Clydebank 1
Renfrew 0
League (Super Division One)

1 - 0

League (Super Division One)
Monday, May 12th, 2008
Glenhead Park. Att. 165
7:15 PM Kick-off

Brian Miller (35)

Team Managers
Billy McGhie

Starting Eleven
1 Barry John Corr
2 Paul Allum
3 Martin McInnes
4 Jerry Packham
5 John Cunningham
6 Sinclair Soutar
7 Brian Miller
8 Peter Jordan
9 Kevin Proctor
10 Alan Jack
11 Mark Hailstones
Ross 1
Howe 2
Mullin 3
Moore 4
Wallace 5
McCulloch 6
Smith 7
Mason 8
Tyler 9
Broadfield 10
McCulloch 11

12 Andy Kenna
14 Gordon Lappin
15 Barry Docherty
16 Mark Bowie
18 Stefan Gonet

Andy Kenna for Brian Miller (56)
Mark Bowie for Kevin Proctor (71)
Gordon Lappin for Peter Jordan (78)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Match Report

Clydebank defeated Renfrew at Glenhead Park to make it two wins in a row; earned a first league clean sheet of the season, and climbed out of the relegation zone to boot. Budgie McGhie could not have asked for a better response from his players as he battles to ensure Super League football next season.

A subtle change in formation, by drawing an extra man into midfield has given the Bankies real width again. Hailstones and Allum have both been given a new lease of life, as both caused Renfrew problems all night.

Right from the off, when Hailstones delivered a fantastic cross that Proctor was unlucky to have cleared off the line, it looked like the Bankies were in the mood to take all three points.

Renfrew are just about safe from relegation after a great second half to the season. The turning point in their season arguably, was the 6-1 defeat they inflicted on the Bankies in November.

Clydebank keen to avenge this defeat, came close as a smart corner kick was rolled to the edge of the box where Alan Jack's shot was blocked by a ruck of players in the six yard box.

Alan Jack and Peter Jordan both had long range efforts go wide, as did Miller for the visitors, before the Bankies took the lead on the half hour.

A deep cross into the box sailed beyond everyone, however Paul Allum chased the ball out to the touch line, where he turned and zipped an early cross to the near post.Brian Miller got ahead of the Frew defence and he glanced the ball into the net beyond Marshall.

Renfrew tried to hit back straight away. McAlpine tested Corr with a free kick, which the Bankies stopper did well to hold after an awkward bounce on the firey pitch.

The Bankies maintained their lead going into the break, but not without a couple of heartstopping moments. Most notably, when Corr flapped at a cross, which needed Cunningham to thump the ball away as it rolled across the face of goal

Renfrew began the second half strongly with Gallagher curling a right foot shot wide of the post, however the Bankies should have killed the match after 52 minutes

Brian Miller slipped in Hailstones, but his shot was saved by the foot of Marshall in the Renfrew goal. Miller picked up the rebound but his shot was charged down by a defender.

Clydebank began to take control of the game again, and alan Jack chased a lost cause into the corner. He managed to cross the ball to the back post where Proctor should have done better than direct his header wide.

Minutes later, Alan Jack sent in a blistering drive that Marshall did well to hold. Then after an hour Miller turned beautifully on the ball deceiving a defender. Unfortunately his shot didn't match his earlier skill and the ball went over the top.

Both sides made a number of changes, but neither side was able to carve out a decent opening in the last quarter of the match. Both sides were restricted to long range efforts and the Bankies ran out comfortable winners with a clean sheet under their belt for the first time since August.

Two vital wins in a row have given the Bankies every chance of avoiding the dreaded drop. It is very much in our own hands, and even with Alan Jack hobbling off injured at the very end of the match, fans will be hoping there is enough in the locker to see the club to safety.

Squad Statistics (as at May 12th, 2008)

2007-08 All Time
League Cups All
Barry John Corr (GK) 12 - 6 - 18 -
Paul Allum 121121382
Martin McInnes 17114 - 683
Jerry Packham 8 - 7 - 15 -
John Cunningham 14 - 11 - 675
Sinclair Soutar 15 - 9 - 86 -
Brian Miller 9281173
Peter Jordan 3 - 1 - 4 -
Alan Jack 1691454916
Mark Hailstones 19313715542
Kevin Proctor 7 - 4 - 11 -
Andy Kenna (sub) 1971126515
Gordon Lappin (sub) 18114510216
Mark Bowie (sub) 8 - 964719

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
12th May 2008
Annbank United4-1Lesmahagow
Johnstone Burgh1-3East Kilbride Th
Maryhill0-2Vale of Clyde

League Table (as at May 12th, 2008)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Kirk Rob Roy 25 18 2 5 +30 56
2. Kilwinning Rgrs 25 15 4 6 +27 49
3. Vale of Clyde 26 14 7 5 +12 49
4. Largs Thistle 26 11 9 6 +5 42
5. Kilbirnie Lade 23 12 3 8 +26 39
6. East Kilbride Th 25 10 6 9 -2 36
7. Maybole 22 10 5 7 +3 35
8. Annbank United 24 11 0 13 +1 33
9. Renfrew 25 9 5 11 +3 32
10. Maryhill 23 7 4 12 -21 25
11. Clydebank 19 6 6 7 +2 24
12. Lesmahagow 22 4 8 10 -10 20
13. Troon 24 4 6 14 -24 18
14. Johnstone Burgh 23 0 5 18 -52 5