Clydebank 3
Maryhill 1
Sectional League Cup (Group 6)

3 - 1

Sectional League Cup (Group 6)
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Holm Park
6:45 PM Kick-off

Ryan Deas (28)
Jordan Shelvey (31)
Ciaran Lafferty (66)
Lee McClelland (90)

Team Managers
Kieran McAnespie

Starting Eleven
1 Scott Morrison
2 Jamie Lyden
3 Andy Paterson
4 Alan Vezza
5 Calum Gow
6 Ross Forsyth
7 Chris Black
12 Johnny Allan
9 Jordan Shelvey
10 Ryan Deas
11 Ross Lyden
Thomas Hollis 1
Joe Beckley 2
Kevin Kelly 3
Alex McFarlane 4
Banks 5
Kieran Furay 6
Dale Clark 7
Matthews 8
Colin Preston 9
Lee McClelland 10
Ryan Tiffney 11

13 Jamie Darroch
14 Ciaran Lafferty
15 Reece Pearson
16 Chris Dooley
20 Josh Lumsden
Ross Eaglesham 12
Emsley 14
Crawford 15
Ciaron Smith 16
Black 17

Ciaran Lafferty for Ross Lyden (61)
Reece Pearson for Johnny Allan (61)
Chris Dooley for Chris Black (73)
Ross Eaglesham -> Colin Preston (65)
Crawford -> Banks (73)
Black -> Ryan Tiffney (79)

Alan Vezza (40)
Ross Forsyth (65)
Colin Preston (21)
Banks (60)
Kevin Kelly (76)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tony Fullerton (Referee)
Brian Christie & Kenneth Allen (Assistants)

Match Report

The Bankies won this match without too much trouble, and was a marked improvement over the Perthshire game. The first half was fairly uninspiring with neither team looking all that great. As the half wore on the Bankies began to get the upper hand and Deas cracked in a fine shot to open the scoring. Shelvey added the second three minutes later when Maryhill keeper dropped a real clanger by letting the ball in through his legs. The game was pretty much over at this point as Maryhill had offered nothing going forward.

The Bankies played a lot better for most of the second half. The first signs of the team gelling became apparent as there were some nice extended passing moves that could have led to several goals, but we had to be content with one more with Ciaran Lafferty scoring with his first touch of the ball. Maryhill nicked a consolation in the last minute thanks to some sloppy marking by the Bankies. It was good to see McAnespie getting upset at that, even though the game was already well won.

So, how are things shaping up. Well, I think Johnny Allen looked good and if he is able to stay fit then McAnespie should sign him up now. Alan Vezza certainly stabilises the middle of the park and we looked a lot more secure. It also freed up Deas, who was able to get forward much more often.

McAnespie has quite a few options at the back and it will be interesting to see what he goes with when the real action starts. I hope he goes with a back four, as I think it suits the players we have better. Paterson and Forsyth have looked best for me, but won't complain too much whatever way we set up.

Where we look a little short is in the middle to front positions. We appear to be missing a bit of pace, and seem a little bit obvious in attack. My concern is that this will be a problem once the league starts against a better class of opposition. One or two players haven't convinced me yet, but it is still early days and the side will evolve over the coming weeks. We've still to see Watt properly who had good reviews pre-season and Lafferty is just coming back from injury.

Overall, we must be relatively happy at this stage. The results so far have been positive and that is the important thing. A lot of new players have come in and it is going to take a bit of time for the side to settle down. Not all of the new recruits are going to work out, but hopefully enough of them will, to give us the basis of a side that can compete in the league.

Match report written by Stuart McBay

Squad Statistics (as at August 9th, 2017)

2017-18 All Time
League Cups All
Scott Morrison (GK) 0 - 1 - 1 -
Jamie Lyden 0 - 1 - 422
Andy Paterson 0 - 2 - 1757
Alan Vezza 0 - 2 - 9514
Calum Gow 0 - 2 - 442
Ross Forsyth 0 - 2 - 2 -
Chris Black 0 - 2 - 2 -
Johnny Allan 0 - 1 - 392
Ryan Deas 0 - 2121
Jordan Shelvey 0 - 229516
Ross Lyden 0 - 2 - 2 -
Chris Dooley (sub) 0 - 2 - 2 -
Reece Pearson (sub) 0 - 2 - 334
Ciaran Lafferty (sub) 0 - 1111

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match

League Table (as at August 9th, 2017)

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