Annbank United 1
Clydebank 3
League (Super Division One)


Annbank United 

1 - 3

Clydebank

League (Super Division One)
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
New Pebble Park
2:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Allan Paterson (53) Stevie Dymock (30)
Gordon Moffat (pen.) (55)
Tommy Martin (90)

Team Managers
John Harvey Billy McGhie

Starting Eleven
1 Brian McGarrity
2 Ian Connelly
3 Gordon Bain
4 Carlo Walker
5 Connor Simpson
6 Chris Clake
7 Allan Paterson
8 Dwayne Hyslop
9 Michael Reilly
10 Stuart Milligan
11 James Cuthbertson
Stefan Gonet 1
Paul Allum 2
Barry Crawford 3
Gordon Moffat 4
Ross Campbell 5
Kevin Murray 6
Charlie Hobbs 7
Tommy Martin 8
Darian MacKinnon 9
Stevie Dymock 10
Mark Hailstones 11

Bench
12 Jordon Callaghan
14 Darren Boyd
15 Ryan McKay
16 Reece Carmichael
17 Ross Donaldson
Scott Highlands 12
Michael MacAdam 14
Stevie Dallas 15
Ross McPherson 16
Martin McComish 17
Davie Green 18
Liam Campbell 20

Substitutions
Callaghan -> Milligan (67)
Boyd -> Paterson (73)
Michael MacAdam for Charlie Hobbs (80)

Cautions
Simpson (26)
Cuthbertson (57)
Bain (69)
Kevin Murray (76)

Red Cards
None. Kevin Murray (79)

Match Officials

Mark McLean (Referee)
John Baillie & Robert McPhee (Assistants)




Match Report


Clydebank recorded a straightforward win over relegated Annbank United at New Pebble Park. With an uneven pitch accompanied by long grass there was never going to be an abundance of silky football played.

Clydebank completely dominated the first half with a flying Hailstones volley from the edge of the box that McGarrity turned round his left hand post the pick of the early chances. The opening goal came on the half hour through Stevie Dymock. Hobbs crossed the ball from the left and Dymock and Allum were caught in a melee. It was Allum who touched the ball goalward, but Dymock made sure by stabbing the ball into the net from 3 inches.

Annbank gave a much better account of themselves in the second half, and with a strengthening wind behind them they grabbed the equaliser after 53 minutes Paterson cut inside from the left wing and whether he was shooting or crossing could be debated. However, as the ball passed the man running to the near post and flew into the other corner, Stefan Gonet could do little to keep it out despite a despairing dive.

You can tell by luck which team is top of the league and which is bottom, as no sooner had Annbank got on terms, that they went behind in unfortunate circumstances. Charlie Hobbs tried to wriggle past a defender in the box, and he took a tumble. The ref duly awarded a spot kick, although I doubt he would want to view an action replay of the incident. Godon Moffat who has become the Bankies main man when it comes to penalties did a professional job in despatching the ball into the net sending McGarrity the wrong way into the bargain.

The result was never really in doubt as Annbank didn’t really test Gonet again in the Bankies goal whilst goals could easily have been scored at the other end. Hobbs had a bad miss when he and Dymock had a two on one situation, and then Mark Hailstones had an incredible miss from two feet out when he connected with a MacKinnon cross only to see the ball shoot up over the bar. In fairness, he was under severe pressure from a defender, but it was amazing that the ball did not cross the line.

With eleven minutes remaining the Bankies could have been made to sweat when Kevin Murray was ordered off after picking up a second yellow card in the space of a few minutes. Not the most deserved sending off the world has ever seen, but presumably correct by the strictest letter of the law.

However, the Bankies made sure of all three points in the final minute, when McGarrity left his goal to aid the Annbank attack when they were awarded a corner kick. Nothing came of it, and Gonet cleared the ball upfield. Amazingly, McGarrity made no real effort to return to his goal. After Dymock had received the ball, lost it, and Tommy Martin won it again, the keeper had not even reached the halfway line. Tommy Martin pushed the ball clear to his left and calmly stroked the ball into the empty net from 30 yards.

Another vital three points, and amazingly with three games remaining the Bankies haven’t even secured the play off spot. However, it should all come into focus within the next week as games start to run out for the chasing clubs. The Bankies just need to make sure they can keep up their levels and continue to pick up points to see them over the finishing line.

Match report written by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at April 30th, 2011)


2010-11 All Time
Age
Stefan Gonet (GK)29 18 - 121 -
Ross Campbell24 302776
Paul Allum26 29313612
Gordon Moffat28 306306
Barry Crawford - 262262
Darian MacKinnon25 28103210
Mark Hailstones - 29527061
Kevin Murray - 9 - 9 -
Tommy Martin22 293293
Charlie Hobbs31 614310
Stevie Dymock27 2595613
Michael MacAdam (sub) - 6 - 6 -


League Table (as at April 30th, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.