Clydesdale ‘A’ 2-1 Rottenrow (E Robertson, I King)
Men’s West District Plate Quarter Final
Clydesdale ‘B’ 0-5 Western Wildcats
Clydesdale Men’s ‘A’ booked a place in the Semi Finals of the Men’s West District Cup after a superb away win against Rottenrow.
A total of fifteen players were unavailable to represent the ‘A’ team on Saturday. But the 12-man squad – which included eight U18 players – saw off the challenge of Rottenrow to seal a 2-1 win at Glasgow Green. A goal each from Ethan Robertson and Ian King ensured the ‘Dale ‘A’ side will play in the Semi Finals of the competition on Saturday (25th May).
Clydesdale ‘B’ were knocked out of the Plate competition. Despite a competitive effort, the ‘B’ team lost 5-0 to a strong Western Wildcats performance at Auchenhowie. ‘Dale ‘B’ will most likely play a ‘crossover’ match on Saturday, but can no longer win the Plate.
This weekend is the Quarter Finals of the Men’s West District Cup and Plate with some very testing ties for our Clydesdale teams.
Clydesdale ‘A’ are in the next round of the cup following their flicks win against Helensburgh last Saturday. They will have an even tougher assignment when they play Rottenrow at Glasgow Green from 2.30pm.
The ‘B’ side are in the Plate competition following a heavy 11-0 loss to Kelburne. And their hopes of securing silverware do not get any easier when they visit Auchenhowie to play Western Wildcats from 11.00am.
Best of luck to both Clydesdale teams in the West District Cup and Plate for Saturday!
Clydesdale ‘A’ 1-1 Helensburgh (E Robertson) – ‘A’ won 4-2 on PFs
Clydesdale ‘B’ 0-11 Kelburne
The First Round of the Men’s West District Cup ended in contrasting results for both Clydesdale teams last Saturday, as Clydesdale ‘A’ qualified for the Quarter Finals.
The Clydesdale ‘A’ team took their tie against Helensburgh at Hermitage Academy to penalty strokes following a 1-1 draw in normal time. Ethan Robertson scored for ‘A’ before stepping up to take one of the four converted flicks in the shootout. Other youngsters Sandy Craig, Christopher Richmond and Ian King also scored their PFs to give the ‘A’s’ a 4-2 win in the shootout.
The ‘B’ had a tough time as they lost out 11-0 to a strong Kelburne side at Glasgow Green. The result was perhaps slightly harsh on the ‘B’ team, who’s combination of older and younger heads played well in patches but were unable to contain a clinical attacking display from their Paisley opponents. The ‘B’ team will now enter the Quarter Finals of the Men’s West District Plate following their defeat on Saturday.
The season may be effectively finished. But Clydesdale have entered two teams into the inaugural Men’s West District Cup – a competition to be played between clubs in the West of Scotland over May and June. The first round of fixtures takes place this weekend, so we have previewed who is playing where.
Saturday 11th May
Clydesdale ‘A’ vs. Helensburgh – 12.15pm (A)
Clydesdale ‘B’ vs. Kelburne – 12.00 noon (A)
Two Clydesdale Men’s teams will hope to make it past the first round of the inaugural Men’s West District Cup in their respective ties that take place on Saturday.
Team ‘A’, which will be captained by M3s captain Craig Bradley, will visit Hermitage Academy to play Helensburgh at 12.15pm, whilst Team ‘B’ take on Kelburne at Glasgow Green from noon. ‘B’ will be captained by Derek Linden, who has just completed his first season with Clydesdale. Both selected squads will have its older heads alongside its ambitious and energetic youngsters for each tie that is played by the two ‘Dale sides.
The tournament has been designed to extend the season and offer more fixtures for those who regularly play Men’s West District competitions, as well as offering the chance to win silverware. The winners of First Round ties will qualify for the Quarter Finals, whilst the losers will enter the Men’s West District Plate, which is the level below the Men’s West District Cup.
The club would like to wish Craig and Derek’s teams the very best of luck in their first year in the Men’s West District Cup.
Women’s Scottish District Plate Final – Glasgow Green
Clydesdale Western 4s 2-0 Glasgow Accies 1s (C Stirling (2))
Clydesdale Western 4s sealed the Women’s Scottish District Plate with a superb victory over Glasgow Accies 1s in the Final at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday morning.
A goal in each half from Cath Stirling gave ‘Dale Western 4s a 2-0 win over their Women’s West District Division One counterparts to claim the Women’s Scottish District Plate.
A fairly comprehensive performance in the first ten minutes from the L4s was played before the deadlock was broken from a penalty corner. Wendy Justice’s strike from the top of the circle was deflected away initially by an Accies defender. The ball fell for Marnie Moulson, who saw her reversed shot saved on the line before the rebound was tucked in by Stirling.
In the second half, both sides had chances to score the second goal of the game. Glasgow Accies best chances fell from corner opportunities, which were dealt with well by L4s ‘keeper Kirstin Stobo. Fifteen minutes into the second half was when Clydesdale Western 4s found their second goal – which effectively sealed the Final. Ellen Murray released Moulson down the right, who skipped past the challenge of a defender before dropping a pass back on the spot for Stirling to sweep low into the corner. Despite Accies best efforts to force their way back into the game, the L4s kept possession well as they saw out the Final without any major alarms.
It capped off an impressive performance for Clydesdale Western 4s. The experienced players showing an excellent work ethic, coupled with the younger players who grew in confidence up until the final whistle.
The club would like to congratulate Clydesdale Western 4s – who were managed by Marg Taylor – on their Plate victory on Sunday morning. Many thanks to all who came to Glasgow Green to cheer on the L4s too!