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Clyde v Airdrie United

Recap

Scottish Championship 2008-09

Broadwood Stadium

Clyde
Airdrie United
1 - 0
Final Score

Recap

The home team continued their rich vein of form with an excellent win under very unusual circumstances. The only change, from Saturday’s victory over Dundee, saw Marvyn Wilson come onto the bench in place of Scott Gemmill.

The less said about the first 45 minutes of football the better. Aside from dangerous deliveries from McLaren of Clyde and Brown of Airdrie that deserved better, the football was atrocious. Lynch of Airdrie did hit the bar with an inventive turn and shot, and McLaren would also hit the bar with what looked like a cross, although with McLaren’s ability and growing self belief, it wouldn’t surprise me, if it was indeed a shot. The midfield of Clyde had clearly toiled and it came as little surprise that Brown and Waddell made way for Trouten and MacLennan.

Then the fun began. MacLennan saw himself sent off for a reckless and dangerous lunge at Donnelly. Given the referee had not shown any cards during the first half when he could have – a straight red looked harsh at the time. McLaren and Smyth found themselves in the book soon after as a result of a 20 man melee after the dangerous challenge.

For whatever reason, this seemed to galvanise Clyde, and with Trouten intelligently finding space and Emslie driving from midfield, the ball started to stay on the deck and the team started to press forward despite the numerical disadvantage.

Trouten came closest first after a neat knock down by McKay, but blasted over. Then Pat Clarke engineered a good chance for himself but also blazed over.

It was all Clyde at this point, and it came as no surprise to all witnessing the second half revival, that Clyde took the lead. After good wing play from McKay and Lowing, the ball was only partially cleared by Donnelly. Trouten picked the ball up 20 yards out, feint to shoot before going past three static Airdrie defenders, into the box to fire home from 16 yards. A very good goal, showing the intelligence Trouten possesses.

Although Clyde may have been sitting deeper since the sending off, they were breaking with pace at will, and had several counter attacks, almost resulting in a goal. None more so than when McLaren floated a delightful ball to the back post, and when Robertson came and missed the ball, Clarke somehow managed to hit the post from no more than two yards out.

The same player shot straight at Robertson while well placed as Clyde continued to press for a killer second. The only thing Airdrie could muster was as a result of a Hutton fumble, but the keeper got back to block Noble’s effort before the ball was cleared to safety.

After what seemed like an age the referee blew the full-time whistle, and Clyde won their fourth game in a row without conceding. The football in the second half was as good as it was bad in the first, but the emergence of grit and determination is pleasing, and with the added and undoubted ability of McLaren and Trouten, there’s no reason why the run cannot continue.

Goals

Clyde   Airdrie United
Trouten 74'

Line-Ups

Clyde   Airdrie United
Hutton
  Robertson
Lowing
  Smyth
46
Brown
  Hazley
77
 
Higgins
  McKenna
Gibson
  Donnelly
Lithgow
  Nixon
 
McKay
  McLaughlin
46
Waddell
  Brown
Clarke
  Lynch
87
Emslie
  Noble
62
 87
McLaren
  Cardle
 
Substitutes
87
McSwegan
  McDougall
77
Cherrie
  Hollis
46
Trouten
  McGuire
87
 46
Ruari MacLennan
  Smith
Wilson
  Di Giacomo
62

Highlights

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance Report Author
December 16, 2008 7:45 pm Scottish Championship 2008-09 90' 837 Graham Murray

Officials

  • Referee
    Chris Boyle

Past Meetings

DateHomeResultsAwayTimeLeague
Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
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Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
N/A
Airdrie UnitedClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeAirdrie UnitedScottish Championship
N/A
Airdrie UnitedClydeLeague Cup
N/A
ClydeAirdrie UnitedLeague Cup
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