SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP ROUND 2 28/10/17
KILSYTH RANGERS 3 STONEYWOOD PARKVALE 1
Rangers go through to the next round of the Scottish although it was
not an easy passage despite being strong favourites before the game. In
the event they started well, going two up in the first quarter of an
hour; eased off and let the Aberdeen side back into the match, were
under the cosh for a spell in the second half before a third goal near
the end finally made sure of the result.
Off to a flyer with a goal within two minutes; McFADDEN finished off a
good move with the Parkvale defence in disarray. It was all Rangers in
the next ten minutes or so and it looked like they might run up a
cricket score. An injury to Franny Kelly saw him require extended
treatment but he was able to carry on. Another attack and a handball
offence gave Rangers a penalty kick which Gary KELLY placed well out
of reach of Duncan. Finally the visitors began to show that they were
not going to lie down after all and in one good attack they had a shot
strike the crossbar. Their chances looked to be reduced though when
Jamie Crowmar was red carded after a bad tackle on Chris Martin,
although he also was able to carry on. Although down to ten men now
Parkvale were much more in the game now, they went in two down at the
A real shock for Rangers within a minute of the restart; sloppy
defending let GRIEG in to put one past Kane and Parkvale were right
back in the tie. It was a very different game now, with Jordan Crowmar
giving the Rangers defence a very hard time with his pacy runs they
were going all out for an equaliser and for a time seemed very likely
to get one. Their chances were also improved when David Waters was also
shown a red card to even things up at ten men apiece. Rangers had
their chances to pull ahead though with a fine effort from Smith
skimming the crossbar and forced several corners, none of which
produced any result. Eventually Scott Davidson was introduced into the
fray and within a minute some good work between himself and McFadden
almost brought a goal. Parkvale also made a couple of substitutions and
were still looking just as likely to get the next goal. Franny Kelly
eventually was replaced by Dachnowicz having put in a good showing in
his first game for more than two months after coming back from injury.
Eventually with just over ten minutes remaining it was Corey PEARSON
who took the pressure off with a very good strike from sixteen yards to
restore Rangers two goal advantage. It was all over from this point
although Livingstone came on for Gary Kelly to shore up the defence.
The third round draw is awaited, but with a real weeding out of many of
the weaker sides in this round a stiffer test may be just be around the
corner. Meantime a climb up the league table must be the first
KILSYTH; Kane, Waters, Martin, Reid, Harrison, G Kelly, Conville,
Smith, McFadden, pearson, F Kelly.
Subs. Falconer, Davidson, Livingstone, Dachnowicz, Duke.
STONEYWOOD PARKVALE; Duncan, Anderson, Glashan, Robinson, Craik,
Keller, Jamie Crowmar, Jordan Crowmar, Bailey, Biskup, Greig.
Subs. Burr, Glennie, Robertson, Midder, Watt.
Game next week, home to Kello Rovers, league match K.O. 2pm.