On Sunday, 22nd May Loch Lomond Football Club hosted Helensburgh Football Club at Dumbarton Common in the semi-final of Dumbartonshire Football Development League’s Michael McGinley Shield.
Loch Lomond started the game promisingly with a goal scoring opportunity from Liam Bradley in the second minute. Bradley's shot skimmed inches above the goal post keeping the score 0-0.
Another opportunity arose for the home team as Evan Hartley stepped up to take a free kick minutes later. Harley's attempt at goal, however, was denied by a swift save from Helensburgh's goalkeeper Stewart Peden.
The 15th minute saw Helensburgh storm into the lead as Callum Russell set up Benjamin McArthur with an excellent assist. McArthur finished expertly to hand Helensburgh a 1-0 lead.
Loch Lomond's Ryan Madden attempted to equalise as he took the ball up the pitch, driving through the holes in Helensburgh's defence, until Helensburgh’s Ewan Coyle cleared his attempt.
Helensburgh lined up multiple shots as they attempted to increase their lead. After receiving a precise pass, from McArthur, Lewis Cull took a shot that just missed the goal.
Minutes later Helensburgh's efforts paid off with McArthur's second goal of the day, in the 22nd minute. McArthur's shot flew past Loch Lomond's Devin Koroma making the score 2-0. That’s how it remained up until half time.