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Weekend Preview – 17th/18th March

A big card of league and cup games over the weekend for Clydesdale and Clydesdale Western teams.

Saturday – M1s vs. Inverleith 1s (4.30pm, H); M2s vs. Kelburne 2s (12.00 noon, A); M3s vs. Dumfries 1s (11.30am, A); L1s vs. Watsonians (4.00pm, A); L2s vs. Stirling University 1s (12.30pm, A); L3s vs. Grove Menzieshill 2s (1.30pm, H); L4s vs. Glasgow Accies 1s (3.00pm, H); L5s vs. GHK 3s (1.30pm, H – HGS); L6s vs. Ferguslie (12.30pm, A)

Sunday – M1s vs. Kelburne 1s (3.30pm, H); M2s vs. Uddingston 2s (3.00pm, A); M3s vs. Kelburne 3s (12.00 noon, A); L1s vs. CALA Edinburgh (A); L2s vs. Edinburgh University 2s (10.00am); L3s vs. Western Wildcats 1s (2.00pm, H); L6s vs. Uddingston 2s (12.30pm, H)

On Saturday, Clydesdale Men’s 1s will be looking to build on last week’s win against Uddingston when they face Inverleith at Titwood from 4.30pm.  Clydesdale are now 6th in Men’s National Division One, and a win for them could strengthen their league survival hopes against an Inverleith side who are currently sitting bottom of the league.  Following positive results around them, the possibility of becoming champions of Women’s National Division One is now back in Clydesdale Western 1s hands.  They take on Watsonians at Peffermill, 4.00pm pushback.  The L1s are two points behind league leaders Edinburgh University.

In the rest of Saturday’s league games, the M2s play away at Glasgow Green from noon against Kelburne 2s, whilst the M3s also play away against Dumfries at 11.30am.  The L2s visit Stirling University, 12.30pm PB, the L3s and L4s both play at home against Grove Menzieshill 2s (1.30pm PB) and Glasgow Accies (3.00pm PB) respectively and the L6s are away to Ferguslie from 12.30pm.

On Sunday, it’s the return of the Scottish Cup, Plate and West District Plate competitions.  The M1s have a tough test against Men’s Scottish Cup holders of the past two seasons, Kelburne 1s, 3.30pm PB at home.  The M2s play away to Uddingston 2s in the Men’s Scottish District Cup at 3.00pm, the M3s also play away in the Men’s Scottish Reserve Cup against Kelburne 3s, noon PB at Glasgow Green.  The L1s and L2s both play in the Women’s Scottish Plate following their early exits in the Women’s Scottish Cup.  The L1s play CALA Edinburgh 1s at Meggetland (PB TBC), the L2s are at Peffermill to play league rivals, Edinburgh University 2s at 10.00am.  In arguably the challenge of the day, Women’s National Division One side Western Wildcats 1s visit Titwood to play Clydesdale Western 3s in the Women’s Scottish Cup, 2.00pm PB.  The L6s play at home to Uddingston 2s from 12.30pm in the Women’s West District Plate.

Again, in what could be a pivotal week to a lot of teams seasons, we would like to wish the best of luck to all of our teams!

Photo credit: Andy Lovat

M1s seal overdue win, L1s back in title mix – Weekend Review – 10th March

M1s 3-2 Uddingston 1s (A Allan, P Lonergan, S Walker)

Struan Walker’s second half winner gave Clydesdale Men’s 1s their first win in seven league games after beating Uddingston in an entertaining clash at Bothwell Castle Policies.

Andrew Allan had given the M1s a first half lead from the penalty spot.  However, the home side equalised twice – once from Allan’s PF and a second time after ‘Dale skipper Patrick Lonergan had briefly regained the lead.  The game was settled thanks to a cool finish from Walker to give the away side a valuable three points.  The result sees Clydesdale up to 6th in Men’s National Division One, jumping above Uddingston, Dundee Wanderers and Hillhead.

L1s 4-0 GHK 1s (B Shields, S Gillman, E McGregor, Z Mason)

Clydesdale Western 1s kept up in their bid to be champions of Women’s National Division One with a comfortable win over GHK at Old Anniesland.

Goals from Bronwyn Shields, Susie Gillman, Emma McGregor and Zara Mason gave ‘Dale Western a routine win.  The win sees the L1s move up to 2nd in the league table, two points off top spot and league leaders Edinburgh University.  This was after Uni drew with league challengers Grove Menzieshill on the same day.  The results mean if Clydesdale Western win all of their remaining league games, they will be champions of the Women’s National Division One 2017-18 season.

