2 - 0
Sectional League Cup
David Kirkwood (1)
David Kirkwood (73)
Stefan Gonet 1
Martin McInnes 2
Gary Lynn 3
Mark Maxwell 4
John Cunningham 5
Jerry Packham 6
Paul Allum 7
Mark Hailstones 8
Kevin Proctor 9
Alan Jack 10
David Fisher 11
Sinclair Soutar 12
Andy Selkirk 14
Mark Bowie 15
Peter Jordan 16
Ryan Scobie 17
Andy Selkirk for Alan Jack (57)
Ryan Scobie for Kevin Proctor (57)
Mark Bowie for Mark Maxwell (77)
Jamie Carson (28)
No 2 (60)
Kenny Meechan (90)
Gary Lynn (52)
Yoker continued their stranglehold over Clydebank in derby matches at Holm Park by making it six in a row without defeat thanks to a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory.
From the moment the ball hit the net in the opening minute, the Bankies fans knew it was going to be an uphill struggle. A teasing cross from the left was headed home by Kirkwood as the visitors were caught cold.
Another experimental line up saw Martin McInnes take his place in the midfield. Unfortunately, this was one experiment that didn't pay off and he will be glad to be back in a more familiar position next week.
Despite the early set back, the Bankies dominated possession for the remaining 44 minutes of the first half. Mark Maxwell crashed a header off the crossbar after 18 minutes, and Alan Jack was unlucky as he drove through the heart of the Yoker defence only to be impeded by the ineffective Kevin Proctor. Jack's fury was plain to see as Meechan smothered the ball.
Clydebank almost snatched the equaliser on the stroke of half time when Alan Jack's tremendous dipping shot was tipped over the bar by Meechan as the ball headed for the top corner.
The failure to get on terms before the break was telling, as the Bankies struggled to gain any momentum in the second period. In truth, it was a dismal showing with bad individual decisions contributing to the downfall. A case in point, when Alan Jack tried to lob the Yoker Keeper from 50 yards, when he had the better option of Mark Hailstones running free on the right.
The introduction of Scobie and Selkirk did little to inspire those around them, and despite hardly creating an opportunity of note since the opening minute, it was almost unsurprising when Yoker scored a second goal.
Poor marking from a set piece allowed Gallagher to nod the ball across the six yard box, where Kirkwood was free to prod the ball home
There was no way back for the Bankies, and even though Cunningham and McInnes both missed headers from decent positions a goal did not look likely.
Derby matches are always important to the supporters, and it is disappointing that the players failed to respond yet again at Holm Park. From a positive point of view, it is only the first defeat of the season and hopefully a clear signal of intent will be sent out against Glasgow Perthshire as the first league match beckons.
|Stefan Gonet (GK)||26||3||-||32||-|
|Ryan Scobie (sub)||27||3||2||40||8|
|Andy Selkirk (sub)||21||2||-||3||1|
|Mark Bowie (sub)||-||2||-||53||20|
No games played.