Fans Enjoy Fundraising Match

Mon, 17th Jul 2017 9:23am

This year's Fans v Fans match took place at Broadwood yesterday, in warm and sunny conditions.

32 players took part in the annual match with, Jim Chapman taking a player-manager role with the 'Bully Wee' team and John Joyce leading the 'Gypsy Army' side.

Both teams were put through their paces in the warm-up by the Clyde management team, before the referee got the game underway. The first half was a low scoring affair with both teams passing up great chances to score, before Jodie Laird found the breakthrough for the Bully Wee. The sides went in level at 1-1 though as Gypsy Army equalised with almost the last kick of the half.

Gypsy Army started the brightest in the second half and soon took the lead when a cross from the right found the net after it was misjudged by the 'keeper. Gypsy Army went further ahead minutes later thanks to a fine strike from range by David Meldrum. Bully Wee were not beaten though and pulled one back from Stephen Tully. Jim Chapman then managed to lob the keeper from 12 yards out to level the match, much to the the disdain of Joyce in the opposite dugout!

Bully Wee then went on to settle the game with four more goals as the weary Gypsy Army defence couldn't cope with the pace of the Bully Wee strikers. The game finished 7-3 to Jim's side.

Both sides then enjoyed sandwiches and drinks in Bar 58 and the managers presented the Man of the Match awards for their team. John McCone was picked for Bully Wee, with Dom Jack taking the award for Gypsy Army.

The club's thanks go to event organiser David Alexander, Bar 58 volunteer Arthur Murray, referee Sean Hart, Jim Chapman, John Joyce and all the players and the supporters for making it a great day for all.

Thanks also go to Subway Kirkintilloch for providing the players and supporters with post-match subs and cookies.