Thornton are the party poopers at Glens 50th party

Mathew Gay slots home the winning penalty for Thornton Hibs.
Mathew Gay slots home the winning penalty for Thornton Hibs.
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Glenrothes Juniors 2, Thornton Hibs 2 (Hibs won 4-3 on pens)

Glenrothes welcomed Thornton Hibs to Warout in what was a replay of Glens’ very first competitive match back in August 1964 as part of their 50 year celebrations.

However, Thornton had clearly not read the script taking the lead in the 10th minute when Adam Drummond converted from the spot after a handball from Greirson.

The match failed to live up to expectations and huffed and puffed until the stroke of half-time when John Martin was brought down for a penalty, which he took himself to level the match.

The second half never really got going and the closest Glenrothes came to taking the lead was when Lee Celentano crashed the ball against the post on the hour mark.

With five minutes remaining announcer Willie Drew advised everyone that if the score remained the same, the game would be settled on penalty kicks.

The words were no sooner out his mouth when Lee White scored an impressive individual goal to put Hibs back in front.

However, Glens equalised in the last seconds of the game when John Martin was again upended in the box.

This time Steven Forbes stood up to take the penalty and he sent the Jock Forsyth Memorial Cup to a penalty shoot out.

Hibs won the shoot-out 4-3 with Mathew Gay slotting home the winning penalty.