Lok fall to Roy

A Guy Fawkes Day crowd travelled to a sun-kissed Adamslie Park hoping to see some on-field fireworks on Saturday, but were left disappointed as the match turned into something of a damp squib.

Pollok started brightly after a nice passing move saw former Rabs midfielder Paul McQuilken have the first strike of the match, but Stephen Robertson easily gathered.

The visitors were on the attack again in the 18th minute when Kevin Bradley cut back to Jamie Doyle, who flicked his effort wide.

Bradley was involved in the next talking point of the game when he attempted to use his hand to get on the end of a deep Mark Crilly free-kick. Referee Steven Reid took the winger’s name for his troubles.

The homesters first real attack came virtue of Willie Easton, who latched onto a long diagonal ball, but he dragged his effort wide.

The home side took the lead in the 40th minute after a horrendous moment for Graeme McLaren. The young centre-half attempted to pass the ball back to Scott Morrison, but was woefully short and Chris Mackie pounced to finish under the helpless ‘Lok custodian.

The visitors had the first effort of the second half when a Rabs clearance landed at McLaren’s feet, but the centre-half was unable to atone for his error as Robertson held his effort.

MacKay then burst forward for the home side, laying off to David Gormley whose low effort was held by Morrison.

Pollok’s best chance of the match came after Bradley crossed to McQuilken at the back post, but, under pressure, the midfielder was unable to hit the target.

The ‘Lok management team brought McGinty on for Doyle with 16 minutes remaining as the visitors looked to push for an equaliser but their task was made more difficult five minutes later when Swift was shown a straight red card for a foul on Easton.

The last chance of the match came in the third minute of injury time when McAleenan played in Gormley whose effort was well saved by Morrison.

Victory for the McGregors saw them return to the top of the Superleague, while Pollok look to pick up the pieces when League champions Irvine Meadow XI visit Newlandsfield on Saturday, kick off 2pm