Linlithgow Rose 3 – Clydebank 0

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CLYDEBANK crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Linlithgow Rose on Saturday.

Tommy Coyne scored a hat-trick and Jamie Darroch saw red as Bankies were dumped out in the second round.

Bankies boss Budgie McGhie made three changes to the side that went down 4-0 to Cumnock a fortnight ago, with Robert Tiropoulos, Hashim Cole and Cammy Haddow making way for Josh Lumsden, Andy Paterson and Phil Barclay – who made his first appearance of the season.

After eleven minutes, Rose opened the scoring. Good play down the right between Ross Gray and Blair Batchelor saw the latter cross for Coyne – son of former Clydebank striker Tommy Snr – whose shot trundled past Lumsden as the home side took the lead.

Gray and Batchelor combined again, this time the former crossing for Kevin Keirie, with Jamie Darroch block his shot well.
Four minutes before the break, Rose doubled their advantage. A quick counter attack saw Gray deliver from wide on the right once more, picking out an unmarked Coyne who caught the ball on the half volley to put the East Region side two goals to the good.

Ten minutes after the restart, manager McGhie rung the changes, with Calum Gow and Phil Barclay being replaced by Jamie Lyden and Mark Burbidge.

Bankies should’ve found their way back into the game shortly after, with only a fantastic save from Rose stopper Darren Hill preventing Jamie Darroch’s header while Joel Kasubandi blazed the rebound high over the bar.

Another excellent set piece delivery from Nicky Little saw another chance go begging, this time substitute Burbidge cracked the outside of the post with his effort from the edge of the box.

Fifteen minutes from the end, Rose sealed the win and Bankies were reduced to ten men. Jack Beaumont’s corner found Jamie McKenzie, with the centre back rifling a shot towards goal. Referee David Dickinson judged Darroch to have handled the ball on the line, pointing to the spot and showing a straight red card to the centre back.

Cone stepped up to the spot, sending Lumsden the wrong way as he grabbed his hat-trick and Rose’s place in the third round draw.