M2s 5-3 Edinburgh University 2s (A Small, A Docherty, S Clark, D Clark, N Fulton); M3s 2-0 Kelburne 3s (C Moulson, D Sturgess); M4s 8-0 Helensburgh 2s (J Green (3), T Hart, R Bleach, B Mitchell, R Bradley, S Cole); M5s 0-1 Ayr 2s; L2s 3-1 L3s (A Ballantyne (2), L Cosh; R Whittle); L4s 3-1 Giffnock 1s (K McQuarrie (3)); L5s 8-0 L6s (L Anderson (4), L Halley (2), J Kelly (2))

In the rest of Saturday’s games, the M2s kept up their league challenge with a 5-3 win over Edinburgh Uni 2s at Titwood.  Antony Small, 2s captain Adam Docherty, Steven Clark, David Clark and Neil Fulton were amongst the goalscorers as the M2s remain two points off top spot of the Men’s Regional Division One table.  The M3s also kept up their league challenge in the Men’s West District Division One table after beating Kelburne 3s 2-0 at Glasgow Green.  First half goals from Colin Moulson and David Sturgess settling the contest to keep the M3s three points behind league leaders Uddingston 3s.  The M4s dominance in Men’s West District Division Three continued after putting eight past Helensburgh 2s at Titwood.  A treble from Jamie Green was backed up with a goal each from Tim Hart, Ronnie Bleach, Ben Mitchell, Russell Bradley and Same Cole.  The M4s are still 14 points clear at the summit of Division Three.  The M5s lost by a single goal to Ayr 2s at Wellington.

In the ladies games, the L2s won 3-1 against the L3s to keep up their hopes of regaining the Women’s Championship League prize. A brace from Annabel Ballantyne and a single goal from Lesley Cosh gave the L2s the win, with Rachel Whittle scoring for the L3s.  The L4s strong end to the Women’s West District Division One season continued after beating Giffnock 1s to go 3rd in the league table.  Karen McQuarrie’s hat-trick giving the L4s a 3-1 win at Titwood.  Finally, the L5s hammered the L6s 8-0.  Lucy Anderson grabbed four goals whilst Lauren Halley and Jessica Kelly chipped in with two each.

Well done to all of our teams for some excellent results over the weekend!

Photo credit: Niz Yusof

Weekend Preview – 10th March

A number of big games for our Men’s and Women’s teams this Saturday, which includes two inter-club league games.

L1s vs. GHK 1s (1.30pm, A); L2s vs. L3s (4.30pm, H); L4s vs. Giffnock 1s (3.00pm, H); L5s vs. L6s (3.00pm, H – HGS)

M1s vs. Uddingston 1s (3.00pm, A); M2s vs. Edinburgh University 2s (1.30pm, H); M3s vs. Kelburne 3s (1.30pm, A); M4s vs. Helensburgh 2s (12.00 noon, H); M5s vs. Ayr 2s (1.00pm, A)

Clydesdale Western 1st XI will hope to keep on Edinburgh University’s and Grove Menzieshill’s coat tails in the race to be champions of Women’s National Division One this season.  On Saturday, the L1s play away to GHK at Old Anniesland, 1.30pm pushback.  ‘Dale Western convincingly won 7-0 the last time the two sides met back in October.  And with Uni playing Grove, this could be crucial weekend in the L1s season in their bid to close the gap on the two teams above them.

Clydesdale Men’s 1st XI have a crucial game in their season when they face Uddingston at Bothwell Castle Policies from 3.00pm.  Uddingston’s big 6-3 win against Western Wildcats a fortnight ago saw them jump above ‘Dale – who lost 2-1 to Kelburne – and Hillhead in the Men’s National Division One table.  And with only three points separating 6th and 9th place, this game and others around them will be vital to either team’s season.  When the two sides met in October at Titwood, Clydesdale clawed back a halftime goal deficit through captain Patrick Lonergan and a last minute winner from Ciaran Crawford.

In the rest of Saturday’s games, the M2s hope to keep up their title challenge in Men’s Regional Division One as they take on Edinburgh University 2s, 1.30pm pushback at home.  Uni 2s have proven to be difficult opposition for a lot of teams this season, as seen in the two sides 2-2 draw back in October at Peffermill.  The L2s, similar to the M2s, are hoping to be champions of Women’s Championship Division One come the end of the season.  And they lock horns with the L3s (4.30pm PB), who they beat 9-0 in their previous meeting.  The M3s are hoping to mount a late charge towards winning the West District Division One league, especially after their win against league leaders Uddingston two weeks ago.  However, with games running out and still three points behind Uddy, they can not afford any more slip ups and also hope results go their way.  They take on Kelburne 3s at Glasgow Green from 1.30pm – it was a 1-1 draw at Titwood in late October between the two teams.  The M4s hope to boost their promotion chances from Men’s West District Division Three when they play at home to Helensburgh 2s, 12.00 noon PB.  The M5s play away to Ayr 2s at Wellington School from 1.00pm.  The L4s, who have won eight of their last ten games taking them from second bottom to 4th in Women’s West District Division One, play at home to bottom side Giffnock 1s at home, 3.00pm PB.  The L5s versus L6s from 3.00pm at Hutchesons’ Grammar School completes Saturday’s round of games.  The L5s are five points clear in their hopes to promote to Women’s West District Division Two.  In stark contrast, the L6s sit one point above the relegation places.

Good luck to all of our teams this weekend!

