1 - 1
1 John Brian
2 Iain Gourlay
3 Hugh O'Rourke
4 Billy Fanning
5 Gerry Sharkey
6 Jim Fanning
7 AlIan Morrison
8 Tony Gervaise
9 Johnny McIntyre
10 John Ross
11 Joe McBride
Robert McNab 1
Steve Lawson 2
Lindsay Hamilton 4
Alan Holt 5
Dave Miller 6
Tommy Steele 7
Bobby Carberry 8
Willie Morrison 9
Willie Irvine 10
Jim Donald 11
12 John McElroy
Willie Kelly 12
Ian Cochrane 14
Trevor Allan for Unknown
John McElroy for Unknown
Willie Kelly -> Tommy Steele
Ian Cochrane -> Bobby Carberry
Clydebank marched through to the semi-final after disposing of a resolute Alloa team... but it took penalties to separate the sides.
The penalty drama followed a dour match, dominated by midfield tussles and over-eager running.
No extra time was played and Bankies were fortunate they had the better spot marksmen - netting twice to the Second Division side's solitary counter.
But the scoreline was no disgrace to the home side, for Clydebank playing their second game in 24 hours, virtually fielded a reserve side.
The under-strength team was bolstered by top-flight men Gervaise, Ross and the two Fannings — Billy and Jim.
After the initial probing stages petered out, Clydebank got the early lead they wanted
Winger Morrison, probably the best man afield crossed from the right and McBride was on hand to score with ease.
Alloa picked themselves up from this blow and came roaring back with Irvine looking extremely dangerous
They pinned Bankies back into their own half for the remainder of the first period ... but posed no serious threat to keeper Brian
They pulled level, however, after a moment of confusion in the home side's ranks.
An inswinging corner from Carberry bounced awkwardly in the box, and with Clydebank's defence hesitant, the ball went into the net without touching anyone!!
After the interval, play was confined to the area between the two 18-yard lines, with breaks as rare as good weather in these days.
Alloa brought on substitutes Kelly and Cochrane for Steele and Carberry on the hour mark in a bid to alter the stalemate. And the move nearly paid dividends minutes later.
Cochrane cracked the bar with a fierce shot and Donald, following in saw his header also rebound from the woodwork.
This seemed to stir Clydebank into action and they pressurised the Alloa defence with a few worthy efforts coming their way.
Ross, substitute McElroy and Morrison all had chances, but they failed to make any impression on the scoreline.
During the penalty kick-out, Morrison and Billy Fanning successfully netted.
|1978-79||All Time||All Time|
|John Brian (GK)||20||4||-||1||-||4||-||1||-||5||-|
|Trevor Allan (sub)||18||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||1||-|
|John McElroy (sub)||19||0||-||1||-||0||-||1||-||1||-|
|League results since Clydebank's last match|
|20th March 1979|
|13.||Queen of South||30||7||6||17||-35||20|