Clydebank 1
Berwick Rangers 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 30th, 1974
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,113
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe Hughes (55)
Ben McCabe (48)
Tony Hall (78)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Gregor Abel
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 John Gilmour
7 Andy Roxburgh
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Joe Hughes
10 Joe McCallan
11 Phil McGovern
John Lyle 1
Gordon Laing 2
Peter McQuade 3
Tom Davidson 4
Roy McDowell 5
Ben McCabe 6
Norrie McArthur 7
George Douglas 8
Tony Hall 9
Roddy Georgeson 10
Billy Armstrong 11

Bench
Ward White
Mike Larnach
12 Ian Lister
14 Eric Tait

Substitutions
Mike Larnach for Andy Roxburgh (56)
Ward White for Phil McGovern (56)
Ian Lister -> Norrie McArthur
Eric Tait - Billy Armstrong (67)

Cautions
None. Roy McDowell (67)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

R Greenlees (Referee)




Match Report


Two home wins in succession, the visit of fourth top Berwick Rangers and a warm spring afternoon failed to attract more than 700 spectators for this league clash.

As expected Joe McCallan replaced Ward White at inside left in an otherwise unchanged Clydebank team.

Perhaps the fans who stayed away showed good judgment for this game never rose above mediocrity. Neither side seemed able to control the ball on the fiery pitch that provided many an awkward bounce.

In the first half Bankies had the edge on attack but too often the forwards broke down on the 18 yard line - or possible openings were wasted by the apparent lack of ability to cross the ball accurately from either wing.

A 20 yard shot from Hughes after 20 minutes that flew just wide of the post, and a strong Roxburgh shot which suffered the same fate were the nearest the home side came to scoring until minutes before half time.

Then McCallan - easily Clydebank's best forward - took advantage a mix up between keeper Lyle and McDowell in the visitors penalty area. He slid a perfect pass to Roxburgh who from only six yards out succeeded only in striking Davidson who stood alone on the goal line. The ball rebounded to Hughes who shot past the empty net.

Berwick's few constructive contributions to this half, which was instantly forgettable, came from Hall and Georgeson, both having shots saved by Gallacher

Second half

Berwick started the second half much more lively and forced three corners in quick succession. From the third of these taken by outside left Armstrong in the 48th minute, McCabe rose above the home defence and headed strongly into the net.

This acted as a spur to Berwick who took command, but Bankies fought back and from a Gilmour cross in 55 minutes Hughes flighted a neat header past Lyle for the equaliser.



Squad Statistics (as at March 30th, 1974)


1973-74 All Time
Age
Jim Gallacher (GK)23 33 - 48 -
Norrie Hall - 2811193
John Gilmour - 5 - 5 -
Joe McCallan - 201387
Gregor Abel24 30 - 66 -
Jim Fallon24 34924224
Andy Roxburgh - 2984714
Joe Hughes - 5353
Davie Mitchell29 29 - 3066
Phil McGovern - 5151
Sammy Henderson - 342342
Ward White (sub) - 326326
Mike Larnach (sub)21 2746923


League Table (as at March 30th, 1974)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.