Glens draw after late collapse

Iain Griffin scored a great goal against Broughty
Iain Griffin scored a great goal against Broughty

Glenrothes Juniors 2, Broughty Athletic 2

Glens looked to push on from the 4-2 victory in their previous encounter against a mid-tabled Broughty side who drew with table toppers Fauldhouse the previous week.

Glens started the game the better of the two sides and deservedly took the lead in the 14th minute after a corner kick was knocked in to Gary Pearson who passed it through to Scott Napier, who smashed the ball into the back of the net from ten yards.

The home side continued to pressure Broughty but could not add another goal. As the half drew to a close Broughty came back into the game but did not challenge the Glens defence enough, who were comfortably ahead at half time.

Glens doubled their advantage with a contender for goal of the season in the 53rd minute after Iain Griffin curled a 20 yard shot over the heads of the Broughty defenders and goalkeeper into the top corner of the net.

Glens continued to dominate and found themselves in good goal scoring opportunities but lacked the clinical finish in the box.

They also had a good penalty shout in the 75th minute but the referee did not see it that way – a decision that would cost Glens.

As the game drew to a close Broughty got a goal back in the 89th minute after a cross was not properly defended and was converted into the back of the net. Broughty then got an equaliser in the 91st minute with a goal that was similar to their first.

The goal came too late for the Glens to fight back and they had to settle for a share of the points.

Glens are away from home this Saturday against Perth side Jeanfield Swifts, 2.30 p.m kick off.

Glenrothes: Smith, Grierson, MacRae, Leighton, Pearson, Paterson, Kinnes, Thomson, Griffin, Simpson, Napier. Subs: Anderson (on 61), Celentano (on 80), Moffat, Small.