Monday, August 18
Saturday, August 23
This was a week of mixed fortunes for Harestanes as they recorded one win, one defeat and one cancellation — due to stolen goalposts.
On Monday last, they grabbed a deserved win at Colville but their tie against Campsie Minerva on Wednesday was postponed after thieves made off with one of the uprights.
They were then defeated by Drumchapel the following Saturday, with Harestanes never really making a great impact on the game.
On Monday, Colville took the lead, on the half hour when a ball over the top caught Harestanes flat-footed before the ball was drilled low into the net.
Shortly after the restart and Harestanes hit back as Fitzsimmons turned the ball from in a crowded box.
Colville then regained the lead from a poor clearance from Harestanes.
But with ten minutes, to go, McLaughlin equalised again with a neat lob over the keeper.
Minutes into added on time Harestanes scored the winner from the spot.
Fitzsimmons was chopped down in the box and McClure drove the spot kick into the right.
Against Drumchapel, unfortunately, Harestanes were unable to recreate their winning form.
Although they competed well in the first half, they struggled to make a real impact in the second.
That said, Drumchapel were the more committed side and were well deserving of their victory.
Ironically, the closest Harestanes came was a wild clearance from Drumchapel which came off the bar.
Harestanes’ O’Boyle has to be thanked for keeping the score down with some excellent blocks and saves.
Drumchapel took the lead from the penalty spot with O’Boyle being sent the wrong way.
Drumchapel went further ahead in the 60th minute with a break down the left before the game was wrapped up with a twenty-five yard crack which sailed past the keeper.