Glasgow Perthshire v Clydebank



    Clydebank recovered from going a goal down to make it three wins from three with a commanding 7-1 win over Glasgow Perthshire on Saturday.

    Recent signing Ryan Holms grabbed a hat-trick, while goals from Nicky Little, Joel Kasubandi, Scott Jackson and an own goal saw Bankies notch their twelfth competitive goal in three matches.

    Lining up in a diamond 4-4-2 formation, Robert Hamilton and Scott Jackson made their first competitive starts of the season, while Mark Burbidge sat in the hole behind Holms and Little up front.

    Despite a comfortable opening period, it was Perthshire who took the lead with just over half an hour played. Caught on the counter attack, the ball was crossed into Peter May who slammed home from six yards.

    Less than two minutes later however, Bankies were level. Ryan Holms’ corner was pushed into his own net via the post by the Perthshire goalkeeper.

    Clydebank, now in the ascendancy, took the lead three minutes before half time. Phil Barclay’s floated free kick was met by the rising Johnny Allan at the back post, who knocked it across the face of goal for Holms to blast in for his first of the afternoon.

    Bankies boss Budgie McGhie was forced into making a double substitution at half time, with Andy Paterson and trialist Greg Cree replacing Robert O’Neill and Mark Burbidge respectively.

    After a quiet start to the second half, Clydebank added a third just before the hour mark. Scorer turned provider as Holms crossed for Little, whose diving header flew into the net.

    Two minutes later, Holms scored his second and Clydebank’s fourth of the afternoon. Centre back Hashim Cole’s precise diagonal ball was inch perfect for Holms who, with a deft touch, delicately lobbed the ‘Shire stopper.

    Andy Paterson and Scott Jackson then combined down the left, with the latter driving to the edge of the box before curling a right footed shot into the top corner as Clydebank extended their advantage with a fifth goals.

    Some fantastic build up play saw Robbie Halliday slip the ball into Johnny Allan, whose attempted driven cross was intercepted by junior veteran Graeme Dempsey. Substitute Kasubandi expertly readjusted and send a flying scissor kick low into the bottom of the goal as Bankies ran riot.

    Holms completed his hat-trick and the rout with a powerful finish from the edge of the area to pick up the match ball and ensure Bankies sit atop their Sectional League Cup group, going into next Saturday’s clash with Maryhill.



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