Second half showing rescues a point for Ants

A strong second half showing from the Ants brought us back into a match that few could have seen us take anything from at half time as we trailed Glasgow Uni 2-0 but goals from Craig Scott and Martin Mullaney saw us leave Airdrie with a point that on another day could have been all three.

Glasgow Uni got off to a flying start when Ewan McKinley capitalised on a poor pass from McGuire that was intercepted by a Glasgow Uni attacker and when the ball found McKinley he fired a shot off the underside of the bar and in from the edge of the box and with 18 minutes gone it was 1-0 to the home side. McKinley then doubled his and his teams tally 3 minutes later again capitalising on some sloppy passing and a bit of good fortune to make it 2-0 to the Students.

The Ants enjoyed a lot of the ball but couldn’t find the final pass or shot on target and the half finished at 2-0

Within 3 minutes of the start of the second half Craig Scott had reduced the deficit to a single goal when he made it 2-1 with a thunderbolt from a headed clearance from the edge of the box. The Ants totally dominated the second half but the Uni were still dangerous on the break and Bailey McGuire got down low to save on a couple of occasions. Just after the hour mark Martin Mullaney equalised for the Ants after good work by McKillop and Leszczynski down the right.

Carballo then had a fine effort saved and Mullaney also came close with a header just over the top. The Ants fans in the Excelsior thought we had taken all 3 points with a minute to go but Leszczynski’s effort went just the other side of the post and it finished 2-2




Date Time League Season
August 23, 2023 8:00 pm WoSFL Division Two 2023-24


Excelsior Stadium
Penny Cars Stadium, Craigneuk Avenue, Islay, Craigneuk, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML6 8QZ, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPens
Glasgow University2022
Saint Anthony’s FC0222

Saint Anthony’s FC

1Bailey McGuire Goalkeeper
2Mark McKillop Midfielder
3Rui Carballo Midfielder
4Craig Scott Defender 47'
5Findlay Provan Midfielder
6Johnny McKay Midfielder
7Ian Eadie 19 Midfielder
8Sam Muir Midfielder
9Martin Mullaney Forward 62'
10Jack MacMurray Midfielder
11Kamil Leszczynski Forward
12John O’Hagan Forward
14Trialist1 Midfielder
15Stephen McCulloch Forward
16Adam Gibbons Midfielder
17Craig Donaldson Midfielder
19Graeme Crawford 7 Defender
18Stephen Barnes Defender

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