Glendale brought the curtain down on another season with a disappointing defeat to Old Aberdonians at a rather wet Maryculter on Saturday.
With Old Abo’s already promoted in 2nd place behind champions Cove Thistle and Glendale confirmed as finishing 5th their was little at stake for both sides and it certainly had an end of season feel to it from the start with both sides knocking the ball about but little end product to show for it. Glendale had the better of the early exchanges and James McMahon had a couple of one on one’s with the keeper but failed to test him on either occasion knocking the ball wide of the target. It was Glendale however who opened the scoring in the 26th minute,Danny Lechner swung a corner to the back post and RYAN McRAE out jumped everyone to power a header down into the ground which goalkeeper Clark could only help into the net. J McMahon had another chance to put Dale futher ahead after good work by Mark Robb on the right wing but again the youngster failed to hit the target and Abos were themselves unlucky not to equalise when Coyle rattled a shot off the base of the post. 6 miniutes from the break they did however find the net when the ball broke to COYLE and this time he made no mistake drilling the ball well beyond Innes. H.T 1-1
The 2nd half once again saw a sluggish start from both sides although Robb wasted a glorious chance when he found himself clean through with only the keeper to beat,Robb gave the keeper the “eyes” to go one way but Clark was far to long in the tooth to fall for that and easily gathered. From then on Abo’s stepped up a gear and began to dominate and deservedly went ahead after some terrific play from Mills who dribbled his way into the box and fired off a shot which crashed back off the bar as far as COYLE who steadied himself before stroking the ball past Innes. Innes then produced the save of the day to tip a pliedriver from Mills onto the crossbar and with the Dale defence looking in need of medical attention as Old Aberdonians were all over them like a “rash” they conceded again as Simon Darwin was adjudged to have fouled Mills for a penalty and Duncan stepped up to score despite a valiant effort from Innes.
With 6 minutes left arguably the last of the playing “LEGENDS” Richard Fearn made an appearance replacing Alex McMahon to a huge roar from the home fans but it was Old Aberdonians who finished the season with a win.
Next week a new series starts “GLENDALE GREATS” which feature matches from the past starting with Glendale’s first ever trophy win The Gentry Cup final from 1982.
|Mark Robb||Yellow Card|
|Ryan McRae||GoalYellow Card|