Winters is spot on as Rossvale take the honours

Football update
Football update

Rossvale 2

Glasgow Perthshire 1

Both teams started this game to see who would have supremacy at the top of the table.

Rossvale went straight into attack and Fraser Team found himself through the Perthshire defence but his excellent cross wasn’t taken up and went out for a bye kick.

Perthshire went straight up the park and a long through ball found Donaldson making an uncharacteristic mistake in defence which left the ‘Shires centre having a free shot on goal, but Bowskill turned it away for a corner.From this Donaldson set Ardalani through on goal but keeper easily saved.

In the 14th minute Donaldson gave away a free kick 20yds out resulting in a soft booking and it brought out a double save from Bowskill.

In the 21st minute Rossvale’s Hepburn darted past the centre half to connect with a cross 20yds out, which skimmed the bar. McQuarrie was next to have a long range shot on goal in 25th minute but again it went narrowly past.

In 30th minute Gordon was pulled down at edge of box, Winters took a short free kick to Ardalani but his shot was blocked and came back to him, this time he laid off to Gamba whose cross was put out for a corner.

Rossvale kept the pressure on the ‘Shire defence and from a long clearance from Bowskill, Winters passed to McQuarrie but keeper again came to their rescue.

On half time Gordon went into a 50-50 tackle with a ‘Shire player and ended up being carried off with ankle ligament damage.

At the start of second half Chris McQuade came on for Gordon and in the 52nd minute, against the run of play, a ‘Shire winger hit a cross come shot from nearly the corner flag and deceived Bowskill to drop in at the back post.

Rossvale again went into attack and when they won a free kick 20yds out near the touchline in 57th minute, Chris McQuade’s free kick deceived the whole of the ‘Shire defence only to see Winters diving in to head past a stranded keeper.

In 75th minute, McQuarrie made a burst into the box and was tripped. Up stepped Winters for the penalty to calmly send the keeper wrong way and grab the winner.

Next weekend Rossvale take on Cambuslang Rangers at Petershill Park with 2pm ko.

ROSSVALE FC – Bowskill, Team, Gamba, McQuarrie, Gordon, Winters, S McQuade, Hepburn, Donnelly, Ardalani, Donaldson.