CLYDEBANK remain undefeated in four pre season matches following a 1-1 draw away to Carnoustie Panmure on Saturday.
Alan Frizzell’s first Clydebank goal cancelled out Jamie McCabe’s first half effort for the Gowfers as Bankies were held to their second successive draw.
Bankies boss Budgie McGhie started with his usual 4-3-3 formation, with Cammy Haddow – making his first start of the season – occupying the space behind lone striker Stevie Young.
Last season’s player of the year Mark Burbidge was first to register a shot on goal, but the winger dragged his shot wide of the target.
It was a competitive start to the game, with several committed challenges from the off. After Jordan Shelvey was chopped down on the left, the resulting free kick was met by the head of Nicky Little, who skimmed the outside of the post with his effort.
On the half hour mark, Carnoustie opened the scoring. A cross from the right wasn’t cleared by the Bankies back line, with McCabe on hand to bring the ball down well, turn and slot past Tiropoulos.
Only Stevie Young and Burbidge then had efforts on goal before the half time whistle as Bankies trailed by one goal.
At the break, Alan Frizzell and Greg Cree replaced Stevie Young and Cammy Haddow, with Bankies looking to find a way back into the game.
There was little to separate the sides as the second half progressed, with substitutes Frizzell and Cree both forcing saves from the Carnoustie goalkeeper.
With fifteen minutes remaining, McGhie made his final double switch. Clydebank U19 duo Jack Carson and Nathan Carmichael – part of the side that won their respective U17s league last season, made their first team bows.
There was an almost instant impact, as Bankies levelled soon after. Frizzell chested the ball down on the left hand edge of the area, driving at the defence and squeezing a shot under the goalkeeper at the near post to level.
Andy Paterson, now into his sixth season with the club, had his goal bound corner tipped over the bar in what was the last action of the match as Bankies were held 1-1.