Clydebank 1
East Stirlingshire 3
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 3
 East Stirlingshire

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

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

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

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

Bench
Gregor Abel
Ian Law
John Berry 12
Jim McPaul 14

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

Cautions
Norrie Hall
None.

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
Age
Jim Gallacher (GK)22 4 - 19 -
Bobby Provan - 5161
Joe McCallan - 5 - 236
Jim Fallon23 6121416
Andy Roxburgh - 62248
Norrie Hall - 61973
Billy McColl - 51293
Ward White - 6262
Billy Fanning - 5 - 6 -
Sammy Henderson - 6 - 6 -
Mike Larnach20 614820
Ian Law (sub) - 2 - 284
Gregor Abel (sub)24 4 - 40 -


League Table (as at September 8th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts

No games played.