No weekend win as Forth Wanderers are hit for seven

Impressive showing...but Carluke lost at Beith (pic by Bernie Sweeney)
Impressive showing...but Carluke lost at Beith (pic by Bernie Sweeney)

There was little to cheer about for Clydesdale’s football and rugby sides on Saturday with five defeats out of a possible five.

In the New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup first round, Carluke Rovers put up a brave showing against Beith before going down 2-1 to the Superleague side.

A controversial decision by the referee robbed Lanark United of the chance of a replay against Ayrshire big guns Kilbirnie. The Moor Park side lost 3-2.

Forth Wanderers floundered against Wishaw losing 7-1 and promotion-chasing Lesmahagow could not carry their impressive league form into the cup competition losing 3-0 at Cumbernauld.

Unfortunately there was also nothing to cheer about for Biggar Rugby fans as the Hartreemill side were crushed 44-5 by Stewart’s Melville.

For more reaction see this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops on Wednesday.