Great Yarmouth 0, Clyde
No surprises in this result but for two thirds of the match Yarmouth held their full-time opponents and were looking comfortable. Indeed, the Bloaters
created the first chance after only nine minutes when Stewart Roach headed a quickly-taken free kick over the bar. New Bloaters’
youngster Simeon Lee kicked a Pat Clarke shot off the line in the 38th minute, the best chance of the first half. But the
Scottish Division One side upped their game after the break and scored four times in the last 33 minutes as
“It was a splendid experience for our young lads,
especially the youth team players out there, and I’m proud of them," said Yarmouth
joint-manager Paul Tong. "We really appreciate what Clyde have done in coming here and
thank John Brown and his team; the afternoon reflected great credit on everybody.”
When the second half opened, Lee saw a long-range effort
saved by Peter Cherrie but Clyde's new signing from Queens Park, Alan Trouten, then opened the scoring after 57 minutes, looping a shot over the
advancing Michael Hilton. Five minutes later Clyde youngster Roddy MacLennan, who had just
come on, finished off a move he started to really ensure the result was only going one way.
The substitutions then flooded in from both sides but Clyde benefitted most. Yarmouth's Alan
Darby, in attempting to clear a cross, unfortunately steered the ball the wrong side of the post to make it 3-0 in the 78th
minute, and MacLennan notched his second with an emphatic finish from a corner to complete the scoring with seven minutes
There were smiles all round though, as the Wellesley’s new Legends Sports Bar, open for the first time, did a roaring trade and
even had to send out for more beer, whilst treasurer Brian Smith was happy with the 284 gate.
The Under 9 tournament that preceded the main event was
won by Norwich City Academy
with the hosts, Yarmouth, coming a fine second.
Yarmouth - Michael Hilton,
Adam Sewell, Simeon Lee, Dominic Smith, Gareth Palmer, Alan Darby, Darren Lamb, Adam Sullivan (c), Stewart Roach, Nick Crawley,
Mark Thompson. Subs (all used): Sam Watts, Liam Bartley, Bruno Correia, Robbie Oldham, Jose Vide, Olly Savage.
Clyde – Cherrie, McGregor,
Gibson, Higgins, Ohnesorge, Ruari MacLennan, Clarke, McKay, Kettlewell, Trouten, Brown. Subs (all used): Murch, McGowen, Hutton,
Sean Connolly, McSwegan, Stephen Connolly, McCole, Roddy MacLennan.
– Andy Symonds. Attendance - 284
We have received the following
comments by e-mail
From Paul: Hello, I just wanted
to say what a great day I had yesterday when I came down (from Yorkshire) for the Clyde match. Because of where
I live, I can't get to as many games as I'd like, so this was a great opportunity to see the lads which wasn't to be missed.
Thanks to everyone concerned. I enjoyed the U-9's tournament beforehand-some good little players there! The Yarmy Barmy Army
were great-they never stopped singing and their enthusiasm never dipped. I thought the first half was a bit scrappy from my
own point of view, but I must give credit to your team who gave a very good account of themselves! I enjoyed the 2nd half
much more as the game flowed better, and we imposed ourselves on the game. I think you've got a good little club there, and
decent team. I'll be looking out for your results in the coming season, and hoping you have a successful one!