Division One – Round 7 vs Helensburgh Thistle

Posted by admin | Fixtures,Reserve Grade,Results | Saturday 15 May 2010 7:52 pm

Division One (Reserve Grade)
Helensburgh Thistle 0 (0) – (1) 3 Balgownie Rangers
B. Wilson  1, D. Schmid 2

A much better display from the Rangers this week after a very lack lustre display seven days ago.

With only two subs on the bench and notable absentees in Zac, Rich, Smiles & Sam things were going to be difficult from the first whistle.

Bally started the game running uphill into the breeze and on a very bumpy pitch that seemed to contain at least three different species of grass.

Anyway… Bally surprisingly had most of the ball in the opening stanza and probably should have bagged a few goals withing the first 20 mins with Brent Wilson heading into the crossbar and Dale coming close on two occasions. The Bally defence held strong after countless long balls from the ‘Burgh with only one or two troublesome attacks. With a few minutes remaining in the first half, Traka weaved like a cane basket master maker down the wing and cross to Brent who volleyed to give Bally the edge leading into the second half.

The second half saw Bally take a little more control and really should have had three goals in the first 4 minutes with some heading (Lukin) and Shooting (Schmid) going agonisingly close to finding the mark. Dale eventually got on the scoresheet 10 minutes in and Bally took more control of the game, although the Thistles manged a few corner kicks that didn’t really trouble the Bally Boys. Dale finshed the game off in the final 10 minutes after a thunderbolt went under the keeper from 18 yeards out.

A good win for Bally, more so with a very threadbare squad, keeps us 3 points off the pace.

1. Robert Appleby
2. John McCreary
3. Alan Appleby (c)
4. Blake Riordan
5. Ben Zentrich
6. Marty Luskan
7. Paul Cicero
8. Peter Lukin
9. Dale Schmid
10. Travis Faulks
11. Brent Wilson
12. Brad Innes (on for John McCreary 45m)
13. Ben Christiansen (on for Brent Wilson 75m)

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