23.1.72 Ayr Bruins 3 Glasgow Dynamos
4 Ayrshire Advertiser Report Jan 1972
Walk Out Puts Ayr Under Pressure
Ayr Bruins 3 Glasgow Dynamos 4
A two man walk out midway through the
game killed any hopes Bruins had of beating their visitors from Glasgow. Joe Baird and Ally Brennan were the men who decided
to take no further part in the game and their action upset team mates who went down to a mediocre Dynamos side.
Yet ironically, this
match started well for the Ayr team, and they almost grabbed an early lead when McGregor and McBride went close. Bruins did
cash in on their pressure when Brennan shot them ahead after McBride and McGregor had set him up. But Glasgow hit back quickly
when Thomson was allowed to close in on goal unchallenged before easily beating Newall.
It was midway through
the second period that Brennan and Baird decided to walk out, and, with the home side in confusion, Dynamos found the net
twice to take a 3-1 lead.
Before the end of
the period, McBride had pulled one back from McIntosh’s service.
formation seemed to strike a happy blend at the start of the final period and Stewart Hendrie moved up from defence equalised
with a good goal after McBride had sent him clear. Shortly afterwards Stevenson latched on to a rebound to put Dynamos into
the lead again.
In a desperate bid
to snatch a draw, Bruins took off netminder Newall and iced another forward, but, although Dempster was unfortunate with a
shot that hit a post, they just could not grab the vital goal.
Bruins – Newall,
Logan; Dempster, Young, McIntosh, Hendrie; McBride, McCrae, McGregor, McCord, Miller, Baird, Colville:
Joe Baird has been
suspended by the club for his part in Sunday’s walkout during the game with Dynamos. The position concerning Brennan
is still uncertain.