Clydebank 0
Berwick Rangers 0
League (Division 1)


Clydebank
0 - 0
 Berwick Rangers

League (Division 1)
Saturday, December 15th, 1979
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 672
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Tony Gervaise
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 John McCormack
6 Gerry McLaughlin
7 Joe Sweeney
8 Davie Houston
9 Blair Millar
10 Jimmy Given
11 Gerry Ronald
Keith Davidson 1
Dave Moyes 2
Ian McLeod 3
Dave Smith 4
Roy McDowell 5
Ian Henderson 6
Stuart Romaines 7
Gordon Wallace 8
Gordon Smith 9
Eric Tait 10
Stuart Wheatley 11

Bench
Johnny McIntyre
Norrie Hall
Kevin Cross 12
Gordon Laing 14

Substitutions
None. Kevin Cross -> Gordon Wallace

Cautions
Tony Gervaise
Davie Houston
Eric Tait
Roy McDowell

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McGunnigle (Referee)




Match Report


Rarely, if ever before, has a side dominated a match so conclusively and not won... that was Clydebank's sob story at Kilbowie Park on Saturday.

They were so much on top throughout the game but despite this, they couldn't breach a stuffy defence, expertly marshalled by ex-Ibrox star Dave Smith and a plucky keeper in Davidson.

Berwick could only muster on chance... and it almost won the game.

It came a couple of minutes from time when a Eric Tait header prompted Jim Gallacher to make a the save of a lifetime.

I have no qualms in saying Gallacher is the most complete goalkeeper in Scotland. When did he last drop a cross?

Although Clydebank were on top from the outset, their attacking ploys seemed monotonous, as they constantly used the long ball down the middle.

But in the second half they spread it around a good deal more and that made them look all the more dangerous.

Before the interval the closest they came to scoring was when Gerry McLaughlin curled a free kick against the bar from just outside the box.

Bankies were also denied what seemed a clear penalty when McDowall handled. But I think the referee was genuinely unsighted.

Clydebank played quite attractively in the second half but their clever crossfield play was never matched by slipshod finishing.

McCormick pushed up front and this injected some strength. But Davisson held out heroically to earn his side one of their best away points of the season.



Squad Statistics (as at December 15th, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
Age
Jim Gallacher (GK)28 22 - 257 -
Jim Fallon29 22 - 50927
Gerry McLaughlin21 222837
Jimmy Given24 222664
Gregor Abel30 12 - 3123
John McCormack24 22311221
Joe Sweeney - 17101710
Blair Millar23 2277639
Tony Gervaise24 18 - 281
Davie Houston23 2011099
Gerry Ronald20 164464


League Table (as at December 15th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.