|Posted by gavinalston31 on November 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM|
Lanark got off to the worst start possible, finding themselves two behind within about 7 minutes. They had to weather further pressure from Kilsyth who had started brightly with the Lanark defence struggling to deal with the pace of some of their forward thinking players.
Lanark came into the game a bit more after the first 15 minutes or so and looked the more likely, a cruel deflected goal just before half time meant that Lanark went in 3-0 down and with their work cut out if they were to get back into it.
Lanark started the second half well and registered a goal ten minutes into the second half through Alan Christie, he broke free of the offside trap and had time to bear down on goal and finish calmly. Lanark were denied what looked like a certain penalty, the player breaking into the box on the left hand side was felled by a Kilsyth player, it looked an obvious foul. Nothing doing according to the ref and play went on.
The referee was to have a spectacular gaffe shortly after. Paul Ross was on the end of a ball on the edge of the centre circle in Lanark's attacking half, he cushioned the ball down and rolled the Kilsyth defender who was battling from behind to win the ball, the Lanark player emerging with posession. Inexplicibaly, the referee saw this as a foul for Kilsyth and even more unbelievably also deemed it a bookable offence, showing Paul his second yellow card and sending him up the tunnel.
Lanark didn't let this dent their resolve and an inspired substitution from John Brogan got them to within one. Bryan Caldwell who had only recently taken to the field turned his defender on the edge of the box and fired past the keeper.
The ten men of Lanark kept going for the leveller but it just wouldn't come, Kilsyth managing to see the game off. Davie Collins was also shown a red card for a second booking with almost the last kick of the game, he couldn't really have any complaints.
Disappointing to not progress, but certainly positives to be taken. If the first ten minutes are left to one side, the Yowes competed well against their opponents who are flying high two divisions above. Hopefully the first ten minutes can be learned from as we head into a big match against Rossvale in the Junior Cup next week at Moor Park.
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