Steven Reilly was frustrated Yoker Athletic were not able to convert their chances in their 0-0 draw at Blantyre Victoria on Saturday.

Liam Campbell was so quiet in goals for Athletic, the Whe-Ho boss joked his top remained spotless after the game.

It was their first clean sheet since the start of the December, and this was only the third time this season the Holm Park side have drawn a blank in front of goal in the league.

Reilly said: “We totally dominated the game from the start, Liam [Campbell] has only had to make one save the whole game, I don’t even think his jersey was dirty that’s how little action he had, so it was bitterly disappointing.

“We defended well when we needed to and looked strong throughout the game.

“I thought we were going to nick it at the end there, we had three great chances in the last 10 minutes and it just wasn’t our day.

“Keeping a clean sheet has been hard to come by for us, if you look at the amount of goals we’ve scored, we’ve scored 30 this season in the league but we’ve conceded 30, and that’s a lot of goals to concede, so to get a clean sheet and I never thought we were going to lose a goal we defended that well. But at the other end it wasn’t like us not to score so it’s turned around on our head for us.”

Meanwhile Yoker have released full-back Kenny Hadden and midfielder Shaun Kelly. Hadden has dropped down a division to sign for promotion chasing Rossvale, with Kelly likely to move to Goldenhill.

And that leaves Reilly looking for one or two replacements before the league finishes, but he looks set in defence with Kerr Allen making his comeback on Saturday.

He added: “Kerr [Allan] came on and played for the final 10-15 minutes for us and gives us plenty of options at the back.

“We’re looking fairly strong at the back now, maybe looking forward now if we can get one or two in.

“Both Kenny and Shaun were wanting to move on, they want to play more regular football so we can’t stand in their way.”