Clydebank 2
Cumnock 0
League (Super Premier Division)

2 - 0

League (Super Premier Division)
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Holm Park
2:00 PM Kick-off

Jordan Shelvey (pen.) (49)
Jordan Shelvey (60)

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie

Starting Eleven
1 Josh Lumsden
2 David Verlaque
3 Andy Paterson
4 Alan Vezza
5 Jamie Darroch
12 Reece Pearson
8 Ryan Deas
16 Chris Black
9 Jordan Shelvey
10 Ciaran Lafferty
11 Josh Watt
Ally Semple 1
Kieren Woods 2
Steven Crawford 3
James Lundie 4
Stephen McKenna 5
Del Esplin 6
Kier Samson 7
Paul Burns 8
Scott Anson 9
Ray Montgomerie 10
Craig Hastings 11

15 Ross Forsyth
17 Ross Lyden
7 Phil Johnston
21 Lanre Balogun
20 Scott Morrison
Andrew Muir 12
Richard Murray 14
Sean Fitzharris 15
Sean McKenzie 16
Johnston gk

Phil Johnston for Ciaran Lafferty (26)
Ross Forsyth for Andy Paterson (45)
Lanre Balogun for Josh Watt (66)

None. James Lundie (64)
Scott Anson (74)
Paul Burns (85)

Red Cards
None. Kier Samson (65)
Scott Anson (89)
Match Officials

Graham Grainger (Referee)
Conor Brady & Peter Laing (Assistants)

Match Report

The Bankies finally got their first win in the league thanks to a Jordan Shelvey second half double against a surprisingly poor Cumnock side. This was sorely needed as only picking up one point against Arthurlie and Kilbirnie in the last two weeks left the Bankies in real danger of being cut adrift even at this early stage.

We played quite well against Kilbirnie the previous week and worked really hard to get into the lead. We looked under no threat, and then two goals in a minute lost us the game. Not for the first time this season did we lose a goal out of the blue only to switch off and concede straight away. Had we even picked up four points in those two matches we could have faced Cumnock knowing a win would put us in a relatively comfortable mid table position.

The Cumnock match was actually quite reminiscent of the Arthurlie game from a couple of weeks back. A rather uninspiring match with the visitors there for the taking. It was just whether we had the wherewithal to unlock their defence. The answer against Arthurlie was no, sadly, but this time we found the way.

The first was from the spot when Shelvey was fouled in the box and tucked it away himself. The second was thanks to Phil Johnston who got past the keeper and his goalbound effort was made sure by Shelvey. Shelvey had two glorious chances for a hat trick but failed on both counts. Cumnock had two men sent off after the goals to make sure there was going to be no come back, both of which were well deserved.

We are now back in the mix at the bottom of the table, and things are looking slightly better. Chris Black did a lot better and maybe he would benefit from a run in the team. He certainly looks like he has something to offer with the ball at his feet. Possible man of the match was Reece Pearson who did surprisingly well in the holding midfield role. I don't think Pearson offers much in an attacking capacity (his actual position) but he has a lot of energy and his hassling and harrying was highly effective. Maybe if he sat in there with Johnny Allan he could be transformed. It was only one game and we'll see if that develops into something.

Big spending Pollok are next up, and they just haven't got it together so far this season. They signed several teams best players including ours during the close season. It hasn't gone to plan for them yet with several disappointing results and we can only hope it continues for another week

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at September 30th, 2017)

2017-18 All Time
League Cups All
Josh Lumsden (GK) 5 - 2 - 71 -
David Verlaque 4 - 0 - 15 -
Alan Vezza 7 - 5 - 10514
Andy Paterson 7 - 4 - 1847
Jamie Darroch 7 - 41443
Reece Pearson 6 - 51425
Chris Black 616 - 121
Ryan Deas 7 - 61131
Jordan Shelvey 736410621
Josh Watt 6 - 2 - 8 -
Ciaran Lafferty 6155116
Ross Forsyth (sub) 416 - 101
Phil Johnston (sub) 6 - 43103
Lanre Balogun (sub) 1 - 0 - 1 -