Clyde 1
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


1 - 0


League (Division 2)
Saturday, February 24th, 1973
Shawfield. Att. 1,403
3:00 PM Kick-off

Sam Miller (16) None.

Team Managers
Archie Robertson Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Phil Cairney
2 Eddie Anderson
3 Jim Burns
4 Liam Houston
5 Joe McGoldrick
6 Brian Ahern
7 Dom Sullivan
8 Billy Beattie
9 Sam Miller
10 Danny McGrain
11 Peter Boyle
Gerry Gallacher 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Jim Fallon 3
Norrie Hall 4
Bobby Tuddenham 5
Billy McColl 6
Drew Harvey 7
Bobby Love 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Benny McGuire 11

12 Willie McVie Gregor Abel 12

None. Gregor Abel for Drew Harvey

Danny McGrain Benny McGuire

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J Gordon (Referee)

Match Report

The scene was all set for this league match - the sun shone, the pitch looked in fine trim. The stark contrast of each teams league position - Clyde 1st and Clydebank 17th - was markedly demonstrated in the early stages.

A nervous Clydebank defence began playing an offside trap, spoiling some threatening Clyde moves.

However, in the 16th minute, a long ball from full back Burns of Clyde evaded Gallagher in goal, and Millar made no mistake to put Clyde one up. This goal, due to the keeper's blunder gave the game the wanted lift.

Heartened now, Clyde, urged on by skipper McGrain made several good chances, but were impeded by their own poor shooting and keeper Gallagher. Between Clyde's attack, Bankies had, as they say, some near run things; on one occasion Clyde goalie Cairney had to bring off a laudable save to prevent McColl from equalising.

Desperately deficient of goalmouth incidents, the second half saw both skippers McGrain and McGuire booked. Both substitutes failed to give the game the jag it badly needed, and its curtain brought to Clyde that welcome two points in their promotion chase.

Cheers deserved for Bankies players must go to Gallagher, Fallon and Tuddenham; Cairney, Anderson and McGrain shone for Clyde.

Squad Statistics (as at February 24th, 1973)

1972-73 All Time
Gerry Gallacher (GK) - 4 - 4 -
Davie Mitchell28 2812656
Benny McGuire - 5 - 5 -
Norrie Hall21 29 - 802
Billy McColl - 12 - 12 -
Bobby Love - 1911775
Joe McCallan - 6 - 6 -
Jim Fallon22 27 - 19615
Bobby Tuddenham - 4 - 4 -
Drew Harvey - 73103
Mike Larnach20 30133013
Gregor Abel (sub)23 24 - 24 -

League Table (as at February 24th, 1973)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.