Rovers’ not so magnificent seven

Pittenweem, in black and white, crashed heavily.
Pittenweem, in black and white, crashed heavily.

ROVERS finally made the trip to Glasgow at the third attempt to face Giffnock North AAC in the Scottish Amateur Cup, on the 3G pitch at Toryglen Football Centre and were duly hammered 7-0.

Giffnock could have scored after 18 minutes when their striker headed over from six yards, but they did go ahead with 22 minutes gone.

The ball was played up to the striker who hit a low shot into the corner of the net.

They doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when their player fired the ball first-time back into the net from a kick out by Rovers’ ‘keeper Greg Wishart.

Rovers were finishing the half strongly and they almost scored on the stroke of half time when James Ketchen and Gary Wishart combined for Marc Cameron to hit a shot from 10 yards, but his low effort was well saved by the Giffnock ‘keeper.

Giffnock had another good chance when the ball was put through to their striker but Greg Wishart came quickly off his line to save.

Rovers replied with an effort by James Ketchen, who controlled the ball just outside the box and shot wide.

Giffnock scored their third goal with 26 minutes of the half gone when their winger picked up the ball on the left and ran into the box to shoot home at the near post.

They made sure of victory with goal number four just a minute later, when a ball was played into the box and passed back for a midfielder to fire the ball into the top corner from just inside the box.

Pittenweem kept working hard, but they seemed to tire badly towards the end of the game and were punished in the last 10 minutes by a very good Giffnock side with them scoring three more goals to make the final score 7-0.