Clydebank 2
Glenafton Ath 1
League (Super Premier Division)

2 - 1
 Glenafton Ath

League (Super Premier Division)
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Holm Park
2:00 PM Kick-off

Ryan Deas (12)
John Cunningham (84)
Joe Andrew (57)

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie

Starting Eleven
1 Marc Waters
14 Chris Dooley
3 Andy Paterson
5 Jamie Darroch
21 Matt McLean
4 Alan Vezza
7 Cammy McClair
8 Ryan Deas
19 John Cunningham
15 Ross Forsyth
11 Josh Watt
Brian McGarrity 1
Kyle McAusland 2
Alan Cairns 3
Iain McKnight 4
Ryan McChesney 5
Cameron Marlowe 6
Dale Moore 7
Ryan Borris 8
Chris Dallas 9
Joe Andrew 10
Darren McGill 11

12 Reece Pearson
6 Jack McInnes
17 Ross Alexander
16 Chris Black
20 Scott Morrison
Michael McCann 12
Conor Lynas 14
Griffin 15
Potter 16
Scott Watson GK

Ross Alexander for Josh Watt (65)
Reece Pearson for Jamie Darroch (71)
Conor Lynas for Ryan Borris (18)
McCann for Joe Andrew (57)

Ross Forsyth (75)
Michael McKnight (28)
Alan Cairns (88)

Red Cards
Ross Forsyth (85)
Match Officials

Stephen Brown (Referee)
Daniel Taylor & Kenneth Allen (Assistants)

Match Report

Clydebank’s form in the second half of the season has saved them from what looked like certain relegation. At the half way stage the Bankies had 1 win 2 draws and 8 defeats. There is one game left, but the last ten matches read as 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats, The home form in particular has been great with five of those wins coming at Holm Park.

Glenafton were the latest team to lose at Holm Park. In truth there wasn’t a lot in it. The Bankies got the ideal start when Ryan Deas of all people headed the Bankies into the lead after 8 minutes with a nice reverse header as he ran away from goal.

Glenafton equalised after 57 minutes after Josh Watt was dispossessed. Glenafton switched the ball to the left wing where the Bankies looked most vulnerable. The ball was crossed in low and hard where ex-Bankie Joe Andrew was on hand to turn it into the net.

The visitors looked most likely to grab the winner, but it was John Cunningham who would have the final say. With just over five minutes remaining, the ball broke kindly for Cammy McClair. The winger burst through the Glenafton rearguard. Under pressure he laid the ball off to Cunningham. The Bankies striker still had it all to do, but as we have seen before he seems to have the ability to hold off challenges as he poked the ball through McGarrity’s legs and into the net. That was 12 goals in 12 games for the 20 year old.

The Bankies moved up to eighth position in the league which is the highest the club has been all season. It’s doubtful that we will stay there, but win the last game at Hurlford and we may hold on to that position.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at May 19th, 2018)

2017-18 All Time
League Cups All
Marc Waters (GK) 8 - 1 - 9 -
Jamie Darroch 19 - 101623
Alan Vezza 20 - 8 - 12114
Chris Dooley 9 - 8 - 17 -
Ross Forsyth 14110 - 241
Andy Paterson 19 - 10 - 2027
Matt McLean 1317 - 201
Ryan Deas 193102295
Cammy McClair 10 - 41141
John Cunningham 99431312
Josh Watt 19271263
Reece Pearson (sub) 181101596
Ross Alexander (sub) 8 - 2 - 10 -