Clyde 2
Dumbarton 0
League (League 2)


Clyde 

2 - 0

Dumbarton


League (League 2)
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
ZLX Stadium. Att. 652
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Martin Rennie (12)
Martin Rennie (pen.) (68)
None.

Team Managers
Ian McCall Stevie Farrell

Starting Eleven
Brian Kinnear
Jaze Kabia
Cammy Ballantyne
Lee Hamilton
Craig Howie
Liam Scullion
Barry Cuddihy
Ray Grant
Alex King
Jordan Allan
Martin Rennie
Jay Hogarth .19
Sean Crighton .26
Gallagher Lennon .28
Blair Malcolm .4
Cian Newbury .21
Aaron Healy .10
James Hilton .17
Kalvin Orsi .7
Carlo Pignatiello .12
David Wilson .8
Michael Ruth .23

Bench
Erik Sula
Connor Young
Peter Grant
Kian Leslie
Euan Cameron
Chris McGinn
Conor Scullion
Robbie Leitch
Patrick O'Neil .21
Aron Lynas .2
Tony Wallace .14
Ryan Blair .6
Finlay Gray .18
Luca Vata .15
Marc Kelly .27

Substitutions
Euan Cameron for Jaze Kabia (38)
Peter Grant for Craig Howie (69)
Robbie Leitch for Liam Scullion (73)
Ryan Blair for Blair Malcolm (45)
Finlay Gray for James Hilton (45)
Tony Wallace for David Wilson (68)
Marc Kelly for Aaron Healy (68)

Cautions
Jordan Allan (30)
Craig Howie (44)
Martin Rennie (54)
Alex King (58)
Finlay Gray (75)
Kalvin Orsi (80)

Red Cards
Jordan Allan (90) None.

Match Officials

Alastair Grieve (Referee)
Stuart Stevenson & Will Pare (Assistants)




Match Report


Martin Rennie’s brace saw struggling Clyde defeat Dumbarton, on a day where Stevie Farrell admitted his side got what they deserved.

The defeat means Sons are now on a run of just one win in 10 games, and are looking over their shoulder at a rapidly closing pack in the race for the final playoff spot.

And boss Farrell pulled no punches about his side’s performance, in a game where they were second best.

He said: “From start to finish it’s the worst we’ve played this season. We were second best from the first whistle to the last.

“By a country mile it’s the worst performance of the season.

“We didn’t start well and Clyde did. We lost a bad first goal and that gave Clyde something to hold onto.

“We still created chances that we didn’t take. It was a frustrating day all round. But Clyde deserved to win. There’s nothing I can say to take that away from them.”

Marc Kelly and top scorer Tony Wallace dropped out from the side that had been held by Spartans midweek, with Kalvin Orsi and Aaron Healy earning starts.

Despite having just two wins all season and finding themselves 10 points adrift at kick-off, it was the Bully Wee who started the brighter of the sides.

After Jordan Allan and Jaze Kabia had both threatened, it came as little surprise when they took an early lead.

There looked little on when Martin Rennie picked up possession 20 yards from goal.

However the former Montrose forward wriggled away from Gallagher Lennon’s challenge before finding the bottom corner of Jay Hogarth’s net with a low effort from range.

Only a superb Sean Crighton block then denied Clyde a second, before both Liam Scullion and Jordan Allan went close for Ian McCall’s impressive hosts.

As the game moved towards half-time, Sons finally showed their threat - and could consider themselves hugely unfortunate not to be level.

A patient move eventually saw Kalvin Orsi set Carlo Pignatiello clear down the right.

His cutback was into a perfect area for Aaron Healy, but debutant Clyde keeper Brian Kinnear superbly denied the Queen’s Park loanee.

That was as close as Sons would come all game, with boss Farrell making a double change at half-time.

Finlay Gray and Ryan Blair were the men called upon, replacing Blair Malcolm and the out-of-sorts Jinky Hilton.

Despite the reshuffle however, it continued to be the hosts who were dominating.

The ever-dangerous Allan nicked the ball from Cian Newbury and drove in on goal, only to be denied by an outstanding Jay Hogarth save.

That looked to finally spark Sons into some form of life.

Substitute Gray found himself in a good position in the area to meet Kalvin Orsi’s cross, but dragged wide.

The same man then had a powerful effort from close range blocked, whilst Ryan Blair’s free-kick hit the side-netting.

Just as Sons felt like they might find a leveller they fell two behind.

A corner wasn’t cleared and dropped to Craig Howie inside the area.

He was clattered by Gallagher Lennon leaving referee Alastair Grieve with no option but to point to the spot.

Goalscorer Rennie sent Hogarth the wrong way from 12 yards to double the home side’s advantage.

Alex King almost added a third for the home side with a curling effort from range that struck the post, whilst at the other end Ryan Blair blazed over from a good position after the home defence failed to fully clear Lennon’s cross.

There was to be one blot on the Bully Wee’s copybook however, as the impressive Allan charged into a late challenge on Newbury deep into injury time. Earning a second booking and a fractionally early bath for his troubles.

Match report written by Fraser Clarke



Squad Statistics (as at February 17th, 2024)


2023/24 All Time
Age
Jay Hogarth (GK)20 7 - 7 -
Sean Crighton33 332332
Gallagher Lennon18 5 - 5 -
Blair Malcolm27 25 - 25 -
Cian Newbury18 7 - 7 -
Aaron Healy21 4 - 4 -
James Hilton26 294294
Kalvin Orsi26 2611093
Carlo Pignatiello24 302714
David Wilson29 291956
Michael Ruth22 299299
Tony Wallace (sub)32 33116814
Ryan Blair (sub)27 251682
Finlay Gray (sub)21 2847110
Marc Kelly (sub)25 6161






League Table (as at February 17th, 2024)