Thornton Hibs 1 Luncarty 1
Over the piece, a draw was probably the correct result although both teams could claim they might’ve won.
A combination of good goalkeeping, bad luck and slack finishing meant that there were only two goals scored.
Garry Thomson Snr came very close to giving the Hibs the lead an 11th minute header that crashed off the face of the crossbar.
The opener eventually came in the 20th minute. Shaun Keatings sent in a free-kick that The Bleachers’ goalie, Jordan Kinnon, attempted to punch clear.
However, under pressure from Stuart Drummond, he could only push the ball backwards and it ended up in the back of the net.
This lead lasted just 11 minutes before Dale Robertson’s horrendous backpass was pounced on by Richard Donavan and he skipped round Matthew Clark then slipped the ball into the net.
Early in the second-half, Jake Dolzanski thought he’d given the visitors the lead but Billy Cooper had spotted an infringement and the ‘goal’ was chalked-off.
Kinnon made amends for his earlier gaffe by pulling off a terrific save to deny Thomson and late on Darren Gray failed to hit the target as he ran in on goal unchallenged.
GI Joinery Hibs’ Man of the Match – Stuart Drummond
Thornton Hibs: Clark, D.Robertson, McMillan, Drummond, Shields, McGowan, Keatings, Hepburn, Ireland, McNab, Thomson. Subs: Henderson, M.Robertson, Shanks, Strachan, Trialist.
Luncarty: Kinnon, Walker, Millar, Gray, Reid, Doig, Montgomery, McAllister, Dobie, Donavan, Dolzanski. Subs: McKenzie, Nicol, Allan, J.Kelly, Sandlands.