Carluke Rovers FC v Bellshill Athletic FC

Breathing Space Cup
Thu 17 June 2021
Score: 1 - 4

Match Report

Match Day 4 of the pre-season Breathing Space Cup seen league leaders Bellshill Athletic come to the John Cumming Stadium.

Previous management team and several former Rovers player lined up for Bellshill looking to consolidate their league position and finish off Carluke’s challenge on the cup.

It started poorly for Rovers as the referee missed an offside decision allowing Bellshill to take a lead in the opening minutes. Rovers captain booked for his disagreement with the referee.

Bellshill were in control of the match and went 2 ahead before Rovers pulled one back from Steven Frame just before half time.

Cassidys yellow card in first half came back to haunt the Rovers as he received a second yellow for a challenge which meant he had to go off.

The Rovers manager took the opportunity to make several changes but Rovers lost another 2 goals.

A deserved win for Bellshill and it ends Rovers challenge in the Breathing Space Cup.

Next up for Rovers is an away match against Lesmahagow to complete this pre-season tournament.

Photography by Kevin Ramage