Clydebank 3
Alloa Athletic 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 1
 Alloa Athletic

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 12th, 1972
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,253
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tony Dickson (16)
Jim Fallon (pen.) (70)
Alan Munro (87)
Joe McCallan (15)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
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
Trialist 5
Andy Campbell 6
Walter Johnston 7
Willie Allan 8
Joe McCallan 9
Willie McCulloch 10
David Beck 11

Bench
12 Peter Kane
Brian McGarry 12

Substitutions
Own Goal for Peter Kane
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Mullen (Referee)




Match Report


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.



Squad Statistics (as at February 12th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 26 - 11 - 113 -
Norrie Hall 22 - 10 - 442
Davie Mitchell 25 - 11 - 2285
Jim Fallon 26511116015
Danny Gray 2015 - 1111
Dougie Hay 23311216910
Bobby Love 24111 - 1494
Ian Currie 1733 - 213
Tony Dickson 110 - 11
Alan Munro 25811116058
Jim McPaul 730 - 73
Own Goal (sub) 1 - 0 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
5th February 1972
Berwick Rangers3-0Brechin City
Stenhousemuir3-4Stranraer
12th February 1972
Brechin City1-2St Mirren
Clydebank3-1Alloa Athletic
East Stirlingshire4-1Albion Rovers
Forfar Ath0-0Queen of South
Hamilton Accies1-1Arbroath
Raith Rovers3-1Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir0-3Dumbarton
Stirling Albion1-2Montrose
Stranraer1-0Cowdenbeath

League Table (as at February 12th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 26 14 8 4 +32 36
2. St Mirren 25 16 2 7 +27 34
3. Arbroath 25 13 6 6 +15 32
4. Queen of South 24 13 5 6 +17 31
5. Dumbarton 23 13 4 6 +18 30
6. Stranraer 25 11 7 7 -1 29
7. Clydebank 26 10 8 8 +5 28
8. Stirling Albion 22 11 5 6 +16 27
9. Raith Rovers 26 11 5 10 +6 27
10. Montrose 25 11 4 10 +13 26
11. East Stirlingshire 23 10 6 7 +7 26
12. Queen's Park 22 9 6 7 +1 24
13. Berwick Rangers 24 10 3 11 +5 23
14. Stenhousemuir 26 7 6 13 -11 20
15. Albion Rovers 26 7 5 14 -13 19
16. Alloa Athletic 23 6 3 14 -17 15
17. Brechin City 24 5 5 14 -27 15
18. Forfar Ath 24 4 5 15 -39 13
19. Hamilton Accies 25 3 3 19 -54 9