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Glenburn outclass Motherwell in Scottish Cup tie

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Glenburn Miners 4

Munro 10, Morrison 12, Ritchie 62, Jess 65

Glenburn made the trip to King George Park in Wishaw to play Motherwell in the third round of the Scottish Cup. 

Both teams struggled in the early stages to get used to get the conditions, with the wind and rain playing its part to hinder the players, but it didn't take long to liven up. 

Alex Stanborough had the first big chance of the match as he was played clean through on goal, with the Motherwell defence nowhere to be seen, but his effort was well saved by the 'keeper.

Only minutes later Glenburn took a deserved lead and it was a fantastic goal to break the deadlock. Ted Munro picked the ball up on the halfway line and he beat three players before cutting inside and finishing really well past the goalkeeper after ten minutes.

It was a fantastic start to the game and Motherwell were playing their part as they looked for an equaliser but it was Glenburn who doubled their lead only minutes after scoring their first. 

Mathew Alexander's corner picked out Jack Morrison perfectly and his header floated into the opposite corner with the goalkeeper scrambling to give the away side an early two goal advantage. 

Glenburn were the better side and they were continuing to create the better chances, winning consecutive corners and coming close to adding to their tally but Motherwell were still battling to get back into the game.

Cameron Jess had another good chance for the team from Prestwick but his strike from a tight angle was well saved. 

Motherwell had an impressive spell of pressure on the Glenburn goal towards the end of the first half, but they couldn’t quite pull a goal back before halftime.

Motherwell started off the second half well and almost got back into the tie when Euan Wright pounced on a mistake by William Wallace in the Glenburn goal but he was denied by a great tackle by Morrison.

Munro had already scored a fantastic goal in the first half and he almost bettered it in the second with a superb run from the right hand side but this time the Motherwell keeper denied him and kept his team in the match.

The game was definitely more evenly matched in the second half but the home side just lacked that quality in the final third that Glenburn had in the first.

Credit has to be given to the Glenburn defence who were standing firm and making crucial interventions to deny the opposition, with Morrison leading his defence well. 

Rhys Ritchie sealed the victory for the away side and sent his team into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup with a close range finish after a mistake from Peat in the Motherwell goal.

Jess grabbed a fourth Glenburn goal after good work from Munro, his shot was saved but the Gleburn captain was there to finish it off and grab a deserved goal for his performance.

It was an excellent display from the away team who advance to the next round, but Motherwell can be heartened by their peformance and the chances that they created.

 

Lineups

Motherwell Community Trust
Glenburn Miners
1. Mitchel McArthur
2. Nathan Rodgers
3. Euan Barrie
4. Logan Morrow
5. Xander Jones
6. Logan Stewart
9. Gabriel Ridley
11. Dempsey Morrison
12. Ryan Winton
13. Jamie Inglis
14. Kyle Logan
15. Jamie Peat
17. Joe Irvine
18. Josh Morrow
20. Euan Wright
1. William Wallace
2. Fraser Sommerville
3. Sam Robson
4. Jayden Mason
6. Jack Morrison
7. Mathew Alexander
8. Rhys Ritchie
9. Sean Strickland
10. Fraser Grant
11. Cameron Jess
15. Michael McPeake
16. Lewis McGarey
17. Alex Stanborough
20. Ted Munro
Star Player
Motherwell Community Trust
Glenburn Miners
The star player for Motherwell was Jamie Peat, who constantly worked hard for his team and tried to get them back into the game but it wasn't to be for his side.
The star player for Glenburn was Ted Munro. There were a few candidates but Munro stood out for his fantastic goal in the first half and almost bettering it in the second. His dribbling ability was impressive throughout and if he can improve his finishing, he will be a star of the future.
Magic Moment
Motherwell Community Trust
Glenburn Miners
The magic moment for the home team was the good saves made by their goalkeeper that kept them in the game for large periods of the tie.
The magic moment for Glenburn was their first goal, the best of the game. He picked up the ball on the halfway line and after beating several players on his way to goal, he cut inside and finished well to set his side on the way.

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