Super First Division 
February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
Girvan FC
6 - 1
Shettleston F.C.
Hamilton Park

Match Report

Girvan blew the promotion race wide open with this impressive victory over the league leaders Shettleston.

Right from the kick off Girvan went at their opponents and in the tenth minute it took a fine save by the Shettleston keeper to deny Robert Paterson with the rebound  being shot wide by Michael Reilly. Fourteen minutes later Michael Reilly broke through but again the Shettleston keeper denied the big striker turning his effort away for a corner.

The goal had to come and in the thirty fourth minute following a scramble in the penalty area Michael Reilly netted from ten yards. Five minutes from the interval following some fine midfield play Jack McDowall doubled Girvan’s advantage sending the ball over the line from a Craig Reid pass. Two minutes later Scott Johnstone was called into action turning a close in header over the bar for a corner. Right on half time a David Jardine cross found Robert Paterson with his back to the goal but he controlled the ball and sent a magnificent volley into the top corner of the net.

One minute after the interval Michael Reilly added a fourth goal when he shot across the keeper into the net after being played through by Craig Reid.

Shettleston pulled a goal back in the fifty second minute following a mix up in the Girvan defence. Five minutes later Girvan added a fifth goal Michael Mossie getting on the end of a David Jardine cross to head into net at the back post. Girvan added a sixth goal in the sixty third minute when a Shettleston defender turned the ball into his own net.

Eight minutes from the end substitute James Hilton almost scored his first goal for the club but his header went inches wide. Andy Stevenson then went close when he was through on the keeper. Two minutes from the end Shettleston had a player ordered off.

A good win and another three points which keeps us in the mix at the top end of the league.


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