Baptism of fire for new Glens boss

Haddington Athletic 5 Glenrothes 1

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 10:02 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:55 am
McPhies shot is tipped over the bar by Haddington keeper Inglis.
McPhies shot is tipped over the bar by Haddington keeper Inglis.

Following the resignation of manager John Martin his assistant Willie Campbell took charge for the first time.

In the Glens first attack a cross from Kinnes was headed by for a corner.

From the resultant kick Glens won another corner which the home defence cleared. The home side then won their first corner of the game which was cleared off the line.

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Haddington took the lead when Sinclair broke through and scored.

Glens tried to back in straight away and were unlucky when an effort from McPhie was tipped over the bar by Inglis.

On the 20 minute mark Haddington increased their lead when again Glens failed to clear their lines and Moffat slotted the ball home.

On 25 minutes Glenrothes got back into the match when Sneddon gathered the ball 20 yards out and got his shot away to score in the right hand corner.

Glens won a free kick 25 yards from goal which Inglis pulled from the air. Following a fine move from the home side Kinnes headed the danger clear. A shot from Hill was saved by the legs of Costello.

No changes by either team at the start of the second half. The first chance of the half fell to the home side which Costello saved. A minute later a corner from the left was cleared off the line.

Glens almost equalised when snapshot from Moffat struck the crossbar.

On 60 minutes the home side scored their third when a long ball was picked up on the left crossed into the box and swept home by Devlin.

A chance then fell to Schiavone but was well saved by Inglis. A header from Napier again had Inglis making the save.

On 74 minutes following a corner Cunningham headed home to make it 4-1 to the hosts. Campbell replaced Cooper on 75 minutes but with 10 minutes to go Kinnes was shown a second yellow and the Glens were reduced to 10.

Miller replaced Schiavone before, in the final minute, the home side scored number five through Millar.

Glens will have to pick themselves up for next week’s home match against Downfield with a 2.30 p.m kick-off.

Glenrothes: Costello, Kinnes, Sneddon, S McDonald, Moffat, Anderson, Schiavone, Napier, Mutch, Cooper, McPhie Subs: Millar, Hamill, Campbell, R McDonald.

Meanwhile, former player-boss John Martin, who stepped down last week, has left the Warout club to sign for Super League outfit Dundondald Bluebell.