Glendale got back on track with a much improved performance against a “travelling” Huntly Amateur’s side at Maryculter on Saturday.
Glendale reverted to a much more traditional formation which seemed to suit better and gone was the slow build up play from the previous week as they played a much more slicker style and only some frustrating offside calls prevented Glendale from going ahead early on. Indeed it took Glendale till the 28th minute to break the deadlock when Connor Pirie, in typical fashion , chased a long ball all the way to the corner flag then did brilliantly to hook in a cross which saw JACK CRAIB stick out a foot and divert the ball past his own keeper for an own goal. Dale continued to dominate and on 33 minute’s increased their lead James McMahon played the ball to the back post, Steven Middleton extended his neck muscles to max to head the ball back for CAMMY WILLOX who scored with a low drive from 9 yards. Huntly hit back immediately and did have the ball in the net when Alex Henderson spilled a shot the Sim which was correctly ruled offside. J McMahon then missed a glorious chance to score when left clear in front of goal but shot tamely into Cooper’s arms. H.T 2-0.
The second half continued in the same fashion with Glendale well on top and on the hour mark stretched their lead even futher as McMahon and STEVEN MIDDLETON exchanged passes and Middleton kept a cool head as he raced through to score past Cooper. On 70 minutes the game was all but finished when under no pressure ROSS ALLAN played a pass back to Cooper and could only to watch in horror as the ball evaded his keeper and rolled into the net for the 2nd OG of the afternoon. With 15 minutes to go substitute LIAM GORDON chased a through ball which Henderson mis judged and was able to pull back what felt like was no more a consolation but when GARY McWILLIAM scored again for Huntly thoughts of a comeback grew for the visitors but Glendale regained their composure to see out the game comfortably and should have scored right at the end when Callum Sutherland, making a welcome return from injury danced his way past 3 challenges and laid the ball on a plate for Mark Robb who from 5 yards screwed his shot wide.
The margin of victory could have been greater but a solid performance for the most part against a side who need to learn how to respect opponents facilities! Anyone from Huntly who wishes to retrieve their boxer shorts which were left down the toilet please contact Glendale!
M.O.M Steven Middleton
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