Clydebank 1
East Stirlingshire 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 East Stirlingshire

League (Division 2)
Monday, January 1st, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,214
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mike Larnach (42)
Ian Browning (pen 30)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Bob Shaw

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Borge Thorup
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Norrie Hall
5 Eddie Docherty
6 Jim Fallon
7 Mike Larnach
8 Billy McColl
9 Joe McCallan
10 Benny McGuire
11 Jimmy Caskie
Bert Archibald 1
David Grant 2
Jim McGregor 3
Gordon Simpson 4
Bobby Stein 5
Jim Meakin 6
Dave Robertson 7
Tom Donnelly 8
Billy Little 9
Ian Browning 10
Jim Murphy 11

Bench
12 Gregor Abel
Alan Miller 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A MacDonald (Referee)
Rr Black & J Dearie (Assistants)


Match Report


Dismal, dull, grey, and muddy. That was Kilbowie Park on Monday when a defensive blunder cost the Bankies a much needed point during the customary Ne’erday fetish.

But Jack Steedman rang in the New Year with four team debutants for Clydebank. Thorrup, McCallan, Benny McGuire and Jim Docherty all trooped out under the lights to provide the 500 or so hardy annuals with tactical interest.

Joe McCallan was in a hurry to prove his value and with four minutes gone was unlucky to be blocked out from dangerously close in.

Jimmy Caskie worked hard down the left wing but nothing went right for him. He provided several good chances which nobody was awake enough to use.

Clydebank were on top in the early stages and the volume of noise coming from both sides must surely have shattered many a fragile head.

Shire's keeper again justified his presence after 18 minutes when industrious Billy McColl unleashed a strong 30-yarder. The Bankies were moving the ball about well and showing poise.

Then followed a period of determined East Stirling pressure, Jim Gallacher had a fraught moment in the 28th minute when Robertson's attempt cannoned off his body.

Two minutes on and indecision between Norrie Hall and Gallacher ended with the keeper grounding winger Robertson. Browning executed the penalty and Clydebank were one down.

Thankfully this incident provoked a positive reaction from the Bankie ranks. Most of the traffic headed towards the Shire end and Mike Larnach stunned Archibald with a deadly long shot to draw things level three minutes before the interval.

McCallan started the second half like the first, only Archibald's alertness saving the situation. Shire were eager to re-establish their lead but haste and impatience were their biggest problems.

Norrie Hall almost covered himself in despondency as well as mud when he whipped the ball back to Gallacher and watched it slither narrowly past the post.

Gallacher deserves praise for some brave recoveries from the feet of attackers and all too often his defence threshed ineptly about in the mud.

Petty fowling was prevalent and broke the flow of action. As a result -a degree of scrappiness crept in as the game neared its end.

It was not Jimmy Caskie's best day and with time running out he failed to capitalise on a beautiful through ball from McColl in front of goal.

It's difficult to make any profound judgements on this game except that the new quartet fitted in without any traumas. Joe McCallan in particular has a natural attacking flair.



Squad Statistics (as at January 1st, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 3 - 3 - 6 -
Borge Thorup 1 - 0 - 1 -
Norrie Hall 17 - 8 - 812
Jim Fallon 17 - 6 - 19616
Davie Mitchell 19 - 512646
Eddie Docherty 1 - 0 - 1 -
Billy McColl 5 - 2 - 7 -
Benny McGuire 1 - 0 - 1 -
Joe McCallan 1 - 0 - 1 -
Jimmy Caskie 1255118165
Mike Larnach 188832611







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
8th December 1972
Raith Rovers2-1Queen's Park
9th December 1972
Albion Rovers0-2Stranraer
Alloa Athletic0-0Clyde
Berwick Rangers3-1Brechin City
Cowdenbeath2-1East Stirlingshire
Forfar Ath0-4Stirling Albion
Montrose3-2Dunfermline
Queen of South1-2Stenhousemuir
St Mirren7-1Hamilton Accies
16th December 1972
Dunfermline5-0Alloa Athletic
Queen of South0-1Queen's Park
Raith Rovers2-2Cowdenbeath
Stranraer4-2Forfar Ath
23rd December 1972
Albion Rovers0-2Stenhousemuir
Alloa Athletic1-1Dunfermline
Cowdenbeath4-1Stranraer
Forfar Ath0-1Berwick Rangers
Montrose2-0Hamilton Accies
Queen of South1-1Raith Rovers
Queen's Park2-1Stirling Albion
St Mirren0-1Clyde
27th December 1972
Raith Rovers4-0Albion Rovers
30th December 1972
Berwick Rangers1-0Cowdenbeath
Brechin City3-3St Mirren
Clyde2-2Montrose
Dunfermline6-1Queen of South
East Stirlingshire2-1Queen's Park
Hamilton Accies4-0Forfar Ath
Stranraer2-0Alloa Athletic
1st January 1973
Albion Rovers2-2Hamilton Accies
Alloa Athletic4-1Stenhousemuir
Clydebank1-1East Stirlingshire
Cowdenbeath1-0Dunfermline
Forfar Ath1-0Raith Rovers
Montrose3-2Brechin City
Queen of South2-2Stranraer
Queen's Park1-3Clyde
St Mirren4-1Stirling Albion

League Table (as at January 1st, 1973)


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