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Annan Athletic v Clyde

Recap

Scottish League One 2022-23

Galabank

Annan Athletic
Clyde
3 - 1
Final Score

Recap

Clyde face an uphill battle to retain their cinch League 1 status after a two-goal deficit leaves Annan Athletic in control of the Playoff Final.

Jim Duffy made a enforced triple change from the team that started the semi-final second leg with Barry Cuddihy, Euan Cameron and Martin Rennie replacing the injured Ross Lyon, Kyle Doherty and Cameron Salkeld.

The first opportunity of the match fell to Conner Duthie in the second minute after the ball landed at his feet at the edge of the box, but his effort rolled narrowly wide. Liam Scullion also fired a shot from long range, but it flew straight at Fleming.

Clyde continued their promising start as Duthie breezed into the box and squared the ball to Scullion, however, his shot was swiftly dealt with by the ‘keeper. However, the visitors would be left to contemplate spurning their early chances after Annan opened the scoring in the 18th minute with their first shot on target. The visitors failed to adequately deal with a corner and Kilsby capatialised on slack defending to fire a powerful strike into the top corner of the net.

As the match reached the half hour mark, play between the two sides became increasingly tight with both teams being consistently thwarted in front of goal. Smith latched onto Kilsby’s cross, but his header was calmly collected by Mullen, while at the other end, Jon Craig’s effort from a distance sailed off target.

Despite that, The Bully Wee hauled the match back to equal terms with a 33rd minute equaliser. Euan Cameron flicked the ball to Martin Rennie, who sent it back, allowing Cameron to drill a low composed shot past Fleming from distance. The Galabankies came close mere minutes later after Muir navigated opposition bodies in the box to attempt an effort from close range, however Sula was on hand to intercept and make the clearance.

Brian McLean was next to try his luck for the away side as he won possession from a corner kick in the 41st minute, but he couldn’t garner sufficient power with his header.

Lyon snatched control of the ball for the hosts after a scuffle in the box within two minutes of the restart, but his shot blazed agonisingly wide. Meanwhile, The Bully Wee were frustrated in the 52nd minute after three consecutive attempts inside the box from Rennie and Duthie were expertly blocked by a stubborn defence. The Galabankies then scuppered a chance shortly before the hour with Docherty’s header from a Gibson cross failing to trouble the ‘keeper.

The home side regained control of proceedings in the 67th minute courtesy of Kilsby again. Wallace sent in a teasing cross from the left hand side which was interpreted by Darren Hynes, however, he was tackled to the ground by Smith, which then enabled the Annan defender to pounce on the loose ball, drive forward and rifle the ball beyond Mullen.

Annan, relishing in newfound confidence from reclaiming their advantage, were relentless in pushing bodies forward and came close yet again in the 74th minute. Wallace waded into the box to connect onto Smith’s cross and was seemingly heading goalbound, however, Sula swiftly raced in front of the ball to divert it wide. The hosts then doubled their lead with eight minutes of normal time remaining, Smith directed the ball into the box and McLean’s clearance bounced off Sula and beyond Mullen into the net.

Goals

Annan Athletic   Clyde
Kilsby 18'
33' Cameron
Kilsby 67'
(O.G.) Sula 82'

Line-Ups

Annan Athletic   Clyde
Fleming
  Mullen
Gibson
  Cuddihy
Muir
  Sula
Swinglehurst
  McLean
Kilsby
  Craig
81
Wallace
  Duthie
71
Lyon
  Hynes
Docherty
  Roberts
Johnston
  Scullion
88
Goss
  Cameron
88
90
Smith
  Rennie
Substitutes
Mitchell
  Bradley-Hurst
Steele
  Quitongo
Barnes
  Thicot
88
Douglas
  Kennedy
McCartney
  McDonald
71
Williamson
  McGeever
88
Hooper
 
81
Luissint
 
90
Galloway
 

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
May 16, 2023 7:35 pm Scottish League One 2022-23 90' 1160

Officials

  • Referee
    Graham Grainger

Past Meetings

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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League One
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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League Two
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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League Two
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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League Two
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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League Two
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ClydeAnnan AthleticLeague Cup
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ClydeAnnan AthleticScottish League Two
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