Result: Pollok 1-1 Arthurlie

Pollok’s sectional league cup campaign continued today with a one-one draw at home to rivals Arthurlie. The scoreline in this closely contested encounter was set by Arthurlie’s Keenan, who opened the scoring just before the half-time whistle with a blasted shot, and Pollok’s Brian McGinty who managed to score an equaliser from the penalty spot, minutes after the referee judged it appropriate to send off striker Iain Diack.

After the match, defender Stephen Swift give his thoughts about the game:

We started the game well and played well in the first 15-20 minutes, but they started to go long, which forced us to go deeper and play long, and that’s not our game. Arthurlie had the best of the first half, and it took the sending off to waken us up. Overall, I’m a bit disappointed with our performance, but we can take a lot from the fact that we went down to 10 men and still managed to get a result. Now we’re going to St. Anthony’s, where we know that if we manage to score four goals, then the job’s done. 

Indeed, today’s result means that Pollok must secure victory a four-goal victory against St Anthony’s  on Wednesday to qualify from the section. That match takes place at McKenna Park on Wednesday night, kicking off at 18:45.