An emotional rollercoaster

Glens goalscorer Iain Griffin
Glens goalscorer Iain Griffin
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An emotional rollercoaster of a game.

That was how Glenrothes manager Grant Brough summed up his side’s 2-2 draw with East Premier League leaders Fauldhouse United on Saturday.

Glens required a last minute equaliser at Warout despite seeing the visitors reduced to eight men. The match was played in gale force winds and driving rain, and Brough felt that the atrocious conditons may have cost his team victory.

Brough told the Gazette: “We were 1-0 up when they were reduced to nine men and at that point you think it’s going to be your day.

“But the wind has made the game a lottery and they’ve scored twice in two minutes with two wind-assisted goals. We were delighted to get a point in the end but we should’ve had the three.”

Tempers flared after Glens late equaliser with Brough claiming that goalscorer Gary Pearson was attacked during the celebrations.

“He ran across to the dug-out to celebrate and their assistant manager has tried to have a kick at him,” Brough added. “It was absolutely ridiculous. The club won’t be seeking any retribution, but it all depends on the referee’s report.”

This Saturday, Glens are away to Penicuik while Thornton Hibs will hope to get back to action after two consecutive postponements with a North League trip to Arbroath Vics.

Kennoway Star Hearts will be going for four league wins in a row away to Brechin Vics.