Football: Brandanes crash to heavy home defeat

Rothesay Brandane full back Paul Toop takes a tumble during Saturday's Caledonian League clash with East Kilbride YM.
Rothesay Brandane full back Paul Toop takes a tumble during Saturday's Caledonian League clash with East Kilbride YM.

Rothesay Brandane AFC’s disappointing 2012-13 campaign hit a new low on Saturday as the islanders tumbled to a 5-0 Caledonian League defeat at home to East Kilbride YM.

The day got off to the worst possible start for the Danes when a mis-hit clearance gave Martin McLaughlin enough space to fire home the visitors’ opener with barely 30 seconds on the clock.

But the home side rallied and, though they rarely looked like scoring themselves, they did manage to contain the Lanarkshire side fairly comfortably for the rest of the first half.

The Danes had their best spell of the match in the early stages of the second period, but all their hard work was undone on 65 minutes when dreadful marking at a corner allowed Steven Chaplain to head home a simple second for the visitors.

And with the home side’s confidence low and their legs tiring, YM stretched away in the closing stages, with David Atha adding two on the break before Jack Henry rounded off a nice move with the fifth and final goal a minute from the end.