Central District First Division
Sat 7 May 2016
Score: 2 - 1

Match Report

This match saw Carluke come away from Glasgow with nothing again and leaves them too close for comfort to the drop zone.

Chances were few and far between in the match despite the home side having most of the pressure and they rarely threatened Jonny Griers goal.

The first danger came for Carluke in the 7th min when a slip from Stevie Murray allowed Maryhill possession but a timely block from Davy Gray saw the danger cleared.

Carluke had probably the best chance of the half when they broke on the right through Ian Watt and after getting in to the Maryhill box he played a good ball to Ryan Smillie but he had to cut back infield and the chance was lost.

Carluke grew in to thee game as the half wore on but neither side could get the breakthrough and the half time score was Maryhill FC 0 v 0 Carluke Rovers.

The second half again saw the home side have early pressure but Grier in the Rovers goal was equal to anything they threw at him.

Rovers had great chance to open the scoring in the 55th minute when Chick McColes good work saw him set Watt free and he in turn put Smillie in on the Maryhill goal but his weak shot was wide of goal, this miss proves costly as the home side broke toward the Carluke goal and a cut back from Ferguson was fired home by Docherty for 1-0.

Rovers again threatened the Maryhill goal through the Watt/Smillie combination but this time Smillie saw his final effort go well over the cross bar in 72 mins.

The game looked to be over in 75 mins when good work from Maryhill down the left ended with Wells firing home to make it 2-0 to the home side.

Carluke had probably their best spell of the match after this and drew a goal back in the 80th min with an excellent move when Smillie worked well on the right before crossing for Mark Weir at the back post he then played a cut back in to the path of Darren Hamilton who rifled the ball home for 2-1.

Despite having the bulk of the possession for what was left of the match Carluke could not get the second goal they needed and went home empty handed.

Rovers team.
Grier, Bellew, Murray(Hamilton), Gray, Lowdon, McDougall, McCole(Stark), Wilson, McGoldrick(Weir), Watt, Smillie

Match Report by Craig Martin