Irvine Meadow 1
Clydebank 0
League (Super Premier Division)

Irvine Meadow 

1 - 0


League (Super Premier Division)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
Meadow Park
7:00 PM Kick-off

Shaun Fraser (33) None.

Team Managers
Stevie Rankin Billy McGhie

Starting Eleven
1 Graeme Shepherd
2 Jamie Darroch
3 Mark Sideserf
4 Mark Staunton
5 Mark Campbell
6 Mark Thomson
7 Robert Halliday
8 Darren Miller
9 Paul Maxwell
10 Shaun Fraser
11 Gary McCann
Robert Hamilton 1
Scott Walker 2
Andy Paterson 3
Tommy Martin 4
Michael Morris 5
Paul Bell 6
Craig McCready 7
Reece Pearson 8
Ross McPherson 9
Jamie Campbell 10
Joe Andrew 11

12 Chris Hall
15 Craig Buchanan
Ross Harvie 12
Ciaran McElroy 14
Gavin Stokes 15
Ian Gold 16

Buchanan -> Campbell (20)
Hall -> Fraser (76)
Ciaran McElroy for Craig McCready (72)
Gavin Stokes for Tommy Martin (74)
Ross Harvie for Reece Pearson (74)

Thomson (35)
Sideserf (57)
Buchanan (74)
Reece Pearson (15)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Grant Irvine (Referee)
David Burns & Ross Birrell (Assistants)

Match Report

Clydebank were unlucky not to take anything from this match against title chasing Irvine Meadow. The Bankies efforts went unrewarded as they carved out the better chances in the 90 minutes, but lost out to a horrible mistake by Michael Morris.

Meadow arguably controlled possession for the most part, but it was Clydebank who looked more dangerous in front of goal. A brave header from Pearson just missed the target,McPherson rattled a shot off the goalkeeper's legs and a free kick from the striker was stopped - just and no more - by Shepherd as the Bankies looked to take the lead.

Unfortunately, it was the home side who scored the only goal of the match and it was a bit of a personal disaster for Morris who has been very assured in recent weeks. He let a pass slip under his foot and the alert Shaun Fraser was quick to react to run clear on goal. Hamilton did well to block the shot, but the pace of the ball carried it over his head and into the net.

Either side could have scored in the second half but it was agony for the Bankies as McPherson struck the foot of the post with a 25 yard shot. Sub Harvie saw a thunderbolt cleared off the line, and Campbell's goalbound shot from the rebound was deflected for a corner. Not much luck for the Bankies who didn't get the breaks their play deserved.

This defeat means the Bankies woeful record at Meadow Park continues where not even a draw has been achieved in five attempts.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at April 28th, 2014)

2013-14 All Time
League Cups All
Robert Hamilton (GK) 17 - 7 - 86 -
Paul Bell 16 - 9 - 65 -
Andy Paterson 16281783
Michael Morris 7 - 4 - 13 -
Scott Walker 20212 - 484
Tommy Martin 19 - 1341139
Reece Pearson 10 - 82182
Jamie Campbell 154123277
Craig McCready 9 - 4 - 13 -
Ross McPherson 19912611844
Joe Andrew 1811356012
Ciaran McElroy (sub) 194134349
Ross Harvie (sub) 612 - 81
Gavin Stokes (sub) 1 - 0 - 1 -