Clydebank 1
St Mirren 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 St Mirren

League (Division 2)
Saturday, March 24th, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,624
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Mike Larnach (63)
Dave Robertson (64)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Gregor Abel
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Bobby Tuddenham
5 Norrie Hall
6 Billy McColl
7 Mike Larnach
8 Bobby Love
9 Jim Fallon
10 Benny McGuire
11 Joe McCallan
Danny Stevenson 1
Graham Hart 2
Sandy Clelland 3
Jimmy Lumsden 4
Drew Rogerson 5
Billy Johnston 6
Bobby McKean 7
John Dickson 8
Ally McLeod 9
Iain Munro 10
Dave Robertson 11

Bench
12 Drew Harvey
Gus McLeod 12

Substitutions
None. Gus McLeod -> Sandy Clelland (61)

Cautions
None. Gus McLeod (75)

Red Cards
Benny McGuire (75)
None.
Match Officials

J Callaghan (Referee)




Match Report


Were the Bankies, one wonders, braced by the salt and spume, of their away match the week before in Berwick?

Certainly they were not absent in the opening minutes, although the Paisley team blew some game opportunities - Tuddenham's ill-timed pass back to keeper Gallacher was caught by Robertson, who, when confronted with an open goal, headed high over the bar.

Later, another header from Munro failed to score.

Clydebank's attack at this time, with Jim Fallon moved forward in the centre, might have been more concentrated around the goal area than it was.

But in the second half they pressed on against the Saints too feckless defence.

In the 61st minute Clelland, injured earlier in a body and head charge, was taken off, replaced by McLeod who, along with Dickson tried to break into Bankies attacks.

The Saints failed to ward off the Larnach goal - it came from a Love corner - but blazed back a thrilling minute later with an artful equaliser when Lumsden crossed his free kick to Robertson who scored.

The roughness of play came to a peak in the 75th minute when our own Benny McGuire was sent off for lashing back at a foul coming from St Mirren's perhaps over-ebullient substitute Gus McLeod, deservedly booked by Referee Jim Callaghan.

Strength waning now, with only ten men, the Bankies stoked all they had left of their driving power - Saints keeper Stevenson had to save more than one attempt.

Clydebank's fought for point continued their recent good run, but ended Saints bid for promotion glory this term.

Bottom of the table Bankies left the Paisley Buddies with a lesson to learn. Their tremendous effort and endeavours mirrored the "couldn't care less" attitude of Saints, one of the top six clubs in Division two at present.



Squad Statistics (as at March 24th, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 6 - 2 - 8 -
Bobby Love 18 - 511845
Benny McGuire 10 - 0 - 10 -
Davie Mitchell 29 - 412726
Norrie Hall 26 - 7 - 872
Jim Fallon 27 - 5 - 20416
Gregor Abel 23 - 6 - 29 -
Bobby Tuddenham 6 - 0 - 6 -
Billy McColl 15 - 2 - 17 -
Mike Larnach 2813723515
Joe McCallan 1120 - 112