Clydebank 1
St Mirren 1
League (Division 2)


Clydebank
1 - 1
 St Mirren

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 13th, 1974
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 1,532
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe Hughes (50)
Bobby Reid (22)

Team Managers
Jack Steedman
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Iain Matson
2 Jim Fallon
3 Billy Fanning
4 Norrie Hall
5 Bobby Provan
6 John Gilmour
7 Ward White
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Joe Hughes
10 Phil McGovern
11 Joe McCallan
Jim Herriot 1
Richard McLachlan 2
Graham Hart 3
Gordon Stuart 4
Bobby Reid 5
Billy Johnston 6
Bobby McKean 7
Jason Walker 8
Tommy Robertson 9
Brian Third 10
Alan Hughes 11

Bench
Gregor Abel
Andy Roxburgh
David Miller 12
Sandy Clelland 14

Substitutions
Gregor Abel for Billy Fanning (45)
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

T Muirhead (Referee)




Match Report


Clydebank took the field at Kilbowie Park hoping for a return to winning form following the midweek lapse against Stirling Albion. Three of the youngsters - Keeper Matson, Provan and Fanning - were drafted into the defence, replacing the old guard of Gallacher, Mitchell and Abel.

St Mirren, who embarked on a youth policy midway through the season fielded seven players under the age of 21.

A hard and fiery pitch and two teams lacking the necessary skill to control the difficult bouncing ball contrived to make this the most frustrating game seen at Kilbowie all season.

In the first half, Bankies created only two clear cut chances. A McCallan - Hughes move let McGovern in with a chance but he hit his shot wide. Then three minutes from the interval a lovely through ball from Henderson left McCallan with a free run in goal. AS Herriot came out, however, the Bankies forward hit his shot weakly past the post.

St Mirren's contribution to this lethargic 45 minutes was marginally better than the homesters. In 21 minutes McKean took a corner on the right wing. He centred perfectly for big centre half Reid to rise unchallenged and head the ball into the Bankies net.

At the start of the second half it was announced that Gregor Abel would substitute for Billy Fanning who was said to be struggling. This could have applied to any one of the home players with few exceptions.

Then Bankies did manage to sustain a bit of pressure early in the half and in50 minutes ace striker Joe Hughes notched the equaliser. He crossed from the left and when the ball was returned across the face of the goal by McCallan, Hughes raced in to shoot home from an acute angle.

As the game wore on, there appeared to be a greater amount of activity from both teams bit only a few goalmouth incidents. However keeper Matson came to Bankies rescue in 62 minutes when he dived to brilliantly hold a 25 yard free kick by Third.

In the 77th minute Clydebank had a good penalty claim turned down when Hughes appeared to be held by Stewart and this was the last incident of note as the game sagged to an end. A draw was a fair result as neither team deserved to collect two points on such a showing.



Squad Statistics (as at April 13th, 1974)


1973-74 All Time
League Cups All
Iain Matson (GK) 1 - 2 - 3 -
Phil McGovern 920 - 92
Billy Fanning 17 - 7 - 25 -
Bobby Provan 613 - 101
Ward White 27591366
Joe Hughes 970 - 97
Jim Fallon 2959424925
Norrie Hall 26 - 611263
John Gilmour 9 - 0 - 9 -
Sammy Henderson 2929 - 382
Joe McCallan 1826 - 428
Gregor Abel (sub) 27 - 7 - 70 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
10th April 1974
Queen of South3-0Raith Rovers
11th April 1974
Queen's Park0-3Hamilton Accies
13th April 1974
Alloa Athletic0-1Queen of South
Berwick Rangers3-3Cowdenbeath
Clydebank1-1St Mirren
Forfar Ath4-0Albion Rovers
Hamilton Accies3-2Queen's Park
Kilmarnock3-1Stenhousemuir
Montrose2-1Airdrie
Raith Rovers5-0East Stirlingshire
Stranraer3-0Brechin City

League Table (as at April 13th, 1974)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 32 25 4 3 +72 54
2. Hamilton Accies 33 22 6 5 +27 50
3. Kilmarnock 31 22 5 4 +43 49
4. Queen of South 31 18 7 6 +33 43
5. Raith Rovers 32 16 7 9 +18 39
6. Berwick Rangers 32 14 11 7 +16 39
7. Stirling Albion 32 16 5 11 +22 37
8. Alloa Athletic 30 14 4 12 -6 32
9. Montrose 31 12 7 12 +4 31
10. Stranraer 32 12 7 13 -7 31
11. St Mirren 32 11 8 13 -5 30
12. Cowdenbeath 33 11 6 16 -26 28
13. Clydebank 30 10 6 14 -3 26
14. East Stirlingshire 32 9 5 18 -13 23
15. Stenhousemuir 33 9 5 19 -19 23
16. Queen's Park 29 9 4 16 -20 22
17. Albion Rovers 31 6 6 19 -28 18
18. Forfar Ath 31 4 6 21 -43 14
19. Brechin City 33 4 3 26 -65 11