Clydebank 5
Kilwinning Rgrs 0
League (West Region Premiership)

5 - 0
 Kilwinning Rgrs

League (West Region Premiership)
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Lochburn Park
1:45 PM Kick-off

Nicky Little (65)
Nicky Little (70)
Del Hepburn (76)
Del Hepburn (83)
Cammy McClair (85)

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie
Chris Strain

Starting Eleven
1 Marc Waters
15 Liam Rowan
3 Andy Paterson
4 Alan Vezza
5 Jamie Darroch
8 Sean Higgins
7 Cammy McClair
16 Chris Black
9 Jordan Shelvey
6 Nicky Little
11 Del Hepburn
Adam Strain 1
Jamie Whyte 2
Joe Coleman 3
Craig Pettigrew 4
David Syne 15
Thomas Maitland 6
Carlo Monti 7
Ben Lewis 8
Bryan Boylan 9
Michael Wardrope 10
Bradley Morrison 11

17 Ross Alexander
14 Chris Dooley
19 Jack McClair
10 Stevie Higgins
20 Ryan Devenney
Mark Curragh 12
Garry Fleming 14
Clayton Smith 16
Chris Taylor 17
Sean McCloskey 18

Ross Alexander for Sean Higgins (63)
Stevie Higgins for Nicky Little (84)
Jack McClair for Chris Black (84)
Garry Fleming -> Bradley Morrison (18)

Chris Black (67)
Cammy McClair (67)
Bryan Boylan (30)
Craig Pettigrew (67)
Garry Fleming (71)
David Syme (71)
Carlo Monti (79)

Red Cards
None. Bryan Boylan (67)
Garry Fleming (71)
David Syme (71)
Match Officials

Chris Graham (Referee)
Ross Clark & Fraser MacAra (Assistants)

Match Report

There were incredible scenes at Lochburn Park this afternoon as Kilwinning Rangers had three players sent off and manager Chris Strain sent to the stand in a crazy 5 minute spell. The Bankies went on to take full advantage and rattled in five goals. The match was tighter than a gnat’s chuff up until the 65th minute when Nicky Little finished a quite stunning team goal by volleying past Adam Strain to put the Bankies into the lead. It was all downhill for the Buffs after that.

Firstly, Boylan was shown a second yellow card for retaliating against Chris Black who had blatantly body checked the Kilwinning man. Black was booked for his troubles. The signs of verbal indiscipline just cascaded from there. Kilwinning manager Chris Strain, who had been spoken to by the ref in the first half, was outraged by the Boylan’s red card. He just wouldn’t let it go and whistler Chris Graham eventually sent him to the stand. As tempers flared Bankies McClair and Pettigrew of the visitors were also yellow carded.

Three minutes later the Bankies exploited their extra man when Jordan Shelvey raced down the left wing and sent in a low cross that was helped on first time by Ross Alexander to Nicky Little who was all on his own. Goal number 18 for the season was duly scored from 8 yards.

Still incensed by happenings just about every Kilwinning player was involved with the ref Chris Graham and his assistants. Garry Fleming was booked for remonstrating with the far side linesman, and then subsequently said something to the ref which earned him a red. While that was going on, Syme was having a go at the other assistant. The linesman brought this to the attention of the ref who booked him. Incredibly, he just wouldn’t give up and he was also sent off. Syme had to be dragged away from the assistant in amazing scenes.

The Bankies scored a further three goals that were all defensively disastrous for the remaining Kilwinning defence. Goal number three came after 76 minutes from a cross field chip by Chris Black. Full back Coleman slipped on the muddy pitch at the vital moment allowing Hepburn a clear run on goal which he finished expertly.

It got worse after 83 minutes when a passback to the keeper was woefully short. It wasn’t helped by the pitch which seemed to take the ball in a weird direction. It didn’t bother Nicky Little who pounced on the ball, rounded the keeper before crossing across the goal for Hepburn to tap in.

Two minutes later, Pettigrew got himself into a fankle on the edge of the box, and was duly dispossessed by Cammy McClair who gratefully accepted this gift by stroking home his tenth goal of the season.

Before all this it had been a quite entertaining match between two evenly matched sides. Possession wise the visitors probably shaded it but chances wise it was the Bankies who had the best. Jordan Shelvey was the main culprit missing three clear cut opportunities. In fairness, the pitch had a hand in his misses with bobbles just as he was about to pull the trigger on at least two of those occasions.

Kilwinning were well in this match and only have themselves to blame for a complete lack of discipline. It was odd to see so many players and the manager being booked and subsequently sent off for dissent. Great credit is due to the Bankies for keeping their heads down and taking full advantage. At two nil they could easily have run the clock down against the eight men, but instead they went for the jugular. Stand out player for me was Chris Black who showed just what he is capable of. Liam Rowan and Jamie Darroch were best at the back, and it will do the confidence no harm for Little, Hepburn and McClair being amongst the goals.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at January 12th, 2019)

2018-19 All Time
League Cups All
Marc Waters (GK) 19 - 7 - 35 -
Andy Paterson 1718 - 2288
Alan Vezza 1618 - 14615
Jamie Darroch 18182896
Liam Rowan 18 - 8 - 26 -
Cammy McClair 187934211
Chris Black 17162444
Del Hepburn 16492256
Sean Higgins 15 - 51201
Jordan Shelvey 1384414242
Nicky Little 1715639060
Jack McClair (sub) 12 - 51171
Ross Alexander (sub) 11151272
Stevie Higgins (sub) 163963616

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
12th January 2019
Clydebank5-0Kilwinning Rgrs

League Table (as at January 12th, 2019)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Hurlford United 19 14 2 3 +24 44
2. Clydebank 19 11 2 6 +19 35
3. Auchinleck Talb 12 10 1 1 +20 31
4. Glenafton Ath 18 9 3 6 +15 30
5. Kilwinning Rgrs 20 9 3 8 -1 30
6. Beith Juniors 15 8 4 3 +17 28
7. Pollok 15 8 4 3 +12 28
8. Largs Thistle 18 7 6 5 +23 27
9. Irvine Meadow 20 8 2 10 -16 26
10. Cumnock 20 7 3 10 -7 24
11. Kirk Rob Roy 18 5 7 6 -6 22
12. Troon 19 5 3 11 -13 18
13. Petershill 18 5 2 11 -27 17
14. Renfrew 19 4 4 11 -22 16
15. Cambuslang R 17 4 2 11 -14 14
16. Kilbirnie Lade 19 4 2 13 -24 14