Rovers travelled the short distance to Glasgow’s East End to face Vale of Clyde in a mid table clash with both sides giving some young new players much valued game time as both sides already look to build for next season.
The only highlight of the first half was Rovers Sean McKennas superb 30yard strike on the turn which enabled the visitors to go in at half time a goal up.
Half Time – Vale of Clyde 0 v 1 Carluke Rovers
The home side threw the kitchen sink at Rovers in the second half albeit Lady Luck smiled on Carluke as Vale’s attacks became increasingly predictable and easily dealt with long high hopeful balls being played towards their strikers whose efforts to hold the ball up and wait for supporting runs from midfield failed to produce any serious threats on goal all afternoon.
Vale were reduced to ten men then nine in the final ten minutes when they desperately resorted to comical and blatant diving in and around Rovers box much to the consternation of the home support.
Rovers deserved to take home the points which will boost confidence going into next Saturdays match away to Johnstone Burgh FC.Match Report by Ian McKnight