Victory earns Glens some breathing space

Glenrothes 4 Downfield 2

Monday, 27th March 2017, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:53 pm
Ross Mutch struck twice for Glens.
Ross Mutch struck twice for Glens.

The first chance of the game fell to the away side only for the shot from Milne to slip past the post.

Glens first threatened when a glancing header from Napier was cleared by the defence, while at the other end a 25 yard effort from Percy was saved by Costello.

Glens had a chance when a through ball found Mutch bearing in on goal but Stewart saved his effort.

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A shot from schiavone was cleared for a corner, from which Stewart saved from trialist.

On the half hour the away side took the lead when a cross from the right found Gallacher who only had to tap the ball home.

Glens equalised inside a minute when an excellent through ball found Schiavone and his effort found the bottom corner of the net.

The game was now end to end and Downfield went close when Milne had an effort just scrape the outside of the post.

Another through ball found Mutch but not for the first time Stewart came to the rescue for the visitors. The last chance of the half was a free kick from trialist saved by Stewart.

Glens took the lead on the hour when a snap shot from Mutch found the inside of the post.

Glens cause was helped when the away side’s danger man, Milne, was shown two yellow cards within a minute.

Glens were awarded a penalty which was converted by trialist. The away technical area did not take kindly to the decision and the official sent both the manager and his assistant to the stand.

This disturbance seemed to uplift the away side and the ten men got back into the game when Sturrock scored.

Two minutes later the same player had a excellent effort tipped over the bar by Costello.

On 86 minutes Glens put the game to bed when Mutch slotted home his second of the match to seal a 4-2 win for the Warout side.

This was an excellent three points and gives the team a little breathing space in the bottom half of the East Premier League.

The next game is against Dundee Violet at Warout on Saturday, kick off 2.30 p.m.

Glenrothes: Costello, Kinnes, Sneddon, Mcdonald, Moffat, Anderson, Mcphie, Napier, Mutch, Trialist, Schiavone. Subs: Cooper, Hamill, Miller, Campbell, Gear.