Cup success

Matchwinner Carlo Monti in action. Pic by Kathryn MacLeod
Matchwinner Carlo Monti in action. Pic by Kathryn MacLeod

A MOMENT of magic from Carlo Monti was enough to take Pollok into round three of the D&D Programmes Central League Cup thanks to a 1-0 win at Yoker Athletic on Saturday.

Stephen McKeown was first to attempt a shot at goal after 15 minutes, but he skewed his effort horribly wide for a throw-in.

Monti saw an inswinging corner cleared off the line in the 26th minute before Craig Winslow was called into action for the first time two minutes later, parrying a strike from Hunter.

Half-time saw Darren Brady introduced for McKeown, and he produced the first chance of the second period with a 20-yard drive that flew over the crossbar. Michael Rogers fired wide for the Holm Park outfit before Monti nodded wide from a Kevin Bradley cross.

In the 78th minute ‘Lok were awarded a free-kick 30 yards from goal and Carlo Monti stepped up to drill an unstoppable effort into the top-left corner of the net.

This sparked the hosts into life, with Arbuckle volleying over from 14 yards out four minutes later. With one minute left to play Black made a vital block, denying Wedlock with his legs, with the header from the rebound creeping wide of the post.