Rothesay Brandanes lose out to Milngavie Wanderers

For the second week running, the Rothesay Brandanes let a one-goal advantage slip away, and saw their miserable run continue losing out 3-1 to Milngavie Wanderers, writes Nino Robertson.

The visitors carved out their best chance early on when the crossbar stopped the Danes from trailing behind.

Cemal Hassan was back in between the sticks for Rothesay and got down to pull off a smart save moments later from point blank range to keep the scoresheet blank.

Despite not being on top, the Danes stole the lead when a free kick was floated into the area and was met by the head of Jordan Selkirk to give his team the lead.

Much like last weekend, though, the joy was short lived when the ball was played out to the far side. A fairly innocuous cross was played into the danger zone, Hassan’s positioning was all wrong allowing the ball to somehow creep into the net to make the scores all square.

This seemed to knock the home team out of their rhythm after conceeding such a soft goal and just two minutes before half time, the number 10 played through and simply chipped the ball over the on-rushing keeper. This made it 2-1 at the break.

Ultimately the points were sealed on the 63rd minute when the number 10 was in on the act again as he found himself at the edge of the area. The striker’s finish was expertly side footed into the bottom corner leaving the keeper no chance.

With the clock ticking down, Gary McGregor’s last chance clearance denied the Wanderers a runaway lead, as a cut back and strike similar to their third goal was heading off the line and behind by McGregor.

In stoppage time, debuts were handed to Craig McKeller and Willie Brady in place of Stuart Brady and goal scorer Jordan Selkirk. Full time 3-1.

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