The Irish were away from home to the Southside of the city this weekend at Barlia Complex in Castlemilk looking to get back on track after last weekends narrow defeat to Sporting Pumas.
A decent opening spell from GIFC was rewarded when they took the lead on 7 mins. Josh Reilly getting the credit after pressuring a Cambuslang defender into an error which seen him deflect the ball into his own net. 0-1.
Irish kept on the pressure and Martin Rice powered home a header after a great delivery from John Michael Connelly via a corner. 0-2.
Josh Reilly then had to be replaced due to injury. Shaun Munro came on in his place and scored the goal of he game with his first touch. A poor clearance fell to the youngster and he cracked a first time shot from 25 yards into the roof of the net to give GIFC a further lead. 0-3.
What was to follow can only be described as pathetic from GIFC as we conspired to implode all over the pitch.
Cambuslang got a goal back before half time when David Griffin was finally beaten after a series of outstanding saves. 1-3.
The Irish looked lethargic as the second half got under way and conceded a penalty within moments of the restart. David Griffin was booked despite having no involvement in the incident which brought the penalty decision. The Irish keeper saved the spot kick and the rebound from the penalty taker to keep the Irish two ahead.
This should have inspired his teammates to raise their game. This wasn’t to be the case though as we conceded two quick fire goals following some inexplicable errors from a usually steady midfield and defence. 3-3.
Keeper David Griffin was then shown a second yellow with left back Stuart Taylor replacing him in goals. The baffling decision to book Griffin for no part in the penalty incident coming back to haunt the Irish.
With 3 minutes to go the hungrier team won the game after another cheap giveaway in possession seen the defence punished yet again.
The Irish have no one to blame but themselves and must stand up and be counted after a horror show today.
Man of the match today for GIFC was David Griffin.