Glendale and Westdyke fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Maryculter last night in a game which had more talking points than an episode of “Points of View”!
The game started at a cracking pace with Westdyke on the front foot but it was Glendale who drew first blood on 18 minutes with a classic counter attack. Mark Robb sold his marker a dummy down the wing and made for the bye line before sending in the perfect cross for JAMES McMAHON to sidefoot beyond Innes. Westdyke were level on 22 minutes in bizarre circumstances. They were awarded a stonewall penalty which Shand struck well enough only for Derek McKenzie to guess right and push the spot kick away but could only watch in horror as CRAIG McRAE had a brain freeze as he volleyed the ball past McKenzie into his own net. Dale were back in front on 35 minutes with a goal from a very unlikely source! Chris Smith played a short corner back to CONNOR PIRIE,a player more noted for collecting bookings rather than scoring goals, And with no one coming to meet him curled a beauty from the edge of the penalty box into the far corner.
Westdyke levelled early in the 2nd half and again they were given a helping hand from the Dale defence. Alex McMahon should have dealt with a long ball but let it run through to his keeper only for RAMAGE to nip in and slide the ball past McKenzie. A McMahon, still short of fitness, played a part in Westdyke forging ahead when he brought down Shand, No doubt it was a foul the only question was if it was in the box? The Ref said yes and RAMAGE did the damage which felt a bit savage. With 15 to play Glendale equalised when a ball to the back post saw JAMES McMAHON grab his 2nd of the evening.
Both sides had chances to win the match but a draw at the end was just about right.
M.O.M ALLY BLACK
|Ally Black||Yellow Card|
|1. Derek McKenzie|