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Clyde v Bonnyrigg Rose

Recap

Scottish League Two 2023-24

New Douglas ParkCadzow Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 0FT

Clyde
Bonnyrigg Rose
3 - 2
Final Score

Recap

Ian McCall enjoyed the first league win of his tenure as Clyde welcomed 2024 with a well-deserved victory over Bonnyrigg Rose.

New signings Lee Hamilton, Craig Howie and Robbie Leitch were handed their first starts for Clyde as the manager made five changes from the side that faced Stenhousemuir. Raymond Grant and Alex King were also in the XI with Peter Grant, Stuart Carswell, Darren Hynes, Ji Stevenson and Kian Leslie dropping to the bench.

The first opportunity of the match fell to Clyde in the seventh minute. Scullion knocked the ball to King from the edge of the box, however, his curling strike whistled wide. The Bully Wee were demonstrating the most threat on the ball, which led to the opening goal in the 16th minute. Seconds after Leitch’s effort from the middle of the box went straight at Martin, Connor Young pounced onto Logan Dunachie’s teasing cross from the right flank to prod the ball home from the near post.

Clyde were evidently buoyed from their positive start and were exploiting gaps in the visitor’s defence as Scullion was next to create an attempt at goal with a blistering shot from a couple of yards, only for the ball to career wide off target. Meanwhile, at the other end, a frustrated Bonnyrigg were struggling to make inroads with the hosts’ defiant in defending their half of the pitch.

As proceedings reached the half hour mark, The Bully Wee further exerted their newfound dominance by doubling their advantage. Scullion fired a corner kick deep into the box where Dunachie was on hand to direct a powerful header into the net.

With four minutes remaining until the interval, Clyde extended their lead further with an unbelievable finish. King played a one-two with Leitch at the far edge of the box before unleashing a rocket of a strike, which crashed into the net via the crossbar and gave Martin no chance.

It was not until the 63rd minute that the hosts threatened again as an unmarked Young cut inside the box and attempted to secure a brace, but the ‘keeper struck out a palm to block his effort, with the ball rolling past the target.

As the match entered the final 12 minutes, Bonnyrigg pulled a goal back, courtesy of Smart Osadolor. Ross Lyon lost possession of the ball on the edge of the box, which enabled the former Clyde striker to pounce and drill the ball past Leighfield. However, the home side appeared unfazed by the late concession of a clean sheet, as King muscled into the box with an over-arching effort, only to bruise the woodwork.

As the match entered injury time, Clyde’s commanding lead was placed in danger as Osadolor netted his second, finding space within the box to poke the ball home from close-range.

Young and Scullion then had chances in the dying seconds but were thwarted by visiting defenders. Clyde ultimately done enough to secure a well-earned victory, with the players awarded by a rapturous applause at the final whistle.

Goals

Clyde   Bonnyrigg Rose
Young 16'
Dunachie 30'
King 41'
78' Osadolor
90' Osadolor

Line-Ups

Clyde   Bonnyrigg Rose
Leighfield
  Martin
Dunachie
  Mailer
81
Howie
  Young
Hamilton
  Martynuik
Lyon
  Peggie
 
Cuddihy
  Connolly
66
69
R Grant
  Currie
73
81
King
  Barrett
 
69
Leitch
  Watson
46
L Scullion
  McGachie
73
Young
  Doan
Substitutes
Parry
  Andrews
Carswell
  Buchanan
81
P Grant
  Stewart
46
Cameron
  Gray
66
81
Stevenson
  McGale
73
69
Hynes
  Grigor
69
Leslie
  Osadolor
73
Sula
 

Highlights

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
January 6, 2024 3:00 pm Scottish League Two 2023-24 90' 737

Officials

  • Referee
    Andy Gamble

Past Meetings

DateHomeResultsAwayTimeLeague
Bonnyrigg RoseClydeScottish League Two
N/A
ClydeBonnyrigg RoseScottish League Two
N/A
ClydeBonnyrigg RoseLeague Cup
N/A
Bonnyrigg RoseClydeScottish Cup
N/A
Bonnyrigg RoseClydeFriendly
N/A