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Saturday, October 30th 2004

6:55 PM

Stagecoach Super League - Premier Division

  • Glens Goals
  • League Position


Kilwinning Rangers 1 GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 2

Scorers : Burns (og), Robertson

Glens go top after victory over reigning champions 

Called in briefly to Abbey Park en-route to the Kilmarnock vs. Hibernian game. Arrived in time to hear the cheers of the Buffs fans celebrating the opening goal on the 10 minute mark and watch them threaten to add to that in the next ten.


Boyd shot buffed round the post

The Glens weathered the storm and began to carve out chances of their own but found the Buffs keeper in good form, keeping his team in front with two excellent point blank saves.

Gary Matthews saves the day (if you look hard enough)

The Buffs continued to threaten and were rewarded with a penalty following an apparent hand-ball in a packed penalty box.  Big Gary Matthews came to rescue, stretching to his right to guide the ball past the post. As a I left the ground for the 3pm kick-off at Rugby Park, there was another loud cheer from the Abbey side of the park and it was clear that the Glens had equalised with 5 minutes or so of the half remaining.  Further cheers were heard on the Fenwick Moor as the final score of Kilwinning 1 Glenafton 2 was announced on WestSound, formerly aka Buffsound*.

If anyone can help with a match report then please feel free to add it to 'Have your Say'

* The Club News in today's match programme had a go at WestSound anchorman Iain Ferguson for expressing his opinion that the Glens were the only Ayrshire team that were capable of winning the league.  There is no truth in the rumour that the programme notes were written by Jim McSherry - there were no spelling mistakes


'The ba's on the slates',  Bunion - but never mind the Killie beat Hibs 3-1 !

He's Blue he's White .....

Other Scores

Bellshill 1 Maryhill 0, Cumnock 2 Auchinleck 0, Johnstone 4 Larkhall 2, Renfrew 2 Pollok 2, Troon 0 Arthurlie 0



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Posted by mark:

This one was a struggle from the off. Both teams didn't play badly, but neither did they play silky soccer. Glens were always the better side, but Buffs were continually a threat, aided and abettedby a somewhat shaky Glens rearguard for some reason. Biggart opened for Buffs after good play don the right ending with a good pass inside and a sweet finish from twelve yards from Biggart. Glens immediately fought back and spurned one or two good chances. Buffs were then awarded a dubious penalty, lets just say Mr Brawles would have neede Inspector Gadget eyes to have actually seen the handball, from his position at the opposite of the box through a ruck of players. Anyhow, who says gary can't get down, a fine save from the penalty more than made up for last week. Shortly after Glens equalized. Craig Bingham sent in a freekick on the right which deflected off Buffs defender Gordon Burns and looped overhis keeper and in to the net. Joe Crruth was trying in vain to claim the goal, but no one was listening, the goal however fortuitous was no more than Glens deserved. The second half really was a war of attrition with both sides having chances, but looked to be heading for a 1-1 finish. Gary Robertson had other ideas though. Shortly after coming on as sub he forced the ball home after Brian Miller's shot was blocked. The big man showed great commitment to beat the keeper to the ball, and hopefully went someway to silencing his critics. In the end Glens probably deserved the win, but it was a struggle at times. Who cares though we're on top of the league looking down on the rest for now anyway.

Saturday, October 30th 2004 @ 10:28 PM

Posted by Bobby Guthrie:

Thanks for the report Mark - a welcome three points:)
Sunday, October 31st 2004 @ 12:48 PM

Posted by Ronnie:

Well done to both Garys. Great penalty stop turned the game and good sniffers goal sealed it.
Still thought we started slowly though,took us a good 15-20 mins to get going properly. However bottom line is a win at Kilwinning and Glens top of the league. They can start as slow as they like if that situation continues till end of season.
well done Glens!
Monday, November 1st 2004 @ 11:37 AM

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