Gartcairn defeated Barrhead in a West of Scotland Premier Division league match which saw all three goals in the game come in the last 15 minutes. Gartcairn opened the scoring through Ciaran Reilly before Barrhead levelled from the penalty spot through Aaron Boyle, however, the equaliser was cancelled out as Gartcairn got a penalty of their own, converted by Josh Moore.
The game started with both teams looking to play the ball out from the back and the first chance fell to Barrhead. Connor McCabe picked up possession on the halfway line and floated a ball out to Aaron Boyle on the right-hand side, who controlled it and carried the ball across the edge of the box and slipped the ball into the path of Liam McLaughlin who went down in the area but the referee waved away penalty claims.
Gartcairn's first chance of the game came when Jordan Moore dispossessed Aaron Boyle in the middle of the park and the striker raced through on goal but his effort was well saved by Stuart Collins in the Barrhead goal.
Both teams were guilty of being careless in possession at times and in particular from free kicks which were not used to good effect in the first half.
Another chance for Gartcairn came from a set-piece when a corner taken by Luke Kelly found Jordan Moore whose great header was kept out by Collins who got down to his right to push the effort away.
Barrhead threatened the Gartcairn goal just before half time. Good work down the left-hand side by Jason Andrew who played the ball to Philip Lee whose cross was controlled and held up by Andrew Stewart in the box who then laid the ball to the edge of the box and Liam McLaughlin struck a first time effort which was palmed away by Scott Matthews.