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Clydebank HS hit seven against Dumbarton Academy

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Clydebank High School 7

Forrest 2, 24, Wright 37, Clunie 46, Rutherford 49, 53, Ramsay 57
  • Thursday, 20 November 2014
  • Dumbarton Academy
  • Under 14´s
  • League

David Brockett | YFS West Dunbartonshire Senior Reporter
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Clydebank High’s Greg Forrest scored two long range goals as they thrashed Dumbarton Academy 7-0 on Thursday afternoon.
Forrest’s long range finishes put the visitors 2-0 ahead and the home side were rampant after the break. Substitute Reece Rutherford bagged a brace in the game that also saw striker Robert Clunie, Darren Wright and Eddie Ramsay also netting.
From the outset, it was evident that this was a Clydebank side out to attack, and they were rewarded with a goal within the opening two minutes of the game. 30 yards from goal, Greg Forrest unleashed a powerful, dipping shot that flew past Dumbarton Academy goalkeeper Nathan Wylie to give the visitors an early lead.
Straight from kick off, Dumbarton almost found an instant equaliser. Lewis McCrossan’s mazy run saw him skip past three challenges before shooting narrowly wide of George Elliot’s right hand post.
The host’s took heart from this and went close on a number of occasions in a short spell of pressure. First, Sam Grierson’s sweetly struck free kick was well held by Elliot, before Robbie Grindlay’s effort flashed across the face of goal - narrowly beyond the reach of onrushing Dumbarton’s Jordan McLean.
Midway through the first half, Clydebank almost added a second. A delighted ball up the line from Calum Craig found Clunie, but his audacious chip went narrowly wide. 
Clydebank did double their advantage a few minutes later. Clydebank were a free kick 30 yards from goal and, high on confidence, Forrest curled the ball high past Wylie for his second of the day.
Shortly before the break Ross Shaw had the chance to halve the deficit, but his shot trundled agonisingly wide of the post and Clydebank went into half time two goals to the good.
  • Half Time:
  • Dumbarton Academy
  • 0-2
  • Clydebank High School
A substitution at Half Time saw Robbie Campbell replace Alan Graham for Clydebank, who raced into a three goal advantage seven minutes into the second half.
The ball broke to Darren Wright on the edge of the six yard box and he made no mistake, smashing the ball into the net with the outside of his boot, with the help of a small deflection.
Going further behind brought Dumbarton to life once more as they searched for a way back into the game. Grierson’s left footed free kick skimmed the top of the cross bar, while Elliot had to be alert to stop at the feet of Murray Donaldson. 
A change for both sides saw Dumbarton’s McLean make way for Ross Thackerey, while free kick specialist Forrest was replaced by Reece Rutherford. 
On forty six minutes, Robert Clunie added another. Having picked the ball up on the half way line, the tricky forward curled an ambitious effort towards goal and, via the underside of the crossbar, the ball flew into the net for a fantastic fourth. 
Great work down the right by Rutherford saw the substitute make it 5-0. Having initially miscontrolled the ball, the lively midfielder recovered well to slip the ball under Wylie for the fifth time. 
Just four minutes later, Rutherford bagged his second - having only just come on a few minutes previous. Initially a fine one handed block from Wylie, the goalkeeper knocked the ball out and Rutherford pounced on the rebound to pass the ball into the net for a deserved sixth.
At the other end, Elliot had to get down low to tip away Grierson’s drilled effort in the only other attack for Dumbarton as Clydebank capped off a professional performance with a seventh goal.
Five minutes from time Eddie Ramsay capped a fine afternoon off with the final goal of the game. Wright, out on the right, laid the ball off to Ramsay at the edge of the area who buried the ball into the bottom corner to complete the rout. 
  • Full Time:
  • Dumbarton Academy
  • 0-7
  • Clydebank High School


Dumbarton Academy
Clydebank High School
1. Nathan Wylie
2. Dean Gaughan
3. Alan Brabender
4. Ross Shaw
5. Sam Grierson
6. Jack Beggs
7. Murray Donaldson
8.Lewis Marshall
9. Robbie Grindlay
10. Lewis McCrossan
11. Jordan McLean
12. Alex Dickson
13. Scott Ellis
14. Evan Hartley
15. Ross Thackley
17. Calvin Rollo
1. George Elliot
2. Calum Hodge
3. Jack Muirhead
4. Cameron Clark
5. Alan Graham
6. Greg Forrest
7. Darren Wright
8. Robert Clunie
9. Cameron McGrath
10. Edward Ramsay
11. Calum Craig
12. Josh Drysdale
14. William Bowen
15. Robbie Campbell
16. Reece Rutherford
Star Player
Dumbarton Academy
Clydebank High School
Sam Grierson was the star man on a dismal day for Dumbarton. Unlucky not to score with his long range effort and organised his team well.
Greg Forrest's performance gives him the nod. Two fantastic finishes make him well worthy of the award.
Magic Moment
Dumbarton Academy
Clydebank High School
Sam Grierson's free kick that struck the crossbar was the closest Dumbarton came to getting on the scoresheet.
Robert Clunie's wonderstrike was just one of many magic moments for Clydebank High.
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