Glendale’s promotion hopes suffered a huge blow as they were thrashed by AC Mil lInn on the Astro at rain lashed Stonehaven on Saturday.
Although the result came as a shock the writing was on the wall before a ball was kicked as once again mid-week training was cancelled not by over head conditions or indeed under foot conditions but because not enough of the 25 man squad could be bothered to turn up hence the cancellation!
Glendale started well enough passing the ball about with confidence and took the lead in 11 minutes when after stringing a number of passes across the park a delightful through ball from Russell MacPhee saw JAMES McMAHON step inside his marker and curve a shot around Milne into the far corner for a typical trade mark McMahon goal. A C Mill Inn were back on level terms within 4 minutes when a free kick 35 yards from goal by CRIGHTON evaded everyone and sneaked in off the post with Derek McKenzie rooted to his line. Glendale’s inability to handled crosses into the box came back to haunt them again 5 minutes later when another deep free kick saw FORBES left free and he bundled the ball over the line from 6 yards. On the half hour the home side went futher ahead as a cross from the right saw MURRAY free and he confidently scored past an exposed McKenzie. FORBES scored again just before the break as Glendale’s defence stood like statues to give Mill Inn a comfortable lead at the break. H.T 4-1
The second half saw Glendale re emerge will more determination and created a number of decent chances but were undone again on 55 minutes when Crighton swung in a beautiful cross from the right and MURRAY timed his run to score with a powerful header at the back post. Again huge question marks over Glendale’s defending but you had to admire the quality of the cross and finish. Glendale pulled a goal back when substitute Ewen McRae was hacked down in the box and J McMAHON converted from the spot but a comeback never really looked on a another 3 goals from the host’s had Glendale reeling. An OG right at the end for Glendale did little to appease the disgruntled away support many of whom had already made their way to the exit’s. The only slight crumb of comfort on a miserable day for Glendale was the late appearance on the pitch of Ryan McRae who has missed a large chunk of the season through injury.
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