Shettleston 1 – Clydebank 0

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CLYDEBANK fell to their second defeat on the season, going down 1-0 to Shettleston on Saturday.

Peter Weatherson’s first half free kick was the difference between the sides, with Bankies once again wasteful in front of goal.

Bankies boss Budgie McGhie made one change to the side that drew with Irvine Vics,  with Robbie Halliday replacing Peter McGill in a 4-3-3 formation that saw Nicky Little operate as the sole striker.

After a fairly quiet opening period, Shettleston took the lead after almost ten minutes. After Halliday was penalised for handball 25 yards out, Peter Weatherson curled a right footed effort low beyond Lumsden.

Shettleston continued to dominate the majority of possesion, yet it was the away side that carved out the most opportunities.

First, Burbidge burst down the right, cutting the ball back to Cammy Haddow who pulled his shot wide. Then, Danny MacKinnon struck the woodwork after his headed effort was tipped on to the crossbar from Andy Paterson’s free kick,

Straight from the restart, Bankies looked to level. Burbidge once again used his pace to race down the left channel and bear down on goal, but his lifted effort went over the bar.

Having both picked up knocks, both Mark Burbidge and Cammy Haddow were replaced by Jordan Shelvey and Joel Kasubandi on the hour mark. The loss of two of the most creative players was evident, with Bankies attacking threat clearly diminished.

 

In weather conditions not conducive to expansive football, Bankies opted for a more direct approach, a move ultimately that came to no avail.

Alan Vezza was next to try his luck from long range, but his dipping volley flew just over the bar as Bankies desperately looked to snatch something from the game.

As the clock struck 90, Shettleston were awarded a penalty. After a defensive mistake, Jordan Halsman found himself one on one with Lumsden, with the young keeper bringing him down as he attempted to round him.

Weatherson stepped up, but Lumsden got down well to block the spot kick as Shettleston’s one goal advantage was enough to secure all three points.

Clydebank: Lumsden, Halliday, Paterson, Gow, Darroch, Vezza,, Burbidge (Kasubandi, 62), MacKinnon, Little, Haddow (Shelvey, 60), Frizzell (Bidduloh, 76).