McBookie League Two



BLUSTERY weather conditions met both teams as they ran out onto Campbell Park for this match.

Seven minutes in into the home goalie keeper smothered a Dillan Dunn effort and then in 16 minutes the same player met a Lee McLymont cross but headed over the bar.

Adam Lawrie flashed a shot wide of the left hand post as the Bankies pushed for an opener. Up the other end of the part and Alan Orr made a great last ditch challenge to prevent Saltcoats an effort on goal.

In 36 minutes, Danny Gray superbly tipped a Saltcoats free-kick over the bar. A poor first half for both teams was finished with a forray from the Bankies as McClymont had a shot blocked and from the resulting corner Johnny Dunlop headed over the bar

Early in the second half, Saltcoats broke quickly forward following an error from Orr but the squared pass was intercepted and cleared. Lee McClymont made a smart run, spinning off his marker to get on the end of a through ball before driving into the box but slipped his shot just wide of the post, Saltcoats then blazed an effort over the bar.

Euan Smith almost caught the keeper out with a deep cross that the wind caught and pushed towards goal but just not quite enough. Ross McManus made a good run before cutting inside and setting up Adam Lawrie but his shot from the edge went over the bar before another Lawrie shot was easily held by the Saltcoats keeper as the Bankies just lacked that quality in the final third.

With 75 minutes gone, Stevie McLelland slammed a free-kick off the wall, he picked up the loose ball and skipped past his man who brought him down in the box but the referee waved play on. Lawrie had another low shot saved after being played in by McManus, Euan Smith then slammed a shot on the angle off the post. Saltcoats almost snatched it with 7 minutes to go as their striker hit a shot off the inside of the post but the bankies defenders managed to clear any further danger.

With five minutes left, Lawrie was played in again but his shot was easily held by the keeper.