Clydebank 0
Montrose 4
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 4
 Montrose

League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 10th, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,100
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Gordon Crammond (10)
Brian Third (25)
Bobby Tuddenham (og 58)
Gordon Crammond (61)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Gerry Gallacher
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Jim Fallon
4 Bobby Tuddenham
5 Norrie Hall
6 Gregor Abel
7 Drew Harvey
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Ian Law
George Whisker 1
Bruce Martin 2
Les Barr 3
John O'Donnell 4
Brian D'Arcy 5
Bobby Livingstone 6
Charlie Guthrie 7
Malcolm Lowe 8
Brian Third 9
Harry Johnston 10
Gordon Crammond 11

Bench
12 Bobby Love
Ian Thomson 12

Substitutions
None. Ian Thomson -> John O'Donnell (42)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W Anderson (Referee)




Match Report


"Can you ever be put back into Junior Football?" A cynical question from a young disgruntled Clydebank fan whose side were soundly thrashed by the visiting east coasters on Saturday.

And coast is exactly what Montrose did. Although the opening goal was against the run of play at that stage. Clydebank seemed listless and uncoordinated. Midfielder Livingstone created the scoring situation by lobbing the ball across goal where outside left Crammond obliged by stabbing it home.

The Bankies were not without chances in the early stages. One of the best came when Harvey raced upfield stretching the Montrose defence only to miscue and allow O'Donnell time to clear.

Third got the second goal after 25 minutes. He strolled through the assembled Clydebank ranks to stuff his shot contemptuously in the back of the net.
His chance came when Tuddenham missed a through ball and Third pounced, rounding Gallagher with ease.

Billy McColl was lucky not to have an early shower after taking a bad tempered kick at Crammond in the 31st minute. But the referee gave him a stern lecture. Referee Anderson was again in action to reprimand a Montrose official for taking the Lord's name in vain. It was the last profanity of the day from the Montrose dugout.

Eight minutes from the interval came an opportunity which should have given Clydebank a much needed fillip. Gregor Abel was blatantly shoved in the back as he went up for a corner and the authoritative referee pointed to the penalty spot.
Jim Fallon missed. He hit the right hand post and Montrose stayed two up.

Montrose sub Thomson replaced O'Donnell shortly before Half time and immediately showed his worth by clearly outjumping McCallan in midfield.

Keeper Whisker made life needlessly painful and adventurous for himself after the restart, when he dived at a winger's feet with the ball elsewhere. He continued after attention.

Tuddenham was outstanding for Clydebank and time after time clipped the ball from an advancing forward's toes and sent the tide back towards the Montrose goal. But ironically it was he who notched the third goal up for the visitors in a goalmouth scramble in the 58th minute. It is small consolation to say that he probably earned himself the embarrassment by being the most active and committed Clydebank defender.

Crammond provided more misery for his opponents in the 61st minute by cracking in a loose ball dropped by Gallagher after the keeper had saved a free kick from Third.
The stocky outside left was typical of the Montrose team; hungry for opportunities and quick to take them.

Larnach seemed the only forward capable hitting back for the Bankies and it was left to him to stretch Whisker in the 74th minute. Otherwise there was little to comment on except the apathy and negative thinking of Clydebank



Squad Statistics (as at February 10th, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Gerry Gallacher (GK) 3 - 0 - 3 -
Davie Mitchell 23 - 412666
Ian Law 1723 - 202
Bobby Tuddenham 3 - 0 - 3 -
Gregor Abel 17 - 6 - 23 -
Jim Fallon 21 - 5 - 19816
Norrie Hall 21 - 7 - 822
Drew Harvey 422193
Billy McColl 9 - 2 - 11 -
Mike Larnach 2211722913
Joe McCallan 5 - 0 - 5 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
7th February 1973
Dunfermline3-0Albion Rovers
10th February 1973
Alloa Athletic3-0Queen of South
Berwick Rangers1-0Albion Rovers
Brechin City1-2Stirling Albion
Clydebank0-4Montrose
Hamilton Accies0-0Stenhousemuir
Queen's Park2-2Cowdenbeath
Raith Rovers0-0Clyde
St Mirren0-0Forfar Ath
Stranraer2-1East Stirlingshire

League Table (as at February 10th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clyde 25 16 7 2 +30 39
2. Dunfermline 25 16 3 6 +43 35
3. Stirling Albion 24 15 5 4 +27 35
4. St Mirren 24 13 5 6 +26 31
5. Montrose 24 13 5 6 +24 31
6. Raith Rovers 24 12 7 5 +22 31
7. Cowdenbeath 26 13 5 8 +9 31
8. Stenhousemuir 24 11 4 9 +5 26
9. Hamilton Accies 25 10 5 10 -1 25
10. Queen of South 25 9 6 10 -6 24
11. Berwick Rangers 24 10 3 11 -14 23
12. Stranraer 24 10 2 12 -10 22
13. Alloa Athletic 24 7 7 10 -5 21
14. East Stirlingshire 25 6 6 13 -19 18
15. Forfar Ath 26 5 8 13 -22 18
16. Queen's Park 24 4 8 12 -20 16
17. Clydebank 23 6 3 14 -22 15
18. Albion Rovers 26 4 5 17 -38 13
19. Brechin City 24 5 2 17 -29 12