Nov 14 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
SCOTTISH AMATEUR CUP
COATBRIDGE COLTS 2 LINLITHGOW THISTLE 3
Colts co-manager Andrew Gallogly has admitted his men missed out on a glorious chance to reach the fourth round of the Scottish Amateur Cup.
The Colts took the lead against Linlithgow through Gary Swarbrick, but captain Neil Porteous inspired the visitors who struck three times before John McAleese hit a consolation with the last kick of the game.
Gutted Gallogly said: “We missed so many good chances.
“Even the Thistle manager thought we should have been out of sight by half-time. We deserved to go in front and at that point we were heading for victory.
“But we switched off defensively and they managed to get some quick goals. We got one back but it was too late.
“I thought we gave it our best shot and we will learn a lot from this. We have only been together as a team for a few months so we can take a lot of positives.
“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the players who worked really hard.”
Swarbrick netted just after the break but Porteous buried Kevin Morrison’s corner, with the skipper soon making it 2-1.
Scott Thomson converted after good play by Graham Orr before McAleese netted right at the death for the Colts.