A quick change of fixture saw Glendale travel to Bridge of Don to face Nicoll’s AFC in a Div one North fixture which left Glendale looking like the April fools as they lost 1-0.
Dale started brightly enough and enjoyed plenty of the ball early on and Michael Thomson had the first real effort at goal but it looked like he had a sandwedge strapped to his boot as the ball floated harmlessly over the bar. Next James McMahon was given a glimpse of goal after being played in by Cameron Willox but the youngster screwed his shot wide. That was about as good as it got for Glendale in the 1st half as Nicoll’s began to settle and gain a grip on proceedings with McKinstry and Jolly spraying passes about in mid field and ODonnel becoming a threat from left back. Glendale suffered a blow when Thomson limped of to be replaced by Connor Pirie. The closest the home side came to breaking the deadlock was when Stewart Muirhead made a hash of a clearance but Mr dependable Alex McMahon got back to clear the danger as the half finished with Nicoll’s on top. H.T 0-0.
Nicoll’s opened the 2nd half as they had finished the 1st by pushing Glendale back onto the defensive and it was no surprise when they eventually made the breakthrough when from a free kick on the edge of the Dale penalty box GREIG MARTIN stepped up to curl a beauty into the opposite corner giving Muirhead no chance. Glendale responded by throwing on their subs and at last began to offer more of a threat going forward. J McMahon raced onto a ball over the top and looked set to score but Seacombes managed to race back and do enough to prevent McMahon getting his shot away and with 10 to go Glendale were unlucky not to level when from a well worked free kick involving Ryan and Craig McRae the ball came back to Calum Robertson whose fierce drive rattled the crossbar on the way over. It was as close as Glendale came all afternoon and with Nicoll’s defending comfortably they held on for a narrow victory.
Not a great performance from Glendale it has to be said but with the quality that there is in the dressing room and more determination from everyone on the park the mini slump which they are in will surely soon be over.