Brechin City 2
Clydebank 2
League Cup (Group 9)


Brechin City 

2 - 2

Clydebank

League Cup (Group 9)
Saturday, August 25th, 1973
Glebe Park. Att. 457
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jimmy Kinnes (11)
Brian Nicol (22)
Andy Roxburgh (72)
Norrie Hall (89)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jed Reilly
2 Billy Britton
3 Alex Brown
4 Clark Sutherland
5 Ally Littlejohn
6 Brian Nicol
7 Jimmy Kinnes
8 Murray Wilson
9 Brian McNicoll
10 Doug Clark
11 Andy Dow
Jim Gallacher 1
Mike Rainey 2
Gregor Abel 3
Norrie Hall 4
Bobby Provan 5
Jim Fallon 6
Mike Larnach 7
Sammy Henderson 8
Ward White 9
Billy McColl 10
Andy Roxburgh 11

Bench
12 Jim Donnelly
14 Jim McKechnie
Joe McCallan
Drew Harvey

Substitutions
Jim Donnelly -> Ally Littlejohn Drew Harvey for Gregor Abel

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

G Smith (Referee)



Match Report


After the Bankies vital win against Stranraer at Kilbowie two weeks ago, it was interesting to contemplate on what their tactics would be in this away match against Brechin Saturday up at Glebe Park on Saturday.

Keeping up their tradition, Clydebank made a very bright start to this match, But City certainly hadn't a thing to worry about when it came to the ball heading for Reilly's net.

The only real piece of running he had to do was when a 30yard pass back from Clark threatened to do the home side an injustice.

It was Brechin all the way in the first half, but a first time shot by Kinnes at goal sailed high over the net in a wild effort to take up the early lead they wanted so much in this match.

A few weak shots and some fine drives earned them number one when Kinnes appeared on the scene once more. Kinnes, with a high lob from downfield in the 11th minute, managed to weave the ball magically, high over Jim Gallacher, off the post, and with a last enthusiastic jog into the back of the net.

Clydebank did well to keep up the pressure with some fine play and exquisite ball handling, but it was to no avail as Brechin came up with goal number two.

A Britton free kick in the 22nd minute was well met by a waiting Nicol, who ran onto blast the ball into the back of the net from 20yards.

Clydebank got their attack moving again in the second half, coming back into the game with a bang.

Provan and Fallon were good defenders in this half, although McNicol and Wilson were always dangerous throughout play.

Wilson must have been the unluckiest forward in this game however, as was seen when two good shots hit off the bar and out, and having shortly before had a tremendous whipped round the post by big Jim, who was now showing great ability and some fine saves.

The Bankies first reduced the leeway in the 72nd minute when Roxburgh, always where he should be took his chance and ran on to nip the ball into the goalmouth for a fine goal.

A tense moment for City in this half when Reilly misjudged a punch at the ball which landed at White's head. Seizing his chance, White hammered the ball only to watch it sail high over the keeper and be subsequently well cleared by Britton.

The Bankies number two arrived one minute from the final whistle in a last gasp attempt to even things up with their worthy opponents.

Hall, choosing his moment, chipped the ball past the keeper to bring both teams level at the end of play.



Squad Statistics (as at August 25th, 1973)


1973-74 All Time
Age
Jim Gallacher (GK)22 2 - 17 -
Billy McColl - 31273
Gregor Abel24 2 - 38 -
Bobby Provan - 3 - 4 -
Ward White - 4 - 4 -
Mike Rainey - 1 - 1 -
Andy Roxburgh - 42228
Norrie Hall - 41953
Jim Fallon23 4121216
Sammy Henderson - 4 - 4 -
Mike Larnach20 414620
Drew Harvey (sub) - 1 - 133


League Table (as at August 25th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.