|Strathclyde Saturday Morning League: Division 1|
|10th May 2008
Barlia Sports Complex
|Team: Lunny, A.Dougall, Z.Dougall, Sinclair, Thornton, Larkin, McCaig, McCann (D.McGregor), McKenna, Stevenson, McGinlay|
Windlaw End SSMFL Campaign After Blochairn Star Victory
Windlaw concluded their SSMFL League duties with a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of current champions Blochairn Star. The visitors went ahead early after the right full back broke Windlaw's offside trap and slotted past Lunny. However Windlaw equalised soon after when Blochairn keeper Sharkey spilled a McGinlay shot into the path of Danny McKenna. The on form hitman kept his composure and finished the chance off to bring Windlaw back into the game.
The Star went ahead again when a Zanda Dougall headed clearance ricocheted off a Blochairn player into the path of another who was standing 2 yards from goal, and he wasn't going to miss from there. Worse was to follow for Windlaw who went 3-1 behind after Gerry Hughes converted a penalty kick. Windlaw looked rocked and vulernable, however they kept attacking and should have been level after a couple of squandered David McGinlay chances.
Half time: Windlaw 1 Blochairn Star 3
Windlaw came out of the traps in the second half and produced a much better display, putting much more pressure on the visitors defence. Eck McCaig brought Windlaw back into it with a stunning solo effort. The wee man picked the ball up at the halfway line and rode three or four challenges before it opened up for him. He continued his run and slotted past the keeper to make it 2-3.
Windlaw should have scored more through Duncan McGregor, who had replaced the injured Kevin McCann, and David McGinlay who both missed good chances late in the game. Blochairn had a good effort saved when Lunny tipped a brilliant long range shot over the bar.
Full time Windlaw 2 Blochairn Star 3
Verdict - Windaw's failure to perform in the first half and their missed chances cost them dearly. We cannot afford to play like this and hope to win the forthcoming Strathclyde Cup.