6 - 0
6 - 0
Vale of Leithen
Vale of Leithen
Lee Gallacher (12)
Lee Gallacher (18)
Josh Weir (22)
Trialist LD (23)
Larry McMahon (84)
Nicky Little (90)
Connor Higgins for Josh Weir (45)
Kevin Green for Matt Niven (45)
Liam McGonigle for Lee Gallacher (45)
Trialist TL for Frazer Johnstone (45)
Oisin McHugh for Trialist LD (62)
Trialist JW for Alan Kelly (62)
Adam Smith for Adam Hodge (62)
Clydebank cruised to an expected easy win over Vale of Leithen at Holm Park this afternoon. The Bankies hit six goals without reply in a match that was another useful exercise for the returning players. Matt Niven and Lee Gallacher were back in the colours for the first time this season and new signings Josh Weir and Larry McMahon were handed debuts.
The Bankies looked very strong in the opening twenty minutes or so and threatened to overwhelm their opponents as they hit the back of the net four times.
The first came after twelve minutes, when the sharp-looking Lee Gallacher scored an Archie Gemmill-esque solo goal as he danced around three defenders before putting the ball away.
The same player scored the second with a fine left footed shot low into the goalkeeper’s bottom right hand corner after a defender needlessly gave the ball away.
New signing Josh Weir grabbed the third with a fine low drive into the same corner. Weir looks a powerful customer and was very direct in style and should be an asset in the Bankies team. He could have had a hat trick in the opening half having missed two good chances when put clean through on goal.
Barely a minute later the trialist full back made it four nil after he tapped in at the back post after the keeper touched away a shot from Weir.
The Bankies missed a hatful of chances before the interval as a cricket score looked on the cards; however, a raft of substitutions in the second half interrupted the flow.
There was certainly less authority about the Bankies in the second half, but they did add two further goals late on. Larry McMahon finished off a fine move after 84 minutes and Nicky Little completed the scoring with the last kick of the ball following a great run and cross by McHugh.
There were no particular lessons be learned from this game other than the usefulness of bringing the players slowly up to match readiness. The pre-season should become a little more challenging starting with the visit to Renfrew on Wednesday evening.
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