Bankies hit Peasy for six

Clydebank 6 v 1 Petershill West Region Premiership Lochburn Park Saturday 6th October 2018

Clydebank move up to second spot after a 6-1 thumping over Petershill on Saturday. 

Nicky Little’s double, alongside goals from Chris Black, Cammy McClair, Andy Paterson and Del Hepburn secured victory for the hosts, who grabbed a stoppage time consolation.

Bankies boss Kieran McAnespie made three changes to the side that beat Armadale, as Declan Fitzpatrick made his debut for the departed Michael McIndoe, while Liam Rowan and Andy Paterson returned to the starting eleven. 

It was a bright start for Bankies, who opened the scoring after just five minutes. Captain Alan Vezza played a great ball over the top with the outside of his boot, and Little let the ball bounce before lobbing Peasy ‘keeper David Dey from the edge of the area.

Lee than two minutes later, Little doubled his and Clydebank’s lead. Returning to the starting lineup, Rowan stepped out of defence and slid a through ball right into the path of Little, who took the ball round the keeper and slotted home his 12th goal of the season. 

Bankies continued to assert their dominance on proceedings and adding a third midway through the half. After patient build up play, Rowan was once again the provider as he crossed to the back post, where Chris Black made a late run and dinked Dey for Clydebank’s third.

The home side were in full control and could’ve added a fourth before the break when Sean Higgins took the ball round Dey, but the angle proved too narrow as his effort curled past. Then debutant Sean Fitzpatrick thumped a header narrowly over the bar from a corner as Bankies looked to finish the game off in the first period.

Eight minutes after the restart, Clydebank put the game beyond Peasy with a fourth. Picking up the ball inside the centre circle, McClair burst away and calmly slotted the ball across Dey for a fine solo goal.

With less than ten minutes remaining, Andy Paterson added a fifth from a free kick. After Little was chopped down on the edge of the area, Paterson stepped up a curled a left footed effort around the wall and past Dey for his first goal of the season. 

Two minutes later Bankies grabbed their sixth and final goal of the game when Little slipped in substitute Del Hepburn, who stepped over the ball and deftly nutmegged the goalkeeper for his third of the season.

Soon after, Petershill had the chance to pull a goal back after a stramash inside the area. Ross Barclay had two bites at the cherry, before Jamie Darroch headed off the line and cleared the ball to safety.

Peasy, though, were able to grab a late consolation from the spot when Chris Dooley pulled former Bankie Ian Gold to the ground inside the box. Scott Cameron fired the ball high past Waters as Bankies missed out on the clean sheet but secured their highest ever top flight win.

Next up for Bankies is a trip to Renfrew, where kick off next Saturday is 2pm.