New Castlemilk Dynamo Manager Gary Hamilton praised his players over their 1-0 victory at Gartcosh United and immediately turned his attentions to Thursday’s floodlight clash against Bearsden AFC at Dalziel.
Central Scottish League chiefs are pushing through domestic fixtures left unfinished from the 2019-2020 campaign due to Covid-19, but Hamilton swept that into the background on competitive debut and admitted:
“You can put that down to a battling away win, and three well earned points.”
“Gartcosh were by far the better team in the first half. However, the game management shown by our players kept us in the game. Second half, I thought the tide turned and we were by far the better team.”
“Gartcosh should have taken the lead early doors when they missed an open goal. A tactical change on the hour mark allowed us to see more of the ball and penetrate their defence.”
Dynamo’s winner came six minutes from time. A Dean McGinty cross was met by Joseph Lang, and his bullet header flew past Scottish Amateur international goalie Stuart Wilson.
Gary Hamilton added “I have to say Martin Glen was colossal for us in centre midfield.”
Switching from Division 1A to the Premiership, a brilliant first half goal from Kenny Munro gave visitors Greenock HSFP their 1-0 win against hosts Wishaw HSFP in their 1pm start at Dalziel.
He fastened into a superb Robbie McAlpine pass and lobbed the goalkeeper.
Remaining at Dalziel for the 3pm kick-off in this season’s Championship, and sloppy Colville Park E AFC gave away two penalties – one of which goalkeeper Chris Wright saved – as visitors Garrowhill Thistle won 3-2.
Manager Kenny Henderson said: “We conceded two goals in four mad minutes – one a free header at the back post and a second penalty.
“I simply can’t keep defending these players. Individual mistakes and errors are killing us.’
Guthrie, with a great free kick, and McNaught scored for Colville.