Clydebank 2
Ashfield 0
Sectional League Cup (Group 6)


Clydebank
2 - 0
 Ashfield

Sectional League Cup (Group 6)
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Holm Park
2:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Phil Johnston (67)
Jordan Shelvey (71)
None.

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Josh Lumsden
2 Chris Dooley
3 Ross Forsyth
4 Alan Vezza
5 Jamie Darroch
6 Calum Gow
7 Phil Johnston
8 Johnny Allan
9 Ciaran Lafferty
10 Ryan Deas
11 Reece Pearson
Mark Quinn 1
Gordon Passmore 2
Lee Foggins 3
Paul Maxwell 4
Paul Doyle 5
Hashim Cole 6
Chris Moulangou 7
Kris Griffin 8
Billy Stevenson 9
Stevie Dymock 10
Paddy Cullen 11

Bench
12 Chris Black
14 Jordan Shelvey
15 Ross Lyden
16 Matt McLean
20 Scott Morrison
Bannerman 12
Craig Murphy 14
Josh Boyd 15
Chiedu 16
Chris Wright GK

Substitutions
Jordan Shelvey for Ciaran Lafferty (45)
Chris Black for Johnny Allan (62)
Matt McLean for Alan Vezza (84)
Chiedu -> Billy Stevenson (67)
Bannerman-> Paddy Cullen (71)

Cautions
Ross Forsyth (29)
Johnny Allan (32)
Reece Pearson (58)
Billy Stevenson (29)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Euan Birch (Referee)
Adam Cairns & Jamie Andrews (Assistants)



Match Report


McAnespie's Bankies made it nine wins in a row with an expected victory over an uninspiring Ashfield side. God, it was hard work though. That's three matches now, all against lower league opposition, and so far nothing to write home about performance wise. The winning run goes back to the middle of April when there were some inspired displays on the charge towards promotion. The start of this season has seen the results continue in the right direction, but the games have all been lacklustre.

I've still to see the Bankies put the opposition under any kind of pressure that would encourage me to think that we can trouble Super Premier League sides. All three of the teams we have played have been competitive, and we have not looked markedly better than any of them. Josh Lumsden made two excellent saves when it was still 0-0 and we might have been in a bit of trouble had we gone behind, as we haven't been tested being a goal down yet. As it was, Phil Johnston scored not long after with a great strike. Then, a few minutes later, a long punt up he park was well taken by the impressive Jordan Shelvey to make the game safe.

The positives to take from the match are the defence which looks fairly sound, with multiple options in all the positions. Ross Forsyth was my man of the match. He was cool under pressure, used the ball well coming forward and looks as good a defender as we have ever had in the Juniors. Jordan Shelvey also continues to impress. He took his goal very well, and hopefully he is able to take this form into the league campaign. I also like the style of the management on the sidelines. McAnespie is very pro-active with the players, and is always looking to influence things on the field. This is a huge change from the last management team, and one I'm hugely in favour of.

On the other side of the coin, the concern continues to be the middle to front positions where there is a lack of creative spark which has caused us to get bogged down against teams we should really be dominating. Until we face stronger opposition it is hard to gauge whether I'm being overly pessimistic or not.

The Bankies just need a point from the final group match against Yoker to progress to the knock-out round. Yoker always raise their game for this one, so this will probably be the sternest test yet.

Match report written by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at August 12th, 2017)


2017-18 All Time
Age
Josh Lumsden (GK)21 2 - 66 -
Alan Vezza - 3 - 9614
Calum Gow - 3 - 452
Ross Forsyth34 3 - 3 -
Jamie Darroch27 21353
Chris Dooley19 3 - 3 -
Reece Pearson23 3 - 344
Johnny Allan25 2 - 402
Ryan Deas29 3131
Phil Johnston26 2121
Ciaran Lafferty20 2121
Matt McLean (sub) - 1 - 1 -
Chris Black (sub)24 3 - 3 -
Jordan Shelvey (sub)24 339617


League Table (as at August 12th, 2017)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.