Glens hopes of step-up to top flight are dashed: Glenrothes 1 - Downfield 1

GLENROTHES ended their home East Premier League campaign - and their hopes of top flight football - with a disappointing draw on Saturday.

As in previous home matches, the Warout Stadium team were in control for long periods, but could not capitalise on the posession that they had.

The opening period of the first-half saw Glens come close to scoring on a couple of occasions, but they were denied by some good defending by Downfield and the initial 45 minutes finished goal-less.

Glens started off the second-half as they finished the first and on the 53rd minute a Scott Napier effort went just by the post.

Two minutes later, Lyall Shaw broke away from the Downfield defence and his cross found John Martin who calmly slotted home from a yard out to put Glens ahead.

On the 64th minute Martin had the opportunity to add to the lead but the goalkeeper saved his shot.

After that incident, Downfield started to come into the game and equalised on the 81st minute when a goalmouth scramble ended with the ball in the back of the net.

The remaining minutes were played out with no clear cut opportunities and and the gamed ended in a disappointing draw.

The result confirmed that Glens will miss out on promotion this season and will, once again, be plying their trade in the second tier.

Glens visit Penicuk Athletic in the league on Saturday.

Glenrothes: Roberts, Trialist, Hush, Shields, Moffat, McKie, Napier, Lee, Bryce, Martin, Shaw. Substitutes - Trialist, Trialist, Bissett, Murray, Gay.

CONNOR MCQUADE