Report by Christopher Dodds
Tony McInally labelled Pollok’s second half performance as ‘soft’ as his side succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Glenafton on Saturday afternoon. Skipper Paul Gallacher was on hand to give the home side a 1-0 lead on 18 minutes, after an Adam Forde Free kick from 30 yards stung the palms of Brian McGarrity in the Glenafton net. Stefan McCluskey followed up and squared the ball to Gallacher who tapped home from four yards. Pollok’s momentum faded after that promising start and found themselves struggling to create many chances for the rest of the first half.
Glenafton took the game to Pollok in the second half, with a mad three minute spell seeing Pollok concede two goals, firstly from a free header by Glens substitute Michael McCann on 65 minutes after a beautiful cros from Connor Lynas and three minutes later Lok skipper Gallacher let his man get the wrong side of him from a free kick and was adjudged to have held him by whistler Garry Docherty who pointed to the spot. Glens hitman Chris Dallas stepped up and slotted home to the right hand side. Lok’s miserable afternoon was summed up when Jordan Longmuir was charged down by Dallas after a square pass. Longmuir tried to clear but hit it off the striker into his own net from 6 yards. Birthday boy McInally, 50 on the day, said afterwards: “I can’t do much about that, they put pressure on us for 3 minutes and they scored 2 soft, soft goals.”
Referee: Garry Doherty
AR1: Michael McCart
AR2: David White