Glendale lost 2-1 to Westdyce as the visitors gained revenge for an opening day defeat at Corbie Park on Saturday. The surface of the pitch was like a Bowling Green as Glendale kicked off in confident fashion and carved out an early chance when Connor Pirie played a one two with Chris Smith but Andrews got down smart to knock the ball away at the expense of a corner. Dale were controlling proceedings showing great confidence across the back line playing from the back but were struggling to create too much in front of goal and Westdyce showed that the direct approach can be more profitable when McLean let rip from 25 yards only for the ball to crash back off the metal work with Derek McKenzie a spectator. Westdyce’s trialist winger McDonald was showing up well and enjoying seeing plenty of the ball down Glendale’s left hand side and it was from this area that Westdyce forged ahead when Boyd fired in a shot which McKenzie could only parry out and BLANCHARD followed up to score from 6 yards. The half time stats showed Glendale had 62% of possession, 4 corners and 2 shots at goal but the most important stat showed Westdyce ahead. H.T 0-1.
Whatever was said at half time by the manager brought about an improvement and Glendale should have been level 2 minutes after the re start as James McMahon played in Chris Smith but with just the keeper to beat the veteran striker pulled his shot wide. The game had now become much more open with chances being created at both ends but on 60 minutes Westdyce scored again after good work by McLean on the right and his cross saw McDONALD steal in front of Craig McRae and volley past the helpless McKenzie. Dale started to use their Subs and pulled back a goal when from a well worked free kick that saw Pirie get round the back of the defence and ALLY BLACK was on hand to score from close range. Thereafter the game became frantic as Glendale pushed for the equaliser and although Glendale fought to the last there was no more scoring. Another close game as they all have been this season so far you get the feeling every game this season will be like this with so little to chose between the teams.
A McMahon Cameron [m.o.m] Wright
Pirie Willox Thomson Brown C McRae
J McMahon Smith
|Alex McMahon||Yellow Card|
|Cameron Wright||Yellow Card|
|1. Derek McKenzie|
|Ally Black||GoalYellow Card|