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Football: Brandanes hit form to beat Bearsden

John McBride (left) wrestles with Bearsden's Davie Seagar during the Brandanes' 3-2 win in Saturday's Caledonian League fixture.

John McBride (left) wrestles with Bearsden's Davie Seagar during the Brandanes' 3-2 win in Saturday's Caledonian League fixture.

Rothesay Brandane produced one of their best performances of the season to pull off a 3-2 home win against an in-form Bearsden side in the Caledonian League on Saturday.

The island team’s poor form so far in 2012-13 seemed like a distant memory from the moment striker Wes Pattison saw his deft chip over Bearsden keeper Charles Samushonga come back off the bar in the 11th minute.

Ten minutes later Pattison had better luck, ignoring Bearsden’s offside claims to slot a John McBride through ball low into the net for the opening goal.

James Gilmore levelled for the visitors with a penalty eight minutes into the second half, but the Danes regained the lead just two minutes later with a spot-kick of their own, captain Neil Whitelaw converting after Pattison was tripped.

Four minutes later Pattison’s lay-off was drilled home by Chris Lawrence to give the Rothesay men a two-goal cushion, and though Scott Anderson pulled one back for Bearsden five minutes from time after home keeper Andy Donald spilled a free kick, the home side held on for a well deserved three points.

 

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