Mon 27 January 2014
Score: 4 - 3

Match Report

Carluke entertained St Rochs in another friendly match on Monday night and despite a flying start they ended up with a narrow win with too many changes again probably upsetting the rhythm of the match.

Carluke took the lead very early on when good work from Stephen Ferguson saw him shrug off defenders challenges before slotting home for 1-0, this lead was doubled in the 5th min when John Kane picked up a loose ball in mid field and after a couple of strides he unleashed a shot from 30 yards which flew in to the net for 2-0 to the home side.

The Rovers continued to keep the pressure on the visitors from Glasgow and had a few great links up especially on the left most of which involved Gordon Murphy but there was no finish to any of these and the score stayed at 2-0 as the game entered a scrappy spell that lasted the rest of the first half.

Half Time Carluke Rovers 2 v 0 St Rochs.

The second half saw Rovers come out of the blocks well and they increased their lead further in the 48th min when Ferguson set Ian Watt free and his cool finish made it 3-0.

St Rochs showed that they were not only there to make up the numbers in the 55th min when a low cut back from the goal line was stabbed home for 3-1 before Rovers restored their three goal cushion in the 61st minute with an excellent goal made by Watts good work on the right before he cut back for Darrren Hamilton to drive the ball home.

This should have put Carluke on the road to a comfortable victory but the loss of two late goals gave a final score of 4-3.