Glendale returned home to Maryculter for the first time since December 8th 2018 when they faced Kaimhill on Saturday but a below par performance left them frustrated as they scrambled to a draw in a sluggish performance.
Both teams found the strong cross wind difficult to harness in the early stages although a timely tackle by Harper prevented James McMahon from getting his shot away as he broke through. Deans for Kaimhill was providing some dangerous crosses from set pieces which the Glendale defence were forced to clear under pressure and as the half progressed neither side looked like they had the quality to open two well organized defences. Punt, header, sclaff, goal kick. Punt,header,sclaff, free kick. Punt,header, sclaff, throw in, the pattern of the game had been set and little wonder the half time whistle was greeted with a chorus of boo’s from the home crowd who hard turned up expecting far more. H.T 0-0
Those expecting better fare for the second half were left disappointed although to be fair to Kaimhill they were the side who showed more purpose. A swift turn and shot at goal from Gibson which slid just the wrong side of Derek McKenzie’s right hand post and a shot across goal from substitute Duncan which skimmed the far post at least gave the visitors hope while Taylor in the Kaimhill goal had yet to have a save to make as the game moved into the last quarter but with 77 minutes on the clock Kaimhill went ahead when from a corner Kevin Watson’s clearance only went as far as MORRISON and his trundler somehow found it’s way into the net. Glendale threw extra men forward in the hope of getting back into the game and there were groans of pain from the terraces as Alex McMahon strode forward and tried his luck from 25 yards which flew harmlessly wide and substitute Mark Robb missed a snip when he glanced a header wide from 6 yards and just as it looked like Glendale would suffer another damaging defeat James McMahon was given a glimpse of goal and his shot was blocked by Taylor allowing MARK ROBB to pounce and he nodded into the net from 6 yards to everyone’s relief.
Kaimhill will have been disappointed not to see the game out as Glendale claimed a point they barely deserved. A poor performance all round although Ross Yule continues to add to his growing reputation with another faultless performance and the point gained may yet prove to be invaluable come the end of the season.
M.O.M Lewis Brown.
|Michael Thomson||Yellow Card|
|1. Derek McKenzie|
|Mark Robb||GoalYellow Card|