GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 1 Arthurlie 2
Scorer : Dale Beattie
For the second season in succession since winning the cup in 2002 the Glens fell at home at the first. By all accounts a hard-working Arthurlie side deserved their victory over a Glens team missing the influential Carruth, Agnew and McCaig. Dale Beattie was on the scoresheet again but his second-half equaliser was cancelled out by an own-goal to give 'Lie a 2-1 win, their third consecutive victory over the Glens.
According to reports in the Arthurlie web-site the Arthurlie management team, including Glens legend Johnny Millar have resigned after an indifferent start to the season . Having finished Runners-up in their first season in the Super League these latest managerial casualties reflect a disturbing trend in the Junior game, with the margin between success and failure beginning to mimic that in the senior game. Barrhead born Alex McLeish beware.