East Kilbride vs Edinburgh City FC


Match Info

Date Time Competition Season Full Time
September 8, 2018 3:00 pm Challenge Cup 2018/19 90'


K-Park Training Academy
Calderglen S Trail, Glasgow G75 0QZ, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Kilbride022Loss
Edinburgh City123Win

Match Report

It was a fairly subdued opening half hour at K-Park with neither side really showing much attacking intent. City always carried an aerial threat with Henderson but it was strike partner Scott Shepherd who was first to catch a glimpse of Matt McGinley’s goal, shooting over after being picked out from a Craig Thomson cutback. The visitors grabbed the initiative in the 38th minute, much to the delight of their small band of supporters who had made the trip to South Lanarkshire. The Kilby rearguard were caught out by a long ball and Graham Taylor set up Danny Handling, whose perfectly-weighted pass slid in Henderson for the former Stirling Albion frontman to finish low into the bottom corner for his ninth goal of the season.

Substitute Michael Anderson’s drive from 25 yards just after the break wasn’t too far wide of Calum Antell’s right-hand post as the home side started to show a bit more purpose in the City half. Impressive link-up play between Robbie McIntyre and Taylor then had the former in on goal but his cutback was cleared by McGinley as City chased a second. However, Lowland League side Kilby found themselves deservedly back on level terms when City failed to clear a free-kick and McNeil took advantage, turning on the edge of the box to fire the ball through a ruck of players and beyond Antell. And 60 seconds later the hosts found themselves ahead as Malcolm stooped to head home at the back post. But the Capital side are a resilient group this term and McIntyre’s pinpoint cross saw Smith loop his header back across goal and into the net in a frantic ten-minute spell. And there was further joy for City just two minutes later as Calum Hall, another second-half substitute, crossed for Smith to complete a stunning comeback.

Many thanks to the Edinburgh Evening News for their report this week!


East Kilbride

1Matthew McGinley Goalkeeper
2Scott Stevenson Defender
3Bernard Coll Defender
4Craig Howie Defender
5Craig Reid Defender
6Graeme Holmes Midfielder
7Sean Winter Midfielder
8Anton Brady 19 Midfielder
9Craig Malcolm Forward
10Ross McNeil 16 Forward
11Paul Woods 17 Midfielder
12Jacob Kean Goalkeeper
14Edin Lynch Defender
15Fabio Capuano Defender
16Jamie Longworth 10 Forward
17Liam Craig 11 Midfielder
18Jay McInally Midfielder
19Michael Anderson 8 Midfielder
  2 1 2

Edinburgh City

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Midfielder
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
22Liam Henderson Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
4Andrew Black Midfielder
6Marc Laird Midfielder
10Danny Handling 7 Midfielder
11Graham Taylor Midfielder
9Blair Henderson Forward
19Scott Shepherd 17 Forward
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper
14Gareth Rodger Defender
17Calum Hall 19 Defender
7Allan Smith 10 Forward
31Luke Kennedy Forward
39Regan Lumsden Forward
  3 3 2
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 27 77 77 79 79 FT