Glens rip up the form book

Charlie Scarborough tucks away his first of the match
Charlie Scarborough tucks away his first of the match

Edinburgh United 0, Glenrothes 2

Glenrothes started the match welcoming Charlie Scarborough back after injury.

Glens were on a mission to end their recent run of poor league form and did so in some style.

Callum Kinnes spent the afternoon torturing the Edinburgh defence only let down slightly with his final ball and his team mates not taking advantage of the crosses that did get through.

Glens got reward for their good start in the 20th minute with a brilliant move ending with Martin’s pinpoint cross to the feet of Charlie Scarborough who beat the Edinburgh ‘keeper Inglis at the second attempt.

Glens nearly got their second a few minutes later when Kinnes made a great run down the right and his shot had to be pushed over the bar by Inglis.

Edinburgh were not having much joy going forward with the centre back pairing of MacBride and Jackson handling everything that came their way.

Glens confirmed their dominance with a second goal on 25 minutes with Scott Napier the provider, winning the ball in the center circle and threading a magnificent pass through to Scarborough who gave the ‘keeper no chance for his second of the match.

Edinburgh were struggling to make much headway on the heavy pitch and were limited to the odd speculative shot from distance with a shot from number nine high and wide giving Chrissy Gay no problems.

Edinburgh reduced their chances of getting back into the match when no.3 was dismissed with a second yellow for dissent in 43rd minute.

The second half got underway with Glens looking to press home their numerical advantage, with Scarborough foiled by the feet of Inglis for his hat-trick.

The home side were not done yet and tried hard to get themselves back into the game, but Glens were not about to give up a two goal advantage and Gay was called into action on the hour mark when a cross from the left was grabbed from the feet of the advancing striker. Glens continued to control the match but could not get a third.

This was a fantastic result against a team 13 places above Glens in the league and was a vital three points, keeping them in touch with the teams above them.

Glens next fixture is not until January 10 away to Dalkeith.

Glenrothes: Gay, Grierson, Wallace, Jackson, MacBride, Anderson, Kinnes, Napier, Martin, Scarborough, Forbes. Subs: McKie, Steele, Pearson, Moffat, Guppy (GK).