Arbroath 1
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Arbroath 

1 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, January 15th, 1972
Gayfield Park. Att. 1,523
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Kenny Payne (1) Jim McPaul (73)
Alan Munro (85)

Team Managers
Bert Henderson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Willie McAlpine
3 George McKay
4 Tom Cargill
5 Bobby Waddell
6 Hugh Robertson
7 John Christiansen
8 Jim Cant
9 Jim Fletcher
10 Kenny Payne
11 Denis Stanton
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Jim Fallon 4
Norrie Hall 5
Dougie Hay 6
Graham MacFarlane 7
Bobby Love 8
Jim McPaul 9
Alan Munro 10
Ian Currie 11

Bench
12 Eric Sellars Tommy McGhee 12

Substitutions
Eric Sellars -> John Christiansen Tommy McGhee for Graham MacFarlane

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Grant (Referee)





Match Report


This result - promotion-chasing Arbroath's first league defeat at home this season - was a feather in Clydebank's cap. But it was no fluke for the visitors ranked 4-1 by the bookies. The win was gained on merit.

A goal for the Maroons in the first minute by Payne appeared to indicate that the writing was on the wall for ‘Bankies — but they had other ideas which, in the end, gained them full points.

Both teams failed to harness the bitterly cold half-gale which blew down the pitch. But Clydebank played by far the better football against it. They kept the ball on the turf, and their fleeting raids, with clever man-to-man stuff and bursts of speed, had the Arbroath defence in difficulties.

Their man of the match was undoubtedly recent signing Jim McPaul. Arbroath never really got to grips with him, and almost every move he made carried with it an element of danger.

Clydebank also had the edge in mid-field, with the result that the Arbroath forwards seldom had the opportunity to show their potential.

Arbroath substituted Sellars for Chistiansen early in the second half in an effort to infuse more life into the attack, but he fared no better than his colleagues against a stout Clydebank defence. Clydebank also made a substitution after this, bringing on McGhee for McFarlane.

A McPaul header in the 75th minute brought the equaliser, and then the home fans in the 1,500 crowd were stunned when Munro shot home the winner five minutes from time.

There was absolute confusion in the Red Lichties goalmouth when Munro netted. Gallacher appeared to drop the ball into the path of no fewer than three Clydebank forwards, who were all pressing in on goal when the cross came over from the right.



Squad Statistics (as at January 15th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 23 - 9 - 108 -
Jim Fallon 2329115512
Danny Gray 1713 - 1061
Norrie Hall 19 - 8 - 392
Davie Mitchell 23 - 9 - 2245
Dougie Hay 2039216410
Bobby Love 2119 - 1444
Alan Munro 2279115557
Graham MacFarlane 11 - 74184
Jim McPaul 420 - 42
Ian Currie 1431 - 163
Tommy McGhee (sub) 1315216227







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
15th January 1972
Arbroath1-2Clydebank
Montrose1-1Stenhousemuir

League Table (as at January 15th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 23 13 8 2 +34 34
2. Arbroath 22 12 5 5 +18 29
3. St Mirren 22 13 2 7 +20 28
4. Dumbarton 22 12 4 6 +15 28
5. Stirling Albion 20 11 5 4 +18 27
6. Queen of South 21 12 3 6 +15 27
7. Stranraer 22 9 7 6 -1 25
8. Montrose 22 10 4 8 +17 24
9. Raith Rovers 23 9 5 9 +2 23
10. Clydebank 23 7 8 8 0 22
11. East Stirlingshire 21 8 6 7 -1 22
12. Queen's Park 21 8 6 7 -1 22
13. Berwick Rangers 21 8 3 10 +2 19
14. Stenhousemuir 22 7 5 10 -5 19
15. Albion Rovers 23 7 4 12 -8 18
16. Alloa Athletic 21 6 3 12 -14 15
17. Brechin City 21 5 4 12 -23 14
18. Forfar Ath 22 3 4 15 -40 10
19. Hamilton Accies 22 3 2 17 -48 8