Yoker 0 Kilsyth 0: Rangers draw a blank

Two points dropped in a goalless draw at Yoker last Wednesday saw Kilsyth Rangers lose their spot at the top of the Super League First Division to Rutherglen Glencairn.
Kilsyth Rangers boss Keith HoggKilsyth Rangers boss Keith Hogg
Kilsyth Rangers boss Keith Hogg

A few of the players who had missed the game at Cumbernauld on the Monday night were back for this vital match and surprisingly Paul McBride, who sustained a bad knock in that game, was also in the line-up.

It was always going to be a tight game and while both sides enjoyed spells of possesion they created little in the way of goalscoring opportunities.

Defences were on top and although there were quite a few corners won and several free-kicks awarded in good positions nothing much came of them as half-time arrived with the match goalless.

Rangers had quite a good start to the second half and Paul McBride had one decent effort well saved by Marc Wilson. Then the Yoker trialist found

himself in a great position with the goal at his mercy but slipped and lost possesion.

As the game wore on without a goal both sides introduced their subs, but with little change to the pattern of play.

Scott Davidson replaced Gary Livingstone and straight away got involved, making a couple of chances, and Nicky Prentice did his usual good work but rarely

got into a position to take a shot at goal.

Yoker made a late attempt to gain all three points and had a couple of decent attempts which Andy Carlin easily dealt with.