Late McKay strike sends Rossvale clear at top

Jason McKay fires home Rossvale's last minute winner against Maryhill
Jason McKay fires home Rossvale's last minute winner against Maryhill

Rossvale moved two points clear at the top of the Central First Division table with a last minute win over Maryhill on Saturday.

From the outset both teams began at a high tempo and produced solid defending which only succeeded in cancelling each other out and limiting any goalscoring opportunities to mainly half chances.

Jason McKay forced Maryhill ’keeper Hay into a great stretching save to his right while at the other end Furay’s header from a Docherty corner flashed just wide.

Hay twice denied Rossvale’s Chris McQuade just before the break, firstly finger-tipping a 30-yard effort over the bar and then clawing away the resulting corner at the post.

After the break Hay again denied McKay who was through one on one before a flick from Maryhill’s Monaghan brushed the outside of the post.

Rossvale ’keeper Jordan Bowskill then produced a fine stop with his legs to keep out an effort from Wells who had found himself in space inside the Rossvale penalty area 14 yards from goal.

Just as a draw looked to be on the cards Rossvale grabbed a dramatic winner in the final minute.

After a driving run McQuade laid the ball off to Alex Cassells and he touched the ball to McKay whose strike deflected off a Maryhill defender and looped over the head of the despairing Hay.