Headline Makers Revisited – Cup and League Wins For Red Star Baillieston (November 2002)

Red Star Baillieston marched through to the Fourth Round of the Scottish Amateur Cup after a late double sank Kelso Rovers. The first half was goalless, but Kelso broke the deadlock with a controversial counter in 55 minutes, which resulted in the hosts going down to ten-men following protests to the referee.

However, Red Star threw caution to the wind and Kelso were forced onto the back foot. The pressure paid off when Marshall headed home in 86 minutes.

There was further drama in the final minute. Reilly was upended inside the area and McLaughlin calmly stroked home the resultant penalty kick (2-1).

In the Glasgow and District Saturday Morning League, Red Star brought high-flying Sandiefield Star back down to earth with a superb display.

Reilly blasted the hosts in front after 27 minutes. Star equalised within three minutes and, despite going down to 10 men, netted again heading towards half-time.

The second 45 minutes saw total domination football from Red Star Baillieston. McGrath went on a solo run after 57 minutes and crashed home from 25 yards.

With 15 minutes remaining, McLaughlin crossed from the left and the on-rushing Reilly headed past the goalkeeper.

Seven minutes later Whiteford ran through and set-up Black to score with a low shot.

Cooper weaved his way past three defenders near the end and crossed for Reilly to complete his hat-trick.

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