Kaimhill United vs Glendale AFC

September 15, 2018
Score: 5 - 2

Match Report

Glendale’s mini revival came to a shuddering halt as they were comprehensively beaten by a rejuvenated Kaimhill at Kaimhill on Saturday. Glendale were hit with a raft of call off’s pre match although this should not be seen as an excuse as all of the starting 11 would have been expecting to play from the start with the possible exception of skipper Alex McMahon who pulled himself out of his sick bed to help his team mates.
The venue was listed as Kaimhill [grass] but with large parts of the surface bare this was undoubtedly the poorest pitch Glendale have played on for sometime and as such a different game plan was required unfortunately  Glendale chose the wrong option as they tried to play the ball out from the back far too often allowing their host’s to hassle them out of their stride. A tepid start from both sides saw Kaimhill come closest to scoring on 8 minutes when Morrison let fly from the corner of the Glendale penalty box with the ball just sliding past Derek McKenzie’s post with the keeper relieved to see it go wide. Glendale’s response was to force two corners in quick succession with Craig McRae heading over the top from the 2nd one. 18 minutes and Kaimhill were ahead with Glendale architect’s of their own downfall. From yet another short goal kick Glendale gained little yardage resulting in a challenge which brought a free kick for Kaimhill inside the Dale half. From the free kick a strike for goal crashed off the Dale crossbar and as the Glendale defenders stood watching Trialist GIBSON reacted quickest to head beyond a bemused McKenzie. On 22 minutes Kaimhill went two up when from a long throw from the left the ball fell perfectly into the path of YEATS who gleefully sidefooted home from 6 yards.  Glendale looked short of idea’s but were given a lifeline just before the break when from a corner the ball broke for CALLUM SUTHERLAND 14 yards from goal and his low trundler found it’s way through a ruck of players and into the net. Kaimhill were incensed claiming offside but the goal stood  and Glendale were back in the game. H.T 2-1.
Glendale made a change on the restart bringing the experienced John Cameron on for the unfortunate Michael Bruce and went to 3 at the back but any hoped change of fortunes were soon dashed as Kaimhill were awarded a penalty when Alex McMahon was adjudged to have handled as he attempted to block a cross, No doubt it struck his arm although there seemed little intent however GIBSON confidently sent McKenzie the wrong way to make it 3-1.  If Kaimhill’s  3rd was controversial their 4th was stunning as  GIBSON claimed his hat trick in style. With his back to goal 25 yards out he swiveled and struck a beautiful left foot volley into the roof of the net. ” pick at een oot” as they say in these parts and proof that if you have good awareness and technique you will shine on any playing surface. Glendale kept battling away and Stevie Middleton should have done better with a free header at the back post and with ten minutes to go Glendale were rewarded for their efforts when Mark Robb crossed from the bye line and with the Kaimhill defence in disarray CALLUM SUTHERLAND  capitalised as he directed a low shot from 12 yards into the net. As if to sum up Glendale’s afternoon they once again gifted Kaimhill a goal to rub salt into the wounds. A free kick from just inside the Glendale half was played all the way back to McKenzie and his clearance was pounced upon by Kaimhill who pressed quickly up the park and McALLAN stepped in to rattle a shot from distance beyond McKenzie.
A step back without doubt for Glendale with a performance to reminiscent from the start of the season,
slow build up and too many passes across the park going nowhere while Kaimhill proved press, push, chase equals dominate!
D   McKenzie
Pirie                 Thomson       R McKenzie  A McMahon          C McRae [m.o.m]
Sutherland       Bruce         L Watson
M Robb                   Middleton
K Watson



Michael Thomson
Alex McMahonYellow Card
Craig McRae
Mark Robb
Callum SutherlandGoalGoal
Connor Pirie
Michael Bruce
1. Derek McKenzie


John Cameron
Kevin Watson