L1s score nine, M1s narrowly lose out – Weekend Review – 24th/25th February

L1s 9-0 Kelburne 1s (A Wilson (3), J Eadie (2), L Sabatelli (2), M Steiger, M Lawson)

Clydesdale Western 1st XI kept up the pace at the top end of Women’s National Division One with an emphatic nine goal win over bottom side Kelburne at Glasgow Green.

Alexandra Wilson scored a hat-trick whilst Jen Eadie and Lexi Sabatelli both grabbed two goals each.  Millie Steiger and Martha Lawson were ‘Dale Western’s other goalscorers.  The result keeps the L1s in 3rd spot, four points off league leaders Edinburgh University and one point away from 2nd placed Grove Menzieshill.

M1s 1-2 Kelburne 1s (P Lonergan)

Clydesdale Men’s 1st XI were narrowly beaten by champions Kelburne at Glasgow Green despite an encouraging display of hockey.

Despite being 1-0 down in the first half, ‘Dale were very much in the game and unfortunate not have found an equaliser.  The second goal of the game went to the home side, but the M1s foraged a goal back through captain Patrick Lonergan.  However, that was all there was to be as Kelburne held on for a vital three points in their bid to be champions of Men’s National Division One again.  For Clydesdale, results elsewhere now sees them drop to 9th in the league, three points away from 6th placed Dundee Wanderers and seven points clear of bottom side Inverleith.

M2s 2-4 Grove Menzieshill 2s (E Lindsay, C Moulson); M3s 5-4 Uddingston 3s (C Oliver, D Christie, A Bleach, I King, A Couper); M4s 2-2 Greenock Morton 2s – Sunday – (R Bradley, B Mitchell); M5s 0-3 Giffnock 3s; L2s 8-0 CALA Edinburgh 2s (C MacKinnon (2), S McHugh (2), A Hoolaghan, A Harrowell, L Cosh, M Justice); L3s 0-1 Waverley Inveresk Trinity; L4s 2-1 Glasgow University 2s (G Green, A Menzies); L5s 0-0 Irvine 1s – Sunday; L6s 2-2 Arran 1s – R Murray, A Bonner; L6s 2-3 Stepps 2s – Sunday – E Neary, Z Monaghan

In the rest of last weekend’s busy outdoor schedule, the M2s lost 4-2 to Grove Menzieshill 2s at Forthbank after a poor first half display.  The M2s were 3-0 down at half time, but second half goals from Euan Lindsay and veteran Colin Moulson gave the visitors a fighting chance to steal a point.  However, the M2s could not find an equaliser and in the dying seconds, Menzieshill scored a fourth to take the points.  The result means the M2s are now 3rd in Regional Division One, two points behind league leaders Hillhead.  The L2s had little difficulty in their game as they beat CALA Edinburgh 2s 8-0 at Titwood.  Braces from Christy MacKinnon and Sarah McHugh keeps the L2s in 2nd place in the Championship Division One table, three points off Edinburgh University 2s with two games in hand.  Anna Hoolaghan, Abi Harrowell, Lesley Cosh and Margery Justice were the L2s other scorers.

The M3s completed an enthralling late comeback against West District Division One table toppers, Uddingston 3s at Titwood.  Despite being 3-1 down with 15 minutes to go, the M3s stepped up to score four goals.  Uddy did score a fourth soon after but it ended up only being a consolation.  The M3s scorers were Conor Oliver, David Christie, Ali Bleach, Ian King and Andrew Couper and are now three points behind Uddingston in the league table.  The L3s lost narrowly to Waverley Inveresk Trinity at Edinburgh Academy Playing Fields.  The result means the L3s have lost further ground in their attempts to overtake Edinburgh University 3s in 3rd place in the Championship Division One table.

The M4s kept up their lead at the top of Men’s West District Division Three, despite drawing 2-2 with Greenock Morton 2s at Largs.  The goalscorers were Russell Bradley and Ben Mitchell.  The L4s are now remarkably up to 4th in Women’s West District Division One after a 2-1 win over Glasgow University 2s at Titwood.  Gill Green and Ann Menzies were the scorers to give the L4s their eighth win in ten league games after seemingly looking like being in relegation trouble.

A young M5s side went down 3-0 to Giffnock 3s at Titwood.  The L5s and L6s played back to back games over the weekend.  The L5s beat Dumfries 2s thanks to the game’s only goal from Olivia Capaldi.  On Sunday, the L5s were held to a goalless draw away to Irvine 1s.  The L6s drew 2-2 with Arran 1s – goals coming from Rosalind Murray and Anais Bonner – but lost 3-2 to Stepps 2s on Sunday with goals from Emma Neary and Zoe Monaghan.  The M5s remain bottom of Men’s West District Division Four, whilst the L5s hopes of promotion from Women’s West District Division Three remain high sitting 2nd, five points clear of 3rd placed GHK 3s.  Despite losing on Sunday, the L6s point against Arran 1s, now means they are 9th in Division Three – a point clear of Ayr and Irvine 1s.

Well done to all of our teams for their results and efforts!