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 -
Jim Fallon 27 - 5 - 20416
Gregor Abel 23 - 6 - 29 -
Bobby Tuddenham 6 - 0 - 6 -
Benny McGuire 10 - 0 - 10 -
Davie Mitchell 29 - 412726
Norrie Hall 26 - 7 - 872
Billy McColl 15 - 2 - 17 -
Bobby Love 18 - 511845
Mike Larnach 2813723515
Joe McCallan 1120 - 112







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th March 1973
East Stirlingshire2-1St Mirren
Queen's Park3-2Albion Rovers
24th March 1973
Albion Rovers2-2Cowdenbeath
Alloa Athletic0-0Queen's Park
Berwick Rangers1-1Montrose
Brechin City2-2Stranraer
Clyde1-1East Stirlingshire
Clydebank1-1St Mirren
Dunfermline1-0Stenhousemuir
Queen of South0-1Forfar Ath
Raith Rovers2-0Hamilton Accies

League Table (as at March 24th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clyde 31 20 9 2 +36 49
2. Dunfermline 30 20 3 7 +57 43
3. Raith Rovers 29 17 7 5 +33 41
4. St Mirren 32 17 7 8 +32 41
5. Stirling Albion 28 17 5 6 +28 39
6. Cowdenbeath 31 14 7 10 +8 35
7. Montrose 27 13 7 7 +21 33
8. Hamilton Accies 30 13 6 11 +3 32
9. Berwick Rangers 29 13 4 12 -12 30
10. Stenhousemuir 29 11 6 12 +2 28
11. Queen of South 29 10 6 13 -8 26
12. East Stirlingshire 32 9 8 15 -20 26
13. Alloa Athletic 30 8 9 13 -9 25
14. Queen's Park 29 8 9 12 -14 25
15. Stranraer 29 10 3 16 -19 23
16. Forfar Ath 30 6 8 16 -31 20
17. Clydebank 29 7 4 18 -25 18
18. Albion Rovers 31 5 7 19 -40 17
19. Brechin City 29 5 3 21 -42 13