Renfrew…..three Rutherglen Glencairn…..1
Rutherglen Glencairn deserved to lose on Saturday after a poor second half efficiency in response to supervisor Willie Harvey.
The Glens began the sport properly and matched hosts Renfrew from the primary whistle.
An early aim could have put Harvey’s males within the driving seat, nevertheless a defensive error from Craig McGregor let the New Western Park facet again into the match earlier than a second half collapse by the guests.
Harvey mentioned: “We began rather well. We scored a cracking aim and will have been two or three up after that.
“However once more, as standard, we shot ourselves within the foot with a silly mistake.
“It was an extended kick out by their keeper and all Craig needed to do was head it ahead however he’s tried to move it again to our goalie and the ball falls to the striker’s ft who then makes it 1-1.
“After that it was eachy peachy earlier than half-time however within the second half we collapsed. We weren’t getting the ball down or making passes and giving Renfrew far an excessive amount of room. And once more it’s two objectives we misplaced which might have been prevented. Two balls into the field and the striker will get a head on them.
“It didn’t assist that Andy Neil pulled up within the heat up and we needed to exchange him with Tony Fraser which modified our form a bit. However I’m not making any excuses. There have been no excuses for that, we deserved what we bought within the second half.”
It was a poor begin to the league season for Glencairn as striker Jamie Docherty hit a hat-trick to heap distress on his former membership.
Harvey made three modifications to the crew who misplaced to Cambuslang . Gary Smith returned up entrance to accomplice Jay McKay, and Stewart Corridor was most well-liked on the fitting of midfield to Del McNab. Andy Neil felt a twinge in his knee through the heat up and was not noted as a precaution with Tony Fraser referred to as in.
The match began quietly with each groups battling for midfield possession however it burst into life within the seventh minute as The Glens took the lead. Jamie Hamilton launched Jay McKay on the fitting flank, and he swung over an ideal low cross for Gary Smith who didn’t want to interrupt stride as he fired previous residence keeper Danny McLeay.
Smith nearly doubled his tally within the 12th minute as he curled a free kick inches huge of the submit. However as a substitute of Glencairn being two objectives forward, a minute later it was 1-1. A innocent trying lengthy ball went straight to defender McGregor, who tried to move the ball again to goalkeeper Jack Baker. Nonetheless, McGregor succeeded solely in nodding the ball straight to Docherty who had time to regulate the ball and roll it into the online.
Glencairn nearly responded instantly as McKay blocked an tried kick out by McLeay and hit the facet netting from a good angle.
Smith then noticed his overhead kick tipped over the bar.
The disjointed nature of Glencairn’s second half play was summed up by the beginning of the transfer which led to Renfrew taking the lead. Njabulo Ndlovu was caught in possession and Glencairn did not get the ball again earlier than Quinn’s cross from the left was met by the glancing header of Docherty.
Renfrew ended any doubts concerning the vacation spot of the factors within the 85th minute. A easy free kick cross from the left discovered its option to the free head of Docherty who nodded previous Baker.
The Glens have gained just one match from 5 to date this season however Harvey admits he has highlighted the areas wanted for enchancment forward of this weekend’s go to of Darvell Juniors.
He mentioned: “We all know how to make things better so it’s not a case of questioning the place we’re going incorrect.
“I don’t know an excessive amount of about Darvell however they’ve got here up and had a number of good outcomes.
“I anticipate a tricky and bodily sport.”
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