Clydebank 3
Raith Rovers 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
3 - 1
 Raith Rovers

League (Division 2)
Tuesday, April 11th, 1972
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 977
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim Fallon (pen.) (25)
Ian Currie (51)
Jim McPaul (70)
Malcolm Robertson (15)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Mike McDonald
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Danny Gray
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Dougie Hay
7 Drew Harvey
8 Bobby Love
9 Jim McPaul
10 Alan Munro
11 Ian Currie
Murray McDermott 1
Tom Hislop 2
Tom Scott 3
John McLeod 4
Dick Staite 5
Brian Cooper 6
Tom Scott 7
Malcolm Robertson 8
Gordon Wallace 9
Roddy Georgeson 10
Benny McGuire 11

Bench
12 Dennis Ruddy
Alex Jamieson 12

Substitutions
Dennis Ruddy for Drew Harvey (75)
Alex Jamieson -> Tom Scott

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Variety they say is the spice of life and at Kilbowie Park on Tuesday night we were given one of the spiciest offerings of the season. There were good parts, there were bad parts. Some parts were brilliant, some indifferent.

The first-half comes under the last heading: indifferent.

Clydebank were as nervous and unsure at the back as they have ever been in a long while and the visiting Fifers were often willing to cash in on this. . . . Although not always successfully.

Two minutes after McGuire put the ball past the post from the penalty spot - his first such miss in two seasons for Raith - Robertson put the visitors ahead. As Jim Fallon and Mick McDonald decided that the other would get to a long pass into the box, Robertson nipped in between both of them and poked the ball into the net.

Bankies new boy Drew Harvey almost grabbed the equaliser five minutes later when he got his head to an a Currie corner but the ball went over the bar.

Raith's danger-man, centre-forward Gordon Wallace, had a shot cleared off the line by Bobby Love with the home defence nowhere.

Fallon redeemed himself for his earlier lapse when he equalised in the 25th minute. Jim McPaul was floored in the box by centre-half Staite and Fallon made no mistake with his kick.

This goal settled the Bankies a little and they began to hit back. However they reserved most of their best form for the second half. Within six minutes of the re-start, Clydebank were ahead.

A cross from the left from Alan Munro found Currie at the edge of the penalty box and the winger took the ball first-time to crash an unsaveable shot past McDermott.

Fallon let his centre-forward urges take control for a time in the 58th minute when he hit a great shot which beat the goalkeeper no bother-but came off the post.

Dougie Hay started the move that led to the third goal with a cute little back header to Davie Mitchell, The full-back sent the ball up the wing to Harvey who in turn sent it inside to McPaul. The centre wasted no time in racing towards the edge of the box before sending a low and hard shot into the corner of the net.

The biggest cheer of the night came when Dennis Ruddy came on as substitute for Harvey. Making his first appearance after that infamous nine week suspension, big Dennis took up position in the middle of the field and not in his customary back-line spot. Almost immediately, Raith brought on Jamieson for Scott.

A quick burst of speed saw Fallon shrug off the Raith defence with the ball but the opportunity was wasted when the centre-half duffed his shot.



Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 32 - 13 - 121 -
Davie Mitchell 31 - 12 - 2355
Norrie Hall 27 - 12 - 512
Danny Gray 2617 - 1191
Jim Fallon 32613116816
Dougie Hay 29313217710
Bobby Love 30113 - 1574
Jim McPaul 1360 - 136
Ian Currie 2355 - 295
Alan Munro 311313216864
Drew Harvey 1 - 0 - 1 -
Dennis Ruddy (sub) 21 - 8 - 1551







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
8th April 1972
Alloa Athletic3-1Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers0-1Arbroath
Forfar Ath1-2East Stirlingshire
Hamilton Accies0-2Stirling Albion
Montrose2-3Dumbarton
Queen's Park0-0Queen of South
Raith Rovers4-0Stenhousemuir
St Mirren3-1Cowdenbeath
Stranraer3-2Brechin City
11th April 1972
Albion Rovers1-2Queen's Park
Clydebank3-1Raith Rovers
Dumbarton2-1Stirling Albion

League Table (as at April 11th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Arbroath 32 19 7 6 +25 45
2. Cowdenbeath 33 17 10 6 +39 44
3. Dumbarton 30 19 4 7 +27 42
4. Stranraer 33 17 8 8 +11 42
5. Stirling Albion 31 17 7 7 +28 41
6. St Mirren 31 19 2 10 +29 40
7. Queen of South 31 16 8 7 +19 40
8. Clydebank 32 13 9 10 +9 35
9. East Stirlingshire 31 14 6 11 0 34
10. Montrose 33 13 6 14 +11 32
11. Raith Rovers 33 12 8 13 +4 32
12. Berwick Rangers 32 13 4 15 +8 30
13. Queen's Park 31 11 7 13 -8 29
14. Stenhousemuir 33 8 8 17 -19 24
15. Alloa Athletic 30 9 4 17 -19 22
16. Brechin City 32 7 7 18 -33 21
17. Albion Rovers 32 7 6 19 -20 20
18. Forfar Ath 32 6 7 19 -48 19
19. Hamilton Accies 32 3 6 23 -63 12