Glendale breezed into the Semi Final of the White Cup as they blew Kaimhill away with a strong 2nd half performance at a very windy Kaimhill on Saturday.
Glendale kicked off playing against the wind and soon found themselves under pressure and Burrows tested Derek McKenzie with a low drive which the keeper had to look sharp to smother the ball. Dale were struggling to get into their opponents half and it was no surprise they fell behind on 13 minutes. Kaimhill broke down the right and Burrows moved the ball swiftly to DEANS who took the ball first time to drive a low shot across McKenzie for a fine goal. Moments later Burrows crashed a shot off the cross bar as the home team continued to dominate and the only effort of note for Glendale came from a long throw by Connor Pirie which James McMahon headed narrowly wide. However on 33 minutes Glendale equalised when Alex McMahon was allowed to advance forward from the right back position and his shot from distance was spilled by Pittendreigh and turned into his own net by Merson for an OG. That brought an end to the scoring for the first half with Dale a tad fortunate to be level but all the drama was still to come. H.T 1-1.
Kaimhill kicked off the 2nd half and worked the ball over the half way line only for Milton to turn and pass back to Mr Nobody and J McMahon could hardly believe his luck as he was allowed to run unchallenged from the half way line then unselfishly pass to MARK ROBB who could not miss to put his team ahead. 5 minutes later Kaimhill were awarded a penalty when Craig McRae was adjudged to have wrestled Glara to the ground but McKenzie dived to his left to brilliantly save Burrows spot kick. With Glendale now on top they moved even futher ahead when Pittendreigh misjudged the bounce of the ball and CALLUM SUTHERLAND followed up to knock the ball over the line. As Kaimhill wilted it became one way traffic and but for some wild shooting and fine goalkeeping from Pittendreigh the margin of victory would have been much greater. Pirie and Sutherland both missed glaring chances while Pittendreigh produced a wonder save to tip Substitute Calum Robertson’s powerful shot onto the crossbar.
A much needed boost for Glendale with Innes, Wright and A McMahon solid at the back while the mid field of Pirie, Black and Sutherland looked sharp but most impressive of all was Cammy Willox who ran non stop all afternoon and showed great composure when on the ball to give a complete performance.
|Craig McRae||Yellow Card|
|Mark Robb||GoalYellow Card|
|1. Derek McKenzie|