Glendale were on their travel’s again as they faced a difficult match at Insch on Saturday but came away with three hard earned points.
Insch started on the front “foot” and looked half a “yard” sharper than Dale in the early exchanges and their centre forward had the first shot at goal with his effort going a “mile” over the bar.
Dale’s reply was a long range shot from Craig McCrae which was just too high.Most of the play in the first half was towards the Glendale goal but the finish from the home forwards did not match their build up play and Glendale were relieved to get to half time without conceding.
Glendale knew their second half performance had to improve and slowly they began to find gaps in the Insch defence and on the hour mark they brought on Danny Lechner for Mark Robb and this was to prove a turning point. Twice Glendale were thwarted by dubious offside calls but it proved 3rd time lucky when Russel MacPhee won yet another important challenge in the middle of the park and the ball found it’s way through to DANNY LECHNER, who ironically looked offside but was allowed to carry on and round the goalkeeper to score. With 5 minutes left on the clock substitute Liam Shaw played a ball wide for Man of the Match DANNY LECHNER who shrugged aside a challenge from the full back and curled a beauty into the corner to wrap up the 3 points.
A tough week for Glendale with 3 difficult away games played and 7 points gathered means the players can be very pleased with their efforts but one last push is required if promotion is to be achieved.