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Montrose 0 V 3 Clyde

Wed, 30th Aug 2006 12:00am

Clyde progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Challenge Cup with what turned out to be a comfortable victory over Montrose. The Bully Wee were made to work for the win but after Paul McHale opened the scoring in the 40th minute, the Clyde team grew in confidence.

Andy Ferguson got his first for the club on the hour mark though it was Dougie Imrie who stole the show with a great volley in the 90th minute that put the icing on the cake for an excellent win. Clyde's name is now in the hat for the next round alongside: Albion Rovers, Ayr United, Arbroath, Gretna, St Johnstone, Morton and Ross County.

0 mins Unlike last year the conditions are perfect tonight. Imrie starts on the left while Bryson is through the middle.

3 mins Masterton free kick deflected wide, corner came to nothing

10 mins Good work by Ferguson led to an Imrie cross which McGowan shoots wide

14 mins First Montrose attack finishes with a weak shot wide

22 mins After a good start by the Bully Wee the game is now even and in truth quite scrappy.

23 mins Free kick for Montrose in a dangerous position on the edge of the box but blazed over. McGowan booked

24 mins Corner to the Bully Wee but wasted

30 mins Arbuckle latches onto loose ball in the box but hits side netting from a tight angle

31 mins Masterton free kick finds Malone but header goes wide

34 mins Good work by Gary Arbuckle and header by Andy Ferguson goes wide

40 mins Penalty! Imrie pushed after being put through by Paul McHale. McHALE takes the penalty and sends the keeper the wrong way.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!

41 mins Long range Montrose shot goes wide

43 mins 5 versus 3 on the Clyde counter attack but chance wasted after poor McGowan pass

Half Time Montrose 0 Clyde 1 (McHale 40 mins pen)

Clyde started the stronger but after missing some half chances Montrose gained confidence. However as the half wore on, Clyde began once more to take the ascendency and deservedly took the lead albeit from the penalty spot.

45 mins Following face knock in the first period, McCann replaces Higgins at the start of the second half

47 mins Montrose coming forward more forcefully now intent on gaining that equaliser

54 mins Good head flick by Arbuckle to McCann bu this shot is sliced well wide

55 mins Pressure growing on the Bully Wee defences as a vital header by Eddie Malone clears the danger temporarily before McGregor mops up

59 mins Corner to the Bully Wee but keeper copes well with trademark Malone inswinger

62 mins GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 FERGUSON heads in at the back post after another corner by Malone

69 mins A great move involving McHale and Bryson ends when the ball is intercepted at the last moment from Arbuckles feet 6 yards out

73 mins McHale is in his element now as a 25 yarder is saved well at the post by the Montrose keeper

75 mins Ferguson header is ruled offside as it hits the net

78 mins Bradley and Hunter replace Arbuckle and Ferguson

82 mins Good save by Montrose keeper denys Hunter

84 mins Dougie Imrie justs fails to finish off a great passing move

85 mins Clyde relaxed now and a McCann shot is saved again by the keeper

90 mins GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!!!!!! IMRIE gets his reward as he volleys home a sweet McCann cross, following nice footwork by Bradley, for a tremendous strike and goal.

FULL TIME Montrose 0 Clyde 3

CLYDE TEAM:

Cherrie, McGregor, Higgins (McCann), Masterton, Malone, Bryson, McHale, Imrie, Michael McGowan, Arbuckle (Hunter), Ferguson (Bradley)

Subs: Bradley, Hunter, McKenna, McCann, Hutton

A morale boosting victory for the Bully Wee who now proceed to the quarter finals which will be played on the 12th/13th September