Falkirk 2
Clydebank 4
Stirlingshire Cup (1st Round)


Falkirk 

2 - 4

Clydebank

Stirlingshire Cup (1st Round)
Tuesday, November 30th, 1971
Brockville
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Doug Somner (16)
Tom Young (75)
Jim Fallon (pen.) (33)
Jimmy Caskie (43)
Jimmy Caskie (47)
Jimmy Caskie (88)

Team Managers
Willie Cunningham Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Stuart Rennie
2 Gregor Abel
3 Mervyn Jones
4 John Manson
5 George Gibson
6 Jim Shirra
7 Alex Scott
8 Jimmy Jack
9 Doug Somner
10 Andy Roxburgh
11 Bobby Donnelly
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Jim Fallon 4
Norrie Hall 5
Dougie Hay 6
Ian Currie 7
Bobby Love 8
Peter Kane 9
Alan Munro 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Tom Young Tommy McGhee 12

Substitutions
Tom Young -> John Manson None.

Cautions
None. Bobby Love

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

T Muirhead (Referee)





Match Report


A glorious hat-trick by Jimmy Caskie dumped First Division Falkirk in this cup-tie at Brockville on Tuesday night.

Falkirk, with nine first team players in their side, looked by far the stronger team in the opening 30 minutes. The Bankies, to me, seemed a little over-awed by the occasion, and it came as no surprise when the home side took the lead in the 16th minute when centre-forward Somner rammed the ball home after it skidded from the boot of a Clydebank defender.

A few minutes after a 30 yard shot from Danny Gray grazed the bar, the Falkirk crowd were shouting “goal” for the second time. But the shot from former E.S. Clydebank favourite Andy Roxburgh shook the side net.

The Bankies forwards were having a tough time shaking off the Falkirk defence, when in the 33rd minute, Caskie broke through only to be pulled down a fraction inside the box by Shirra. Jim Fallon took the spot-kick and cracked the ball high into the net.

Ten minutes later it was 1-2, and what a great goal this was. Peter Kane sent the ball down the wing to Alan Munro. He in turn crossed it into the middle where Ian Currie sold a lovely dummy to the Falkirk defence, leaving Caskie the easiest of tasks to blast the ball home from ten yards.

The second-half was only three minutes old when the Bankies went two up. Munro took the ball past goalkeeper Rennie before centring the ball for Caskie to score.

Shortly afterwards, Falkirk brought on substitute Young for Manson. And it was Young who pulled one back for Falkirk in the 75th minute when he tapped the ball into an empty net. The Bankies appealed that he was off-side but didn't convince the ref.

Caskie got his hat-trick two minutes from the final whistle. A long drop-kick from McDonald found Munro who neatly beat right back Abel before crossing into the middle where Caskie met the ball first time to send it flashing past Rennie.

Bobby Love was booked in the first half after an incident with Roxburgh.



Squad Statistics (as at November 30th, 1971)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 15 - 9 - 100 -
Jim Fallon 15 - 9114710
Danny Gray 1213 - 1011
Norrie Hall 11 - 8 - 312
Davie Mitchell 15 - 9 - 2165
Dougie Hay 121921568
Bobby Love 1319 - 1364
Alan Munro 1459114755
Ian Currie 621 - 82
Peter Kane 1410635430
Jimmy Caskie 1539816160







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
None.

League Table (as at November 30th, 1971)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Cowdenbeath 17 11 4 2 +31 26
2. St Mirren 15 12 0 3 +22 24
3. Stirling Albion 13 8 3 2 +15 19
4. Arbroath 15 8 3 4 +10 19
5. Queen of South 15 9 1 5 +10 19
6. Montrose 16 8 2 6 +14 18
7. Dumbarton 15 8 2 5 +8 18
8. Stranraer 16 7 4 5 -3 18
9. Clydebank 15 5 5 5 +2 15
10. Raith Rovers 17 6 3 8 0 15
11. Albion Rovers 16 6 3 7 0 15
12. Queen's Park 15 5 5 5 -3 15
13. Berwick Rangers 16 6 2 8 +1 14
14. East Stirlingshire 15 5 4 6 -6 14
15. Alloa Athletic 14 5 2 7 -3 12
16. Stenhousemuir 15 4 3 8 -7 11
17. Brechin City 15 3 3 9 -18 9
18. Forfar Ath 16 3 2 11 -31 8
19. Hamilton Accies 16 1 1 14 -42 3