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League (Super Division One)
Paul Gordon (pen 52)
James Tyler (60)
Gavin Rushford (80)
Brian Smith (84)
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
Martin McIntyre 12
Iain Anderson 14
Ryan Scobie 15
Mark Maxwell 16
Peter Jordan 17
Peter Jordan for John Jack (17)
Mark Maxwell for Charlie Hobbs (60)
Iain Anderson for Paul Allum (72)
Gavin Rushford (39)
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
|Stefan Gonet (GK)||27||21||-||50||-|
|Iain Anderson (sub)||31||3||-||3||-|
|Mark Maxwell (sub)||-||18||1||18||1|
|Peter Jordan (sub)||-||15||2||23||4|
No games played.