|James McGrory Park|
|999 Royston Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City G21 2AA, UK|
St Roch’s played their third pre season friendly of the summer and came away with another good win and more importantly, a good team performance.
A few changes from Wednesdays win away at Kilsyth, saw Stephen Mathers start in nets, with Mark Mathieson, Liam McMahon, Jason McCormick start in defence.
Rab Maguire, Paul Roan and Kenny Jarvis in the middle of the park, with Marc McDonnell and Daryll Naismith wide in midfield. TJ McCluskey and Jordan Logan started up top.
The bench was made up with trialists Darren Simpson, Graeme McWilliams, Max Neossi, Brian Henderson, alongside Stephen Bryson, Brian Haynes, Keiran Martin and Baboucarr Musa.
As like the 2 matches before, St Roch’s were hungry from the off, and started well, grabbing the opening goal in only 7 minutes. A lovely spate of football across the Port Glasgow box, culminated in winger Naismith smashing in an unstoppable shot high into the Ports net.
The home side had settled very well, and it was no surprise that they doubled their lead soon after. With only 12 minutes on the clock, Logan had challenged with the Port keeper for the ball, only to see the keeper spill the resultant shot, which was gleefully tapped in by Naismith for the double. Thankfully the brave Logan only took a minor knock in the incident.
St Roch’s were very much in the ascendancy, and with McCormick and Mathers commanded their defence well, Glasgow were restricted to distance shots and weren’t making much impact with those. Meanwhile, the Roch could have added to the scoreline, with McCluskey, Maguire and McDonnell all guilty of chances they would fully expect to finish.
As half time loomed, that man Logan grabbed another pre season strike, fully made and completed by himself. His run in from the Rochs left, left the full back in his wake as he sprinted into the box and smashed a great finish in for the third of the day.
The second half wasn’t near the first for football nor the goals as St Roch’s used the bench often, which disturbed their own flow, and the overall flow of the game. Port Glasgow, looking for something from the match, really should have at least got 1 goal back for their troubles as the strikers blew 2 golden opportunites to steal Mathers clean sheet.
The Candys best chances fell to McCluskey and Naismith but both were half chances at best.
Summary : Another great run out and good goals to boot. The new signings have improved the squad already, and whilst results in friendlies arent important, they are always nice to take.
|July 25, 2015||2:00 pm||2015-2016|