Clydebank 0
Clyde 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
0 - 1
 Clyde

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 21st, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,330
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Sam Miller (60)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Bobby Love
3 Davie Mitchell
4 Gregor Abel
5 Norrie Hall
6 Jim Fallon
7 Mike Larnach
8 Ian Law
9 Benny McGuire
10 Billy McColl
11 Joe McCallan
Phil Cairney 1
Eddie Anderson 2
Alan Swan 3
Jim Burns 4
Liam Houston 5
Joe McGoldrick 6
Dom Sullivan 7
Colin Thomson 8
Sam Miller 9
Danny McGrain 10
Bobby Harvey 11

Bench
12 Andy Roxburgh
Brian Ahern 12

Substitutions
Andy Roxburgh for Ian Law (70)
None.

Cautions
None. Joe McGoldrick (35)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T Kyle (Referee)




Match Report


The main interest in this match was whether Clyde could clinch the second division championship.

With the very rare appearance of the TV cameras at Kilbowie the scene was set for what promised to be a whipcrack excitement.

Unfortunately, it never quite materialised.

The raw facts are that Clyde won by a goal to nil, and are now second division champions.

A strong wind, small park and a stuffy Clydebank defence put the Clyde machine out of gear. Midfield dynamo McGrain tried fruitlessly to get the Clyde attack going.

Indeed it was Clydebank who had the nearest thing in the first half: a McColl free kick well out crashed against Cairney's left hand post, rebounded into play, and was scrambled clear by the Clyde defence.

The first half ended with most folk glad to see the break.

The second half swept up a frisson of excitement mainly due to Clyde pressing for a goal. The highlight was that fated goal in fact, which came with half an hour of the game remaining.

After some neat passing by the Clyde attack, Sam Millar received the ball, transferred it to his right and lashed a fine shot past Gallacher in goal.

The goal brought the youthful Bully Wee supporter onto the park, acclaiming their team champions.

The game petered out after this with Bankies striving for an equaliser. Roxburgh came on for Law with twenty minutes to go but he failed to give the Clydebank attack more vital pep.

Overwhelmed at the full time whistle Clyde supporters crashed onto the park. Doubtless everyone saw the report from inside the jubilant Clyde dressing room which Scotsport beamed out on Sunday afternoon.

Pity we weren't privileged to see inside Clydebank's

And now over to you Mr Steedman.



Squad Statistics (as at April 21st, 1973)


1972-73 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 11 - 2 - 13 -
Benny McGuire 12 - 0 - 12 -
Bobby Love 22 - 511885
Gregor Abel 28 - 6 - 34 -
Jim Fallon 32 - 5 - 20916
Ian Law 2133 - 243
Davie Mitchell 34 - 412776
Norrie Hall 31 - 7 - 922
Billy McColl 2012 - 221
Joe McCallan 1650 - 165
Mike Larnach 3316724018
Andy Roxburgh (sub) 14541186







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
21st April 1973
Albion Rovers1-1Stirling Albion
Clydebank0-1Clyde
Cowdenbeath1-1Raith Rovers
Forfar Ath1-0Stranraer
Montrose2-0Stenhousemuir
Queen of South1-0Brechin City
Queen's Park1-0Berwick Rangers
St Mirren1-3East Stirlingshire

League Table (as at April 21st, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clyde 35 22 10 3 +36 54
2. Dunfermline 34 22 5 7 +62 49
3. Stirling Albion 35 19 8 8 +31 46
4. St Mirren 35 19 7 9 +33 45
5. Raith Rovers 34 18 9 7 +30 45
6. Montrose 34 17 8 9 +23 42
7. Cowdenbeath 35 14 9 12 +4 37
8. Berwick Rangers 35 15 5 15 -10 35
9. Stenhousemuir 34 13 8 13 +3 34
10. Hamilton Accies 34 14 6 14 +1 34
11. Alloa Athletic 35 11 10 14 -4 32
12. Queen of South 34 12 8 14 -6 32
13. East Stirlingshire 36 12 8 16 -17 32
14. Queen's Park 35 9 11 15 -17 29
15. Stranraer 35 13 3 19 -22 29
16. Forfar Ath 35 10 9 16 -27 29
17. Clydebank 34 9 5 20 -23 23
18. Albion Rovers 35 5 8 22 -45 18
19. Brechin City 34 5 3 26 -52 13