Maybole 0
Clydebank 1
League (Super Division One)


0 - 1


League (Super Division One)
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Ladywell Stadium
2:00 PM Kick-off

None. Chris Mackie (45)

Team Managers
Unknown. Billy McGhie

Starting Eleven
1 McCaulay
2 Whiteside
3 Crawford
4 Stevenson
5 Peacock
6 Cameron
7 McGrady
8 Love
9 Kerr, J
10 Flannigan
11 Riley
Stefan Gonet 1
Ross Campbell 2
Shaun Molloy 3
Paul Allum 4
Sinclair Soutar 5
Gary Lynn 6
Billy Jones 7
Martin McInnes 8
Chris Mackie 9
Mark Hailstones 10
Nikky Cairney 11

12 McDonald
14 Maxwell
15 Kerr, P
16 Walker
17 Boyle
John Jack 12
Stevie Dymock 14
Brian Smith 15
Scott Marshall
Alan Vezza 17
John Harvey 18
Liam Campbell 20

Maxwell -> McGrady (45)
McDonald -> Riley (57)
Kerr, P -> Kerr, J
Brian Smith for Paul Allum (66)
John Jack for Nikky Cairney (66)
Stevie Dymock for Billy Jones (75)

McDonald (90)
Kerr, P (90)
Mark Hailstones (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Photography by Alistair McVicar

Match Report

Clydebank began their marathon promotion bid this afternoon with a one nil victory over Maybole at Ladywell Stadium, thank to a Chris Mackie headed goal on the stroke of half time. It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance as the Bankies dominated the first half, but found themselves under pressure for most of the second.

Budgie McGhie shuffled the pack again, as the need to keep legs fresh over the next few weeks will be vital. Soutar came in for his first start since the Glenafton match four weeks ago, and Jones and Cairney kept their places in the side from Wednesday's victory over Arthurlie. .

Maybole began the brighter of the two sides, but apart from a couple of crosses into the box, they were not posing a significant threat. It took the Bankies a while to get started, and Mackie playing the lone front man again was being well marshalled by the Maybole defence. It was Mackie, however, that created the first opportunity of note when he won the ball in the air, and Hailstones rifled a volley well over from 20 yards.

Clydebank started to take a grip in midfield with Hailstones and Jones providing the support to Mackie that was absent in the opening exchanges. Jones, in particular, delivered several inviting cross balls that were asking to put away. Midway through the half the Bankies should have taken the lead when Allum saw a shot block from a Mackie cross, the clearance rebounded out to Jones who was unlucky to see his first time volley hit the side net.

Pressure was steadily building on the home defence, as Jones shot over again from a Hailstones lay off. With only minutes of the first half remaining Chris Mackie missed as good a chance as you are likely to see. A fine passing move, on a difficult pitch, down the left wing saw Billy Jones flight in a perfect cross into the box. A Maybole defender allowed it to drop over his head and Mackie brought it down on his chest beautifully. However, with only the keeper to beat he managed to turn his shot into the ground and wide of the goal.

With the last action of the half, Mackie redeemed himself. Again, the danger came down the left wing, and it was the unlikely figure of Martin McInnes who curled in a left footed cross deep to the back post. Chris Mackie peeled off and perfectly looped the ball back across goalkeeper and into the net.

Clydebank were well worth their half time lead, despite a low amount of scoring opportunities. Supporters were looking forward to see if the players could come out and finish the match and cruise home with the three point safely in their back pocket. However, Maybole had other ideas, as they began the second period in a much more aggressive manner.

The Bole were not creating any chances of note, but were dominating the middle of the park, as the Bankies appeared to leave their midfield in the dressing room at half time. Time and time again, the Bankies were sitting too deep allowing Maybole to carry ball into forward positions. Chris Mackie cut a lonely figure as he was becoming isolated from the rest of the side, and hid frustration was beginning to show. Despite this, Clydebank were the only side getting shots on goal, albeit wildly wide efforts from long range.

McGhie introduced John Jack, and Brian Smith to try and arrest this. Although, it worked to a degree, the pattern had been set and Clydebank became more determined just to hang onto what they had. It is clear to see why Maybole are in danger of being relegated, as they hardly threatened the Bankies goal in second period despite seeing a lot of the ball. In fact, the closest they came was when Stefan Gonet saved bravely at the feet of Kerr as he almost go on the end of knock on.

The Bankies defence prevailed, as they successfully ran the clock down and took the points back to Clydebank. It was a vital three points to claim, as the Bankies closed the gap on Renfrew to 8 points with 8 games in hand. Another massive games lies in wait on Monday against second placed Rutherglen, where the Bankies can potentially reduce the margin between the sides to 7 points with the Bankies having 4 games in hand.

Squad Statistics (as at April 24th, 2010)

2009-10 All Time
League Cups All
Stefan Gonet (GK) 13 - 8 - 90 -
Ross Campbell 13 - 133283
Shaun Molloy 6 - 71131
Paul Allum 123101999
Sinclair Soutar 5 - 5 - 131 -
Gary Lynn 1111136212
Martin McInnes 13 - 11 - 1433
Billy Jones 2 - 1 - 3 -
Mark Hailstones 9312 - 22254
Nikky Cairney 13213 - 272
Chris Mackie 417 - 278
Brian Smith (sub) 133131487
John Jack (sub) 91101559
Stevie Dymock (sub) 72111183

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match
7th April 2010
Rutherglen Glen2-2East Kilbride Th
10th April 2010
East Kilbride Th1-2Annbank United
Glenafton Ath1-1Renfrew
Kilsyth Rangers0-2Whitletts Victoria
Neilston Juniors0-1Dalry Thistle
14th April 2010
Annbank United2-2Dalry Thistle
East Kilbride Th1-3Renfrew
Rutherglen Glen4-3Kilsyth Rangers
Whitletts Victoria2-1Cumnock
17th April 2010
Dalry Thistle3-0Maybole
Glenafton Ath2-2East Kilbride Th
Kilsyth Rangers1-2Cumnock
Neilston Juniors0-0Whitletts Victoria
Rutherglen Glen0-1Annbank United
21st April 2010
Annbank United0-0Girvan
East Kilbride Th1-0Kilsyth Rangers
Whitletts Victoria2-0Dalry Thistle
24th April 2010
Ashfield2-0Annbank United
East Kilbride Th1-1Whitletts Victoria
Neilston Juniors0-2Glenafton Ath
Rutherglen Glen1-2Girvan

League Table (as at April 24th, 2010)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cumnock 21 14 1 6 +13 43
2. Rutherglen Glen 17 11 3 3 +17 36
3. Renfrew 21 10 4 7 -1 34
4. Ashfield 21 10 2 9 +5 32
5. Girvan 22 8 7 7 +6 31
6. Whitletts Victoria 16 8 3 5 +2 27
7. Glenafton Ath 23 7 6 10 0 27
8. Clydebank 13 8 2 3 +9 26
9. Annbank United 16 8 2 6 -1 26
10. East Kilbride Th 20 6 7 7 0 25
11. Maybole 23 7 4 12 -9 25
12. Dalry Thistle 19 7 1 11 -7 22
13. Kilsyth Rangers 20 5 2 13 -15 17
14. Neilston Juniors 20 3 4 13 -19 13