Colony Park Juniors stand firm against Clydebank

Colony Junior's Jack Strachan is thwarted by the Clydebank defence
Colony Junior's Jack Strachan is thwarted by the Clydebank defence

In front of a good crowd, a large number of whom had travelled up from the west of Scotland, Colony Park Juniors put on their best performance of the season so far to hold West Superleague team Clydebank to a goalless draw in the Scottish Junior Cup.

Clydebank attacked from the start and a combination of good defensive work by Crosbie and keeper Sim and poor Clydebank finishing kept the scores level as the game progressed.

Clydebank continued to dominate possession forcing a couple of corners but the colony Park defence was able to clear them, before Clydebank were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Martin took the kick but his shot was over the bar.

In 37 minutes Colony had their first shot on target when Roddie fired straight at Hamilton in the Clydebank goal. At the other end a couple of minutes later Sim saved well from a Shelvey header. There were no further chances for either side before the interval and the teams went in goalless at half time.

A minute into the second half Strachan had a shot just wide of the post, before Clydebank had a good opportunity when Shelvey broke through on goal only for Grant Sim to bring off a brilliant save from close range.

On 60 minutes Colony’s Andi Bremner replaced the injured Strachan and almost immediately scored when his shot went just past the post.

In 67 minutes Clydebank replaced Bell with Reece Pearson and Martin with Stevie Gardiner.

With 80 minutes gone Clydebank claimed a penalty when the ball struck Davidson’s hand but the referee adjudged it ball to hand.

In the final minutes of the match Roddie started troubling the Clydebank defence with his direct runs and he had a good shot saved by Hamilton. Colony continued to be more potent as an attacking unit and forced another corner in the 89 minute which the Clydebank defence cleared. With the match two minutes into time added Paterson had a good chance when broke through on the left side of the six yard box but his shot was just wide of the post leaving the teams even and goalless at the final whistle.

Overall this was a great result for Colony Park against one of the top junior teams in Scotland. The defence was outstanding with great support from midfield and the strikers. Manager Andy Roddie was very proud of the team’s performance adding that the team defended really well.

Colony Park: Sim, Brown, Ness, Bonarius, Crosbie, Mess, B Maitland, Davidson, Strachan, Ross, Roddie

Subs: Turriff, Morrison, Bremner, Douglas

Clydebank: Hamilton, Bell, McCann, Martin, Irvine, Mort, J Campbell, Walker, Shelvey, Allan, Paterson

Subs: Ramage, Pearson, Gardiner, L Campbell

Colony Juniors next match is against Clydebank in the First Round Replay of the Scottish Junior Cup at Holm Park Yoker, Clydebank.