Clydebank 3
Rob Roy 2
Sectional League Cup (Quarter Final)

3 - 2
 Rob Roy

Sectional League Cup (Quarter Final)
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Holm Park
6:30 PM Kick-off

Ciaran Lafferty (2)
Reece Pearson (29)
Ciaran Lafferty (74)
Gary Carroll (pen 20)
Jordan Maguire (73)

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie
Stewart Maxwell

Starting Eleven
20 Scott Morrison
2 Jamie Lyden
3 Andy Paterson
4 Alan Vezza
5 Jamie Darroch
6 Calum Gow
12 Reece Pearson
8 Ryan Deas
9 Jordan Shelvey
10 Ciaran Lafferty
11 Josh Watt
Steven McNeil 1
Sean McCall 2
Daniel McKenzie 3
Danny O'Halloran 4
Danny Boyle 5
Jordan Maguire 6
Lee Gallagher 7
Stefan Law 8
Gary Carroll 9
Kevin Watt 10
Joe Slattery 11

14 Chris Dooley
15 Ross Forsyth
16 Chris Black
17 Ross Lyden
1 Josh Lumsden
Robert MaGuire 12
Andrew Johnstone 14
Gary McMenamin 15
Shaun Fraser 16
Gavin Mackie 17

Ross Forsyth for Calum Gow (33)
Chris Black for Jordan Shelvey (54)
Ross Lyden for Ciaran Lafferty (84)
Robert MaGuire -> Lee Gallagher (61)
Andrew Johnstone-> Kevin Watt (61)
Shaun Fraser -> Jordan Maguire (80)

Alan Vezza (12)
Jamie Lyden (39)
Jamie Darroch (86)
Ross Lyden (89)
Danny Boyle (49)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Connor Ashwood (Referee)
Alastair Taylor & Conor Brady (Assistants)

Match Report

Clydebank deservedly booked their place in the League Cup semi-final with a fine win over holders Rob Roy, and will travel to Cambuslang next week to battle it out for a place in the final.

McAnespie made a few changes from Saturday leaving out Allan, Johnston and Forsyth who were co-incidentally the three best performers. He also chose to go with a 4-4-2 which immediately paid dividends. Ciaran Lafferty who is quickly finding his feet at this level ran on to a long ball and rattled it in to the net.

Rob Roy equalised from the penalty spot after 20 minutes. It looked like a soft decision from my angle, and unfortunately Carroll stuck it away easily. The Bankies regained the lead from a Reece Pearson header. It looked like his hesitation might have wasted the opportunity but he still managed to get the ball over the line somehow.

Rob Roy gave it a right go at the start of the second half, but the Bankies defended strongly, and had several chances themselves to put the game to bed. Lafferty hit the bar and I really must mention the move of the night. A superb cross field pass by Darroch found Watt on the left, and his run to goal and shot were equal to the pass. Unluckily for Watt, McNeil made a fine save touching the ball onto the post.

The visitors equalised for a second time when a lucky break of the ball came to Maguire at the edge of the box. Although he had time and space, he still had work to do to find the corner of the net which he duly did.

The Bankies scored the winner less than 60 seconds later when the alert Lafferty ran on to what looked like a mix up in Rob Roy's defence to roll the ball past McNeil and into the net. We had to hold on a bit towards the end as Rob Roy pumped the ball into the box in a desperate search for a third equaliser. The ref somehow added on more than five minutes stoppage time which came from who knows where, but hang on we did.

Not too much to complain about tonight. Everyone mostly did their jobs. We looked a bit vulnerable down the right hand side, but overall it was Ok, and with Johnston to come back, we should be stronger there. Again, I have to comment on the coaching of McAnespie and McCulloch on the sidelines. The players really seem to respond to them, and I like the way they are constantly trying to affect things on the pitch. If they can bring success to the club, I can't see us holding on to them very long.

Last word to the Rob Roy defence. It's OK to shout for offside sometimes, even times when it isn't merited, but every time the ball was kicked forwards was embarrassing. Maybe they would be better off concentrating on defending and wouldn't have lost three goals.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at August 23rd, 2017)

2017-18 All Time
League Cups All
Scott Morrison (GK) 0 - 3 - 3 -
Jamie Lyden 1 - 3 - 452
Alan Vezza 1 - 4 - 9814
Calum Gow 0 - 5 - 472
Andy Paterson 1 - 3 - 1777
Jamie Darroch 1 - 31373
Ryan Deas 1 - 5161
Reece Pearson 1 - 51375
Jordan Shelvey 1 - 539917
Josh Watt 1 - 1 - 2 -
Ciaran Lafferty 1 - 4454
Ross Forsyth (sub) 1 - 5 - 6 -
Chris Black (sub) 1 - 5 - 6 -
Ross Lyden (sub) 0 - 4 - 4 -