SOLO BID BY BRAVE MAYBOLE
MAYBOLE fell to Scottish Cup hopefuls Clydebank on Saturday - despite a fantastic solo goal from Barry Crawford.
The hosts are set to face Largs Thistle in the two legged semi-final of the Emirates Scottish Cup and their cup run has severely hampered their league campagin - 'Bole sit one point ahead of them in the First Division but have seven games more.
The home side began the match in positive fashion with Stevie Dallas opening the scoring midway through the first half after racing onto a long punt up the park and firing past Martin McCaulay.
After this initial flurry of pressure, the rest of the first half became bogged down in the middle of the park.
Maybole had a couple of long range efforts that didn't worry Bankies keeper, Stefan Gonet too much.
Within five minutes of the restart, Peter Leonard's men were level thanks to Crawford's fantastic strike.
He went on a mazy run leaving a trail of Bankies defenders in his wake before drilling the ball past Stefan Gonet.
A fine goal for Maybole, who now believed they could go on and take something from the game after taking something of a battering in the first half.
'Bole, clearly buoyed by the goal, began to exert some pressure of their own and John McDonald went close but his snap shot wide of the post.
However, the three points for thehome side were just as important and they began to slowly get back into the game and eventually regain the lead.
Keeper Gonet threw the ball to Paul Allum who broke forward quickly, his pinpoint pass to Dallas who raced down the right wing and fired in a superb low cross, which Stevie Dymock controlled perfectly and slotted home with his second touch.
This seemed to knock the stuffing out ot Maybole as they failed to put any pressure on their hosts after falling behind after a second time.
'Bole tried to force their way level in the last five minutes but failed to create any scoring chances .
The defeat leaves Maybole sitting mid table but having played more games than the sides below them, they could find themselves in the relegation zone before too long.
And it won't be easy for them.
This Saturday they welcome league leaders Cumnock to Ladywell Stadium before Girvan visit the following Wednesday evening.
Maybole: McAulay, Crawford, Reilly, Peacock, Whiteside, Scott, McGrady, Cameron, J Kerr,McDonald, Flanagan. Subs: Merry, P Kerr, Boyle, Love, Maxwell.
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