Rutherglen Glencairn v Auchinleck Talbot



Glencairn go on an early attack, as Gareth Armstrong does his best to put a stop to it.


The top three Talbot men in one picture! Lyle sends the ball forward, as Tucker and Allan closely watch the action.


CLOSE! Armstrong latches onto a corner but can only send the ball agonizingly wide of the goal.


Gareth can only look skywards after going close to scoring.


As Talbot continue searching for the opening goal, Kieran Healy has a dig from outside the box but his effort goes wide.


Big Andy makes sure the ball does not reach the Glencairn player lurking at the back post, as he grabs the ball in the air.


Jamie Glasgow keeps hold of the ball while being put under pressure.


WHAT A CHANCE! Glencairn very nearly take the lead, as a header from a corner goes just over the crossbar.


The two benches look on, as the teams fight for possession.


Aiden Wilson stops the attack and clears the danger.


Talbot try to ramp up the pressure, as ‘Shankers’ tries to thread the ball through.


Willie Boyd manages to win this mid-air tussle.


Glasgow does his best to race up the wing while avoiding the tackle.


The Glencairn ‘keeper is put under pressure from Samson while trying to clear the ball.


His team-mates wait inside the box, as Healy does his best to fire in the cross.


‘Shankers’ goes for the direct approach from a corner but the ‘keeper manages to palm the ball over the crossbar. One of these days Mark you will land one of these!


Gareth gets caught in a mid-air Glencairn sandwich but he still manages to win the header.


After a bit of pinball inside the Talbot box, the ball falls nicely for Glencairn where the player turns on the spot and volleys the ball towards goal…


…however, he can only watch the ball go inches past the wrong side of the post.


Complete disbelief from Glencairn as they can’t believe how they didn’t score.


GOOOOAL!!! After Glencairn go very close to scoring, Talbot race up the park and Jack McDowell zooms in on goal and slots the ball past the ‘keeper. 0-1.




Jack races away to celebrate scoring, as Aiden can’t help but smile.


Glencairn slump to their knees with disappointment, while McDowell stands tall with pride after scoring the crucial goal.


Mark certainly shows how happy he is, as he and his team-mates congratulate Jack after scoring.


Leishman gets another Talbot attack started, as they go looking for a second.


Glasgow tries to muscle his way up the park.


Talbot win a free-kick, as Samson feels the effects from the challenge.


With seconds left of the game, the tension is unbearable for Talbot…


…but it is Glencairn who feel the pain, as the final whistle finally gets blown by the referee.



Talbot extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to a hard fought away win over a stuffy Glencairn side.

The Bot had an early opportunity after O’Byrne was penalised for a karate kick like challenge that resulted in a free kick 30 yards out. Shankland whipped it into the centre where Armstrong glanced a header wide of target.

The home side then threatened when a dangerous cross from the right had to be headed clear by White at the back post. The ball came out to the left of the area where Glencairn’s player saw his attempted shot blocked away by White.

The blustery conditions weren’t helping either side and little was happening in the final third.

Talbot did come close to opening the scoring in the 20th minute when they won a corner down the right. Shankland drove the corner in low to the near post, where Armstrong got across his man to meet it but sent his shot just wide of the far post.

In the 25th minute Shankland was impeded down the left & took the free kick quickly to release Wilson on the overlap. He hit the bye line & cut a dangerous ball back across the face of goal but there were no takers in the centre.

A minute later Wilson won a corner down the left which Shankland played into the near post. O’Byrne clearly headed it over his own bar under pressure but the officials awarded the goal kick.

Talbot were doing well down the left & threatened again in the 31st minute when Wilson skipped past his man & drilled it into the near post; however Glencairn defended it well.

As the half drew to a close Glencairn had their best spell. White did well to head a cross from the right behind for a corner and when the corner came over Leishman was forced to touch it away behind for another corner. When this one came in Lone met it at the back post but couldn’t keep his header down and the sides went in level at the break.

