Clydebank 1
East Stirlingshire 3
League (Division 2)

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 East Stirlingshire

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 8th, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,125
3:00 PM Kick-off

Bobby Provan (74)
Jim Stirling (30)
Peter Dunne (59)
Bobby Stein (61 pen)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Bob Shaw

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Jim Fallon
3 Billy Fanning
4 Norrie Hall
5 Bobby Provan
6 Billy McColl
7 Mike Larnach
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Joe McCallan
10 Ward White
11 Andy Roxburgh
Bert Archibald 1
Billy Gray 2
Jim McGregor 3
Gordon Simpson 4
Bobby Stein 5
Jim Meakin 6
Jim Stirling 7
Tom Donnelly 8
Peter Dunne 9
John Feeney 10
Ian Browning 11

Gregor Abel
Ian Law
John Berry 12
Jim McPaul 14

Gregor Abel for Billy Fanning
Ian Law for Billy McColl
Jim McPaul -> Ian Browning (55)
John Berry -> John Feeney

Norrie Hall

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A Paterson (Referee)

Match Report

Clydebank, playing their first home league game this season, looked as though they were shocked when, after half an hour of play, East Stirling went ahead. A quick free kick from Donnelly took the Bankies by surprise, and player Stirling of East Stirling headed the ball past a wrong footed Gallacher in goal.

Previous to this, Bankies had had most of the play, but their forwards just couldn't turn this advantage to goals. It was, with the naggingly muggy weather, a frustrating and discomfiting spectacle to watch.

Clydebank's nearest goal scoring effort had been in the eighth minute. A good shot from the eager beaver Mike Larnach was just tipped round the post by Archibald. But it was, as said, only the Falkirk lads who scored in that first half.

Second round saw a sagging Clydebank whereupon East Stirling moved in to take full advantage. Centre forward, Dunne put East Stirling two up in the 59th minute and just a climatical two minutes on Stein made it three nil from a penalty award. Both theses goals were superbly controlled ,cool, clever, cleanly delivered.

Clydebank were reduced to ten men when Fallon was carried off (they had already used their substitutes) and Norrie Hall was also booked earlier for showing dissent.

One thing at least, the Bankies found no mean consolation from centre half Provan who headed home a good goal, not unobstructed, with only quarter of an hour left on the cards.

Squad Statistics (as at September 8th, 1973)

1973-74 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 2 - 2 - 19 -
Ward White 224 - 62
Billy Fanning 2 - 3 - 6 -
Bobby Provan 213 - 61
Jim Fallon 2 - 4121717
Andy Roxburgh 2 - 42248
Norrie Hall 2 - 411003
Sammy Henderson 2 - 4 - 6 -
Billy McColl 2 - 31293
Mike Larnach 2 - 414820
Joe McCallan 2 - 3 - 236
Gregor Abel (sub) 2 - 2 - 40 -
Ian Law (sub) 1 - 1 - 284

Recent Results

League results since Clydebank's last match

League Table (as at September 8th, 1973)

Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.