The first club night of the New Year saw a rather disappointing turn-out of only seven players. Three games were played in Group A of the Glasgow Cup. Two victories for Tom Burns gave him a big step towards qualification. First up against Burns was John Halpin. Burns led 1-0 at half-time and thought he should have been two ahead but the referee chalked off a ‘goal’ for a free kick. But there was no fightback for Halpin as Burns added two second half goals to his tally.
Burns’ second victory was even more comfortable, a 5-0 win over Colin Berry. Burns’ remaining game against Willie Fleming will be crucial. A win for Fleming and a draw between Fleming and Colin Day could see Burns eliminated.
Colin Day kept on track for qualification although he found it difficult against Colin Berry. The only goal came in the second half after a period of sustained Day pressure.
Only two league matches were played both involving Fraser McKenzie who continues to improve. He lost out 4-1 to dad, Ronnie with the scoreline rather flattering McKenzie senior. Fraser then played Dave Gladman who looked to be in control of the match at 2-0. Then McKenzie scored to make it a nervous last few minutes for Gladman.
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Dave Gladman now moves into second place ahead of Barry Corr but Corr has several games in hand. Meanwhile Ronnie McKenzie moves up three places into fourth.