Rutherglen made the early running in the 2nd half, Mitchell cutting in off the right, and firing on target but it went straight at Leishman.

The home side had another chance to test the Bot defence in the 51st minute when Shankland conceded a free kick wide on the right. The ball was crossed into the goal mouth where Leishman punched it clear.

Neither keeper had been over busy but McLellan produced a top save to prevent Talbot from taking the lead in the 54th minute. Shankland fed the ball to the overlapping Wilson & when he cut the ball back it broke into the path of Healy whose volley was brilliantly turned over the bar by the keeper.

Glasgow came within inches of putting Talbot ahead in the 63rd minute. The Bot won a free kick out on the right touchline for a foul on Armstrong & Samson rose to head on Shankland’s free kick. It fell to Glasgow on the left of the area & his right foot effort had the keeper well beaten but came back off the base of the left post.

McLellan got a lucky break in the 65th minute. A pass back to the keeper was a yard or two too short, allowing Samson to close him down and block his clearance. It could have went anywhere but unfortunately for Talbot it spun wide of goal.

Glencairn’s keeper was in action again in the 67th minute when he did well to prevent Shankland’s corner from the left creeping in under the bar; stretching to tip it away to safety.

Tucker now made a switch with McDowall on in place of Shankland.

McDowall was involved almost immediately. He gathered on the right & slid a diagonal pass to find Glasgow that was well cut out by the defence.

With quarter of an hour remaining Talbot made a further change with Hyslop replacing Healy.

Both sides had looked dangerous at set pieces and Talbot’s next effort at goal came from Glasgow’s corner on the left that White met at the near post & flicked just over the bar.

Glencairn’s most effective weapon was their long throw ins and it nearly paid off for them in the 82nd minute. A shy from the right was headed on at the near post and McIlveen hooked a shot just past Leishman’s right hand post.

Having survived this left off the Bot then swept down the other end and scored a fine goal to claim all 3 points. Glasgow played a neat one-two with JACK MCDOWALL who raced clear on the left before coolly passing the ball beyond the keeper into the bottom corner.

Glencairn then wheeled out their long throw specialist again to test the Bot defence. This time the shy was partially cleared and came to a Glencairn player at the edge of the area whose shot was blocked.

Action then switched to the other end when a Bot counter-attack saw Glasgow skin his man before whipping a cross over to the back post which just eluded the in rushing Armstrong.

Talbot held firm in the closing stages to see the game out for an impressive away win over a Glencairn side who were on a good run.

Next up, Talbot are back under the floodlights at Beechwood where they face Beith on Wednesday night.

Rutherglen Glencairn – McLellan, Shields, Schoneville, Coleman, O’Byrne, Leitch, McGuire, Wingate, McIlveen, Mitchell, Lone

Subs – Gormley, Pearson, Malcolm, Smith, Chrystal, Fraser, McGinley

Auchinleck Talbot – Leishman, Lyle, Aiden Wilson, McPherson, White, Armstrong, Boyd, Healy, Shankland, Glasgow, Samson

Subs – Robbie McCracken, Hyslop, McDowall, Hastings, Hewitt



Date Time Competition Season
August 14, 2021 14:00 PDM BUILDBASE WOSL PREMIER 2021/22


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Rutherglen Glencairn000
Auchinleck Talbot011

Rutherglen Glencairn

Position Goals Assists YC RC

Auchinleck Talbot

# Player Position Goals Assists YC RC
8Kieran Healy 14Midfielder0000
6Gareth ArmstrongDefender0000
3Aiden WilsonDefender0000
11Keir SamsonForward0000
5Steven WhiteMidfielder0000
9Mark Shankland 15Forward0000
10Jamie GlasgowMidfielder0100
1Andrew LeishmanGoalkeeper0000
7Willie BoydMidfielder0000
4Neill McPhersonDefender0000
 Total 0100


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