Alloa Athletic 1
Clydebank 0
League (Division 2)


Alloa Athletic 

1 - 0

Clydebank

League (Division 2)
Saturday, April 19th, 1975
Recreation Park. Att. 350
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Kevin Low (9) None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Jack Steedman

Starting Eleven
1 Georgw Whisker
2 Hugh McCann
3 Billy Wilkinson
4 Brian McGarry
5 Ian Watson
6 Jim Campbell
7 Kevin Low
8 Willie Morrison
9 R Johnston
10 Donnie Wilson
11 Bobby Russell
Jim Gallacher 1
Norrie Hall 2
Gregor Abel 3
Jim Fallon 4
Billy Fanning 5
Sammy Henderson 6
Ward White 7
Billy McColl 8
Mike Larnach 9
Joe McCallan 10
Jimmy Caskie 11

Bench
12 Brian Ness
14 Billy Mitchell
Dougie Hay
Liam Houston

Substitutions
Billy Mitchell -> R Johnston Dougie Hay for Gregor Abel
Liam Houston for Ward White

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

R Henderson (Referee)





Match Report


Bankies faint hopes of first division football next season finally perished in the mud at Alloa last Saturday. They had to take maximum points from their last three games and this looked their easiest task. However a bad defensive slip gifted Alloa the only goal of the game.

There was a surprise for the large travelling support when the teams took to the field. For Bankies had dropped Davie Cooper drafting Ward White on to the wing. Bankies started aggressively down the slope and a head flick by McCallan gave Larnach a great chance but he blasted the ball well over.

What a shock the Bankies received in the 10th minute when Alloa took the lead with their first serious attack of the match. Russell crossed from the left and when Gregor Abel completely mis-kicked in front of goal, Low accepted the gift by tucking the ball away from four yards.

It was a terrible goal to lose and Bankies never really regained their composure. Alloa were content to hold back in defence and with McCallan well marked by his former team mates, Bankies forward line never got going. Caskie did brighten their hopes with a blistering strike from 18 yards in the 20th minute but Whisker rose to touch the ball over the top for a fruitless corner.

In a burst of sustained pressure Bankies should have equalised before the interval. As Caskie broke through he was pulled down by McGarry but despite appeals for a penalty referee Henderson waved play on. The ball broke to McCallan who crossed perfectly for the unmarked Larnach. However from just over six yards range the centre shot over the gaping goal.

The second half was a story of concentrated pressure by Bankies but over-anxiety marred their play and with numerous passes going astray they never produced their best form.

Only Hall, Fallon and Fanning, and Henderson played to form on what was a bad all round day for them. Alloa were just an ordinary team with a strong defence. A tricky winger in Low and the best player afield in ex-Bankie Donnie Wilson who controlled the match from midfield.



Squad Statistics (as at April 19th, 1975)


1974-75 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 33 - 8 - 98 -
Gregor Abel 36 - 911211
Billy Fanning 36 - 4 - 70 -
Ward White 1433 - 5710
Norrie Hall 3228 - 1715
Jim Fallon 3618129927
Billy McColl 2723 - 865
Sammy Henderson 1814 - 643
Joe McCallan 329838821
Mike Larnach 2976 - 10630
Jimmy Caskie 841 - 19368
Dougie Hay (sub) 1512 - 20612
Liam Houston (sub) 10 - 3 - 13 -







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
14th April 1975
Queen's Park1-1Meadowbank Th
15th April 1975
East Stirlingshire2-4Queen of South
16th April 1975
Albion Rovers3-2Alloa Athletic
Hamilton Accies0-2Falkirk
19th April 1975
Alloa Athletic1-0Clydebank
Brechin City3-2Albion Rovers
Cowdenbeath2-0Queen's Park
East Fife1-1Stirling Albion
Falkirk1-0Raith Rovers
Hamilton Accies2-1Montrose
Meadowbank Th0-2Stenhousemuir
Queen of South2-0East Stirlingshire
St Mirren2-0Forfar Ath
Stranraer2-2Berwick Rangers

League Table (as at April 19th, 1975)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Montrose 37 23 7 7 +36 53
2. Falkirk 35 25 1 9 +48 51
3. Queen of South 36 22 6 8 +41 50
4. East Fife 37 20 7 10 +16 47
5. Hamilton Accies 35 19 7 9 +37 45
6. St Mirren 36 19 7 10 +27 45
7. Berwick Rangers 36 17 6 13 +7 40
8. Clydebank 36 16 8 12 +7 40
9. Stirling Albion 36 15 9 12 +6 39
10. East Stirlingshire 37 15 8 14 -1 38
11. Stenhousemuir 37 13 11 13 +9 37
12. Albion Rovers 35 14 7 14 +5 35
13. Raith Rovers 36 13 8 15 +2 34
14. Stranraer 37 11 11 15 -19 33
15. Alloa Athletic 36 10 11 15 -9 31
16. Queen's Park 36 9 10 17 -12 28
17. Brechin City 36 9 7 20 -36 25
18. Meadowbank Th 37 9 5 23 -58 23
19. Cowdenbeath 37 5 11 21 -36 21
20. Forfar Ath 36 1 7 28 -70 9