3 - 1
3 - 1
League (Division 2)
Tony Dickson (16)
Jim Fallon (pen.) (70)
Alan Munro (87)
|Joe McCallan (15)|
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Jim Fallon
5 Norrie Hall
6 Dougie Hay
7 Ian Currie
8 Bobby Love
9 Tony Dickson
10 Jim McPaul
11 Alan Munro
Dave McWilliams 1
Rab Stewart 2
Jim Campbell 3
Jimmy Thomson 4
Andy Campbell 6
Walter Johnston 7
Willie Allan 8
Joe McCallan 9
Willie McCulloch 10
David Beck 11
12 Peter Kane
||Brian McGarry 12|
Own Goal for Peter Kane
W Mullen (Referee)
Tony Dickson, the 20-year old trialist who banged in Clydebank's opener on Saturday, and was almost on the scoring chart more than once, will be given another chance to "audition” before any signing decision is made.
Bankies boss, Jack Steedman, made this clear after the game - one that was a good deal closer than the result suggests.
Dickson, centre-forward from St, Roch's, stepped in to fill the place of Tommy McGhee-Bankies' mid-week hero who was rested for this league match.
And in 12 minutes Dickson was cock-a-hoop as he slammed home a pass from Ian Currie who was given the freedom of the penalty box by an Alloa defence that had been split open by a Jim Fallon pass.
Alloa's equaliser, just three minutes later, also came from a winger, Beck on the left. His cross arrived almost on the goal line. Hall and McCallan duelled for the ball, and the visitors' forward was credited with the final touch.
Dickson picked up a loose passback in the 21st minute and was only inches out with his shot. And four minutes later he just missed his connection with a Munro headed pass.
The second half looked like being as even as the first, with ex-Morton schemer Willie Allan urging on his mates, and Boggy Love trying to do the same job for Clydebank.
But two penalties inside eight minutes changed the game completely. The first came to Clydebank in the 70th minute, when Alloa's junior centre-half handled an Alan Munro cross. Fallon, usually so reliable, was not expected to miss. And he didn't.
But Love, chasing back into defence in the 79th minute, brought Beck down in the box with a thigh high tackle. Thomson took the kick-and hit the post with his drive.
Five minutes from time, Hall brought down McCallan, or so it seemed. But Mr. Mullen said "no" to the penalty claim this time,
And two minutes later, a flash of brilliance from Jim McPaul put paid to any Alloa thoughts of a draw. The inside-man ran from mid-field with the ball. And he didn't stop running until he'd beaten three men and won his way into the box.
At the last possible minute he parted with the ball to Munro, and the unpredictable big man slammed home his side's third.
Allan and Beck showed up well for Alloa, with Fallon and Love tops for Clydebank.
|1971-72||All Time||All Time|
|Mike McDonald (GK)||21||26||-||11||-||86||-||27||-||113||-|
|Own Goal (sub)||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|5th February 1972|
|Berwick Rangers||3-0||Brechin City|
|12th February 1972|
|Brechin City||1-2||St Mirren|
|East Stirlingshire||4-1||Albion Rovers|
|Forfar Ath||0-0||Queen of South|
|Raith Rovers||3-1||Berwick Rangers|
|4.||Queen of South||24||13||5||6||+17||31|