Glendale welcomed Monymusk to Maryculter on Saturday and recorded a convincing victory in a Div 2 league game. The last time these two teams met 2 goals from Graeme Oag [his only goals of that his debut season] salvaged a draw in season 2008-2009 as Glendale eventually went on to win the league title.
Glendale started brightly and were ahead on 7 minutes when Steven Middleton combined with JAMES McMAHON who just got in ahead of Greg Stevenson to divert the ball past the keeper. Russel MacPhee should have added to that soon after when McMahon rolled his marker to set him up but his shot went just past the post. An inswinging corner for the visitors taken by Hector had Alex Henderson flapping at the cross but somehow the ball stayed out at the other end Middleton burst into the box but his fierce drive whizzed over the bar. Glendale were struggling to get the second goal although they were seeing enough of the ball but some determined defending kept them at bay. The half ended with Glendale on top but had failed to work Stevenson as much as they should have. H.T 1-0
The second half was only 5 minutes old when Glendale grabbed the all important 2nd goal to calm the nerves. A corner was only half cleared by the Monymusk defence back out to Middleton and his inviting cross was met by DAVIE WILLIAMSON who diverted the ball home. A promising debut from the Shetlander marred somewhat by his choice of footwear which seemed more appropriate for the dance floor of Strictly rather than the hallowed turf of Corbie! That opened the floodgates and when Danny Lechner picked out McMahon with a crossfield pass CAMMY WILLOX executed the perfect overlap to accept McMahon’s flick on and drive in on goal to score. On 75 minutes it was four when Ryan McRae got his head up to ping a 40 yard pass over the defence to pick out JAMES McMAHON who brilliantly pulled the ball out of the air with one touch and lobbed the keeper with his next to score. McMAHON went on to claim his 2nd hat trick of the season and his 14th goal of the campaign to date as Glendale went nap and substitute MARK ROBB grabbed number 6 when he was sent clear and dinked the ball over the onrushing keeper. Monymusk kept going till the end and Kieran Mearns brought a fantastic reflex save from Henderson when he weaved his way into the box.
Monymusk were well beaten in the end by a Glendale side which still had another few gears to go through and those gears will have to be found if Glendale are to cause an upset against Echt this coming Saturday.
M.O.M RYAN McRAE.
|1. Alex Henderson|