Clydebank 6 – Glasgow Perthshire 1


Bankies recovered from a goal down to sweep aside Glasgow Perthshire at Holm Park on Wednesday evening.

Stevie Young – a second half substitute – scored a hat-trick as goals from Nicky Little, Peter McGill and Mark Burbidge sealed the emphatic win.

Bankies boss Budgie McGhie made four changes to the side that drew with Yoker on Saturday, with Robert Tiropoulos, Jamie Lyden, Hashim Cole and Jordan Shelvey replacing Josh Lumsden, Robbie Halliday, Andy Paterson and Joel Kasubandi respectively.

It was the visitors who started much the brighter, with Tiropoulos called into action early on, springing to his left to deny Munro.

Bankies were then forced into an early substitution, with Andy Paterson replacing Hashim Cole in a straight swap at left back.

However, Perthshire did take the lead soon after. O’Donnell’s corner was cleared only on to the boot of Broadie, and his sweetly struck volley beat Tiropoulos.

Perthshire could’ve twice stretched their lead in the first half, before Bankies grabbed an equaliser just before the break. Jordan Shelvey’s cross wasn’t held by Wilson in the Perthshire goal, with Nicky Little lurking at the far post to stab home.

Bankies came racing out the traps in the second half, with Peter McGill blasting straight at Wilson after a good penetrating run from Little.

Midway through the half, Bankies finally got their noses in front. Jordan Shelvey’s out-swinging free kick was cleared only to McGill at the edge of the area, and the recent signing made it two goals in two appearances with a volley with the outside of his right boot.

Manager McGhie made his obligatory 70th minute change, with Stevie Young replacing Jordan Shelvey, and it took just three minutes for the switch to pay dividends. Great vision from Burbidge saw him shirk a tackle, before slipping the ball through to Young, who tucked the ball neatly into the bottom corner to make it 3-1.

Ten minutes later, Bankies added a fourth. Frizzell used his strength to out muscle Malcolm on the half way line, driving at the Perthshire defence and laying the ball off to Burbidge on the overlap. Last season’s Player of the Year, Burbidge took a touch before firing a right footed shot low across Wilson and into the back of the net.

In clear control of the game, Bankies made it five less than three minutes later. Making his first start of the season, Jamie Lyden’s cross was completely misjudged by Wilson, with Young at full strength to prod the ball in for his second and Bankies fifth of the evening.

Young then completed his hat-trick and the scoring for the night with the final kick off the ball. After Alan Frizzell was impeded in the area, referee Andy Taylor pointed to the spot. Young immediately grabbed the ball, rifling the ball low in the bottom left hand corner as Clydebank picked up their first competitive win of the season.

Bankies are back in action this coming Saturday, when we host a Queens Park XI in a friendly at Holm Park, kick off is 2pm.

Glasgow Perthshire – All Photos By Stevie Doogan

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