Clydebank 4
Rangers 0
Friendly


Clydebank
4 - 0
 Rangers

Friendly
Wednesday, January 17th, 1979
New Kilbowie Park. Att. 3,000
7:30 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Frank McDougall (5)
Blair Millar (61)
Frank McDougall (79)
Frank McDougall (81)
None.

Team Managers
Bill Munro
John Greig

Starting Eleven
Jim Gallacher
Tony Gervaise
Gregor Abel
Billy Fanning
John McCormack
Doug Brown
Frank McDougall
Davie Houston
Blair Millar
Jimmy Given
Gerry Colgan
Peter McCloy 1
Sandy Jardine 2
Alex Forsyth 3
Tom Forsyth 4
Colin Jackson 5
Alex McDonald 6
Tommy McLean 7
Bobby Russell 8
Derek Johnstone 9
Kenny Watson 10
Davie Cooper 11

Bench
John Ross
John Brian
Iain Gourlay
Gerry McLauchlan
Alex Miller
Derek Parlane
Gordon Smith

Substitutions
John Ross for Gerry Colgan
Alex Miller -> Coln Jackson
Derek Parlane -> Davie Cooper
Gordon Smith -> Kenny Watson

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

IMD Foote (Referee)




Match Report


Rangers went for an evening stroll at Kilbowie Park, but ended up being taken for a ride. The Ibrox side, European stars and all were sent home from this “friendly” exercise by Bankies striker Frank McDougall, who scored a hat trick.

Tom Forsyth, who had been out of action for two months came through the game and only needed two typically fierce tackles in the first half to provide ample evidence of his readiness for the fray again.

He could be excused a less than frenetic approach to the game, but his team mates, who took it all much too casually, must feel a little ashamed.

Neither the Ibrox team nor Clydebank had played since Christmas Eve and for both, particularly Clydebank, it was a worthwhile workout.

Understandably, the First Division side looked a good deal more eager to succeed and they had enough good players on the field to justify their hopes of reaching the Premier League again.

Three of them were involved in their first goal in five minutes, a goal which pleased a fair number of the 3000 fans. Colgan did some neat work on the left, Millar put the ball over and McDougall first timed a fine shot past McCloy.

The Kilbowie pitch, green though it looked, was a tricky surface and the players, particularly the Ibrox ones, did not take too many chances.

Greig utilised all 14 top players, sending on Miller, Smith and Parlane in the second half for Jackson, Watson and Cooper. But it was shortly after Clydebank’s Ross replaced Colgan that the locals went two ahead. Houston put Millar clear with 61 minutes on the clock and the striker neatly tapped the ball past McCloy.

Parlane brought out the best save of the night from Jim Gallacher, but Clydebank went three up in 79 minutes when McDougall lashed a Ross cross past McCloy. McDougall completed his hat trick just two minutes later when he headed a bad pass back from Miller past the Rangers keeper.



Squad Statistics (as at January 17th, 1979)


1978-79 All Time
League Cups All







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
30th December 1978
Hamilton Accies2-1St Johnstone
Queen of South0-1Ayr Utd

League Table (as at January 17th, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Dundee 22 12 6 4 +17 30
2. Clydebank 21 13 2 6 +12 28
3. Ayr Utd 22 12 3 7 +12 27
4. Kilmarnock 22 9 8 5 +19 26
5. Hamilton Accies 23 10 6 7 0 26
6. Clyde 22 10 5 7 +7 25
7. Dumbarton 20 7 8 5 +7 22
8. Raith Rovers 21 7 5 9 0 19
9. Airdrie 21 6 6 9 -1 18
10. Stirling Albion 21 7 4 10 -14 18
11. Queen of South 22 7 4 11 -17 18
12. St Johnstone 21 3 9 9 -9 15
13. Montrose 21 4 7 10 -14 15
14. Arbroath 21 4 5 12 -19 13