Kilwinning Rgrs 2
Clydebank 2
League (Super Division One)


Kilwinning Rgrs 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League (Super Division One)
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
Abbey Park
1:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Paul Gordon (pen 52)
James Tyler (60)
Gavin Rushford (80)
Brian Smith (84)

Team Managers
Unknown. Billy McGhie

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Stefan Gonet 1
Paul Allum 2
Gary Lynn 3
Gavin Rushford 4
John Cunningham 5
Martin McInnes 6
Brian Smith 7
John Jack 8
Charlie Hobbs 9
Andy Selkirk 10
Mark Hailstones 11

Bench
None. Martin McIntyre 12
Iain Anderson 14
Ryan Scobie 15
Mark Maxwell 16
Peter Jordan 17

Substitutions
None. Peter Jordan for John Jack (17)
Mark Maxwell for Charlie Hobbs (60)
Iain Anderson for Paul Allum (72)

Cautions
None. Martin McInnes
Gavin Rushford (39)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials



Match Report


Clydebank scored two late goals to earn a deserved share of the points against Kilwinning Rangers at Abbey Park.

With the wind at their backs, the Bankies created the better chances in the first period. Charlie Hobbs, in particular, left his shooting boots in the dressing room as he passed up three chances, all of which should have been converted.

John Jack limped off early in the first half and the midfield never really looked settled all afternoon after this. This point was pressed home when the Bankies sat back too deep and the space given to the Kilwinning midfield allowed a cross into the box that was almost converted into a goal, but for the fingertips of Stefan Gonet, and subsequent headed clearance off the line by Smith.

Half time Kilwinning Rangers 0-0 Clydebank

The lack of goals has been hurting the Bankies all season, with most victories being achieved by single goal margins. So, when gilt edged chances are passed up then you can only fear the worst. And the worst surely came, when a clumsy, but soft challenge by McInnes in the box was deemed by the ref to be a penalty. Stefan gonet almost kept Gordon's penalty out, but the power in the kick forced the ball over the line. With the lack of goals a concern, a second goal for the Buffs only 8 minutes later seemed to end the game as a contest. A fine solo goal it was too, with Tyler outstripping Cunningham for pace, powering past Lynn, and then finishing it off with a low drive into the corner.

However, after forcing a series of corners the Bankies gave themselves a fighting chance when Rushford lashed the ball into the net at the back post. The belief surged back into the visitors and they started to turn up the heat. Kilwinning 's rearguard always looked shaky and it was a mistake that led to Clydebank getting a deserved draw. Brian smith, who was the Bankies best player on the day found himself with a clear run in on goal. Under intense pressure from a Buffs defender and the oncoming goalkeeper, he lifted the ball superbly over Wilson's head and it seemed to take forever before it dropped into the goal.

If the game had gone on any longer, the Bankies probably would have gone on to win, but over the piece a draw was probably a fair result




Squad Statistics (as at January 31st, 2009)


2008-09 All Time
League Cups All
Stefan Gonet (GK) 12 - 9 - 50 -
Paul Allum 1228 - 635
Gavin Rushford 7151122
Martin McInnes 12 - 9 - 963
Gary Lynn 1119 - 201
John Cunningham 6 - 4 - 835
Mark Hailstones 1228218148
John Jack 11 - 72182
Brian Smith 521 - 62
Charlie Hobbs 612283
Andy Selkirk 1248 - 215
Mark Maxwell (sub) 11 - 71181
Peter Jordan (sub) 10151234
Iain Anderson (sub) 2 - 1 - 3 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
17th January 2009
Kilbirnie Lade1-3Largs Thistle
Renfrew0-3Kilwinning Rgrs
24th January 2009
East Kilbride Th2-3Renfrew
Kilbirnie Lade2-1Annbank United
Shotts Bon Acc1-1Largs Thistle
31st January 2009
Annbank United4-1Hurlford United
Girvan1-4Kilbirnie Lade
Kilwinning Rgrs2-2Clydebank
Port Glasgow1-2Lanark United
Renfrew1-0Largs Thistle
Shotts Bon Acc0-1East Kilbride Th

League Table (as at January 31st, 2009)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Largs Thistle 14 9 3 2 +16 30
2. Lanark United 10 6 4 0 +7 22
3. Kilbirnie Lade 10 6 0 4 +8 18
4. Shotts Bon Acc 14 4 6 4 +3 18
5. Clydebank 12 5 3 4 -1 18
6. Maybole 10 4 3 3 +2 15
7. Girvan 8 5 0 3 -2 15
8. Port Glasgow 14 4 3 7 -3 15
9. East Kilbride Th 12 5 0 7 -3 15
10. Kilsyth Rangers 12 4 2 6 +1 14
11. Renfrew 12 4 2 6 -7 14
12. Annbank United 10 4 1 5 -5 13
13. Kilwinning Rgrs 12 2 4 6 -3 10
14. Hurlford United 10 2 1 7 -13 7