Jordan Longmuir makes his shot-stopping display against Auchinleck Talbot last Saturday sound like something he had ticked off on his to-do list for the day.

“I was only doing my job,” was the experienced Pollok goalkeeper’s self-effacing take of his heroics in a memorable Newlandsfield clash - yet he made no fewer than six truly outstanding stops over an incident-packed 90 minutes, the pick of which undoubtedly his superlative-defying double save in injury time.

With the clock ticking down and the scores tied at 3-3, he first beat away a close-range Dwayne Hyslop header before scrambling to his feet and acrobatically tipping a well-struck follow-up shot from Aidan Wilson over his own crossbar ... and one-handedly at that.

Little wonder, then, for him to be loudly acclaimed from the terraces and engulfed by backslapping team-mates when the final whistle sounded to bring the curtain down on a stirring backs-to-the-wall performance from the Southsiders, previously reduced to eight men by the dismissals of Evan Horne (35 mins), David Brownlie (64) and Adam Forde (68).

Jordan admitted: “I’ve never taken part in a game like that and it’s unlikely I ever will again or want to for that matter.

“The last 20-25 minutes when it’s our eight men against their 11 was more like a training ground exercise than a top-of-the-table clash and we could do nothing other than try to protect our lead by sitting back, sucking the pressure up and praying for the final whistle to come.

“It wasn’t to be after Talbot got a reward for incessantly raining shots and crosses on our goal but picking up a point was a terrific outcome given our numerically outnumbered circumstances.”

He added: “The guys in front of me did a wonderful job of winning headers and making last-gasp blocks which left me to deal with what little did get through. Luck did play a part but not anywhere near as much as the intensive work-outs carried out by the goalkeeping coaches at this club, past and present, on improving our goalkeeping reflexes.

“It can be punishing graft at times and not always appreciated but its well worth it on days like this.”

The 33-year-old, now in his eighth season with the Glasgow big guns he joined from crack amateurs Colville Park in 2014, had nothing but sympathy for counterpart Andy Leishman’s gaffe that contributed to Pollok’s opening goal, scored by Forde.

He recalled: “Andy is the best of us in the game and I don’t like to see someone of his calibre make such a rudimentary error, but I was happy at the time because it meant Pollok were winning.

“A greasy ball, wet playing surface and overhead downpour did not make for particularly good conditions so beforehand I decided to punch, rather than try to hold cross balls, but it looked from the other end of the pitch  like Andy was caught in two minds.”

Terracing whispers reckon Pollok pair Horne and Brownlie are set to accept their automatic one-match suspensions for being red-carded against Auchinleck while top-scoring hitman Forde is considering whether to launch an appeal. If successful, it would make him eligible for this coming Saturday’s trip through to Guys Meadow to face Rob Roy.

Grant Evans and Kyle Bradley appear ready-made replacements for defensive cornerstone Brownlie, while the return from injury of Matty Grant would allow Johnny Lyon to revert to his more favored central midfield slot. However, gaffer Murdie McKinnon also has Shaun Fraser available for selection again after the Lok talisman was posted absent for the Auchinleck game as a result of serving a one-match suspension for going over the disciplinary points threshold.

Among the other Premier League contests, frontrunners Auchinleck will be hoping to make home advantage tell when hosting the visit of an improving Hurlford United while third-placed Clydebank head for Beith, determined to get their title challenge back on track after suffering back-to-back defeats in their last two outings.

Not much in the way of midweek action tonight with only the Conference Division C game between Petershill and East Kilbride Thistle scheduled to take place at Petershill Park (Kick-off 7:30pm).

The Martin Lauchlan-steered Peasy will be going all-out to extend a seven-game unbeaten run and will be extra motivated from knowing a three-points haul will move them to within a point of third in the table Neilston, whom they overcame by a 2-0 scoreline last Saturday through goals by Stephen Docherty and Ross McCabe.

PLAYING TONIGHT (Kick-off 7:30pm)

PDM Buildbase Conference League C
Petershill v East Kilbride Thistle .

SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER (Kick-offs 2pm)

PDM Buildbase Premier League
Auchinleck Talbot v Hurlford Utd, Rutherglen Glencairn v Rossvale, Beith v Clydebank, Benburb v Kilwinning Rangers, Kilbirnie Ladeside v Irvine Meadow, Blantyre Vics v Largs Thistle, Troon v Darvel, Rob Roy v Pollok, Glenafton v Cumbernauld Utd, Bonnyton Thistle v Cumnock.

PDM Buildbase Conference League A
Whitletts Vics  v Forth Wanderers, Bellshill Athletic v Muirkirk, Maryhill v Girvan, Arthurlie v Lesmahagow, Maybole v Saltcoats Vics, Irvine Vics v Craigmark, Shotts Bon Accord v Johnstone Burgh, Glasgow University v Lugar Boswell.

PDM Buildbase Conference League B
Port Glasgow v Greenock, Cambuslang Rangers v Carluke Rovers, Glasgow Utd v Royal Albert, St Cadoc's v Thorniewood Utd, Dalry Thistle v Renfrew, Newmains Utd v Kello Rovers, Ashfield v Gartcairn.

PDM Buildbase Conference League C
St Roch's v St Anthony's, Kilsyth Rangers v Lanark Utd, Larkhall Thistle v East Kilbride Thistle, Yoker Athletic v Petershill, Wishaw v Vale of Clyde, Glasgow Perthshire v Neilston, Ardrossan Winton Rovers v Drumchapel Utd.

PDM Buildbase Division Four
Glenvale v Campbeltown Pupils, Finnart v BSC Glasgow, Kilsyth Athletic v St Peter's, Harthill Royal v Harmony Row.