Match Reports 2017/18

30th July 2017 – Friendly v Academical Vaults at Toryglen

8-1 (3-1)

Alan Galindo (c); Adam Ellsworth, Ross Pollock, Drew Omand, Neale Waugh; James Williams, Alan Lennox; Darren Dunsmore, Raymond Ford, Derek Muir; Scott Macrae. Subs: Graeme McQuarrie, Stephen Stockman, Fraser Anderson, Allan Mackenzie, David Blair

Scorers: Dunsmore (2), Macrae (2), McQuarrie (2), Williams, Muir

POTD: Darren Dunsmore

In: Ellsworth, Anderson, Mackenzie

Out: Dunbar, Friel, Duncan

Hamilton Accies provided our next pre-League game at Toryglen and we cruised to an 8-1 victory.

It was another sparkling display of attacking football with plenty of chances created against an understrength Accies team who were missing a proper goalkeeper.

The game had hardly started before Darren beat the Vaults defence for pace and finished easily into the corner. Sebo made it two when he shot home from a corner which was nearly cleared off the line but Jim the Ref was on the spot as usual (!) to give the goal.

Darren was in great form down the right and caused endless problems. From one of his runs he unselfishly cut the ball back to Sebo to tap the ball home for his second and our third before half time.

The only blemish in an otherwise excellent half was a rare mistake by Gee who let a shot bounce in front of him and could only touch it onto the bar and an Accies player tapped in the rebound.

The Boss made three changes at the break and we continued on the attack and Graeme made it four after Darren had played the ball back to him from inside the six yard box.

In the middle of the park James was having another outstanding game and he pinged a beautiful pass with the outside of his foot over the left back’s head for Darren to run on to. Darren controlled the ball and looked up to see James on the edge of the box and he laid the ball to the midfielder who shot low into the corner for a superb goal, his first for the Club.

Next Darren got his second and our sixth then set up Graeme for number seven when he dispossessed the Accies centre half in the area and laid the ball onto Goals McQuarrie.

In the dying minutes Del made it eight and we had dominated the game with our defence having little to do in the second half.

The wing play was excellent with Fraser, as ever, running up and down the right like a mad man and he even managed to get a decent delivery into the box, occasionally.

Even Wee Al got a run out at the back and Davie Bear came on for his customary fifteen minute cameo just to keep the people on the touchline amused.

One of those on the sidelines was Gary who made his last appearance for a while against South Edinburgh as he’s heading down south to join the army and we wish him well in his new adventure.

Another handsome win for Dick and Colquhoun to analysis when they get down to looking back at the game, via laptop of course, the way all good coaches do.

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