Clydebank 1
Alloa Athletic 2
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 2
 Alloa Athletic

League (Division 2)
Saturday, November 10th, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,255
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Ward White (61)
Donnie Wilson (26)
Alan Craig (45)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Gregor Abel
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Billy McColl
7 Mike Larnach
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Ward White
10 Jim Thomson
11 Andy Roxburgh
Neil McNeill 1
Alex Totten 2
Des McKay 3
Billy Simpson 4
George Brown 5
Brian McGarry 6
Jimmy Thomson 7
Alan Craig 8
Donnie Wilson 9
Andy Campbell 10
Billy Earl 11

Bench
12 Ian Law
14 Joe McCallan
Jim Campbell 12
Tom Balanowski 13

Substitutions
Ian Law for Mike Larnach
Joe McCallan for Andy Roxburgh
Jim Campbell -> Alan Craig
Tom Balanowski -> Billy Earl

Cautions
None. Billy Simpson

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McCormick (Referee)




Match Report


Thanks to a fogless pitch at Kilbowie Park om Saturday and the welcome return of Mike Larnach after five weeks absence through injury, Clydebank came back to life in this highly entertaining 2nd division clash.

Both Bankies and Alloa met on an even keel and were doubtless planning an exciting bundle for the 750 crowd who came to spur them on.

Clydebank were first on the ball as left winger McColl trundled down the field to send in a fine shot which McNeill has a bit of a struggle holding.

A free kick awarded to Alloa just outside Clydebank's penalty area went wild to say the least after a foul by Henderson on Craig.

Just under half an hour gone, Wilson put Alloa one up after Hall mistimed what should have been a good clearance. A clear view of the net gave big Jim Gallacher no chance at all.

Clydebank fought back to regain their confidence, but it was only shortly later on the half-time whistle Alloa broke in with number two.

In a lone effort, Craig ran on to thump the ball into the back of the net with a fine shot.

Re-start saw Clydebank begin to pile on the pressure in a great effort to reduce the leeway, but Bankies fans saw Larnach's position taken by substitute Law for the remainder of the game.

Clydebank's struggle was rewarded in the 61st minute when White raced in to score that exceptionally elusive goal. McNeill had little chance as he sent the ball sailing into the goalmouth.

A couple of minutes later, the Bankies saw the departure of Andy Roxburgh for McCallan which needless to say presented the visitors with a headache.

I think McCallan would have given Clydebank the boost they so much needed throughout the game, had he been brought on sooner.



Squad Statistics (as at November 10th, 1973)


1973-74 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 11 - 2 - 29 -
Davie Mitchell 9 - 3 - 2936
Norrie Hall 11 - 411123
Gregor Abel 11 - 2 - 50 -
Jim Fallon 1034122720
Billy McColl 11 - 31383
Sammy Henderson 1114 - 151
Andy Roxburgh 113423311
Jim Thomson 950 - 95
Mike Larnach 81415522
Ward White 1144 - 154
Ian Law (sub) 5 - 1 - 324
Joe McCallan (sub) 5 - 3 - 266







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
3rd November 1973
Airdrie5-0Cowdenbeath
East Stirlingshire1-2Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies0-4Berwick Rangers
Queen of South3-3St Mirren
Queen's Park0-2Alloa Athletic
Raith Rovers1-0Stranraer
Stenhousemuir4-2Brechin City
Stirling Albion2-0Forfar Ath
10th November 1973
Albion Rovers2-0Stirling Albion
Berwick Rangers1-1Montrose
Brechin City0-3East Stirlingshire
Clydebank1-2Alloa Athletic
Cowdenbeath2-3Hamilton Accies
Forfar Ath1-4Raith Rovers
St Mirren3-5Airdrie
Stenhousemuir3-0Queen's Park
Stranraer2-2Kilmarnock

League Table (as at November 10th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 15 11 2 2 +24 24
2. Alloa Athletic 14 10 2 2 +15 22
3. Berwick Rangers 15 9 3 3 +15 21
4. Hamilton Accies 14 8 4 2 +8 20
5. Queen of South 14 8 3 3 +12 19
6. Kilmarnock 13 8 2 3 +9 18
7. Stirling Albion 15 8 1 6 +6 17
8. East Stirlingshire 14 7 1 6 +7 15
9. St Mirren 13 6 3 4 +6 15
10. Raith Rovers 15 6 3 6 -1 15
11. Clydebank 12 6 2 4 +8 14
12. Stranraer 16 4 4 8 -11 12
13. Albion Rovers 13 4 3 6 -4 11
14. Queen's Park 14 5 1 8 -11 11
15. Cowdenbeath 16 4 3 9 -16 11
16. Stenhousemuir 15 4 2 9 -10 10
17. Montrose 12 3 2 7 -4 8
18. Forfar Ath 13 1 2 10 -21 4
19. Brechin City 15 0 1 14 -32 1