Clydebank 7
Annbank United 0
West of Scotland Cup (1st Round)

7 - 0
 Annbank United

West of Scotland Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Holm Park
2:00 PM Kick-off

Nicky Little (2)
Del Hepburn (13)
Conor Lynass (33)
Cammy McClair (45)
Jordan Kennedy (48)
Conor Lynass (53)
Del Hepburn (77)

Team Managers
Gordon Moffat
Barry Ross

Starting Eleven
1 Marc Waters
2 Michael Bailey
12 Paul Byrne
5 Jamie Darroch
6 Jordan Kennedy
4 Alan Vezza
7 Cammy McClair
17 Ross Alexander
10 Nicky Little
14 Conor Lynass
11 Del Hepburn
Louis Kerr 1
Craig Barrett 2
Alan Orr 3
Thomas Sloan 4
Johnny Dunlop 5
Lee Sloan 6
Euan Smith 7
Jordan Reid 8
Jordan Ryan 9
Stephen McLelland 10
Rory Tait 11

16 Chris Black
15 Dylan Coll
24 Oisin McHugh
23 Adam Smith
20 Scott Morrison
Liam Fitzsimmons 12
Mitchell Ewing 14
Jack Taylor 15
Gavin Todd 16
Daniel Gray 17

Adam Smith for Alan Vezza (57)
Chris Black for Conor Lynass (67)
Dylan Coll for Michael Bailey (76)
Liam Fitzsimmons -> Alan Orr (76)
Jack Taylor -> Jordan Reid (76)
Daniel Gray -> Rory Tait (76)

None. Alan Orr (18)
Lee Sloan (59)
Johnny Dunlop (78)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Matthew McDermid (Referee)
James McCluskey & James Hesketh (Assistants)

Match Report

Poor Annbank were no match for Clydebank as they were swept aside in this West of Scotland 1st round Cup tie at Holm Park. Del Hepburn and Conor Lynass both picked up doubles as the Bankies hit seven goals without reply. It was the perfect pick me up after two defeats in recent weeks and should hopefully give the players a lift for a run of three tough away league games in a row in the rest of November.

The squad is quite threadbare at the moment for a variety of reasons and three of the outfield substitutes were recruits from the Bankies youth academy with Adam Smith getting his first outing alongside Dylan Coll and Oisin McHugh.

Almost the whole of Junior football separated the sides, and unfortunately for Annbank it showed. The Bankies were keen to make amends for their last two results and scored the first goal after just two minutes, when Nicky Little netted his tenth goal of the season when he got a lucky break of the ball in the box from a corner and he rifled it high into the net. The match almost seemed done even at this early stage.

Annbank offered scant resistance as the match became a bit of a pile on. The Bankies looked like they could run up a record score, but maybe being a touch over-elaborate at times cost the more goals. However they did hit the back of the net three more times before half time.

Del Hepburn netted a spectacular overhead kick from an Alexander cross. Then it was Alexander again who provided the pass for Lynass to dink the ball over the keeper and sneak it in at the near post. On the stroke of half time, McClair scored a beauty in the top bin following a mazy run that he doesn’t do quite often enough.

The second half followed a similar pattern as the Bankies added another two goals early on. Firstly, Jordan Kennedy scored his first goal for the club from about two feet when he was in the right place at the right time to knock in a low cross following a corner. Shortly afterwards Lynass scored a stunning second when he ran almost sixty yards with the ball with the whole Annbank defence trailing behind him before slotting the ball home.

The game went into snooze mode after this with Annbank doing better at getting their men behind the ball and Clydebank not showing as much urgency. A seventh goal was scored with 13 minutes remaining when Hepburn hit a fine drive that clipped the inside of the post and went in. The ref ended the game bang on the 90 minute as there didn’t seem much point in prolonging Annbank’s agony any longer.

This was as straightforward a win as the Bankies could have hoped for. There were some fine goals scored against an Annbank side that were sadly out of their depth. It was good to see Jordan Kennedy get a start after a long time out and young Adam Smith can be pleased with his contribution when he came on. The Bankies travel to league leaders Kilwinning Rangers next week and hopefully this result will have given the players a little bit of their belief back.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at November 9th, 2019)

2019-20 All Time
League Cups All
Marc Waters (GK) 14 - 6 - 68 -
Jamie Darroch 1022 - 1149
Alan Vezza 8 - 5 - 17016
Paul Byrne 14 - 4 - 18 -
Del Hepburn 92424413
Ross Alexander 10 - 6 - 574
Conor Lynass 11653169
Jordan Kennedy 2 - 4161
Cammy McClair 113637318
Michael Bailey 14 - 7 - 21 -
Nicky Little 1447612480
Dylan Coll (sub) 1 - 3 - 11 -
Adam Smith (sub) 0 - 1 - 1 -
Chris Black (sub) 13162767