Clydebank 1
East Stirlingshire 0
Scottish Cup (1st Round Replay)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 East Stirlingshire

Scottish Cup (1st Round Replay)
Tuesday, December 25th, 1973
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 133
2:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Jim Fallon (88)
None.

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Bob Shaw

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Davie Mitchell
3 Billy Fanning
4 Norrie Hall
5 Jim Fallon
6 Billy McColl
7 Ian Law
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Ward White
10 Andy Roxburgh
11 Joe McCallan
Bert Archibald 1
David Grant 2
Jim McGregor 3
Gordon Simpson 4
Bobby Stein 5
Jim Meakin 6
John Feeney 7
Jim Stirling 8
Peter Dunne 9
Ian Browning 10
Dave Robertson 11

Bench
12 Gregor Abel
14 Mike Larnach
Jim McPaul 12
Bob McCulley 14

Substitutions
Gregor Abel for Andy Roxburgh
Mike Larnach for Ian Law
Bob McCulley -> Ian Browning
Jim McPaul -> Jim Stirling

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McDonald (Referee)




Match Report


Less than 150 people ventured out to Kilbowie Park to see Clydebank defeat East Stirling at their second attempt. Clydebank now qualify to meet Inverness Clach in the next round of the Scottish Cup

Never have Clydebank had to work so hard for survival than in this game in what must have been the poorest crowd show in the history of the cup. Nevertheless they struggled on.

Clydebank's keeper, Jim Gallacher, came out as usual in top form with some fine saves in the first half.

The first 45 minutes brought deadlock and both teams went all out in the second half to claim the over elusive goal.

But it was Fallon a couple of minutes from time who caught the Shire defence unawares. In a magnificent race from midfield, he ran on to beat the keeper with a fine swerving shot.

It might have been so different for Stirling earlier had winger Dave Robertson taken advantage of a Browning slip, or if Gallacher had not tipped away a certain scoring chance by Stirling.

But in the end it was Clydebank who took up their place to that away tie up north. East Stirling had few failure on their side, but fell down disastrously when it came to scoring.

However, Clydebank will need to buck up their performance if they are to dispose of the Highland league side and o on to a possible match against one of the big sides in the following round.

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Only about 150 people took the trouble to leave their Christmas dinner to venture along to Kilbowie Park to see Clydebank beat East Stirlingshire at the second attempt and quality to meet Inverness Clachnacuddin in the next round of the Scottish Cup.

Never will Clydebank hare to fight harder for survival as East Stirlingshire went down with their colours flying and with a smile from lady luck would surely have at least taken the tie to a third game.

The Clydebank goalkeeper, Jim Gallacher, was in top form, making superb saves in the first half from Browning, Dunn, and Robertson,

Both sides went all out after the interval to break the deadlock, but still a goal looked unlikely, Shire brought on McCulley and McPaul for Browning and Stirling, and Clydebank replaced Roxburgh and Law by Abel and Larnach.

Then, with only seconds left of normal time, and extra time in prospect, Fallon scored the winner from McColl's pass.

Clydebank had excellent service from Gallacher, Mitchell, Hall, and McColl in defence and McCallan was best in attack. East Stirlingshire had few failures in their side, but fell down when it came to scoring. The first match between the two teams, played on Monday At Firs Park, ended in a no-scoring draw.



Squad Statistics (as at December 25th, 1973)


1973-74 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 14 - 4 - 34 -
Billy Fanning 7 - 4 - 12 -
Jim Fallon 1336223221
Davie Mitchell 12 - 5 - 2986
Norrie Hall 14 - 611173
Billy McColl 14 - 51433
Sammy Henderson 1416 - 201
Ian Law 6 - 2 - 344
Andy Roxburgh 143623811
Ward White 1446 - 204
Joe McCallan 615 - 297
Gregor Abel (sub) 14 - 4 - 55 -
Mike Larnach (sub) 101615922







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at December 25th, 1973)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 18 13 3 2 +30 29
2. Hamilton Accies 18 11 5 2 +13 27
3. Kilmarnock 17 11 3 3 +16 25
4. Berwick Rangers 18 9 6 3 +15 24
5. Alloa Athletic 17 10 3 4 +12 23
6. Stirling Albion 18 10 2 6 +14 22
7. Queen of South 18 8 5 5 +8 21
8. Raith Rovers 17 8 3 6 +6 19
9. St Mirren 16 7 3 6 +4 17
10. Clydebank 15 6 3 6 +4 15
11. East Stirlingshire 17 7 1 9 +3 15
12. Stranraer 19 5 5 9 -10 15
13. Queen's Park 17 7 1 9 -11 15
14. Cowdenbeath 19 6 3 10 -16 15
15. Albion Rovers 17 5 4 8 -7 14
16. Montrose 16 5 3 8 -1 13
17. Stenhousemuir 18 5 3 10 -12 13
18. Forfar Ath 17 1 4 12 -26 6
19. Brechin City 20 1 2 17 -42 4