FORMER Bankie Mark Maxwell’s goal two minutes from time saw Yoker snatch a point against Clydebank in the Holm Park derby on Saturday.
Robert O’Neill’s free kick a minute before half time gave Bankies the lead, before Maxwell’s low shot beat Lumsden as the spoils were shared.
Bankies, who went into the derby on the back of four straight wins, had the chance to break the deadlock with just over a minute played. Joel Kasubandi’s header landed perfectly for Nicky Little, whose volley flew wide of Yoker goalkeeper Craig Winslow’s right hand post.
Five minutes later, Clydebank had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Craig King. Hashim Cole’s long free kick appeared to hit the hand of Jamie Carson, but King was unmoved despite the protestations from Kasubandi and Little.
With a minute to go until the half time whistle, Clydebank won a free kick twenty yards from goal. Centre back Robert O’Neill sent a low right footed shot around the five man wall and beyond the reach of the diving Winslow to give Budgie McGhie’s men the lead.
On the hour mark, Bankies passed up the opportunity to double their lead with a contender for miss of the season. Mark Burbidge’s free kick found Johnny Allan at the back post, who nodded the ball back across goal for Kasubandi, only for the striker to knee the ball high over the bar from six yards out.
Midway through the first half, Yoker could’ve been level. Maxwell’s floated corner from the right was met by the head of John Harvey, with the defender’s effort crashing off the post before being cleared to safety.
Yoker continued to push for the equaliser and found it in the 88th minute. Good link up play between Bailey and Crerand saw the latter slip the ball into Maxwell, who took a touch before flicking the ball beyond Lumsden to snatch a point for the Whe Ho.
The result sees Clydebank remain undefeated at the top of the table with thirteen points, while Yoker sit fifth with eight.