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League (Division 2)
|Andy Scobie (4)||
Drew Harvey (61)
1 Stewart Kennedy
2 Billy Henderson
3 Harry Glasgow
4 John Jamieson
5 Kenny Muir
6 Archie Rose
7 Jim Wight
8 Andy Scobie
9 Martin Boyle
10 Colin McCullie
11 Jimmy Lynn
Gerry Gallacher 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Jim Fallon 3
Bobby Tuddenham 4
Norrie Hall 5
Benny McGuire 6
Drew Harvey 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Caskie 11
|12 Alan Hughes||
Gregor Abel 12
|Alan Hughes -> ? (70)||
Gregor Abel for Jimmy Caskie (60)
R Henderson (Referee)
An opportunist goal from Drew Harvey earned the Bankies a hard fought draw at Ochilview last Saturday. They had been outplayed for the most part of the match but the warriors finishing was even worse than the Bankies passing - and that was pretty abysmal - and they didn't cash in on their superiority.
This means that the Bankies have now taken three points out of a possible four - time for a Civic Reception?
Stenhousemuir have always had the reputation for being a stuffy outfit, it being hard to forecast how their games would go.
But with only four minutes gone in this game, they showed just what they are capable when they put their minds to it, and went ahead
Scobie collected a cross at the edge of the box, controlled it (the Bankies claimed he used a hand, which might have been correct) and sent a low show past new boy Gallagher.
It was not the best of starts by the Bankies, but they were stung into immediate retaliation. A Dave Mitchell shot squirmed out of Kennedy's hands and almost crossed the line but the goalie recovered just in the nick of time.
This was only a flash in the pan however as Stenhousemuir were all over the Bankies in the opening minutes. Indeed the Clydebank goal had a lucky escape in the 12th minutes when Gallagher had to save rather unconventionally with his feet when a cross found its way to inside left McCully.
The nearest Clydebank came to scoring in the early part of the match was when a McCallan cross was back headed by Caskie to Harvey. The right winger took the ball on the bounce bust sent his shot wide.
But that was nothing to the miss accredited to Billy McColl in the 36th minute. The youngster waiting to pounce on a cut back from the bye line and when it came to him, incredibly swept it wide of the goal when it seemed easier to score.
The second half had only just started when Benny McGuire let fly with a shot which came very close to scoring indeed.
it as first seemed thoughtful of Caskie in the 57th minute to come right back to help out his defence. However a second or two later the situation had changed completely when the winger made a mess of his antics, Scobie stepped in, and sent a shot past Gallagher, but luckily for the Bankies it hit the side net.
On the hour mark Clydebank brought on Abel for Caskie. And within 60 seconds the substitution had proved itself.
A cross from Larnach was headed down to Harvey by Abel and the winger, who had his back to the goal turned and slammed the ball into the corner of the net.
The Bankies survived a penalty claim in the 66th minute when McCully was felled in the box but the whistle happy referee waved play on indicating that the player dived.
From my vantage point of the proceedings, the Stenhousemuir man did in fact dive, but not of his own free will.
Stenhousemuir brought on ex-Yoker man Allan Hughes for the remainder of the second half but come the final whistle there was no more scoring and both teams must be content with a draw.
|Gerry Gallacher (GK)||-||2||-||2||-|
|Gregor Abel (sub)||23||22||-||22||-|
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