Glendale played their penultimate fixture of the season as they welcomed Bridge of Don to Maryculter on a day the sun shone on what was a great advert for Summer football.
Glendale kicked off and within 30 seconds almost scored when Danny Lechner cut inside and shot low into the opposite corner only for Garrahan to dive full length and turn the ball round the post for a super save. Drama in 5 minutes when Calum Robertson twisted and fell to the ground with genuine fears he had suffered a serious injury, although carried from the field thankfully it does not appear to be as bad as first thought. His replacement was Mark Robb and it was he who was to give Glendale the lead that their play merited on 20 minutes after good play from James McMahon on the left his shot spun up in the air and MARK ROBB stuck out a foot to knock the ball over the line in unconvincing fashion but they all count. Bridge of Don had hardly been seen in an attacking force at this time but drew level thanks to some woeful play from Dale. James McMahon had plenty of options as he gathered the ball just inside his own half only to chose the wrong one and gave possession away cheaply and Masson made full use of it to cross for MILNE at the far post who fired home. Glendale continued to force the game with Lechner at the heart of most of his teams best moves but the break came with the sides still level. H.T.1-1
Derek McKenzie,Who had been a virtual spectator in the first half was called into action straight away diving low to his right to claw away an effort from Keith as a much more positive Bridge of Don reappeared after the break. McKenzie was seeing much more action now as Glendale were forced to retreat and on 65 minutes the visitors were awarded a penalty when Michael Thomson slid into a challenge the ball striking his arm and ELDER smashed the spot kick high into the rigging. It was anyone’s game now with the smart money on Bridge of Don as Glendale’s front two were becoming more and more isolated but with 10 minutes left Ally Black did well to win a header inside Bridge of Don’s half to set JAMES McMAHON free and he kept a cool head to shoot across Garrahan and in off the post to atone for his earlier error. Both teams pushed hard for what would have been the winner but for the 2nd game in a row for Glendale it finished 2-2 and few could argue with the final scoreline.
M.O.M RYAN McRAE.
|1. Derek McKenzie|