Stenhousemuir 1
Clydebank 2
League (Division 2)


Stenhousemuir 

1 - 2

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, September 29th, 1973
Ochilview Park. Att. 258
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jim Wight (50) Andy Roxburgh (44)
Andy Roxburgh (51)

Team Managers
Alex Smith Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Ray Dunlop
3 Colin McCullie
3 Archie Rose
4 Andy Scobie
5 Harry Glasgow
6 John Jamieson
7 Colin Thomson
8 Ian Hume
9 Martin Boyle
10 Russell Halliday
11 Jim Wight
Jim Gallacher 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Gregor Abel 3
Norrie Hall 4
Jim Fallon 5
Billy McColl 6
Mike Larnach 7
Sammy Henderson 8
Ward White 9
Jim Thomson 10
Andy Roxburgh 11

Bench
12 Billy Henderson
14 Kenny Muir
Bobby Provan
Joe McCallan

Substitutions
Kenny Muir -> Archie Rose
Billy Henderson -> Martin Boyle
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

IMD Foote (Referee)
DA Murdoch & HM Orr (Assistants)



Match Report


Never in a long time have I seen Clydebank play so well yet miss so many open chances in 90 minutes than at this game at Ochilview Park on Saturday.

Stenhousemuir never really got themselves going in the first half, judging by their many laboured attempts for possession of the ball, and poor finishing in front of goal.

After some boring and fruitless play in midfield during the opening stages, up came Muir's Thomson with a hint of excitement.

He missed a great chance, however, when he shot a hard ball against keeper Gallacher in the 11th minute.

Bankies own Thomson also gave the home side a stir, though, when a seemingly simple shot for the next rolled agonisingly past the post.

Number one for Clydebank and the first goal of the match and our old friend Roxburgh was there.

A minute before the half time whistle Muir's Rose sliced a clearance against a team mate only to be met by Mike Larnach who crisply hooked a low cross to oncoming Andy.

Five minutes after the restart and it was the home sides turn to put on the pressure.

Wight equalised in the 50th minute when keeper Gallacher misjudged his drive from 20 yards.

Things evened up, the Bankies sought once more to take the desired lead. They were rewarded only one minute later; once more up popped Andy Roxburgh.

In an anxious moment for the 500 crowd he shot the ball towards the net only to watch it hit both posts before rolling thankfully over the line.

Minutes later McColl hit the bar from a free kick and a Roxburgh shot sailed past in a grand effort. Clydebank could most certainly have won by a much greater margin in this match.



Squad Statistics (as at September 29th, 1973)


1973-74 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 6 - 2 - 23 -
Gregor Abel 6 - 2 - 44 -
Jim Fallon 5 - 4122017
Ward White 634 - 103
Davie Mitchell 4 - 3 - 2866
Andy Roxburgh 63422811
Norrie Hall 6 - 411043
Billy McColl 6 - 31333
Sammy Henderson 614 - 101
Jim Thomson 410 - 41
Mike Larnach 61415221







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
24th September 1973
Brechin City0-3Queen of South
25th September 1973
Albion Rovers2-3St Mirren
East Stirlingshire3-1Montrose
Forfar Ath1-1Alloa Athletic
Raith Rovers0-3Hamilton Accies
Stenhousemuir2-3Airdrie
Stirling Albion6-1Cowdenbeath
Stranraer1-1Queen's Park
29th September 1973
Albion Rovers2-2Alloa Athletic
Brechin City0-3Airdrie
East Stirlingshire1-1Hamilton Accies
Kilmarnock4-3Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park1-0Berwick Rangers
Raith Rovers2-4St Mirren
Stenhousemuir1-2Clydebank
Stirling Albion1-0Queen of South
Stranraer3-1Montrose

League Table (as at September 29th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 9 7 2 0 +19 16
2. Alloa Athletic 9 7 2 0 +12 16
3. Hamilton Accies 9 6 3 0 +10 15
4. St Mirren 8 6 1 1 +10 13
5. East Stirlingshire 8 5 1 2 +9 11
6. Queen of South 9 5 1 3 +4 11
7. Stirling Albion 9 5 0 4 +6 10
8. Kilmarnock 7 5 0 2 +3 10
9. Clydebank 7 4 1 2 +4 9
10. Berwick Rangers 8 4 1 3 +4 9
11. Stranraer 10 3 3 4 -2 9
12. Queen's Park 8 3 1 4 -8 7
13. Raith Rovers 9 2 2 5 -7 6
14. Cowdenbeath 10 2 2 6 -13 6
15. Montrose 7 2 0 5 -4 4
16. Stenhousemuir 9 2 0 7 -8 4
17. Albion Rovers 7 0 2 5 -7 2
18. Forfar Ath 7 0 1 6 -12 1
19. Brechin City 10 0 1 9 -20 1