Clydebank 1
Albion Rovers 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 Albion Rovers

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 3rd, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 250
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe McCallan (49)
Neil Pirrie (28)
John Brogan (50)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jimmy McGlynn
2 Gregor Abel
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Benny McGuire
7 Ian Currie
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Caskie
Richard Gray 1
Albert Rice 2
Tommy Martin 3
Ian McArthur 4
Sid Sage 5
Pat Delaney 6
Ian Cowan 7
Charlie Wylie 8
John Brogan 9
Iain Sunderland 10
Neil Pirrie 11

Bench
12 Bobby Love
Jim Casserley 12

Substitutions
None. Jim Casserley -> Iain Sunderland

Cautions
Norrie Hall (43)
Neil Pirrie (43)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

GB Smith (Referee)
IA Munro & AD McFarlane (Assistants)


Match Report


Albion Rovers pocketed both points in this bottom of the table clash and it was from the kick off that Rovers (with ex-Bankie Pat Delaney in their line up) took the initiative by the forelock. Even after only two minutes the possibilities of a score loomed large with Brogan's shot, weak as it was flew past the post.

Seconds later, however, Caskie lost a chance for Clydebank - the little winger, faced with an open goal decided to pass, but Rice intercepted to save Albion.

Meanwhile, Albion's inside left, Sunderland, suffered an ankle knock, going off for treatment, his team playing with ten men.

Bankies dropped behind in the 28th minute when right back Abel saw his weak pass go to the Rovers Pirie who gave the trialist in goal no chance.

Just after this goal, Sunderland, whose ankle injury still rankled went off to be replaced by Cafferley. As the interval approached Hall and Pirie were booked by referee Smith, tempers flaring hotly.

But, four minutes into the second half and Bankies flung themselves back into the game; from a Currie corner McCallan was on the spot to make it one all.

A moment gone, and Rovers stunned Clydebank with Pirie grabbing his second goal - the outside left hit a shot, softly towards the trialist in goal, and as the keeper fumbled, he saw it roll into the net, much to his amazement.

The keepers blunder threw to Rovers a lead they never deserved to lose. Even a last minute rally by Clydebank to save a point was rebuffed and defied by Albion keeper Gray.

Once again the attendance dwindles. Only around 250 people shuffled in and out of the gate.



Squad Statistics (as at March 3rd, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
Age
Jimmy McGlynn (GK) - 1 - 1 -
Ian Currie - 221518
Gregor Abel23 26 - 26 -
Norrie Hall - 31 - 822
Benny McGuire - 7 - 7 -
Billy McColl - 14 - 14 -
Joe McCallan - 8181
Davie Mitchell28 3012676
Jim Fallon22 29 - 19815
Mike Larnach20 32133213
Jimmy Caskie23 21518060


League Table (as at March 3rd, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.