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Saturday, November 6th 2004

9:39 PM

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round

  • Glens Goals
  • League Position

'is that Jim McSherry in the Westsound Chopper ?'

GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 7 Strathspey Thistle 0

Scorers : Boyd 3, Bingham 2, Newall, Mallan

Strathspey were sent reeling out of the Scottish Junior Cup as the Glens waltzed into the third round. Stuart Boyd opened the scoring inside the first two minutes to ease the cup-day nerves. The home side then created and spurned chance after chance. Boyd was foiled by the young Thistle goalie on several occasions and when he did have the ball in the net again his headed effort was disallowed after being deemed offside. Stevie Mallan too was thwarted by the goalie as he leaped like a Strathspey salmon to palm the Glens' player-manager net-bound looping header on to the post. Thistle thrived on the Glens frustrations and grew in confidence as witnessed by some spells of fine passing play although they rarely threatened the Glens goal . In the last fifteen minutes of the half and just as the clouds of deja vu (Glenrothes last season) threatened to gather over Loch Park the Glens went on a goal spree. Boyd added a brace to complete his hat-trick, Richie Newall slotted one home and the pick of the bunch a glorious powerful lob by Craig Bingham from the corner of the penalty box high into the corner of post and crossbar. Half-time Glens lead 5-0.

 

 

Stevie makes it six

The Glens continued to dominate the game without creating as many goal scoring chances as they had in the first half, much of which must be put down to the spirited display by Strathspey. Their heads never went down but their legs were tiring quickly and the Glens added two further goals. Mallan burst through past a pedestrian defence and struck the ball beyond the advancing goalie to make it 6-0. Craig Bingham completed the scoring with superbly struck free-kick.  Both teams were applauded off the park for although Strathspey had been outplayed there was much to be appreciated in their passing football and their never-say-die attitude . Final Score Glens 7 Strathspey 0.

'eyes down, it's Bingo and it's 7-0'

 

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