Brechin City 0
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Brechin City 

0 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, October 5th, 1974
Glebe Park. Att. 339
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Charlie Dunn Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Alan Milne
2 Doug Clark
3 Alex Brown
4 John Weir
5 Jack Souttar
6 John Sime
7 Clark Sutherland
8 Stuart Wilson
9 Jim Young
10 Geoff Coutts
11 Jim Morton
Jim Gallacher 1
Bobby Provan 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Liam Houston 5
Billy Fanning 6
Mike Larnach 7
Ward White 8
Joe McCallan 9
Dougie Hay 10
Peter Kane 11

Bench
12 Willie Gibson
14 Ronnie Miller
Phil McGovern 12
Ian Law 14

Substitutions
Ronnie Miller -> Jim Young (26) Phil McGovern for Mike Larnach
Ian Law for Bobby Provan (66)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
Stuart Wilson (78) None.

Match Officials

R Davidson (Referee)
AG Huett & W Paterson (Assistants)



Match Report


Bankies new manager Willie Munro made quite a few changes for the visit to Brechin ... Old favourite Peter Kane, who was signed only on Friday made a welcome return to the forward line. Liam Houston came in at centre-half with Bobby Provan moving to right back in place of Norrie Hall. Mike Larnach also returned to the forward line, on the right wing with Ward White replacing Gilmour, in midfield.

It was perhaps significant that of the three experienced players signed last season, McGovern, was on the substitutes bench and Hughes and Gilmour dropped altogether,

Bankies attacked the goal down the slope in the first half and with the strong and chilly wind at their backs they completely dominated play. The wind proved more of a hindrance than help as passes were misjudged and the ball often by-passed the front runners and went straight through to the keeper or out of play.

Bankies' most noted efforts of the first half were a Fallon shot that the 'keeper did well to block and a White rocket that flew inches over the bar. Brechin could make no headway against the wind and the slope and found Billy Fanning in excellent form, sweeping up any infrequent attacks.

Brechin began to look dangerous after the break and Jim Gallacher had to look sharp to deal with a shot from Weir.

A great move between White and Kane split the Brechin defence but Milne saved well from the former's parting shot

Bobby Provan limped off in the 66th minute and was replaced by Ian Law. This caused Bankies to rearrange their defence with Gregor Abel moving to right back. He seemed to find more space on that side and had time to race through the home defence and force a corner from which Law blasted a shot over the bar.

Wilson of Brechin was sent off for deliberately, kicking Houston and Bankies replaced Larnach with McGovern in a last effort to grab the elusive winner. McGovern came close with a firm shot then in the closing minutes only a brilliant fingertip save by a full stretched Milne robbed Dougie Hay of the winner.

Time ran out and this rather disappointing game ended in a goalless, draw. Again Bankies never looked like losing the game but failed to turn their superiority into goals, They were best served by Gallacher, Abel, Fallon and Fanning. Peter Kane had a quiet return but a few glimpses showed he has plenty to offer and could be the man the Bankies are looking for to put the ball in the net.



Squad Statistics (as at October 5th, 1974)


1974-75 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 9 - 5 - 72 -
Bobby Provan 10 - 6 - 321
Jim Fallon 1016127327
Billy Fanning 10 - 2 - 42 -
Gregor Abel 10 - 6 - 93 -
Dougie Hay 2 - 0 - 19211
Liam Houston 4 - 3 - 7 -
Joe McCallan 73516113
Peter Kane 1 - 0 - 7234
Ward White 823 - 519
Mike Larnach 6 - 3 - 8124
Ian Law (sub) 6 - 3 - 515
Phil McGovern (sub) 6163279







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
5th October 1974
Brechin City0-0Clydebank
Cowdenbeath0-0Stranraer
East Fife5-0Albion Rovers
East Stirlingshire2-0Falkirk
Hamilton Accies2-0Raith Rovers
Meadowbank Th1-2Montrose
Queen of South7-0Forfar Ath
Queen's Park0-2Alloa Athletic
Stenhousemuir4-4St Mirren
Stirling Albion2-0Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at October 5th, 1974)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Montrose 10 8 1 1 +11 17
2. Queen of South 10 6 1 3 +18 13
3. East Fife 9 5 3 1 +10 13
4. Alloa Athletic 10 4 4 2 +11 12
5. Hamilton Accies 7 5 2 0 +8 12
6. St Mirren 9 5 2 2 +7 12
7. East Stirlingshire 10 5 2 3 0 12
8. Stenhousemuir 10 3 5 2 +1 11
9. Stranraer 10 4 3 3 -2 11
10. Falkirk 7 5 0 2 +9 10
11. Berwick Rangers 9 5 0 4 -1 10
12. Stirling Albion 9 4 1 4 -1 9
13. Albion Rovers 9 3 2 4 +3 8
14. Cowdenbeath 9 2 4 3 -3 8
15. Clydebank 10 2 3 5 -6 7
16. Raith Rovers 8 2 2 4 -4 6
17. Brechin City 10 2 1 7 -9 5
18. Queen's Park 10 1 2 7 -11 4
19. Forfar Ath 9 1 2 6 -15 4
20. Meadowbank Th 9 0 0 9 -26 0