Bellshill Athletic FC vs Carluke Rovers FC

Central District First Division
Wed 24 April 2013
Score: 4 - 1

Match Report

Carluke got off to the worst possible start in this midweek fixture when they lost goal after only 2 mins from a Bellshill break down the right, this lead could have been doubled after 9mins after a break through the middle as Rovers struggled to contain their opponents. The first Carluke were seen as an attacking force was in the 10th min when a Gordon Murphy cross was tipped away by the Hill keeper. Carluke had a chance to get on level terms in the 17th min when Dan Napier saw his chipped effort cleared to Mark Haddow who’s driven effort was cleared off the line. Carlukes task was made even harder when Ian Watt was sent off in 24mins after an incident on the Carluke right. Carluke looked to work harder to get on par and made a chance from a free kick when Murphy set up Craig Stark who set up Darren Hamilton but his shot was saved. Carluke continued to press and in 39 mins a free kick saw Stark win the ball well to set up a shot for Murphy but this was cleared. As half time approached Carluke got a foothold in the match when a free kick was awarded 30 yards out and Haddow took this and sent an unstoppable shot high in to the Bellshill net for a 1-1 scoreline at half time.

Rovers started the second half well with Murphy linking up with Hamilton but his effort was well saved. Gavin McLachlan in the Rovers goal was called in to action in the 54th min as Bellshill broke well and the scores stayed level.Carluke were dealt a hammer blow in the 57th min when they were reduced to 9 men as Stark was harshly sent off and Bellshill took full, advantage as they scored straight after this to make it 2-1 then despite the best efforts of Hamilton up front on his own the home side added a further two goals in the last 5 mins to give a flattering 4-1 final score to the home side.