Clydebank 1
East Fife 1
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 East Fife

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, February 5th, 1972
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,955
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Peter Kane (19)
Billy McPhee (42)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Pat Quinn

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Jim Fallon
5 Norrie Hall
6 Dougie Hay
7 Peter Kane
8 Bobby Love
9 Tommy McGhee
10 Alan Munro
11 Ian Currie
Dave Gorman 1
Bobby Duncan 2
Peter McQuade 3
Billy McLaren 4
John Martis 5
David Clarke 6
Graham Honeyman 7
John Love 8
Joe Hughes 9
Jim Hamilton 10
Billy McPhee 11

Bench
12 Graham MacFarlane
Walter Borthwick 12

Substitutions
Graham MacFarlane for Tommy McGhee (73)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J Callaghan (Referee)




Match Report


The visit of first leaguers East File to Kilbowie Stadium, Clydebank, where they opposed second league Clydebank attracted a 4000 crowd.

East Fife fielded the same side that went down narrowly to Rangers last week, but Clydebank were minus Ruddy, who suffered suspension in mid-week and Jimmy Caskie, who has recently had a cartilage operation.

East Fife booked a strong easterly wind and made a bright start. From a free kick Hamilton tested McDonald and soon afterwards McLaren caused the keeper to effect a daring save from his shooting foot.

In Clydebank's reply Currie had Gorman out of his goal to clutch and clear a dangerous cross, Kane and McGhee were causing the Methil defence lots of anxiety but Martis gave Gorman good cover. In a clever Currie - Kane move McGhee flashed a fierce shot across the Fife goal.

Clydebank were showing cohesion and held outfield command against the visitors, and in a period of pressure Hay shot over at an open chance.

In the 19th minute Clydebank sensationally took the land. Gorman made an unforgettable error when failing to clear and KANE had the simple task to put the ball in the net to give the second leaguers a real lift.

East Fife were struggling to find a game and all the finer touches were coming from the Bankies. A running cross by McGhee caused further danger to the Fife defence and Kane's header had direction but lacked power to trouble Gorman.

From a McPhee cross Hughes shot was blocked on the goal line and Mitchell played for safety by conceding a corner In the 42nd minute East Fife equalised. Currie was short with a passback. MacDonald came out to challenge but was beaten by McPHEE who sent the ball from 20 yards Into the vacated goal .

Gorman, the Fife keeper was injured following clash with Munro but quickly recovered

Play was keen but overall the home side was showing better skill and East Fife were struggling.



Squad Statistics (as at February 5th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 25 - 10 - 111 -
Davie Mitchell 24 - 10 - 2265
Jim Fallon 25410115814
Danny Gray 1914 - 1091
Norrie Hall 21 - 9 - 422
Dougie Hay 22310216710
Bobby Love 23110 - 1474
Tommy McGhee 1416216427
Ian Currie 1632 - 193
Alan Munro 24710115857
Peter Kane 2212756334
Graham MacFarlane (sub) 11 - 84194







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
5th February 1972
Berwick Rangers3-0Brechin City
Stenhousemuir3-4Stranraer

League Table (as at February 5th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 25 14 8 3 +33 36
2. St Mirren 24 15 2 7 +26 32
3. Arbroath 24 13 5 6 +15 31
4. Queen of South 23 13 4 6 +17 30
5. Dumbarton 22 12 4 6 +15 28
6. Stirling Albion 21 11 5 5 +17 27
7. Stranraer 24 10 7 7 -2 27
8. Clydebank 25 9 8 8 +3 26
9. Raith Rovers 25 10 5 10 +4 25
10. Montrose 24 10 4 10 +12 24
11. East Stirlingshire 22 9 6 7 +4 24
12. Queen's Park 22 9 6 7 +1 24
13. Berwick Rangers 23 10 3 10 +7 23
14. Stenhousemuir 25 7 6 12 -8 20
15. Albion Rovers 25 7 5 13 -10 19
16. Alloa Athletic 22 6 3 13 -15 15
17. Brechin City 23 5 5 13 -26 15
18. Forfar Ath 23 4 4 15 -39 12
19. Hamilton Accies 24 3 2 19 -54 8