Clydebank 7
Dalkeith Thistle 0
Scottish Cup (1st Round)


Clydebank
7 - 0
 Dalkeith Thistle

Scottish Cup (1st Round)
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Holm Park. Att. 820
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Hamish McKinlay (28)
Joe Slattery (33)
Craig Holmes (41)
Hamish McKinlay (50)
Kevin Green (56)
Ross McPherson (72)
Craig Holmes (90)
None.

Team Managers
Gordon Moffat
Jock Landells

Starting Eleven
20 Jamie Stevenson
22 Adam Hodge
3 Paul Byrne
18 Kevin Green
4 Matt Niven
6 Frazer Johnstone
19 Craig Holmes
8 Joe Slattery
24 Hamish McKinlay
10 Nicky Little
25 Lee Gallacher
Shea Dowie 1
Michael Lennie 2
Ross Aitchison 3
Greig Callaghan 4
Stephen Woods 5
Jack Burrows 6
Darren Leslie 7
Danny McTernan 8
Josh Davidson 9
Jack Morgan 10
Duncan Muir 11

Bench
16 Chris Black
5 Jamie Darroch
1 Jamie Donnelly
11 Conor Lynass
7 Cammy McClair
11 Liam McGonigle
15 Oisin McHugh
27 Ross McPherson
9 Ciaran Mulcahy
Danny McFadden 12
Ryan Weson 14
Cameron Leslie 15
Scott Walker 16
Jordan Mackie 17
Jordan McAlpine 21
Donnie Forbes 19
Ronan Cleland 20

Substitutions
Ross McPherson for Hamish McKinlay (62)
Liam McGonigle for Nicky Little (69)
Cammy McClair for Lee Gallacher (75)
Ryan Weston -> Josh Davidson (45)
Cameron Leslie -> Darren Leslie (49)
Jordan Mackie -> Michael Lennie (64)

Cautions
Liam McGonigle (88)
Jack Burrows (27)
Greig Callaghan (45)
Ryan Weston (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kieran Trayner (Referee)
Louis McIntosh & Tyler Hassan (Assistants)


Photography by Stevie Doogan

Match Report


It was a historic day for everyone connected with Clydebank FC as they played their first Scottish Cup tie in almost 20 years and you have to go way back to 1996 when the town last hosted a match in the competition.

Dalkeith Thistle were the Bankies opponents and the bookies prediction had the visitors on extremely long odds and they were not wrong as Clydebank thumped the Midlothian side by seven goals to nil. It was a great day to be a Bankies supporter. A record Scottish Cup score in front of over 800 spectators, and a cracking sunny day as a bonus.

It was all about patience in the early part of the game. The game plan was to pass, pass, pass. There were a few stray ones in the opening twenty minutes, and while Dalkeith were full of energy you never felt totally comfortable.

Slowly but surely the gaps began to appear and when McKinlay sprung the offside trap after 28 minutes and dinked the ball over Dowie, you just knew it was curtains for the away side.

The Bankies went on to play some fantastic football, and some of the goals were right out of the top drawer as their opponents began to chase shadows and wilt. The second and third goals were two such examples as the Bankies passing ripped right through the Dalkeith defence, for Slattery and Holmes respectively to slam the ball home. The latter also treated the supporters to an acrobatic cartwheel and somersault to celebrate.

The second half was a matter of how many could the Bankies add to their score. McKinlay scored his second after 50 minutes with an accurate side footed effort finishing off another passing move. Kevin Green nodded in from a corner kick at close range to score his first goal for the club just six minutes later.

Ross McPherson came off the bench to thrash a daisycutter low into the bottom corner from 20 yards out, and Holmes wrapped up the scoring in stoppage time with a fine header from a McClair cross.

The result could have been worse for Dalkeith as the Bankies missed a whole host of chances, but it would have been harsh on the visitors who fought hard, but were just outclassed.

Today was about the occasion as much as the game on the park. It was great to have such a well attended match and the Bankies delivering the result on the field. We’ve seen it go the wrong way in the past such is the highs and lows of supporting a club like Clydebank FC. We all wait with baited breath to see who we get in the next round!

Next week, it’s back to reality as we travel to Rutherglen to play Glencairn. This could be a tricky encounter, but we have a good record there. The Bankies dropped to third in the table because of our cup related absence, so the pressure is on to keep winning and stay in touch at the top.

Match report written by Stuart McBay



Squad Statistics (as at September 18th, 2021)


2021-22 All Time
League Cups All
Jamie Stevenson (GK) 6 - 1 - 7 -
Matt Niven 821 - 153
Adam Hodge 5 - 1 - 6 -
Kevin Green 10 - 11111
Paul Byrne 7 - 1 - 38 -
Craig Holmes 12 - 12243
Lee Gallacher 1431 - 235
Frazer Johnstone 14 - 1 - 23 -
Joe Slattery 12311206
Hamish McKinlay 9412106
Nicky Little 1181 - 159103
Cammy McClair (sub) 921 - 9821
Liam McGonigle (sub) 611 - 132
Ross McPherson (sub) 841113852







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
18th September 2021
Beith Juniors6-1Bonnyton Thistle
Benburb5-1Troon
Cumbernauld Un2-2Kilbirnie Lade
Largs Thistle2-2Kirk Rob Roy
Pollok2-1Kilwinning Rgrs
Rossvale3-1Blantyre Vics
Rutherglen Glen1-5Glenafton Ath

League Table (as at September 18th, 2021)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Auchinleck Talb 13 11 2 0 +21 35
2. Pollok 14 10 2 2 +22 32
3. Clydebank 14 9 4 1 +17 31
4. Kilwinning Rgrs 14 8 4 2 +22 28
5. Beith Juniors 13 6 3 4 +10 21
6. Hurlford United 11 6 3 2 +4 21
7. Darvel 12 6 2 4 +9 20
8. Irvine Meadow 11 6 2 3 +4 20
9. Kirk Rob Roy 13 6 1 6 -1 19
10. Cumnock 12 6 0 6 0 18
11. Benburb 12 5 2 5 +2 17
12. Rutherglen Glen 13 5 2 6 0 17
13. Rossvale 15 5 1 9 -13 16
14. Troon 13 4 2 7 -5 14
15. Glenafton Ath 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Cumbernauld Un 13 4 2 7 -13 14
17. Largs Thistle 13 3 3 7 -6 12
18. Blantyre Vics 14 2 3 9 -19 9
19. Kilbirnie Lade 13 2 2 9 -19 8
20. Bonnyton Thistle 14 1 0 13 -29 3