Glendale crashed out of the Scottish cup to Westdyke in a game that had little to enthuse the fans at Maryculter on Saturday.
Westdyke kicked off but it was fully 5 minutes before either side created a chance of note when Cammy Willox found away through but his shot went behind for a goal kick. Defences were on top throughout the early period although Michael Thomson maybe should have done better when he got behind the Westdyke defence but his effort lacked confidence and failed to trouble Bathgate in the end. Westdyke grew into the game and almost went ahead when Ramage crossed for Shand and only a combination of luck and a slight touch from Derek McKenzie saved the day for Dale. The warning went unheeded however as on 26 minutes from a corner Ramage crossed into the box and SHAND rose the highest to head the ball into the net. From then to half time both teams fought out a mid field battle which neither side looked like they had the quality to create and the half ended with the visitors ahead. H.T 0-1.
Those who hoped the game would come to life in the 2nd half were left disappointed as both teams struggled to create, Westdyke had chances to put the game to bed twice on the breakaway but like Glendale they lacked anyone with the killer touch although credit must also go to Cammy Wright for getting back to clear the danger. Glendale did improve when Calum Robertson entered the fray but the closest they came to scoring was when a free kick from Craig McRae found Wright but his header drifted just wide. A poor result and performance from Glendale who seemed to have lost their early season sparkle.
|Michael Thomson||Yellow Card|
|Craig McRae||Yellow Card|
|1. Derek McKenzie|