Clydebank ease out Colony Juniors in tough cup replay

Calvin Roddie scored Colony Park Juniors goal against Clydebank on Saturday.
Calvin Roddie scored Colony Park Juniors goal against Clydebank on Saturday.

Clydebank knocked Colony Park Juniors out of the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday in a replay at Holm Park, Clydebank in front of good crowd.

In the opening minute Adam Maitland almost managed to get hold of a poor pass back in the Clydebank defence but Hamilton the Bankies keeper was quickly off his line to gather the ball..

Clydebank were now on top in the early minutes and just after putting a shot wide PEARSON turned the Colony defence and shot into the 
corner of the net giving 
Clydebank a 1-0 lead in 13 minutes.

Colony Park appeared to be more in the match when Davidson was adjudged by 
the referee to have brought down Shelvey in the box. 
The Colony players disputed the award of the resulting 
penalty which was slotted home by RAMMAGE in 33 minutes.

In 39 minutes following a good build up by Clydebank, GARDINER on the right wing seemed to be allowed too much space by the Colony defence and he drove into the box placing his shot into the far left corner of the net giving the Bankies a three nil lead at half time.

In 71 minutes Adam Maitland picked up a ball cleared from the Bankies defence and he hit a tremendous shot from 25 yards which Hamilton failed to hold and from the resultant loose ball Calvin RODDIE shot the ball into the net making the score 3-1.

As Clydebank responded, Bobby Maitland was adjudged to have brought down Harvie on the edge of the box. RAMMAGE took the free kick and struck a great shot into the top corner of the net giving Sim no chance.

With Clydebank now leading 4-1 Colony Park were reduced to ten men with ten minutes left to play when Roddie was shown a second yellow card.

The Colony Park defence held out during the final period of the match limiting Clydebank to a couple of opportunities to extend their lead with the score remaining 4-1 to Clydebank at the final whistle.

Overall Clydebank were 
deserved winners but the 
Colony Park Juniors team fought hard throughout the game and matched their 
opponents, who are a number of divisions higher in junior football, in the second 
half. The Colony Park players can be proud of their efforts over both matches particularly taking a team from probably Scotland’s strongest junior league, the West Superleague, to a second match to settle the tie.

Colony Park: Sim, Brown, Ness, Bonarius, B Maitland, Crosbie, Douglas, Davidson, A Maitland, Morrison, Roddie

Subs: Turriff, Peden, Hart, Wilson

Clydebank: Hamilton, Walker, Paterson, Martin, Mort, McCann, Gardiner, Pearson, Shelvey, Ramage, J Campbell

Subs: McCreadie, Harvie, Allan, Irvine, L Campbell

Colony Park’s next match is at home against East End in the PMAC Group Division 1 East on Saturday, October 11, kick off is at 2pm.