Glenrothes too good for outclassed Kirrie

Darren Thomson gets his second and the Glens' third.
Darren Thomson gets his second and the Glens' third.

Glenrothes 3, Kirrie Thistle 0

Glenrothes returned to winning ways with a sublime first half performance against a Kirrie side narrowly beat by promotion chasing Oakley the previous week.

The game got off to a great start for the Glens after they took the lead in the second minute.

A brilliant ball down the left wing to John Martin saw the former East Fife striker find Darren Thomson at the edge of the box.

Thomson deftly curled the ball past two defenders and the ‘keeper into the corner of the net.

The Glens continued to pressure Kirrie and doubled their advantage in the 15th minute when keeper Kevin Smith kicked the ball from his box and the wind carried the ball to Ian Griffin whose strength and agility got him past the defender and goalkeeper to convert from close range.

In a half that was affected by the changing wind, the Glens dominated and controlled the game keeping Kirriemuir at bay.

The Glens got what proved to be their final goal after a corner kick was headed out to Thomson who, from just inside the box, again curled the ball past the defenders and in the back of the net.

Glenrothes could have made it four before half time when the ball crossed into the box to the head of Martin who could not keep the ball down and headed just over the bar.

The second half started in the same vein as the first with the Glens in complete control and looking far more likely to score.

The Glens could consider themselves unlucky not to add more to the scoreline but were comfortably in control of the game and settled for the three points.

The Glens are at home this coming Saturday against Bathgate Thistle in a 2.30p.m. kick off

Glenrothes - Smith, Grierson, Anderson, Leighton, Pearson, Napier, Kinnes,Thomson, Martin, Griffin, Celentano

Subs - Leslie (on 64), Paterson (on 78), Simpson (on 81), Moffatt, Macrae