Stirling Albion 5
Clydebank 1
Stirlingshire Cup (Final)


Stirling Albion 

5 - 1

Clydebank

Stirlingshire Cup (Final)
Thursday, May 4th, 1972
Brockville
7:30 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Mickey Lawson
Gus McMillan
Gus McMillan
Andy Stevenson (pen)
Mickey Lawson
Alan Munro 

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Young
2 Christie
3 Hancock
4 Henderson
5 McGarry
6 Carr
7 McPhee
8 Steele
9 McMillan
10 Stevenson
11 Lawson
Mike McDonald 1
Davie Mitchell 2
Danny Gray 3
Jim Fallon 4
Norrie Hall 5
Dougie Hay 6
Graham MacFarlane 7
Bobby Love 8
Tommy McGhee 9
Alan Munro 10
Ian Currie 11

Bench
None. Jimmy Caskie 12

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. Dougie Hay

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials





Match Report


A second half blitz from Stirling Albion ended all hopes the Bankies had of triumph and mades ure the Stirlingshire cup remained in the county it was named after.

In a recent match when these two sides played at Kilbowie, the result was a 0-0 draw - and that was how the score stood at half time last Thursday night at Brockville.

But after the interval, Stirling really went to town - ably assisted by some rubbish play from the Bankies. I say four of the Stirling goals were gifted by Clydebank.

An out of character, slack, headed clearance from Davie Mitchell was picked up by winger Lawson, who ran 35 yards with the ball, worming his way past the defence to score a good goal.

A slip-up by Bobby Love sent Steele away and McMillan took a pass from the inside-man to put Stirling two up.

There seemed some hope of a fight back when Alan Munro headed home a Love free-kick. but five minutes later it was 3-1 after more atrocious defensive play allowed McMillan in with the easiest of chances.

McDonald was forced to give away a penalty after Tommy McGhee was caught in possession. Stevenson scored from the spot. Lawson scored his own second and his sides fifth goal five minutes from time.

To round off a really miserable evening for the Bankies, Dougie Hay was booked. An injury to Jim Fallon in the first half saw him playing most of the match hobbling about the forward line. It could have been a deciding factor in the game but, really, Bankies can have few excuses. The best ream won on the night.



Squad Statistics (as at May 4th, 1972)


1971-72 All Time
League Cups All
Mike McDonald (GK) 36 - 14 - 126 -
Davie Mitchell 35 - 13 - 2405
Jim Fallon 36614117316
Danny Gray 3018 - 1241
Norrie Hall 31 - 13 - 562
Dougie Hay 33414218211
Bobby Love 34114 - 1624
Tommy McGhee 1719317028
Ian Currie 2576 - 327
Alan Munro 351714317369
Graham MacFarlane 11 - 125235







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
3rd May 1972
Dumbarton4-2Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at May 4th, 1972)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dumbarton 36 24 4 8 +38 52
2. Arbroath 36 22 8 6 +30 52
3. Stirling Albion 36 21 8 7 +38 50
4. St Mirren 36 24 2 10 +37 50
5. Cowdenbeath 36 19 10 7 +41 48
6. Stranraer 36 18 8 10 +8 44
7. Queen of South 36 17 9 10 +18 43
8. East Stirlingshire 36 17 7 12 +2 41
9. Clydebank 36 14 11 11 +8 39
10. Montrose 36 15 6 15 +19 36
11. Raith Rovers 36 13 8 15 0 34
12. Queen's Park 36 12 9 15 -14 33
13. Berwick Rangers 36 14 4 18 +3 32
14. Stenhousemuir 36 10 8 18 -17 28
15. Brechin City 36 8 7 21 -38 23
16. Alloa Athletic 36 9 4 23 -34 22
17. Forfar Ath 36 6 9 21 -52 21
18. Albion Rovers 36 7 6 23 -25 20
19. Hamilton Accies 36 4 8 24 -62 16