Clydebank 1
Alloa Athletic 1 (2-1 on pens)
Stirlingshire Cup


Clydebank
1 - 1
(2-1 on pens.)
 Alloa Athletic

Stirlingshire Cup
Wednesday, March 21st, 1979
New Kilbowie Park
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Joe McBride 
Bobby Carberry

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
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
Wallace 3
Lindsay Hamilton 4
Alan Holt 5
Dave Miller 6
Tommy Steele 7
Bobby Carberry 8
Willie Morrison 9
Willie Irvine 10
Jim Donald 11

Bench
12 John McElroy
Willie Kelly 12
Ian Cochrane 14

Substitutions
Trevor Allan for Unknown
John McElroy for Unknown
Willie Kelly -> Tommy Steele
Ian Cochrane -> Bobby Carberry

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials




Match Report


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.



Squad Statistics (as at March 21st, 1979)


1978-79 All Time
League Cups All
John Brian (GK) 4 - 1 - 5 -
Iain Gourlay 4 - 1 - 21 -
Billy Fanning 2218 - 1581
Tony Gervaise 2 - 2 - 112
Hugh O'Rourke 0 - 1 - 2 -
Gerry Sharkey 0 - 1 - 1 -
Joe McBride 0 - 1111
Jim Fanning 0 - 1 - 4 -
Johnny McIntyre 2 - 1 - 3 -
John Ross 5 - 2 - 7 -
AlIan Morrison 0 - 1 - 1 -
Trevor Allan (sub) 0 - 1 - 1 -
John McElroy (sub) 0 - 1 - 1 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
20th March 1979
St Johnstone2-2Dumbarton

League Table (as at March 21st, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Kilmarnock 30 15 9 6 +29 39
2. Clydebank 29 17 5 7 +19 39
3. Ayr Utd 30 17 4 9 +22 38
4. Hamilton Accies 32 15 7 10 +5 37
5. Dundee 24 14 6 4 +20 34
6. Clyde 30 13 6 11 +1 32
7. Airdrie 26 10 7 9 +5 27
8. Dumbarton 24 8 10 6 +7 26
9. Stirling Albion 28 8 8 12 -14 24
10. Raith Rovers 27 9 5 13 -1 23
11. St Johnstone 28 5 10 13 -11 20
12. Arbroath 30 5 10 15 -20 20
13. Queen of South 30 7 6 17 -35 20
14. Montrose 28 5 7 16 -27 17