Another ex-Bankie came back to haunt the new Clydebank FC as the euphoria of the home match against St Rochs gave way to reality. Following Danny McKelvie's two goals for Johnstone Burgh in the Bankies first game, Gerry Farrell returned to haunt his old team with a bizarre goal.
Just after half time Farrell noticed the goalkeeper off his line and hit a shot from what must have been at least 40 yards.
The large home crowd of around 300 watched in shock as the ball sailed over Mehigan in the Bankies goal and into the net. It was the one real chance that Shettleston had in a fairly dull 90 minutes.
Clydebank had the better of the chances in the first half. indeed, the best chance for the first 45 saw a great cross from the right find Reid in the perfect position to score. But Elrick, who was also in the box, got in first and sent the header wide.
The Bankies were punished for not taking this chance just three minutes later with Farrell's goal, and from then on the game turned into a bit of a damp squib. Shettleston happy to stick with their 1-0 lead and the Bankies unable to penetrate their defence.
The only moment of note came near the end when Crook of Shettleston lunged in with one of those notoriously horrific tackles sometimes seen in the Juniors. He was sent off after receiving a second yellow card - he was fortunate not to get a straight red.
All in all it was a decent enough performance from the Bankies against a team a few leagues above what they'll be playing this season. Roll on the league