Last Gasp Gamba seals 3 points for 10 man Ants.

A Ralph Gamba strike in the 90th minute gave the Ants all three points in the match-up between second and third in the league, an outcome that seemed unlikely when Ashfield equalised with four minutes to go against the 10 men of the Ants who had seen Chris McLaughlin sent off for a second booking.

The Ants made a couple of changes to the side that saw off Annbank with Tony Curran coming in for his second start of the season at the expense of Sean Patrick and Michael Milarvie took the place of Ross McDougall who got injured in the warm up, himself having being brought into the side to replace David Donnelly.

The first half finished goalless with Ashfield having the better of the chances and a strong claim for a penalty waived away but it was the Ants who started the second period the brighter and they took the lead in the 66th minute. CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN beat Moulangou to the ball in a 50-50 and then ran towards the Ashfield goal before unleashing a dipping shot which flew past Catterson from fully 30 yards and nestled into the right hand corner of the net.

Ashfield took advantage of McLaughlin’s red card in the 86th minute when a throw in eventually found it’s way to JOSH BOYD at the end of the Ants box and his deflected shot found the back of the net. Earlier in the season the Ants had beaten Ashfield with a winner in the 5th minute of injury time when Anton Conway fired in from a throw in and lightening was to strike again however this time it was RALPH GAMBA who was the hero for the Ants. Andy Scanlan found Brian Henderson from a quick throw in and he put in a cross from the byline which found Gamba a yard out and he fired the ball into the net to send the Ants fans wild.

A fine win which showed the fighting spirit of the team and they will hopefully extend their winning streak to three in a row when Carluke come to town next week.

Saint Anthony’s FC

1Tony Curran Goalkeeper
2Graeme Crawford Defender
3Anthony Dempsey Defender 50'
14Michael Milarvie 15 Defender
5James Ross Defender
6Anton Conway Defender
7Ralph Gamba Defender 90'
8Chris McLaughlin Midfielder 66'
9Chris Gordon 16 Forward 78'
10Grant Kelly 12 Forward
11Mark McManus Midfielder
12Brian Henderson 10 Forward 90'
15Andy Scanlan 14 Defender
16Ronnie McDonald 9 Defender
4Ross McDougall Defender
21Sean Patrick Goalkeeper
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