Match Reports 2017/18

9th September 2017 – Friendly v Croftfoot Parish at Toryglen

1-1 (0-0)

Alan Galindo (c); Stephen Stockman, Allan Lennox, Allan Mackenzie; Ross Pollock, Fraser Anderson; Andy Waugh, Adam Ellsworth, Raymond Ford; Ross Dunbar, Derek Muir. 

Subs: Graeme McQuarrie, Ross McGillivray, Scott Macrae, Andy McNaught, Mark Sloan

Scorer: McGillivray

POTD: Alan Galindo

In: Mackenzie, A.Waugh, McQuarrie, McNaught, Sloan

Out: N.Waugh, Kilpatrick, Blair

Nowadays there isn’t enough religion but we’re trying to change that by working our way through as many Church teams as possible.

Croftfoot Church (Minister: Rev Ezekiel Drennan) were our opponents at Toryglen and we had Gee to thank for keeping us in the game before Ross McGillivray equalised with literally the last kick of the game.

Veteran Wee Al was drafted into a back three for a rare appearance and he was busy as a young Croftfoot side were on top as they comfortably played the ball about and were much the better team.

Gee made a couple of fantastic saves in the first half and showed the form that made him a Spanish Under 10’s International. All we had to offer were wasted free kicks and a header from Del which flew over from a corner.

Nothing much changed after the break as Gee continued to defy Croftfoot and we struggled to get a shot on target. It looked like neither team would score but a mazy run by one of the Church team saw him finish with a low shot into the corner with about twenty minutes to go.

Changes were made as we went in search of an equaliser but eventually the Gaffer made the substitution we had all been waiting for. On came Sloany Sloan for his first appearance of the season after being missing due to an ability based injury.

Croftfoot were shocked and stunned and had no answer to the EK Messi. They were too busy marking him to see Ross Mc free on his own on the left when Sebo played a magnificent pass to him from the other side of the pitch. Ross took the ball in his stride and fired the ball past the keeper for his first goal for the Club and a last gasp equaliser.

An undeserved draw but as ever we kept battling away to make it one defeat in nine for the season.