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Bankies remain unbeaten with win over Campsie

Campsie Black Watch 2

Meggitt 1, McIntyre 55

Clydebank 3

McNaught 43, 51, Birnie 71
  • Sunday, 02 March 2014
  • Lenzie Academy
  • Under 19´s
  • Glasgow and District YFL 1st Division

David Brockett | YFS West Dunbartonshire Senior Reporter
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Clydebank Under 19s came from a goal behind to edge out Campsie Black Watch 3-2 in a five goal thriller on Sunday.
Zack Birnie’s header, alongside a double from Kevin McNaught cancelled out Logan McIntyre and Oliver Meggit's earlier strikes as Bankies left Lenzie with their unbeaten league record intact. 
With a little over sixty seconds played, a long ball from Campsie goalkeeper Stuart McGarry caught out the Bankies back four and Oliver Meggitt was on hand to prod the ball past Paul McKenna in the Clydebank goal to give Campsie the lead.
Joe Toye looked most likely to get Clydebank back into the game, first being denied from twenty yards before he lifted the ball into McNaught, but the lone strikers acrobatic effort flew narrowly wide of the post.
Both sides were then forced into early substitutions, Callum Batemen replacing Lee McPherson for the hosts and the influential Toye making way for Darren McKinley.
McNaught tried his luck from a free kick thirty yards out, and McKinley had a shot tipped round the post after turning his defender well.
A sweeping counter attack from the home side nearly resulted in a second goal, this time Stuart McCann flashed his header wide after a great cross by Ryan Blair.
In a dominant ten minute spell, Sean Stewart could’ve twice put Clydebank level when he blasted his header straight at McGarry while also having a shot cleared off the line. 
Two minutes before the half time whistle, Jamie Grimes’ long free kick into the box feel perfectly for McNaught who guided his header past McGarry to equalise.
  • Half Time:
  • Campsie Black Watch
  • 1-1
  • Clydebank
Six minutes after the restart, Clydebank took the lead from the penalty spot. After Sean Stewart was upended by a clumsy Campsie challenge, McNaught assumed responsibility, sending McGarry the wrong way to grab his second of the afternoon. 
Four minutes later, Campsie equalised through Logan McIntyre. A Campsie corner wasn’t cleared and the big centre back fired a shot low across Paul McKenna that nestled in the bottom corner to level the score.
Campsie had a golden opportunity to grab another when Brian Wallace struck the inside of the post with McKenna beaten, but the Clydebank defence were first to the rebound to clear the ball to safety.
Midway through the first half, Clydebank pushed Stewart upfront alongside McNaught in a change that saw Cammy Morgan replaced by Zack Birnie - a substitution that had an immediate impact. Man of the match Fraser Reid’s free kick was met by the head of Birnie who glanced the ball into the bottom corner to give Clydebank a slender lead. 
David Findlay blasted over and Grimes made a vital block from Wallace’s effort as Campsie went in search of another equaliser. 
With less than ninety seconds remaining came the most controversial moment of the match. When Josh Sorbie pulled down the Campsie forward, the referee pointed to the penalty spot before changing his mind and awarding the free kick, insisting the contact came outside of the area. With Campsie left incensed. Ryan Blair did well to whip the ball up and over the four man wall, McKenna reacted well to parry the ball over the bar as Bankies left Lenzie with all three points.
  • Full Time:
  • Campsie Black Watch
  • 2-3
  • Clydebank


Campsie Black Watch
1. Stuart McGarry
2. Jordan Wightman
4. Scott Forrester
5. Logan McIntyre
6. Jordan Currie McLean
7. Logan Sirel
8. Greg McPherson
9. Stuart McCann
10. Brian Wallace
11. Oliver Meggitt
12. Callum Bateman
14. Marc Faulkner
15. Lee McPherson
17. David Findlay
18. Christopher WIghtman
1. Paul McKenna
2. Bradley Sinclair
3. Callum Allardyce
4. Ross Smith
5. Jamie Grimes
6. Fraser Reid
7. Zack Birnie
10. Calum Davidson
11. Conor MacLeod
12. Darren McKinley
13. Kevin McNaught
14. Joe Toye
17. Cameron Morgan
18. Sean Stewart
19. Josh Sorbie
Star Player
Campsie Black Watch
Logan McIntyre. Commanding centre back that instilled organisation and discipline in his side. Instrumental in breaking down Clydebank attacks and setting up Campsie attacks. Well taken goal the gives him the nod.
Fraser Reid. Controlled the game in the holding midfield position, delivery from set pieces was excellent and provided the assist for the winner.
Magic Moment
Campsie Black Watch
Logan McIntyre's goal was Campsie's best chance in a match they were unlucky not to draw, particularly with the late 'penalty' challenge that was then changed to a free kick.
Kevin McNaught's flying scissor kick would've been a goal of real quality, but unlucky for him his effort flew wide of the post.
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