Dental Student Scores Big in Scottish Cup

Issued: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:07:00 GMT

Scottish Cup goal of the round winner 2013

Dental Student Paul Gallacher’s second minute, 30 yard goal has been awarded Goal of the Round in the first round of football’s William Hill Scottish Cup.  Despite Gallacher’s excellent start to the match it wasn’t enough to prevent the University of Glasgow’s eventual hard fought 3-1 defeat by Gala Fairydean, preventing Glasgow’s advance to the next round.

The Dental School were also represented on the University of Glasgow team by Ross Gallacher, Dominic Lamont, and Kevin Colgan.  Glasgow had held Fairydean to 1-1 at halftime but were eventually defeated by two late goals after missing many chances. The Glasgow team were satisfied that they gave a good account of themselves and are already looking forward to next season. The news of the award for Paul Gallacher helped soften the blow.

There had been much anticipation in the build-up to the game as Sky Sports sent a camera crew to the Dental School to see our students in action before their big game. They were treated to a demonstration of our students’ clinical techniques skills. A two minute report appeared on Sky Sports TV that Saturday, with Dominic Lamont describing the match as “the opportunity of a lifetime”

The University of Glasgow Amateur Football Club, as a founding member of the Scottish Football Association have the opportunity to field their first team in the first round of the Scottish Cup each year against a number of semi-professional clubs with the chance of progressing through to compete against prestigious professional clubs.