Clydebank 4
East Stirlingshire 0
Stirlingshire Cup (Semi Final)


Clydebank
4 - 0
 East Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire Cup (Semi Final)
Wednesday, December 15th, 1976
New Kilbowie Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Tommy Callaghan (44)
Gerry McLauchlan (80)
Mike Larnach (88)
Mike Larnach (90)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Jim Gallacher
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Billy Fanning
6 Tommy Callaghan
7 Davie Cooper
8 Billy McColl
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Unknown.

Bench
Gerry McLauchlan
None.

Substitutions
Gerry McLauchlan for Billy McColl
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


Clydebank reached the final of the Stirlingshire Cup when they outgunned a plucky East Stirling side at Kilbowie on Wednesday.

Due to a combination of poor finishing and heroics by visiting keeper Morrison, Bankies were kept at bay until the 44th minute when Callaghan pounced on a defensive mix-up to prod the ball home.

The home side had all the play in the second half and could easily have reached double figures. However, only three more goals were scored. McLauchlan, who came on as substitute for McColl got one in the 80th minute and Mike Larnach seized a glorious double in the final seconds.

This win sets up Bankies nicely for tomorrow's tricky Scottish Cup match at Cowdenbeath.

Should Bankies win, and I think they will without much trouble, they play host to Border non-league side Selkirk in the next round.



Squad Statistics (as at December 15th, 1976)


1976-77 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 17 - 11 - 136 -
Billy Fanning 19 - 13 - 117 -
Norrie Hall 10 - 11124510
Jim Fallon 19 - 13 - 38027
Gregor Abel 19 - 13 - 2032
Davie Cooper 18513311236
Jimmy Lumsden 19113 - 735
Tommy Callaghan 511162
Billy McColl 17412414316
Mike Larnach 191313618863
Joe McCallan 191111 - 16854
Gerry McLauchlan (sub) 9 - 31121







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
11th December 1976
Arbroath4-0Falkirk
15th December 1976
Raith Rovers1-2Dundee

League Table (as at December 15th, 1976)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 19 12 5 2 +26 29
2. St Mirren 18 11 6 1 +23 28
3. Dundee 19 10 6 3 +17 26
4. Airdrie 18 9 4 5 +16 22
5. Arbroath 20 10 2 8 -3 22
6. Queen of South 19 6 8 5 +5 20
7. Morton 18 7 6 5 +4 20
8. Hamilton Accies 18 8 3 7 -3 19
9. Montrose 18 8 3 7 -5 19
10. Dumbarton 18 5 5 8 -2 15
11. St Johnstone 18 3 6 9 -9 12
12. Raith Rovers 19 3 5 11 -15 11
13. Falkirk 19 3 3 13 -27 9
14. East Fife 19 1 6 12 -27 8