Clydebank 0
Rangers 1
Friendly (Jim Gallacher Testimonial)

0 - 1

Friendly (Jim Gallacher Testimonial)
Wednesday, August 3rd, 1988
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 8,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

None. Mark Walters (87)

Team Managers
Jim Fallon
Graeme Souness

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Mark Treanor
Jim Rodger
John Maher
Stewart Auld
Sean Sweeney
John Davies
Brian Wright
Chic Charnley
Ken Eadie
Davie Cooper
Chris Woods
Gary Stevens
Jimmy Phillips
Ray Wilkins
Richard Gough
Terry Butcher
Ian Ferguson
John Brown
Kevin Drinkell
Ally McCoist
Mark Walters

Colin Brodie
Tommy Bryce
Paul Harvey
Drew McBride
Scott Murdoch

Colin Brodie for Jim Gallacher (50)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

M McGinley (Referee)
A Hardie & K Rice (Assistants)

Match Report

Scotland winger Davie Cooper turned back the clock last night when he pulled on a Clydebank jersey for the first time since leaving Kilbowie Park as a kid to gain fame and fortune with Rangers.

The occasion was the testimonial for Bankies veteran keeper Jim Gallacher, who enjoyed a big pay night as 8000 fans turned out to celebrate his 16 years with the club.

And Cooper, who agreed to "rejoin" Bankies for the occasion, handed a timely reminder to Ibrox boss Graeme Souness that he still has a lot to offer the Light Blues.

Indeed, it was Cooper who provided much of the entertainment, particularly during the first period. After only 15 minutes his crossfield pass to the right started a move that ended with Richard Gough happy to head over his own goal.

A minute later a Cooper cross split the Rangers defence and was only inches wide of the onrushing Sean Sweeney as he attempted to break the deadlock.

Then, four minutes into the second period, keeper Chris Woods got an example of the Cooper power shooting when it took him two attempts to control the wingers drive.

At the other end, Gallacher had been having a good night until he was forced to limp off with a leg injury after 46 minutes. While on the pitch the veteran showed that he is still a classy keeper.

In 11 minutes, he produced a superb diving save to the left when a Walters shot deflected off a defender. And he continually defied the best efforts of the Ibrox forwards.

But as so often happens. Rangers broke the deadlock with just three minutes remaining when Mark Walters ran through the tiring Clydebank defence to put the ball firmly behind stand in keeper Colin Brodie.

Squad Statistics (as at August 3rd, 1988)

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Recent Results

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League Table (as at August 3rd, 1988)

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