well done lads.
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:29 PM

Posted by SINEY:

Great team performance today, they look like they have certainly muscled their way into their current league position.Even when they had all their players on the park we still outplayed them,keep this form up and u never know,how far we could go
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:30 PM

Posted by Frew Fan:

absolutely no complaints about today,
we were woeful but that takes nothing away from Glens,
you look a more than decent side,
pity we weren't at the races to make it a contest!
Sunday, September 12th 2004 @ 10:31 PM

Posted by another fan:

Where does the 0-2 penalties come from
a) surely we have missed more than 2
b)Didnt Robertson score one at Craigmark
Monday, September 13th 2004 @ 9:10 AM

Posted by Bobby Guthrie:

Thanks for the correction, I think we have mist the last 2 -vs. Meadow and vs. Burgh.:o
Monday, September 13th 2004 @ 7:58 PM

Posted by YB:

Beattie's is a superstar!:)
Thursday, September 16th 2004 @ 1:38 PM

Posted by FAN:

I think Dale could well be a superstar,once he gets 100% match fit,he will be crucial to the midfield,and he can certainly put the penalties away,makes a nice change.Another good performance on Saturday would be just soooper.:):)
Thursday, September 16th 2004 @ 11:14 PM

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Sunday, May 15th 2005 @ 8:42 PM

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