Glendale welcomed Bon Accord City to Maryculter for a Div 1 North league game in what will be the start of a hectic period of 3 games in 5 days. Glendale shuffled the pack with start’s for John Cameron,Jonny Reith, Chris Smith and Mark Robb.
After a quite start to the game veteran Davie Stewart had the away fans on their feet with an audacious piece of skill which fooled 2 Dale players but it was the home fans who were cheering the loudest in 12 minutes when Dale took the lead. Graeme Oag, fresh from his appearance in mid week with the Amateur select, found a pocket behind the City defence and Robb raced clear to lob Martin, The ball looked to be heading into the net but CONNER PIRIE followed to score from 6 inches for his 1st ever goal for the club.
Dales joy was short lived as in 18 minutes City were level when from a corner the ball was flicked on at the the near post and City’s no 9 swivelled to hook the ball into the net from close range. Neil Innes was forced off with an injury to be replaced by Cammy Willox as City almost scored again this time from a long throw which was flicked on at the near post but sciffed the bar on it’s way over. Mark Robb was looking determined up in an effort to impress but at half time there was little to separate the teams. H.T 1-1
The 2nd half followed the same pattern as both teams enjoyed short spells on top but neither Keeper was seriously tested. The closest Glendale came to scoring came on 70 minutes when again after good work by Robb, Chris Smith had a chance to lob Martin but the keeper did well to back pedal and tip the ball over the bar. With 10 minutes to go Glendale brought on Russell MacPhee who this week was nominated for Scotland’s ” Dentist of the Year”. MacPhee almost “Capped” the perfect week as a “Gap” opened up in the City defence and he “drilled” in a shot which “Phil McAvity” got back to clear off the line.
Overall a draw was a fair result with both teams showing plenty perspiration but at times lacking inspiration!
|Danny Lechner||Yellow Card|
|Mark Robb||Yellow Card|