0 - 0
League (Division 2)
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
12 Willie Gibson
14 Ronnie Miller
Phil McGovern 12
Ian Law 14
|Ronnie Miller -> Jim Young (26)||
Phil McGovern for Mike Larnach
Ian Law for Bobby Provan (66)
|Stuart Wilson (78)||None.|
R Davidson (Referee)
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.
|1974-75||All Time||All Time|
|Jim Gallacher (GK)||23||9||-||5||-||57||-||15||-||72||-|
|Ian Law (sub)||20||6||-||3||-||40||5||11||-||51||5|
|Phil McGovern (sub)||26||6||1||6||3||21||6||6||3||27||9|
|League results since Clydebank FC's last match|
|5th October 1974|
|East Fife||5-0||Albion Rovers|
|Hamilton Accies||2-0||Raith Rovers|
|Queen of South||7-0||Forfar Ath|
|Queen's Park||0-2||Alloa Athletic|
|Stirling Albion||2-0||Berwick Rangers|
|2.||Queen of South||10||6||1||3||+18||13|