Clydebank 1
Partick Th 0
League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)


Clydebank
1 - 0
 Partick Th

League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)
Wednesday, September 24th, 1975
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 2,659
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gregor Abel (3)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1 Roddy McKenzie
2 Norrie Hall
3 Gregor Abel
4 Jim Fallon
5 Sam Goodwin
6 Dougie Hay
7 Davie Cooper
8 Sammy Henderson
9 Mike Larnach
10 Joe McCallan
11 Jimmy Lumsden
Alan Rough 1
John Hansen 2
Danny Kellachan 3
Jackie Campbell 4
Alan Hansen 5
Andy Anderson 6
Bobby Houston 7
Denis McQuade 8
Joe Craig 9
Doug Somner 10
John Craig 11

Bench
12 Bobby Provan
14 Jimmy Caskie
Brian Whittaker 12
John Marr 14

Substitutions
Jimmy Caskie for Dougie Hay
Brian Whittaker -> Joe Craig
John Marr -> Denis McQuade

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

A McKenzie (Referee)




Match Report


Full marks to Clydebank for a superb display against Partick Thistle in this League Cup quarter final second leg at Clydebank last night to smash the Firhill club's unbeaten record. Up until this match Thistle were the only unbeaten side in British Senior soccer, but the Bankies ended their successful run with a slick and efficient performance.

The Dunbartonshire club played a brand of football in keeping with their position as Second Division leaders. They were never at any time overawed by their First Division opponents and matched them at every turn and the full time policy was reflected in their superb fitness.

The result was also a memorable milestone for big Roddy McKenzie, their Irish international goalkeeper, chalking up his 10th shut-out in 11 matches. He had excellent coverage from full backs Hall and Abel with the latter the match winner.

Goodwin dominated in the middle and the attack revelled in the service supplied by wing halves Fallon and Hay. Up front the speed of Cooper and the needle sharpness of Larnach were factors to which Thistle had no answer.

The Firhill club were possibly pulled into a false sense of security by their four-goal lead from the first leg, but they were caught out and had no alibi.

Rough had some brilliant saves. John Hansen and Kellachan had their hands full coping with the lively Clydebank wingers. Alan Hansen was a hero at centre half. Campbell and Anderson spread the play intelligently but their club mates up front simply could not free themselves of the shackles imposed on them by the razor keen tackling of the Clydebank defence.

Only Houston up front consistently carried a threat. He was always a menace in possession.

The only goal of the game came in the third minute. Abel came down field to swing a high ball into the middle from just over the halfway line. Rough went up for the ball, harassed by two Bankies forwards, but all of them missed and the ball landed in the back of the net.

Thistle tried their utmost to save the game from then on but Clydebank matched them at every turn. and seemed to have every avenue towards McKenzie sealed off.



Squad Statistics (as at September 24th, 1975)


1975-76 All Time
League Cups All
Roddy McKenzie (GK) 4 - 8 - 12 -
Gregor Abel 4 - 1011382
Sam Goodwin 4 - 10 - 14 -
Norrie Hall 4110 - 1906
Jim Fallon 3 - 8 - 31427
Dougie Hay 416 - 21713
Sammy Henderson 4 - 10 - 803
Davie Cooper 4 - 102457
Jimmy Lumsden 4 - 6 - 10 -
Joe McCallan 4410410430
Mike Larnach 4110412336
Jimmy Caskie (sub) 119 - 20871







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank FC's last match
None.

League Table (as at September 24th, 1975)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Clydebank 4 4 0 0 +8 8
2. Raith Rovers 4 2 2 0 +3 6
3. Alloa Athletic 4 2 2 0 +2 6
4. Albion Rovers 4 2 1 1 -1 5
5. Berwick Rangers 4 2 0 2 +3 4
6. East Stirlingshire 4 2 0 2 0 4
7. Cowdenbeath 4 1 2 1 0 4
8. Meadowbank Th 4 1 2 1 -3 4
9. Queen's Park 4 1 1 2 0 3
10. Stenhousemuir 4 1 1 2 -2 3
11. Stirling Albion 4 1 1 2 -2 3
12. Stranraer 4 0 2 2 -2 2
13. Forfar Ath 4 0 2 2 -2 2
14. Brechin City 4 1 0 3 -4 2