Clydebank High’s Greg Forrest scored two long range goals as they thrashed Dumbarton Academy 7-0 on Thursday afternoon.
Forrest’s long range finishes put the visitors 2-0 ahead and the home side were rampant after the break. Substitute Reece Rutherford bagged a brace in the game that also saw striker Robert Clunie, Darren Wright and Eddie Ramsay also netting.
From the outset, it was evident that this was a Clydebank side out to attack, and they were rewarded with a goal within the opening two minutes of the game. 30 yards from goal, Greg Forrest unleashed a powerful, dipping shot that flew past Dumbarton Academy goalkeeper Nathan Wylie to give the visitors an early lead.
Straight from kick off, Dumbarton almost found an instant equaliser. Lewis McCrossan’s mazy run saw him skip past three challenges before shooting narrowly wide of George Elliot’s right hand post.
The host’s took heart from this and went close on a number of occasions in a short spell of pressure. First, Sam Grierson’s sweetly struck free kick was well held by Elliot, before Robbie Grindlay’s effort flashed across the face of goal - narrowly beyond the reach of onrushing Dumbarton’s Jordan McLean.
Midway through the first half, Clydebank almost added a second. A delighted ball up the line from Calum Craig found Clunie, but his audacious chip went narrowly wide.
Clydebank did double their advantage a few minutes later. Clydebank were a free kick 30 yards from goal and, high on confidence, Forrest curled the ball high past Wylie for his second of the day.
Shortly before the break Ross Shaw had the chance to halve the deficit, but his shot trundled agonisingly wide of the post and Clydebank went into half time two goals to the good.